There is no shortcut to success you might have heard on several occasions. And with so many of our actors bulking up to get incredibly ripped bodies success for some young men equates to having a body similar to them. While this is not a negative aspiration as being fit as a fiddle is really good for your health and life in general using steroids to get there is definitely a dangerous trend. How do steroids help build muscle? 'Steroids help in producing proteins and preventing the effects of cortisol in muscle tissues resulting in an improved muscle mass.