Bodybuilding isn't a display of discipline in the gym, or superior work ethic, or good program design, or superior genetics. It's mostly a display of access to and willingness to take drugs of all kinds. To get anywhere in bodybuilding some combination of the following types of drugs will commonly be used. Testosterone and its derivatives (both oral and injectable) Diuretics … [Read more...] about Steroids, Stimulants and Diuretics = Bodybuilding
In the past 7-10 years there has been an explosion of live action comic book super hero movies, and I'm loving it! But the celebrities that are chosen to play the super heroes never quite measure up to the expectations I have in my mind. Many guys who grew up reading comic books (or even glanced through them from time to time) have an idea of what they think a … [Read more...] about Irrational Body Image Ideals
Here are a few pictures of people who have admitted to using steroids. If you think you can look like these guys without steroids...you're wrong. If any of these guys are the type of muscle size you want, then you gotta do what they did to get there. I've included a couple before an after to show you how dramatic of a change Canseco and McGwire … [Read more...] about Reality Check – You Can’t Look Like This Without Steroids
I was having a recent discussion with someone about building muscle and the limits to this process. As usual they were shocked and a bit taken back when I said that muscle growth is very strictly limited. I'm not suggesting that muscle growth through weight training isn't possible. I'm suggesting that it is more limited than we are lead to believe. To add to that I am … [Read more...] about Who Can You Trust? – Steroids and Drugs Make it Tough to Know
Mark McGwire finally admitted he uses steroids for a period of 10 years. This is hardly surprising considering how big this guy was. Have a look at this picture. If you want to look like this, then you need to use drugs. This is part of the reason so many guys get caught up in the trap of trying to be bigger and never getting there. Many guys will look to sports … [Read more...] about Mark McGwire Admits to Using Steroids – No…Really!?