Bodybuiders in the magazines. On roids?

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  1. Bodybuiders in the magazines. On roids?


    I pick up an assortment of bodybuilding magazines from time to time, and I see they're full of huge guys promoting suppliments, diets, or work out routines. None of them ever promote steroids. But I look at these guys and say to myself, there's no way these guys are following only what they preach. I suppose some of these guys might be naturals, but I feel it's kinda false advertising when the others act as if they got big without the roids.

    Thoughts?


  2. what are you talking about? Dexter Jackson is ripped because of muscletech nanovapor and hydroxycut! JK They use steroids AND work their asses off.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Carcaya View Post
    what are you talking about? Dexter Jackson is ripped because of muscletech nanovapor and hydroxycut! JK They use steroids AND work their asses off.
    I believe they do. It just annoys me that they're on there, telling people how to get big and they leave out one of the main ingredients that helped them get the way they are.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Abaddon75 View Post
    I believe they do. It just annoys me that they're on there, telling people how to get big and they leave out one of the main ingredients that helped them get the way they are.
    thats why you have the "Pro" bodybuilding events and the "Natural" bodybuilding events...

    these guys that have their pro cards, man they sacrifice so much and work so damn hard... the only possible way to get that big AND shredded is to run cycles of you-name-it... but i'd venture to guess most of them run them as safe as possible and dont "abuse" them for the most part... i hope

    i'm not condoning the use of steroids, and i would never touch the stuff, but i commend these guys on their drive and work ethic to get where they are.

  5. No worries bud,

    This is how a lot of bodybuilders get their money. Sponsorship is one of the main sources to keep the cash flow good.

    A lot of bodybuilders are trainers but other than that where would they get their income? There isnt a rich guy walking around paying people to become monsters just because. Jay Cutler has to pay for the 6 pounds of fish he eats a day so he poses next to a bottle of muscletech 4000.

    BUT, since you know the great secret. You are fine, you see right through the partial lies.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by capnsavem View Post
    but i'd venture to guess most of them run them as safe as possible and dont "abuse" them for the most part...
    Dont kid yourself, those guys are drug addicts and they are not smart.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by bigmoe65 View Post
    Dont kid yourself, those guys are drug addicts and they are not smart.
    yeah... thats why i added "i hope"

  8. people dont know how to get big the good ol fashion way. lazy ppl who wanna juice. i can see juicing once a year but when ur workouts rely on it, u have a prob

  9. nah theyre all natural bro....just add an extra protein shake a day and youll like that too.

    but in all seriousness yes they absolutley are on juice. would they look that good without it? no. but would they look that good without the blood, sweat and tears that goes along with intense training and diet hell? no. its a combo of both. but beleive these guys are still genetically gifted to look awesome without juice/gh. the gear just optimizes their size and cutness.

    but sadly id have to say some guys def use it more than a few months a year. they pretty much have to if theyre doing 4-5 shows a year tho. it is what it is.

    theyre professional athletes, they train just as or if not harder than other types of athletes. Sunday night football has juice heads in it too, but u cant take away their god given talent for it

  10. Just look at Kevin Levrone's pictures and you'll have your answer.

    Then:


    Now:


    He must've changed his diet up...
    Dude's still in great shape though.

  11. I wish I could look half as good as his "now" picture lol

  12. biiig difference there...

  13. He looks much better in the now pic for sure.

  14. he looks healthier in the now pic...

  15. Quote Originally Posted by Swoldierboy View Post
    people dont know how to get big the good ol fashion way. lazy ppl who wanna juice. i can see juicing once a year but when ur workouts rely on it, u have a prob
    It's not lazy if their livelihood depends on it though is it? Are you suggesting that the pros are lazy?

  16. I'd vote a majority.

  17. they're all on sauce

  18. Quote Originally Posted by Canadianguy View Post
    nah theyre all natural bro....just add an extra protein shake a day and youll like that too.

    but in all seriousness yes they absolutley are on juice. would they look that good without it? no. but would they look that good without the blood, sweat and tears that goes along with intense training and diet hell? no. its a combo of both. but beleive these guys are still genetically gifted to look awesome without juice/gh. the gear just optimizes their size and cutness.

    but sadly id have to say some guys def use it more than a few months a year. they pretty much have to if theyre doing 4-5 shows a year tho. it is what it is.

    theyre professional athletes, they train just as or if not harder than other types of athletes. Sunday night football has juice heads in it too, but u cant take away their god given talent for it
    this is what bothers me. sure "pro bodybuilders" train hard and are dedicated but it may or may not be intrinsic. pumping enormous amounts of supplemental hormones will make a human do anything- especially testosterone. this world was built on testosterone. it makes you focused and dedicated but more over it makes you want to lift heavy **** and punish your body because of the supreme high it gives you. genetics plays a huge part, you bet, however anyone needling will make sick gains without the "pro bodybuilding" mentality of "eat, train, sleep."

    if you want to see a real human plow through the **** take a look at fankhouser.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by NateWA View Post
    they're all on sauce
    Really? Your powers of deduction are so, like, awesome, dude, like, totally....

  20. Modern professional bodybuilding seems to be more about how much muscle mass you can pack on than anything else. Some of these guys look ridiculous! I'm not saying they haven't worked for it, with the help of steroids, but c'mon... Really? lol

    Peace

  21. yeah, Ronnie Coleman, when he was close to or over 300 lbs (cant remember which) for contest shape??? he looked too freaky to me... i mean.. i wanna be big... but jeeeeez...

  22. the freakiness is what people pay to see, if you don't want it, go to a natural show. bodybuilding isn't a mainstream sport so why go with what the average joe may think? these people aren't standing on stage saying 'look at me, i'm a picture of health!', they're there to show how far the human body can be pushed and to show how much muscle can be stuck onto a person's frame. you want to see freaky, look at the top female pros!

  23. Hey, if I take Creakic I can be as big as Jay Cutler:


  24. its crazy how many different roids they use. i heard somewhere that coleman has been on non stop for like 15 years lol

  25. I wonder if these bodybuilders actually use any of these supplements they promote. I would imagine they just do the roids and a lot of protein at most.

  26. Quote Originally Posted by Abaddon75 View Post
    I wonder if these bodybuilders actually use any of these supplements they promote. I would imagine they just do the roids and a lot of protein at most.
    from interviews ive read, they mostly stick to the basics. protein creatine fishoil, glucosamine, etc. they take a $hit load of everything. you gotta see "cost of redemption" where they show ronnie sitting there for a half hour after breakfast watching tv and popping pills from one of those plastic 42 compartment suitcases

  27. Most of them are on year-round (Levrone was a true freak; he only trained for maybe half of the year) and taper their dosages. It's insane to see some of the actual dosages used by some pre-contest. They probably have at least 10cc's of oil in them along with a handful of orals, GH, slin, synthol, etc.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  28. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Most of them are on year-round (Levrone was a true freak; he only trained for maybe half of the year) and taper their dosages. It's insane to see some of the actual dosages used by some pre-contest. They probably have at least 10cc's of oil in them along with a handful of orals, GH, slin, synthol, etc.
    im not expert but that has got to decrease your life expectancy lol

  29. Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    im not expert but that has got to decrease your life expectancy lol
    At that level, it's hard to say it won't. However, on another level, you cannot say that they didn't follow a dream. Most people drift through life hating their job and aren't truly living. I think most people would take a fulfilling and rewarding 50-year life than a mundane and aimless 80-year life.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  30. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    At that level, it's hard to say it won't. However, on another level, you cannot say that they didn't follow a dream. Most people drift through life hating their job and aren't truly living. I think most people would take a fulfilling and rewarding 50-year life than a mundane and aimless 80-year life.
    I agree. However, there are many non-professionals who juice just the same.
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