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    I want to know the doses of gear they used.....I also heard arnold lived by a rule of 6 months on, 6 months off each year.....

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    i heard he could bench a house for reps
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenihan
    i heard he could bench a house for reps
    Child's play. I can bench your fat momma for reps.
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    Child's play. I can bench your fat momma for reps.
    I can bench my own ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigVrunga
    I can bench my own ass.
    Now that's impressive.
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    I heard about him using dbol and primo too... Although I doubt we will ever really know.
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    He openly admits his steroid use on the Pumping Iron DVD...
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    I would take an educated guess that his continuance low HDL may have played a role in his condition. I would also be willing to say that his drug usage may have helped in that fact, dunno for sure, but aswhat iv'e read and from what i've dealt with in 7 years, i would say it's possible.

    I look at it like this, honestly, how well was PCT done 20+ years ago? I would say that if, now adays, PCT is better,(??) Then back then PCT was somewhat a bit worse, so would this not cause AAS to be more of an ill-effect during the off period, as compared to the 90s? Correct me on this if so, but i believe as calcium rises, theres more of a chance for platletes to collect, which heightens the chances for blockage...not pointing to arnold's condition directly but just in general...however a high dairy diet over a life time can mimic the same ill effects....dunno, but that's something i would like to investigate further.

    But, on the other comment...Flex's problems were probably directly related to heavy abuse and a total lack of precautions, but that's for every drug known, so AAS cant just be blaimed for his misfortunes. Tho it could have easily been a major player in the condition
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    bro why is your post all in italics?

    I think Arnold's heart condition may have been aggrevated by his steroid use - but usually what he needed (an Aortic valve replacement) is a genetic thing. There are thousands of heart-related surgeries every year in people of all ages, and I'd bet that only a small percentage of those people use or have used anabolic drugs.

    Flex's kidney condition was due to heavy abuse of NSAIDS, which aggrevated a genetic condition that he didnt know he had (according to what he said, anyway)

    That's why its really important to get your bloodwork done if you're going to use anabolic drugs. Hell, even if you're a natural bodybuilder and are on an extended high-calorie/high-protien diet. Who knows what little genetic ******* problems are lurking in your DNA, waiting to take you down.
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    When Arnold was in town to promote his book An Education of a Body Builder way back when (79-80?), My brother I got to spend some time alone with him in the gym. We asked him about steroids and he admitted to us that he used and that everyone who competed was on juice. We asked him when we could start juicing and he told us to workout a few more years ( I was 19 and my brother was 17) at least. And if we decided to juice to never use for more than 3 months at a time. Also, he was very thin and ripped at the time. He said the producers wanted him to lose weight before filming the Running Man. He was very funning and direct. Very charismatic and confident. He even told us that he will become a super star.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigVrunga
    He openly admits his steroid use on the Pumping Iron DVD...
    what part does he do this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenihan
    what part does he do this?
    It's in the special features on the 25th special anniversary dvd.
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    When Arnold was in town to promote his book An Education of a Body Builder way back when (79-80?), My brother I got to spend some time alone with him in the gym. We asked him about steroids and he admitted to us that he used and that everyone who competed was on juice. We asked him when we could start juicing and he told us to workout a few more years ( I was 19 and my brother was 17) at least. And if we decided to juice to never use for more than 3 months at a time. Also, he was very thin and ripped at the time. He said the producers wanted him to lose weight before filming the Running Man. He was very funning and direct. Very charismatic and confident. He even told us that he will become a super star.
    Woah, you got to talk to Arnold? That's wicked...


    Originally Posted by glenihan
    what part does he do this?
    It's in the special features on the 25th special anniversary dvd.
    Yeah he talks about a lot of stuff on the DVD - you should check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigVrunga
    Yeah he talks about a lot of stuff on the DVD - you should check it out.
    My favorite line "I did smoke the marijuana cigarette....and I did inhale...unlike some people"

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    I got the special edition of Pumping Iron and Arnold talked about bb and steroids in one of the special feature vignettes.

    Arnold did compete in strength and powerlifting competitions. Back then bb and powerlifting/olympic lifting sports were much closer.

    The pic of Franco pressing 4plates+ with no leg drive is awesome.
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    i have the 25th edition DVD .. which special feature does he talk about gear usage in?
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    The pic of Franco pressing 4plates+ with no leg drive is awesome.
    How about when he picks up 315 and start pressing it over his head yelling 'ARNOLD! ARNOLD! ARNOLD!'.

    My favorite line "I did smoke the marijuana cigarette....and I did inhale...unlike some people"
    Yeah, that's priceless! I think that's the same section he talks about the gear usage in.

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    ^I didnt even know it was in italics; i think my keyboard is screwed up or something?

    But, yeah, that's what i said in my post...("that's for every drug known")ANY drug can cause those effects, NSAIDS included.I only stated "probably", asin maybe a combination of misconduct/carelessness/lack of precaution... 40% of one, 60% of the other
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    I read that arnold put up 225 for 50reps like it was nothing. Not only strong but great muscle endurance.
  

  
 

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