Why I Never Took Steroids
These are facts...
Most of the muscle models and bodybuilders you read about are on steroids.
They are also genetically gifted.
They are stronger.
They don't get as sore after a workout.
They stimulate protein synthesis at a greater rate.
They recover faster.
They can train more frequently.
All of these factors are the keys to their massive muscle growth and ripped physiques.
Now let me ask you a question...
If you were trying to build your own fortune from medium-to-low means, would you take financial advice from someone who inherited their money? Even though they have the money, they don’t necessarily know how to go from nothing to rich.
So when trying to build a muscular, ripped physique, why would you follow the training advice of the steroid using, genetically gifted? To do so is ludicrous.
With that said, there ARE a few exceptions out there. To say that you can’t learn from anyone using steroids would be ignorant of me. And quite frankly, since I have learned some things from a few pro bodybuilders myself over the last 20 years, it would be hypocritical. Not every juiced up bodybuilder is detrimental to your goals. BUT...
MOST IF THEM ARE.
They can do 20 absurd things wrong and only 1 thing right and still make gains.
If you are NOT a steroid using, genetic freak, here is a good rule of thumb for you to follow...avoid taking advice from those who can't intellectually explain why they do what they do. And this should go without saying, but I highly recommend avoiding the advice from the meathead who talks like he just got hit on the head with an anvil. As much as I hate the "lunkhead" stereotype, they do exist.
Now I have nothing really against anyone who wants to take steroids. Heck there was even a time I thought about taking them myself. I remember being a young man just getting into bodybuilding and wanting to look like Lee Labrada. But, ultimately, I'm glad I never did.
There are too many recreational users out there that NEVER come off. And the longer they use steroids, the greater the risks and the greater the chances that they’ll screw up their health. I've seen it far too many times. They go broke, get addicted, get caught...all of that. And those that do come off often stop working out altogether. I never would have wanted to fall into this trap!
Steroids is not something that I normally discuss. But if you’ve ever been tempted to try them out, take what I just said seriously.
Want to know my biggest issue with steroids?
While the gains may come faster, they’re temporary. I don't see a body built with steroids as real. You don't own it. To me, it's on lease. It only lasts for as long as you can keep up with the payments...those payments being taking steroids.
As soon as you stop taking the juice, it all disappears. You lose practically everything you gained, except a pair of bitch tits to go with your newfound flab… and a complex.
When you build muscle naturally, it’s not going away unless you stop working out. Your gains are permanent. Your body is yours. You built it. You own it.
To me, the only people who MUST take steroids are those who desire to compete with the biggest giants in the world. Otherwise, I see far too many cons then pros.
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