Steroids and all their Significant Offspring
Well this ought to make a lot of people “STEAMED” at me. Here is the facts about me, I have never put anything Illegal in my body. I have at times offered to anyone that doubts me that I will be more than happy to take a drug test if you, The Doubter pay for the Doctors visit. I have trained my Butt off for 21 years, Consistently. Granted I’m not the Biggest, I’m not the Strongest and I’m not the fastest. But I have done pretty darn good for a guy that has never put a needle or illegal pill in his body. I claim to be one of the strongest all natural strength athletes on the planet, and I have proved it.
But here is where I’m going to really throw you for loop:
Are Steroids really Bad for you? Or are they, in Moderation actually a Fountain of Youth ?
Lets take a more detailed look at this: People damage their bodies on a regular basis everyday in a variety of ways. Some but not all are Alcohol,Smoking,Drugs [Pot,Coke,Heroin,Etc] and Food. Look at The Obesity problem in our country, about 80% of our population are overweight. These people are what I call Walking Corpses. Prime candidates for Heart disease and diabetes. Look at the grocery store, everything that is bad for you costs very cheap. But everything that is good for you is expensive! Is there a problem here? I think so. It could be a conspiracy, such as If we eat all this junk and we become unhealthy then we will need to go to the Doctor to get treated. The other side to to this is if we are healthy then we won’t have to go to the Doctor except once a year for our physical. Well I can tell you, Doctors don’t like guys like me because they don’t make money off us. They see us once a year and that’s it. But if we eat all this nasty fast-food and junk then we are more likely to be in the doctors office a lot more. Thus the conspiracy is The Powers that be decide Hey, lets make all the good foods to expensive for the average joe to afford and lets make all the junk food really cheap. This way people will become less healthy and we will make more money!
Far-fetched? maybe. But I’m not here to rant, I said this to make a point. There is proven documentation that Steroids in moderation will actually help your body. That’s right they will not harm you but help you. Doctors are prescribing steroids to burn victims,aids patients,cancer survivors and the elderly. Did you know that Doctors are prescribing testosterone treatment to men in their forty’s and above to help them with their libido,muscle mass and muscle mobility?
Did you know that as men our testosterone levels drop significantly as we age? And our estrogen levels increase. This is bad for men because once our test levels drop we will no longer be able to produce muscle mass, our libido decreases, and our rise in estrogen will contribute to more female type characteristics. As we age, you want your test levels to be higher than your estrogen levels. This can be done by a blood test. *Only needs to be done by those over 35*
If Doctors are prescribing types of steroids then are they really bad or are they actually a way to help prevent sickness and muscle atrophy?
Makes you think, doesn’t it? Here is just one of the many problems with taking steroids. Addiction. People get so excited to the new muscle growth that they want more. It is the way we as people have been brought up. We can never be satisfied with what we have. Herein lye’s the problem to addiction. This is where the side affects come in to play. Taken in moderation and as prescribed by a doctor it has been shown that no side effects occur. Just like a bowl of ice-cream won’t make you fat . But eating ice-cream everyday will contribute to obesity. If you start taking double of what you are supposed to take then of course you are going to have problems.
Another Problem is people taking steroids to get ahead before they ever tried pushing their bodies to the limit without any enhancement. How will they ever know what they are capable of doing without drugs? You will be surprised at what the human body can do if it is trained right and taken care of. The body is like a fine tuned machine. If you put bad gas and no oil in the machine it won’t work. But if you change the oil and put good gas in the machine it will run great. But in today’s world where parents that couldn’t cut it as athletes try and live their past glories through their children, then cause fights at their children’s sporting event, is it really shocking to you the amount of cheap short-cuts that we see today?
But then here is the argument to the above statement: If we as human beings want to be the best and/or have the best life expectancy we can, then why wouldn’t we want to use enhancement to aid us in our quest or goal?
Since it is proven that steroids help enhance the body, prevent muscle atrophy,look younger,and increase libido then why is Juicing bad?
I don’t know, I feel this raises more questions then answers. With many top athletes being found guilty of Juicing the impression to the youngsters out there is that in order to be the best you have to take some gear. This is really a shame. I feel this teaches the kids to not bother putting forth any real effort on their own to see how far they can get on Gods given talent they have been blessed with. Instead they know that if they are having a bad season then next year they can go on the sauce and maybe hit a little better,maybe run for some more yards etc.
And can you really knock them if this is all they are fed by some of televisions sports stars? I wish I had the answer, I know I’m not in the public eye like Professional ball teams or actors. But I can tell you this I have been titled one of the Strongest Men On the Planet, and I have never done any kind of steroids. Everything I have done physically I EARNED with consistency,motivation,determination,hard work and a good work ethic. If you want something get out there and read, learn as much as you can and take in all the knowledge possible to attain your goal. We as humans are an amazing species. You are only as weak as your mind lets you be. If you tell yourself I can do this, think positively, and be patient, the rewards will be a life long treasure that can never be taken from you.
Steroids, are they really that bad for you? Or are they an aid to assist the body to its maximum expectancy?
In my opinion they are a little bit of both. In the wrong hands they are a curse that will lead to a big fall.
Under the right circumstance such as to combat against life-threatening illnesses and under the proper guidance of a qualified health provider then I think they just may be a fountain of youth that can aid those that are terminally ill to live a better quality of life.
I will continue as I always have remaining drug free, I do not advocate nor suggest anyone to take any kind of illegal drug. This article is written with the sole purpose of educating those that may have some interest in the subject. I feel that our society spends so much time and money knocking down subjects such as steroids. But steroids are not killing people like other drugs are. Look at alcohol. Do you ever see any big news about the Big people in office ranting against this deadly drug that kills people everyday?
No!!! Because alcohol sells and makes millions of dollars a year. Kids get drunk and get in their cars and then go out and get in an accident, thus sometimes resulting in the death of an innocent.
The last time I checked Some guy shooting a needle in his butt and training hard in the gym didn’t cause the death of another.
Make your own decision, I’m not trying to tell anyone how to live. I just wanted to give some insight from a drug free strength athlete with 21 years of training who has never juiced but can see with an open mind both sides of the fence.
Keep The Faith and may you be blessed,
Mike “The Machine” Bruce