Guardian writer's story on steroids causes Chucky to foam at the mouth

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    May 18, 2008 10:52 PM GMT
    The Guardian published a long article about the author's experimentation with steroids today. He did it as research for a book. It seems rather exaggerated. I'm sure Chucky is foaming at the mouth somewhere.

    Here's the link:
    [url]http://lifeandhealth.guardian.co.uk/health/story/0,,2280111,00.html[/url]

    Here's the author's transformation in 4 months:
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    May 18, 2008 11:10 PM GMT
    And I been working out for a year now and I don't feel I'm close to a muscular body.
    Sometimes I wonder why i don't just use steroids icon_confused.gif ... Don't worry, I'll never use them. icon_wink.gif
  • MikePhilPerez

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    May 18, 2008 11:46 PM GMT
    "It was like a silverback gorilla's mating ritual: I wanted to be seen lifting, wanted everyone to know I was the biggest, toughest motherfucker in the gym. 'Hoooo-aaahhh!' 'Eeeeeee-yahhh!' Look at me! I'm a big boy!"

    That is just so Chucky.
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    May 19, 2008 12:05 AM GMT
    A little bit overly dramatic writing....

    "A pressurised stream of blood burst halfway across the room"





    The statment I'm getting is

    I wrote a book, judging from the quality of my writing in that article it was probably terrible so now I'm injecting shit into my ass to stir up some publicity and plug my book.
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    May 19, 2008 12:34 AM GMT
    AMT87 saidA little bit overly dramatic writing....

    "A pressurised stream of blood burst halfway across the room"





    The statment I'm getting is

    I wrote a book, judging from the quality of my writing in that article it was probably terrible so now I'm injecting shit into my ass to stir up some publicity and plug my book.



    It may have been a small room icon_idea.gif
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    May 19, 2008 1:29 AM GMT
    I liked that after a few weeks he developed something like a Neanderthal brow.
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    May 19, 2008 1:31 AM GMT
    I would have loved to see Chuckles reaction even if the article is highly dramatized. It read like the narration of an infomercial.
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    May 19, 2008 4:30 AM GMT
    Was he writing the novelization of the script from that After School Special starring Ben Affleck?

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    May 19, 2008 5:48 AM GMT
    Eat. Eat. Eat.

    Check your testosterone.

    Faceless, pictureless, grrr grrr. Begging me for sex in the parking lot.

    Did I tell u i'm bi?
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    May 19, 2008 6:08 AM GMT
    redheadguy saidEat. Eat. Eat.

    Check your testosterone.

    Faceless, pictureless, grrr grrr. Begging me for sex in the parking lot.

    Did I tell u i'm bi?


    Wow! If you could grunt and drag your knuckles on the floor you'd have him down perfect!icon_lol.gif
  • NickoftheNort...

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    May 19, 2008 6:38 AM GMT
    Haven't read the article yet, but I think this trailer for this summer's movie on steroid use probably fits into the discussion (whatever stance do you think they'll take...think think think...):

    YouTube: Bigger, Faster, Stronger trailer
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    May 19, 2008 10:48 AM GMT
    But that's only steroids - you need other drugs to stave off the potential side-effects, which include: hair loss, gynecomastia (build-up of breast tissue due to increased oestrogen, aka gyno; aka bitch tits), testicular atrophy, cranial and prostate swelling, erratic sex drive, liver impairment, haemorrhoids, impotence, cysts, acne, abscesses, renal failure. Hair loss, gyno and testicular atrophy should be considered absolute rather than potential hazards: you simply cannot expect to alter your body's chemical make-up without your body reacting.

    And...

    Then, one sleepless night (the steroids also triggered insomnia) my testicles shrunk. Testicular atrophy is the most well-known side-effect of steroid abuse. It's an inherent irony: here you are trying to turn yourself into an ├╝ber-man while part of the most obvious manifestation of your manhood dwindles before your eyes.

    EEP! No thanks!

    'Mr Davidson,' the doctor asked over the phone, 'are you on any herbal medications or' - a pause - 'bodybuilding supplements?'

    'I was on creatine,' I told him, creatine being a legal bodybuilding supplement.

    'Mr Davidson.' Another pause, followed by a heavy exhale. 'Never, ever take creatine again.'


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    May 19, 2008 3:46 PM GMT
    Not to sound like Chucky, but this guy's account is completely over the top and is a real illustration of total steroid abuse. Its dramatized and in some areas inaccurate.

    Steroids are like any illegal drug. If you use in moderation, you probably won't be too hurt. If you go ape shit, you will pay for it. What this guy did is like staying up for 2 weeks high on crystal meth until you have a heart attack and your teeth all fall out. Not only did he go to extremes, he did not listen to his body and make adjustments to his behaviour when he had extreme side effects. He just kept pressing on like a dumb ass.

    I know a few people who have done roids. They would never go slamming needles into them with blood pouring out and would never, ever do steroids for 16 weeks - that is twice the normal duration. Of course his body was completely screwed.

    I think this guy's sensationalism was pretty irresponsible journalism. He is likely taking the point of view to expose some of the people like the guys in that movie preview. The reality is that the majority of roid users are not athletes or body builders. They are usually guys in their 30s and 40s who just want to look better.
  • EricPrado

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    May 19, 2008 4:07 PM GMT
    what's up with everyone talking about Chucky?
    who is Chucky anyways?
    someone fill me in!
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    May 19, 2008 4:18 PM GMT
    Its best you didn't know...

    he he he. Let's just say he was very, um... anyone?
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    May 19, 2008 4:51 PM GMT
    EricPrado saidwhat's up with everyone talking about Chucky?
    who is Chucky anyways?
    someone fill me in!

    Chucky, username Chuckystud, is a former member of RJ who became an RJ fixture for his adamant advocacy of steroids / "anti-aging" drugs / testosterone supplementation, rants and dismissals of persons who express faith in divinity, and strong preference for masculinity and "jockness" (including rants against transgendered persons in his last forum thread).

    Imagine an abrasive, military sergeant-esque coach who's also gay and a bodybuilder.

    He also expressed a more sensitive side on a few occasions (the one I remember was a forum thread on the difficulty of finding a compatible partner when considering one's dedication elsewhere).

    Overall, he is most remembered for his aggressive forum participation and antagonism (particularly of persons of faith).

    If you want to chat with him, you can find him on YouTube.
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    May 19, 2008 4:57 PM GMT
    DJBens77 said

    I think this guy's sensationalism was pretty irresponsible journalism. He is likely taking the point of view to expose some of the people like the guys in that movie preview. The reality is that the majority of roid users are not athletes or body builders. They are usually guys in their 30s and 40s who just want to look better.



    Sensationalism AND irresponsible journalism? In this world? I don't believe it.


    Lets get FOX, CNN, MSNBC on them
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    May 19, 2008 8:05 PM GMT
    did they zip his mouth shut too?
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    May 19, 2008 8:06 PM GMT
    metropolitan saidAnd I been working out for a year now and I don't feel I'm close to a muscular body.
    Sometimes I wonder why i don't just use steroids icon_confused.gif ... Don't worry, I'll never use them. icon_wink.gif


    maybe you just need to get back to basics with a programme that matches your diet and have a life you can dedicate to training for 4 months

    Steroids do not give you a body like that, dedication does
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    May 19, 2008 8:19 PM GMT
    DJBens77 saidIts best you didn't know...
    he he he. Let's just say he was very, um... anyone?


    How about "often wrong, but never uncertain"... does that sound right?
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    May 20, 2008 11:21 PM GMT
    The thing is it was in the Guardian. There's no way the Guardian can publish an article about how good steroids are.

    In that context I thought it was pretty interesting. Although he's totally just gone through a list of steroid symptons and included them all in his article in order to plug his book, he's honest about a few things.

    1) You can get roids on the net
    2) Roids make you look good! He's transformed.
    3) You don't always keep your gains.
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    May 21, 2008 12:21 AM GMT
    Looking at the before and after photos, he doesn't look so much like a guy on steroids as much as simply a guy who went to the gym seven days a week for 16 weeks and improved his diet.

    That's something he could have done without all the steroids and other supplements.
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    May 24, 2008 12:12 AM GMT
    I know what you mean, he's not huge.

    But I don't think you can do that in 16 wks without drugs... whatever they tell you in the fitness mags.

    Takes months and months and months to shed as much weight as he did.

    And probably years to put that much muscle on quickly.