Lostboy said"I'll even say that Chucky did not piss me off...yes you are over 40 my friend, but you have gotten so big that you look disfigured. So, yes you suffer from this too obviously...and obviously by the telltale distension of the gut you have had a lot of chemical help getting to that size (and that is not a judgement...that is one's choice and i respect that)....so don't be so hard on folks....if I may quote you directly from your profile..."If you're insecure and lash out at others as a way of projection / transformation, we won't be a fit"."
I love you CAA.
I think you're an asshole, and an ignorant one at that. Here's my story:
My dad is a cattle ranch in The Sandhills of North Central Nebraska. I'm in my 35'th year of lifting weights. At the age of 17, and having never heard of anabolic steroids, I was 175 and had the fifth highest strength index in my high school. In 1988, I weighed 230 pounds, at 12% fat. I was studied by the National Strength and Conditioning Association for my genetics. I've also worked with journalists, and doctors, along the way.
As you may, or may not know, AAS were not controlled until 1991, and that was even though not a SINGLE agency recommended that they do so. In fact, endocrinologists are now recommended they not be. You're very much more endangering yourself by eating fast food, than AAS, any day of the week.
Just like the movie "Reefer Madness" was a crock of poo, so it what you're saying.
At 48 years old, I have a cholesterol of 130, a PSA of 0.4. I've never seen any of the things you describe, EVER, in my 35 YEARS of training.
I encourage you to watch HBO's awarding Real Sports Episode #99, where my friend, Bob Klapp of Phoenix, talks at length. I also suggest you watch the movie "Bigger, Stronger, Faster", and, read the real studies from places like UNT, on the actual mortality of bodybuilders. (You'll see it's still much lower than the general population.) The GAO has made some interesting studies on this topic, as well. At some point common sense and truth should prevail.
I'm proud to say I've been on HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) for YEARS. I'm also proud to say I'm rated at the top 2% for my age in fitness, considered at no risk of heart attack, and lower than 2% for a stroke. I take no meds other caffiene, ibuprofen, and my HRT.
Those who struggle to attain what comes easily to me, and lash out with false claims, are pretty pathetic. I'd take you to task over distention.
I'm not hard on folks. I'm honest. That's completely different some someone who spreads bunk around.
I'm big on disease prevention and wellness, rather than disease treatment, and love the way that I look, and feel. My blood work supports my view; science supports my view; my experiences support my view.
What's disfigured, in my view, is someone who is starving, or morbidly obese.
The difference between me and you is you make claims that you have no basis to (slander is the legal term). I just say you're skinny, and if you like it fine, and if you don't, eat. I have class, and you don't.
I don't workout because I'm obsessed about my appearance. I workout to win. I workout to have a goal. I workout to feel good, more than anything. If I gain a few pounds, or lose a few pounds, I'm the last to get worked up, but, I don't let myself go like a fattie would, and I don't starve like a tiny person would. I don't workout because I'm insecure (quite the contrary, I KNOW, I'm a consistent 9 to 10, on any rating site, any day of the week, and I don't base my id on my appearance that much anyway.) I do expert slob, any day of the week. I workout to grow old gracefully, and not be taking a handful of pills that turn my mind and body into mush. Get a clue. Not everyone is insecure. Just because you are....it's called projection.
I've seen what happens to fat folks, smokers, and so on. I've chosen a different path, and whatever misinformation you might put forth, I'll look into and either validate, or invalidate it
You don't know me; I'm not your friend; I have NO INTEREST in knowing you.