The true stars of bodybuilding, pro and amateur sports and fitness competitions aren’t the people, it’s the drugs. Many top athletes, bodybuilders, fitness models and even celebrities are on some combination of various physique enhancing drugs.
The following list is just an example of some of the drugs a typical bodybuilder might use to build muscle or reduce bodyfat.
Oil based testosterone injectable
Water based testosterone injectable
Testosterone derivative tablets (dianabol, anadrol, anavar etc)
Injectable testosterone derivatives (deca durabolin, winstrol, primobolan)
Growth Hormone injection
IGF-1 injection (insulin like growth factor)
Oral clenbuterol tabs/liquid
T3 (thyroid hormone)
HCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin)
Diuretics (oral and injectable)
This is by no means a comprehensive list, but rather the most commonly used and popular ones.
Bodybuilders are the extreme and set the stage for what the upper limit of use and abuse is. From there fitness/figure models, pro athletes and celebrities who use drugs will be using some lesser combination of the same drugs that bodybuilders use. This is the trickle down effect from the extreme.
In todays podcast we discuss how pervasive drug use is in bodybuilding circles and how it’s obscures our perception f what we think it an attainable ideal body shape, size and proportion.
P.S. For a good example of a steroid free bodybuilder vs a known steroid user check out this link: EUGEN SANDOW