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Take a look at a professional bodybuilding competition and ask yourself how many people use steroids. Curious about a few answers? We have the question for Dr. Thomas O & # 39; Connor, an internal medicine doctor, asked us how prevalent steroid is within the pro-bodybuilding cycle and how much they consume compared to an average fitness rat playing in it.
The answer O & Connor gave, aka "Metabolic Doc", is mind-boggling. "The professional bodybuilders use up to ten times the dose [of steroids] a leisure person … who is in the gym," O'Connor estimates. "The pros set it to a very high level."
O'Connor, a long-time participant and surveyor of the professional bodybuilding landscape, also used patient feedback in his assessment ̵
Clean Build of Health
The does not mean that these drugs are the only key to their success. O & C Connor says that every professional bodybuilder needs to have a great genetics, "I've been involved in this underground steroid bodybuilding and has ended the world of performance-enhancing drugs forever, 20 years," he says. The best professional bodybuilders, every single one, they have great genetics. You can not give me and you steroids. You can not just say, "I'll take drugs and a professional body." I want to make that clear. These guys are genetic masterpieces. "
The problem is, however, that these" genetic masterpieces "extend their blasting time to a year-round affair – either by taking steroids tablet form or being instructed to inject (Intramus steroids) – daily, for toughness to endure the contests and to conclude the subsequent recognition business with complementary companies that follow frequently.They must show their best results throughout the year.
The "New" Golden Age
While O & # 39; Connor points out that professional bodybuilders take steroids at a much higher rate than non-competitive lifters, he says steroids are not the only performance-enhancing drugs that are abused by professionals and average joes. "It's not just steroids is insulin, human growth hormone (HGH), clenbuterol, diuretics, "he says would say the golden era of the 1970s, they did not need much. Now they are tenfold. The drug consumption is now for the recreational athlete and the pros from the chart.
To further clarify his point of view on how severe this current climate is, O & Connor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who admitted to using steroids, says "did not need anything" compared to today's bodybuilders. "He was a church boy – that's why he still lives," says O & Connor. "I tell you, this is an epidemic."