Is it really "often said"? I haven't heard this.Blue Running Man wrote:It is often said....
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ironmaiden708 wrote:What counts as steroid abuse?Ironman wrote:Steroid abuse is a problem. You can't be on all the time. Some bodybuilders stop working out and eating right when they retire too. Just look at Mentzer. That guy went downhill in a hurry.
What does mentzer have to do with steroid abuse?
Steroid abuse is staying on too long, not taking a break from it, using extremely high dosages mixing compounds with little regard to how they interact and that sort of thing.
Mentzer didn't abuse steroids. He just used them. He was the example of the guy who stops working out and starts eating like crap. I saw a video of him not long before he died and he looked really old, he had big gut, I never would have guessed it was him had he not said who he was. He stopped taking care of himself and started abusing recreational drugs. Some bodybuilders do that and then people blame the steroids or the muscle.
It depends on how you define bodybuilder. The modern bodybuilder carrying 30+ #s of bloat in the off season isn't doing his long term health any good. People who train under the old-time bodybuilding ethos (pre-1960s) might end up like John Grimek - healthy and strong well into his 80s.ironmaiden708 wrote:BBs are healthier than 99% of the general population.Blue Running Man wrote:I think so. I hear it mentioned every now and then, usually coming from someone who doesn't workout.
Most people have the view that Bodybuilders are not healthy.