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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Steriods or not

    Have all the Pro's done Steriods!!!
    I have gotten really discouraged, hearing from others that if I wanted to go pro, I would have to do steriods... So I will have too. I will want to do it ALL NATURAL.. Can anyone shed some light on this for me, are they not NATURAL competitions
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    what are you talking about exactly? If you mean the IFBB then yes i would say they have all done steroids. Some use more than others. DOnt forget things like growth hormone, clen and thyroid regulators. The list goes on.

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    also, with regard to fitness chicks, they aren't taking steroids to get huge. Taking androgens however counteracts the water retention (bloat) and estrogen related fat deposition and will make the competitor look much more solid

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    Re: Steriods or not

    Originally posted by fitness queen
    Have all the Pro's done Steriods!!!
    I have gotten really discouraged, hearing from others that if I wanted to go pro, I would have to do steriods... So I will have too. I will want to do it ALL NATURAL.. Can anyone shed some light on this for me, are they not NATURAL competitions
    In the IFBB everyone uses AS, as already stated some more than others. GH use is on the rise but for many the cost is not worth the small gains in LBM and reduction of bf.

    "Going pro" is also not that easy. It takes a LOT of hard work and many competitions under your belt to get a pro card. It is a great goal to have.

    how many comps have you done so far ?

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    I thought the whole fitness competitor's class was drug free

    the Kelly Ryan's etc...

    it's the ones with deep voices and adams apples that are juiced to the gill's

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    IFBB pro bodybuilders, yes. If you're talking about fitness, then no. Even the "natural" shows like AAU and Team Universe have many drug filled pros. The only difference there is they use a lot of shorter acting drugs due to the more drug tests.

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    IFBB pro fitness is not drug tested AFAIK, and a number of those competitors use a variety of drugs.
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    Everyone - even the "natural" competitors - use AAS. It's crazy. Look around the gym, I bet a good 50% are on them as well. Probably more depending on the gym.

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    Really, ALL the IFBB pro's have done steroids........who'd'a thunk it!!!!! lol.
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    yo! haven't you seen those "no steroids!" videos in school and stuff? you'll be like "HULK SMASH!" "HULK THROW!" "HULK KILL YOU!"
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    seen the new ad from the coaches against steroids org? it uses the statue "David" with a caption saying how "lots of big guys that use steroids are nicknamed tiny." You'd think they could at least make it accurate, since juice shrinks the eggs, not the bacon, so to speak.
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    even in some of the female fitness shows with the dance rountines and everything, some of these women do steroids. they may not look like it but a fair amount use drugs like anavar to increase their strength during their dance routines.
    got muscle?

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    Originally posted by HORNEDFROGS07
    seen the new ad from the coaches against steroids org? it uses the statue "David" with a caption saying how "lots of big guys that use steroids are nicknamed tiny." You'd think they could at least make it accurate, since juice shrinks the eggs, not the bacon, so to speak.
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    Tee hee.

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    Originally posted by hngacurv
    IFBB pro bodybuilders, yes. If you're talking about fitness, then no.
    that's a common misconception
    even the fitness girls shoot and supplement with the best of them ... just not to the same degree nor always the same drugs

    the rampant drug use is the main reason there is no real money to be made in bodybuilding: it costs too much to maintain a pro-level.
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    That sucks, it is very discouraging to see that all the pros have done some sort of steriods...I am just starting out and I do not want to do them, but I want to become a pro. What can I do??
    the only thing I can think is that they all have 10 years on me and if I keep training hard I could get there.. Any suggestions??
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    well you could always swallow your pride... along with some anavar

    seriously though, it is a real problem with the pro ranks

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    Originally posted by fitness queen
    That sucks, it is very discouraging to see that all the pros have done some sort of steriods...I am just starting out and I do not want to do them, but I want to become a pro. What can I do??
    the only thing I can think is that they all have 10 years on me and if I keep training hard I could get there.. Any suggestions??
    I hate to say it but you won't do very good in the world of pro body building without steroids.
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    Originally posted by HahnB


    I hate to say it but you won't do very good in the world of pro body building without steroids ... or other (mostly) illegal supplementation.
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    Shush now...Pro BBs do not use roids!

    The Mr. Olympia is a police officer for gods sake! How could he do roids then?

    Everyone here is just jealous of the physiques that they will never be able to build, and thus need to thrash out at the people who have built great physiques.

    It just takes hard work people and proper diet!






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    fitness queen:

    just go for it

    the steroids are an advantage yes but for fitness competitors I don't think it precludes you from competing

    you may have to gain more weight in the offseason and have a harder time dieting for the show but it will be worth it

    do if for the thrill of competing and getting on stage

    take dance lessons and study routines of the winners, find any edge you can and just go for it

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