You didn’t believe all those bodybuilders with superhuman physics built their muscle without the use of steroids, did you?
Well, as they say ALL bodybuilders take steroids. You are able to build nice sculpture with great looking muscles naturally, but you won’t be able to reach that superhuman level without use of illegal drugs.
Our bodies have their limitations. Muscles size is determined by genetics and hard training but you won’t be able to build muscle mass infinitively.
Of course all of these guys had to build their strong and huge frames before their reached for an illegal aid. And yes, they worked hard for their success. No one will deny they are not hard working bunch.
The problem is, however, those steroid-pumped bodybuilders are role models for a generation of young males who often try steroids trying to achieve the same gains as their heroes.
Good thing is some of the most famous bodybuilders had balls to admit they were using steroids and lived to tell their story. Here are 6 famous bodybuilder who admitted to take steroids.
Arnie is the best known bodybuilder ever to admit taking steroids. He admitted taking them before his competition, mainly for the purpose of maintaining muscles during so called cutting phase. He strongly insisted he did not take them for building his muscles. Additionally in late 70’ when Arnie was in his prime, steroids were pretty much legal, widely available and their side effects were not as well documented as they are nowadays.
Many experts, however, suggest that Arnold’s steroids use was nothing compared to modern bodybuilders. Arnold Schwarzenegger is still a hero to many youngsters and his achievements still impress.
Wheeler was on steroids throughout his career. He had to take steroids simply to stay on the top of bodybuilding circus. 18 years of hard intake (full of pills and injections) Flex Wheeler was done. Even though he was ready to quit steroids he couldn’t – this time for medical reasons. He went through kidney transplant which demanded continues medical steroids usage – this time, however, to keep him rather than his legend alive.
In his biography, Flex Ability, Wheeler admitted he was taking steroids from the age of 18. To be honest, in his case, roids use is somehow justified. He had a very bad childhood, being molested as a kid and becoming father at the age of 15. Perhaps he achieved something in his life partially thanks to roids which let him compete on professional level for years.
For a long time Ronnie Coleman didn’t want to admit to steroids usage. Clearly, being a policeman required from him staying within the law brackets and steroids are illegal, at least in USA.
There are some videos circulating when he apparently admits to the use but those are mostly garbage videos which were made to make you watch them. Coleman admitted steroids use in Muscular Development magazine, back in 2011.
Coleman is widely regarded as the best bodybuilder in history despite his confession. You have to admire his ability and genetics as he looks big on the photos before he even took on bodybuilding.
Bodybuilding legend not only admitted he use roids but is also one of the very few guys who actually openly talk about it. He even wrote about his roids cycling in 2011 for Muscular Development. Famous for his incredible lats Dorian is widely regarded as one of the very top bodybuilders in history. His legendary status has not been damaged through the confession. Many admire his determination, as Yates, unlike other legends, wasn’t gifted with fantastic genetics and pretty much transformed his body through dedication, hard training and… roids.
He famously said “Steroids is better than McDonald’s” which may not bring him new fans but you have to admire his honesty. Nowadays Yates works on his sport supplements business.
Last on our list Cutler admitted he takes steroids as addition to his 6-8 high protein meals. Bodybuilding superhero is famous for his hard work.
4 time Mr Olympia is also known for his genetics which place him in the same league with Coleman and Schwarzenegger.
He believed steroids give him so needed edge and let him truly stay on the top of competitive bodybuilding.