Your Blog is absolutely awesome, it really helps people to break out of the brainwashing fitness-/ youtube-industry! Photoshop-Look is steroids, always! I’ve been on roids myself and I can tell you the difference between juiced and natural firsthand. You can get a decent physique while being natural, training and eating properly while maintaining low bodyfat%, but one can NEVER EVER become ripped AND looking full muscled naturally, neither with taking creatine nor with taking proteinpowder-garbage. Stay Clean! Spread the THRUTH!
Obviously, genetics play a role but I think what makes great athletes is consistency and a burning desire to improve. Finding the best approach to conditioning, flexibility, and strength training combined with technical practice is what brings all athletes to the top. Steroids are merely the icing on the cake.
T-Nation: Thanks for talking candidly with us today, X. We appreciate your insight and honesty.
Trainer X: No problem, Chris. You guys keep up the good work at T-mag!
Finally, the life of a steroid-user is not as glamorous as it seems. Steroids are expensive and illegal. They can do jail time if caught, and there are a lot of ancillary drugs and supplements that must also be taken to minimize the damage to their organs or to keep certain hormones in normal ranges (ex: Nolvadex). Their bloodwork (hematocrit, cholesterol profile, etc.) and blood pressure is often atrocious. They battle with sleep apnea and fluctuating moods and sex-drives, and many have trouble performing simple daily task such as wiping their butts or washing their backs. Last, their caloric intake is much higher (and expensive), and it becomes a chore to meet calorie and protein requirements day in and day out. The grass is not always greener on the other side.