I can not answer for all the athletes, but I can explain what these drugs do and then I’m sure everyone can draw their
own conclusions. These medications are not miraculous, these athletes still have to eat very well, train hard and
Steroids are synthetic testosterone hormones that accelerate the body’s natural abilities to repair muscle fibers,
metabolize foods and suppress other hormones that are counterproductive to muscle growth. These are not legal nor
advised to take them because of their side effects and the bad information about their use.
I would like to know the quantifiable size of a gram. Is it about 1/4 teaspoon? I am trying to visualize this concept.
There are 5 grams in a teaspoon and 15 grams in a tablespoon. So 1 gram is less than 1/4 tsp, but more than 1/8.
Some people want to compete on the big stages where they don’t test for anabolic supplements at all. Mainly because these big events are sponsered by the companies that sell supplements like whey protein and pre-workouts. The brands sponsor the athletes that compete in the shows because it’s very hard to make money with bodybuilding.
Think about it, if a big guy says he uses whey by brand x, you will think you will get the same results as that guy. Not knowing that the guy isn’t taking the supplement at all.
Also one deciding factor is the fact that the competetition uses steroids. There is no way to win from the competition when you’re considered a natural bodybuilding and they are not.
Bodybuilders take anabolic steroids and other muscle enhancing drugs (e.g., growth hormone, IGF-1, insulin) to acquire a muscular development beyond the natural potential of the human body while also being as lean as humanly possible. The mass and conditioning presented by professional bodybuilders are unachievable naturally.
The male hormone testosterone has a huge impact on muscle mass and strength. This becomes obvious when you compare men and women.