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  1. show us so we can compare ... sorry couldn't resist !! damn upping my proviron dose
  2. thanks Weaver I love a good and healthy discussion, I will have a read up on the stuff, however as you say this is one clinical report on one subject. on its own doesnt prove anything more than @Pscarb good health as you say. I guess until such time as there are any long term studies, I will hold on to my own judgement of this main risk. I believe we should be careful as to our dosage and compound choice, as this particular report and others appear to make harsher compounds such as tren a major culprit but I would add the report you provided appears to ignore the inclusion of naproxen in the case, which is known whilst as a nonselective NSAID they are a lower risk they are more proven to have negative effect on the heart and an increases risk of heart failiure. I would have thought however there would be significantly more reports proving the case than there is and many of those do not take into consideration other influences. I personally will continue to be as careful as possible, have regular blood checks and monitor my own health. I cruise on a TRT dose, of 125mg a week and blast on relatively mild doses. ill live or die by my own choices at least.
  3. thanks for the response, however I fear you are incorrect. I refer to left ventricular hypertrophy which can be a huge cause in mortality. Before I comment further I am lawyer not a doctor, disclaimers done, Cardiovascular exercise makes our heart strong in the basic terms however certain strenuous exercises, such as power lifting cause abnormal loads leading to the left ventricle wall thickening, this with the addition of thicker blood, leads to less volume of blood being able to be pumped leading to all sorts of issues, including hypertension. you compile this with successful bb'ers carrying larger muscle amounts that naturally possible, the body is put under and even harder strain. you see many of the top guy today pushing 300lbs plus their heart etc will being under immense pressure in my opinion in the long term. I believe this is why you see many of the pro's coming way down in size quite soon after retiring. I would add I have never competed. Perhaps @Pscarb would be better to comment on this point as I would assume with his vast experience in competitive bodybuilding, I would assume he is smaller when not competing. I could be way off though as this is just and assumption on my part. I would add that you are also wrong aerobic and cardiovascular exercise generally thins the heart walls. This the reason marathon runners, generally have a very low pulse ( along with being stick thin)rate as their hearts can pump much more blood at less beats per minute. Thus the reason we encourage most BB'ers to keep a level of decent cardiovascular fitness. I
  4. totally agree, my belief is my choice of lifestyle is just that, I made my decision based on as much information as I could learn from at the time, and continue to learn from as I go, I take the health risks in consideration and weight them up against my previous lifestyle, any being morbidly obese and a heavy smoker drinker and recreational drug user was a significantly more dangerous choice of life. I don't smoke, drink alcohol possibly once or twice a year at the most, and I don't take recreational drugs anymore. yes I use steroids but I am around 16% body fat, I am fit enough to play with my kids. I have studied both personal training, and now more recently taken a more detailed interest in nutrition, and as result my entire family eat better which will hopefully help educate my kids to choose healthier eating habits. I respect others choices and views, but people shouldn't base them on "broscience" . This is the reason I applauded a log being put up by @DLTBB as logs on here by those with varying levels of experience, from the likes of @Chelsea and your own amongst others are valuable to all of us no matter the level of experience, but more so potentially to those that don't have other experienced bodybuilders to either train with or link up with.
  5. keep it going mate, I like you have had shoulder issues having dislocated both in an accident a few years ago and struggle to go super heavy on anything shoulder wise. however after a long while I have gone back to a more hardcore HIT PPL split designed by Jordan Peters concentrating on higher frequency lower volume. Its brutal and whilst my body is killing me at times, the results have been great and I am enjoying lifting again like never before.
  6. thanks @Pscarb I am always interested in being educated in both my professional life and hobbies. I am happy to have my opinion changed by factual evidence, not myth or public scaremongering.
  7. to be honest this thread has inspired me, I was thinking I was leaving it to late to turn pro, but having seen kevin levrone and now this guy they have inspired me to follow my dream, to firstly step onstage at the Olympia and also to get my cover of attitude magazine. I am 42 and have lifting for 20 years by the way....don't tell me I have left it too late !!
  8. stick to being a electrical engineer or whatever, if your thinking about getting to BB for the money ??
  9. whilst I agree with the majority of the above, I travel for work a lot, so I am now used to organising myself and making sure macros etc are met. firstly your not chained to the course and you have some freetime in the evening and you can pop out to a local supermarket or whatever, or you can take some essentials with you if you like but ultimately its simple to still eat well. I generally take some protein powder with me purely to keep protein up as this is often what can end up depleted eating off menu. firstly consider how many meals a day do you eat normally, if your eating 5 or 6 you might need to adjust to make sure your calories and/or macros are hit over three meals. breakfasts there are generally plenty of options oats and various egg options. lunches you say will be a sandwich of some description you might need to assess this on the course but most places will have various options from wraps etc but assess this and then track it accordingly. evening meals, again most places now have very good options evening the pub chain type places, most do a roast chicken option or steak, try to opt for rice or jacket potato rather than fried chips or whatever, but even if you do then you have to simply track the best you can. if there, is access to a microwave, most hotels will now do allow you access is an M&S near they dong a great range what they call healthy options they are mostly high protein lowish fat meals.
  10. I qualified best part of twenty years ago whilst also doing my law degree, the course was ok but in general most of the people on the course had no intention of working in the industry so they were part of some training scheme at a leisure centre or wherever. I only qualified as I was into the gym anyway and saw it as a potential way of earning extra whilst studying, in the end apart from a short stint in a leisure centre gym I never used it and never developed it. That was obviously before the fitness industry boom we are in now whereby who has a low bodyfat and shows abs claims to be a fitness guru via youtube or whatever. your PT course is pretty much disregarded by anyone with any idea within the fitness bodybuilding industry, you need to further your education with likes of studying via somewhere like Phil Learneys academy or similar but again there appears to be lots of these now also so its hard to take value from many. to be any good you have to be just as good at marketing, social media etc as you are a trainer. I wish all of you guys the best and you can make and ok living out of it, but realise that most PT's are barely making 20k a year. you will end up working very unsociable hours generally very early in the morning then again late at night, weekends are also expected. most don't realise this and give up after a short while.
  11. I read this thread and didn't think I would chip in, but had to also request this unequivocal evidence of impact on the heart. I believe you may be referring to LV hypertrophy, and apart from several small studies which were inconclusive, there is yet to be any substantial studies or evidence that support that AAS does in fact lead to long term damage as far as I am aware. LVH on of the main causes is a response to strenious exercise and therefore power exercise such as power lifting, bodybuilding etc, are exactly the sports which have known cause for potential heart thickening whether this is then long term upon cessation is another discussion. In addition any potential studies are difficult to drive comparison as generally those being tested are exactly those that would be at risk due to their chosen sport. in addition many power lifters and bodybuilders also stack steroids with other compounds, such as HGH, T3/clen, insulin, and many painkillers and anti inflam drugs, serms amongst others and therefore we do not know whether such compounds also contribute in the subjects tested. We know that in general the painkillers and anti inflammatory drugs are proven to have serious health risks and these often are what causes a large majority of bodybuilders issues ( along with recreational drugs use!). In addition we also need to consider the other factors which impact on generally health but especially cardio vascular health, including bloody pressure, increased RBC, lipid values, cholesterol etc. I would add that many of these are also side effects of alcohol and recreational drug use which many use without consideration, and are generally much more toxic. I would add I do not kid myself that steroids and the associated drugs we use, are not without risk to our health. Ultimately there may be proof in years to come to provide evidence to support their directs effect on the heart, however making sweeping statements and using terms such an "unequivocal" amounts to scaremongering which is generally reserved to the tabloid press. We all know that a large part of what we take in this sport is hepatotoxic and we accept this, we should also be tracking our health in general with regular blood tests so to control the other secondary side effects mentioned above and also commit to an exercise plan that also includes cardiovascular exercise so we can limit the impact on our overall health long term.
  12. did you pass is my question !!! lol did my PT exams many years ago now, ( nearly 20!) they tested the same then but its basic anatomy. Blimey my wife is a beautician and she had to learn more anatomy for her level 3 !
  13. thanks, its a life long experiment for lots of us I know, I lost interest in the whole lifting bodybuilding thing for around 8 years or so ( I am over 40!! lol) but in the last 2-3 years have got my head further and further into it. Never wanted to compete as it was a personal fight for me, but for the first time I keep thinking about aiming for a veteran comp when I am 45 so have a few years work yet. its just good to see journals from guys like you and @Chelsea amongst others, who share their experiences, as we can all take something from one another in this sport.
  14. definitely in for this one, would love more detailed logs from the more experience guys on here, for both motivation and education. excellent so far. I am mid way through a long cut after gaining far to much fat on my last blast through my own stupidity but was experimenting with different things. It so good to get some motivation from others doing it properly.
  15. True got me hadn't seen the trailer ! Lol however I meAnt the pros talking about it not rich piana and the like ! Guess the film could prove me wrong though