If you have ever observed a pro bodybuilding event, you will wonder how many of the players are using steroids because of the way they look big and strong. It’s not a fallacy but a proven fact that steroid is commonly used within the pro bodybuilding circuit, the only thing to find out is how much is consumed by these athletes. From some research conducted, it’s been found that pro bodybuilders use up to 10 times the dose of steroids than a normal gym faithful, pros take it to a higher level. Lots of them, both current and former, use drugs to improve their performance on the tracks or field.
Reports suggest there is a blast and cruise period in which these pros consume them for, the blast is a period where they take very high doses, while in cruise bodybuilders lower it. The blast period lasts for 2 to 3 months before a major event comes up, while the cruise period is a few weeks after the end of such events.
That’s not to say that these drugs are the only key to their success, a pro bodybuilder must have great genetics to enhance his progress. Top pro bodybuilders must have great genetics, steroids can’t just be administered to anyone, and expect outstanding results. But those that lack genetics extend their blast periods to a year or over a year to enable them to stand a chance with others in their career fields. They need to look their best all year round, so they ingest steroids in pill form or injections daily to endure the rigors of the come and deals that follow. Pro bodybuilders are taking it at a much higher rate than non-competitive lifters, steroids aren’t the only drugs being abused by pros and average Joes.
Insulin, a growth hormone present in human cells is also being abuse by these athletes alongside steroids. To further drive this point home about how severe this current condition is in the athletic world, those who admitted to using it in the past, use a much lesser dose than today’s athletes. Insulin is very dangerous if the bodybuilder is uneducated, if you know what you’re doing, you can use it safely. But if you’re using it for extended amounts of time and not following ethical protocols you can run into fatal issues trying to develop your muscles for a better performance. If you don’t know what you’re doing, and you take too much it can result in your death, it’s not the actual drug that’s dangerous, it’s the uneducated use.
Bodybuilding isn’t exactly a sport people get into if they want to make money, It’s not the NFL, unfortunately. In most cases, a pro bodybuilder could spend more on a competition cycle than bodybuilders can win at the show. Some compete in bodybuilding because they love the sport, not for fame or fortune, most of them spend up to 20 thousand dollars every 4 months on drugs. This was my most expensive cycle, and it was mostly due to the GH for this particular run.