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There are many things in life that confuse us, many things largely misunderstood; often it is lack of education, sometimes it’s simply beyond our perceived grasp and many times blind ignorance is to blame, normally stemming from deeply engrained false assumptions. While all of these factors affect a great many things each and every one comes into play as it pertains to bodybuilders on steroids. Steroids themselves fill each aspect of this category and as bodybuilding alone is an enigma, simply the notion of bodybuilders on steroids is enough to bring forth opinion after opinion steeped in falsehood.

Consider the topic at hand; everyone who speaks on it, especially those who are on the anti-side of the crowd is experts on the subject. Take for example Dr. Gary Wadler, the U.S. Congresses premier source of medical backing to enforce anti-anabolic steroid legislation; by his own words there is no evidence to support the claims that have been made but because the substances are so dangerous no evidence should be obtained. Does that make any sense; of course not and it’s one of the only topics on earth that could ever get away with such blatant irresponsible thinking. By the logic of Wadler and those in his camp it’s an outright miracle bodybuilders on steroids aren’t exploding into balls of fire around the world on a daily basis; sounds pretty ridiculous right, there’s no evidence to support such thinking but what’s the difference in a statement like that in comparison to others being made? There’s no difference, a lie is lie, regardless of its level of absurdity.

For many the question always remains, wherein lies the truth? While many have bought into the war on steroids and all the hysteria it carries with it just as many if not more really don’t know what to believe; most people are not as stupid as they’re often credited to be. Again, wherein lies the truth? There is truth, there are answers and like so many things in life you’ll need to educate yourself to gain a true full understanding. However, we’ve taken some of the biggest myths and legends regarding bodybuilders and steroids and left you with only the truth. While you’ll find there is still much more to learn this should give you a good starting point and allow you to shoot down falsehoods when they come into play.

Myth:

Bodybuilders on steroids do less work.

Truth:

It’s a common misconception, those who supplement with anabolic steroids do so in order to take a shortcut, they’re lazy and not willing to put in the hard work necessary; this is laughable at best. The entire purpose of anabolic androgenic steroids is to allow more work to be done, that’s the point. Anabolic steroids are simply hormones based on the hormones you naturally produce and by supplementing with them you increase the abilities for which they are designed to perform. Bodybuilders on steroids are able to train harder, train with more efficiency, they are able to make greater use of their nutrient intake and they are able to heal faster so more work can be done. Work less, hardly; the idea of anabolic steroids is to simply do what you’re already doing only better.

Myth:

Bodybuilders on Steroids will have temperamental issues and be prone to psychotic behavior.

Truth:

You’ve heard the term “Roid Rage” and do not buy into for one single second as there is no such thing. Yes, anabolic androgenic steroids can increase ones aggression, however, aggression is not rage; aggression is not uncontrollable behavior. No, anabolic steroids do not chemically alter the brain, they do not alter ones personality, it simply does not work that way and it has been proven time and time again. Although it’s been proven because it is so damaging to the anti-steroid camp it is normally ignored but the New England Journal of Medicine has again and again proven that roid rage is nothing more than a myth. Yes, if you’re already a big fat jerk and you supplement with anabolic steroids you’ll simply be a more aggressive big fat jerk but if you’re a sane individual you’ll still be a sane individual; you’ll simply be able to push harder in your training and athletic activities.

Myth:

Bodybuilders on steroids have permanently shrunken genitals.

Truth:

Anabolic androgenic steroid use will cause the male testicles to shrink in size while use is at hand but normal size will return once use is discontinued. No, a man’s penis will not be affected in any shape or form during anabolic steroid use; that is nothing more than a myth. The reason for testicular shrinkage is quite simple and nothing of an alarming nature. Testosterone is produced in the testicles of men, when anabolic androgenic steroids are present natural testosterone production is suppressed. For this reason many bodybuilders on steroids will include the steroid testosterone in their total anabolic stack and in many cases it will be all they use. Once anabolic steroid use begins and the suppression of testosterone production is at hand the testicles shrink; now, once use is discontinued and testosterone production begins yet again, they will return to their normal size.

Myth:

Anabolic steroids will kill you and bodybuilders on steroids die all the time.

Truth:

It is the biggest lie of all and the most commonly used but the truth remains the same. Responsible anabolic steroid use has been proven time and gain to be not only non-lethal but highly beneficial to the individual at hand in-terms of overall quality of life. For those of supraphysiologic dosing range, while side-effects can at times become more prevalent adverse side-effects is a far cry from death. In-fact, there is no direct link to anabolic steroid use and death, not one single case, again, not one single case. Wait, but if anabolic steroids kill you shouldn’t there be at least one instance of support; shouldn’t all of these bodybuilders on steroids be dropping like flies; shouldn’t all the bodybuilders of the “Golden Era” be dead by now instead of living well into their golden years? Well, if there were any truth to the matter then sure, but there’s not and we have all the living proof we need.