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Drugs in bodybuilding then and now

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Drugs in bodybuilding then and now
#bodybuilding #steroids
Modern bodybuilding would not be what it is without drugs such as steroids. We all know that. The extended laundry list of substances that can (and are often) utilized by competitors and gym rats alike sound more and more like the ingredient list on a pack of Marlboro’s every year. Just check the main page of any steroid based forum or chemical enhancement sub-section and you will see people fishing for results from the latest super drug. The bag of magic tricks gets deeper and bigger constantly, but do the physiques?

It seems almost comical how redundant the minds of the voodoo-seeking masses are. Conversations like this are happening on a near daily basis…

User A – “Didn’t get results I wanted from Primobolan”
User B – “That’s because you have to use the Acetate ester, or else it’s pointless”
User A – “Shit, do you have a source????”
User C – “Yeah my buddy blew up off Primo Ace”

The mind frame that is capable of assuming that an absolutely insignificant change in their chemical regime is going to take them from ZERO results to their ripped dream physique is flawed, and you could tell these types that injecting a box of Borax into the outer head of their biceps will add an inch to their arms and they will be quick to flush their existing compounds down the shitter.

One fact that makes the whole thing more puzzling is that we have already seen people achieve the greatest physiques the world has ever seen, and we have already seen people surpass what is considered ideal even in regards to professional level competition.
We have already seen Markus Ruhl, Nasser El Sonbaty, Greg Kovacs, Jean Pierre Fux, etc. achieve BEYOND maximum development, and all of them achieved it before the internet became available for people to search and distribute the extremely obscure exotic compounds and before several main-stay peptides used by mere gym junkies even existed.

The most sought-after physiques in the history of bodybuilding tend to be split into two separate camps, with the more old school Arnold-era earning their fair share of admirers, and the still appealing but super sized 1990’s look commonly listed as well. When discussing cycles online, people tend to assume someone using Testosterone, Deca, and Dianobol don’t know better, as if they are behind the times and often there will be input that they should add X, Y, Z.

However, some of the greatest champions achieved the look that covered magazines using the very “boring” cycles that get classified as archaic in today’s chemical game. Many people refuse to absorb the knowledge that we already know enough to develop huge freaks. The Golden era guys relied on anabolics and plenty of orals, and the 1990’s saw the perfection of growth hormone, insulin, and IGF-1.

Why users are so anxious to spend more money on exotic compounds to build muscle that could easily be saved for contest dieting is beyond me. In my opinion, bang for your buck should be something worth considering when trying to keep yourself in the bodybuilder category without slipping over into just being a drug addict.

More and more, we see 190lb recreational bodybuilders using low MG/ML and high cost gear year-round just because they fall for the romantic concept that the basic shit isn’t good enough. And these same guys will be posting on the boards asking people if they have any feedback on the new DICK-1X32 peptide that was shown to reduce myostatin by 7% in some rats.

If someone 30 years ago could become 250lbs of muscle with what was available to them at the time, why can’t you? With all of the “advancements” in OTC supplements and training, in theory we should be able to accomplish what they did with LESS drugs.

I honestly believe a lot of it comes down to mindset, and if you are constantly telling yourself that the tools you have today are not good enough, then they won’t be good enough. It’s always looking for tomorrow, always looking for a reason why the circumstances you have in front of you in the present moment are restraining you from your goal.

Newsflash – they’re not. The same steroids that built muscle in the 70’s will build muscle now. The same compounds that burned fat 20 years ago will burn fat now. Accept that you have everything that your idols had when they accomplished their goals, and go accomplish yours.

by Cade Thomas

thanks go to liftsiron on peak muscle for finding this

Peptide GHRP-2 for bodybuilding

Peptide, GHRP-2, bodybuilding, CJC-1295

GHRP-2 for bodybuilding

The effects of GHRP-2 are GH secretion stimulation, appetite promotion, fat mass decrease and muscle mass increase, lowering of cholesterol level, skin and bones state improving, defense of the liver and anti-inflammatory action.

DOSE USED WITH GHRP-2:

The dose should be 300 mgs each day. These cjc1295 doses should be injected 3 times a day. Starting with one injection in the morning . The injections are usually made subcutaneously in an abdominal area. The time between injections should be atleast 3-4 hours (in order the body has the time to produce GH for further release). Do not consume food for between 15-30 minutes after your dosage. Best time is around 20-25 minute mark. GH pulses should peak within about 10 minutes after dosage. Fats and Carbohydrates affect the pulse dramatically. Protein has no effect on pulse. However, you can have a pure protein source in your stomach at anytime if choose to do so.

How to take GHRP-2 during a Cycle:

Each day would consist of
100mcg of CJC-1295
+
100-200 mcg GHRP-2
three times a day.
at
in the morning on an empty stomach 25 minutes before eating
in the afternoon – PWO
finally just before bed

Dilution or reconstitution of GHRP-2 :

GHRP-2 is a peptide which is bought in powdered form. In order to inject this compound, it must be reconstituted through the use of either sterile water or bacteriostatic water. Both are acceptable re-constitutional ingredients, however the use of sterile water will see the GHRP-2 degrade at a faster rate than bacteriostatic water. Mixing (reconstitution) the lyophilized product in their vials with Bacteriostatic Water (BW) can take some getting used to. The idea is not to add too much dilution. The typical rule of thumb is to add 0.5mL of BW to 1mg of Peptide. So a 2mg vial should reconstitute with 1mL BW. 5mg with 2.5mL, 10mg with 5mL, etc. Squirt the BW along the inside wall of the vial in a smooth controlled manner being cautious not to agitate the mixture too much. It will dissolve itself and become clear. You can roll the vial gently between your fingers or hands but don’t shake it to dissolve. The reconstitute is ok to be drawn once fully dissolved.

Anabolic Cooking by Dave Ruel

Anabolic Cooking by Dave Ruel

Anabolic Cooking by Dave Ruel is great for people who demand that their food tastes good AND is bodybuilding-healthy at the same time. As you all know from my videos, my kitchen-skills are extremely limited so this book with all of its tasty, high protein, healthy fitness meals is a great compliment to my website. When I do my “Healthy Meals” videos, I get lots of comments about them being so boring and gross that people could never eat them. For these people, the $47 for this book is money well spent because with these easy, flavorful bodybuilding recipes at your fingertips you will be far more likely to eat strict, healthy nutritional food all the time. On the other hand, if you are someone like myself who is happy eating beans with salsa five times a day then don’t waste your money on this book because you wont end up using the recipes. Nutrition is 75% of success in bodybuilding and by having an book like this makes it more likely that your nutritional house will remain in order. All successful bodybuilders know that you cant get stronger and gain muscle mass without strict, proper nutrition and these recipes make it much easier to achieve proper nutrition. So now, you have NO more excuses not to have flawless nutrition and maximize your bodybuilding gains. If you demand tasty, flavorful food then you can buy this book and follow its excellent recipes. If you have no time or patience for cooking and are happy with simple foods and flavors then you can follow my free recipes. A solution for everyone!

You can tell that Dave Ruel (the author) knows his nutritional stuff, you wont find a bag of enriched, bleached flour or a bag of granulated sugar in HIS kitchen! Anabolic Cooking is very well written and organized with sections for breakfast, chicken and poultry, beef, fish and seafood, salads soups and sides, and snacks & bars. Its funny, Dave shies away from calling this a cookbook but that’s what it is – A cookbook for bodybuilders. Each recipe has a bubble telling you the nutritional content of the meal, you will need to adjust the quantities to give you the desired meal size.

Dave is also the author od another pretty great book – 10 Quick & Easy FAT TORCHING RECIPES 

Metabolic Cooking

1. Apple Oatmeal Pancakes ………………………………………………………Page 4
2. Ginger Beef ………………………………………………………………………..Page 5
3. Asian Turkey Burgers ……………………………………………………………Page 6
4. Hot Paprika Shrimp ……………………………………………………………..Page 7
5. Apple Mustard Pork Tenderloin …………………………………………….Page 8
6. Quinoa Burritos …………………………………………………………………..Page 9
7. Kale Chips …………………………………………………………………………Page 10
8. Cajun Style Sweet Potatoes …………………………………………………Page 11
9. Southwestern Eggs …………………………………………………………….Page 12
10. The Thermoccino Smoothie ………………………………………………..Page 13

 

Dave Ruel is the most respected and trusted fitness cook in North America and is a firm believer that eating healthy to support your body goals does not have to be plain and boring. He’s seen fitness enthusiasts go the usual route of steamed chicken, baked potatoes, and broccoli for every meal and has had the opportunity to teach them that there is a ‘better way’. With Dave’s approach, you’re never dieting – you’re just eating healthy because you love it. Dave has a large background in helping others achieve their goals, be it fat loss or muscle building and is always learning new and innovative techniques  to use in the kitchen