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As I stated in column number 22,
Victor Martinez (picture) is
still incarcerated in a New York City jail house. Reliable sources
have indicated his sentence was drastically reduced from 4-6 years
to only 90 days incarceration and 5 years parole upon his release
with extensive drug testing (no more competing). I only know of one
way to get a sentenced reduced of that magnitude and that is to sing
like a bird. After intensive investigation I've found out that
charges were brought upon Mr. Martinez as a result of selling steroids
and ecstasy to an undercover narcotics officer posing as a personal
training client of Victor's for over 1 year. In other words;
Martinez was un-knowingly personal training an undercover cop and
selling him steroids for over a year. I think I can speak for
everyone in the bodybuilding community when I say that Victor
Martinez was destined to be one of the best bodybuilders in the
world and will be missed greatly.
I have been trying to research
steroids not because I want to take them but because I think they
are very interesting. My mom is a nurse and I have taken a sports
medicine class in school and we both have heard that steroid and growth
hormone use will definitely cause side effects. I even saw a
documentary and these guys were complaining of migraines, bitch
tits, roid rage, etc. I know you have said that all pros are healthy
by why do others say otherwise?
Well, the only pros I know that
have had any health problems were told by their physicians that the
conditions (kidney failure) were not caused by the steroid use but
rather excessive amounts of narcotics and or diuretics. The athletes
themselves have stated these facts. Also, it has been proven that
the professional bodybuilders that have passed away over the years
died because of excessive diuretic use. (Note: Diuretics are used to
eliminate water from the body in order to look as ripped as
possible.) For this reason the IFBB has implemented the procedure of
extensive drug testing for diuretics and narcotics.
There is absolutely no proof what so ever that steroids used by
themselves have caused any deaths or health problems. Now, if you're
using steroids and snorting a gram of cocaine a day then you're
destined for some real problems. That goes with just about any drug
And After Surgery For "Bitch Tits"
I have in fact known quite a few bodybuilders that have suffered
from bitch tits but that can be solved with very minor surgery. In
fact, most pros have had the procedure done at one time in the
As far as roid rage is concerned, bull! If you're an a-hole
before you use steroids, you'll be an a-hole while you're taking
steroids. Roid rage is the biggest cop out I've ever seen. Some guys
with their friggin' fragile egos think it's cool to lose their
temper and then blame it on the steroids. Or in more cases an
athlete gets into a fight ending up severely hurting someone and
then their lawyer defending them in court blaming it all on the
roids in hopes of a reduced sentenced with anger management classes
and drug testing... seen it a million times.
I wanted to know if it's okay
to eat the same foods day in and day out. My diet consists of
chicken, beef, rice, potatoes, oatmeal, eggs and a couple other
things but do these foods ever lose their "potency" if used every
day of your life?
Honestly, as a pro bodybuilder
I happen to believe the less you vary your food groups while dieting
the easier it is to diet. The foods you're using will not lose their
potency but they may become very redundant to you as the weeks go
by. It makes things very simple if you prepare the same foods every
day. That way you can work your way into a rhythm of consumption so
to speak. But, it is very important to throw a cheat day in at least
once week to throw your metabolism for a loop. Having a cheat day
means eating foods loaded with fat, sugar and sodium such as pizza,
cheese cake, fruit, etc. This will allow you to keep burning body
fat by constantly confusing your body.
With companies like VPX making
products so "close" to steroids, do you think this helped lead to
the outlawing of certain Andro products in California and possibly
the country? Also, is it safe to assume that if they are outlawed,
they work effectively? What VPX stacks would you recommend to
capture "steroid like" gains?
I was not aware of the fact that some
Andro products were outlawed in California, such hypocritical
bullshit! (Note: 4-Androstenediol was banned.) Yes, it is very
accurate to say that VPX prohormone products do in fact work. These
supplements are designed to raise your own natural testosterone
levels. The only reason they would have been outlawed is if they
worked, so there is your answer. I do highly recommend the use of
Andro products especially to those bodybuilders who choose to go the
drug free route. Sometimes I get a little nervous myself when I
think of how many milligrams I'm using for my quest to put on more
muscle. I cannot imagine the extent that Ronnie Coleman has went to
get the results he has over the last three years, my God!
I just want to know what
supplements you would suggest for weight loss and gaining muscle.
Real simple; purchase yourself
the following supplements:
Drink approximately 60 grams of whey protein mixed with
approximately 10 grams of glutamine before and after training. Take
approximately 10 grams of creatine twice daily with two of your
meals. Take the BCAA's four times daily with meals and take the
multi's once in the A.M. and once in the P.M. Most important is to
take the Xenadrine in the A.M. on an empty stomach and then do your
cardio before you eat. This will peel off body fat like nothing you
have ever seen before.
Is it just me or does it seem
like Kevin Levrone and Gunter are getting called out with the top
guys because of their names or even their past performances? I mean,
I've watched the 2003 Olympia several times and I cannot figure out
for the life of me how they were in the top six.
I've watched the Olympia tape
about 20 times myself trying to figure out that exact thing. Kevin
for example had absolutely nothing happening from the waist down.
Not to mention he looked like he weighed about 230 pounds which is
mere shadow of Levrone of the past. He had a film of water on his
upper body and his posing
routine is ridiculous. The routine looks like a bunch of
experimental poses he's thinking up as the music plays; it's kind of
funny if you really watch. Bottom line is he's getting called out
with NO legs because of what he used to be.
And Kevin Levrone At The 2003 Olympia.
Gunter, did he even put tanning stain
on at the night show? His color was yellow at best, his traps had no
color whatsoever and the little color he had was blotchy. Anyone
else would have been penalized no doubt. Now let's talk about the
skin hanging from his stomach and lower back... he was flat and
soft. What's up with that cheesy posing routine? "I believe in
passion, I believe in trust, I believe in God and most of all I
believe in you", Gunter said. Can you say suck the fans asses! It's
sad to say but these two guys are going to be called out whether
they deserve to be or not in every show they do.
I'm new into bodybuilding and
I'm wondering how contests are scored. Do they score all the muscle
separately or do they compare poses of most muscular then double
bicep? I'm real confused. Does Ronnie Coleman win every round
against others because he's bigger? Please explain.
There are three rounds of
scoring starting with a symmetry round that is judged by the
athletes performing quarter turns. This can show a judge how well an
athlete is put together by looking to see if the muscle on the
bodybuilder is symmetrical from his left to right side. In other
words, are his arms the same size, do his calves match his quads,
are his pectoral muscles the same size and does he possess the
sought after V-taper, etc.?
Then there is the muscularity round. This is the round where the
athletes hit mandatory poses which can show a judge exactly how
conditioned the bodybuilder is. There is a certain grainy effect the
athlete is trying to achieve by getting the skin as thin as possible
but at the same time keeping the muscle full and round.
Then there is the posing round at the night show. This round
gives a chance for the athlete to show off his physique and his
stage presence. Ronnie Coleman wins every round because he is
without a doubt the best in the world. He not only is absolutely
huge but he has beautiful lines and gets conditioned like no other
athletes do. Ronnie Coleman will never be beaten and will retire
someday with the most Olympia wins.
Keep the questions coming and I'll tell it like it is, every
time. The Arnold Classic is coming up and it will be interesting to
see how they judge Kevin and Gunter. Only time will tell but I
guarantee they will be called out with the top guys whether they
deserve to be or not.
Don't forget to e-mail your questions to me at email@example.com
right away! See you next month on Bodybuilding.com.
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