A slippery slope and a grey line with steroids and what is considered cheatingBy
So I just finished watching the documentary “Bigger Faster Stronger” on youtube and I just have to say it was fantastic.
Chris Bell is a man who did his homework and produced a well thought out and informative documentary that really does make you think. Now it is rather well known that Mr. Olympia competitors are all on the juice (steroids), apparently a lot of pro football, pro baseball, pro anything athletic people are on the juice. So if all the cool kids are doing it, is it still cheating? And if it is, what else is? Is use of creatine cheating? How about coffee? How about proper nutrition? Would it be considered cheating because I use tension and better training modalities to gain an edge? I can do a pullup and a pistol with 106lbs which is something that isn’t easily attainable and for many people they probably will never do it and I did it with well thought out training. The 106lb press is kind of like my white whale though. If I did a cycle of steroids I could probably achieve that…but would I really have achieved it? Or would the accomplishment belong to the steroids?
What do you think? Is steroids cheating if all the cool kids are doing it?
By the way for the record, I don’t take steroids, I haven’t taken steroids, I don’t plan on ever taking steroids even though it’s something I have been accused of doing more then once. People that accuse me of that are usually the sissy’s that even steroids can’t cure.