[Submit to forum] [Back to The Truly Huge Home Page]

Bodybuilding and Fitness weekly e-mail tips,
stay informed and stay motivated, join today!

Sign up free by sending an e-mail to

Arnold Schwarzenegger and steroids

Posted by: Paul

I just finished reading Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new autobiography "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story." And while I found it entertaining and inspiring in many ways, I have to say that there is a lot of PR (public relations) and self-promotion involved.

One of the biggest is what Arnold had to say about steroids, now it is true that in Arnold's day steroids weren't illegal as they are now and it is true that the bodybuilders of his time took far less then are taken today, but his claim that the effect "they gave was about the same as having a good suntan" is ridicules.

While Arnold has always been truthful about that fact that he used steroids, he has always played down how much difference they make in someone physique and also he has played down the side effects.

In the past he claimed they helped a bodybuilder only 5%, and now he claims they are only comparable with a suntan. If the 5% rule were true then a bodybuilder who naturally weighs 200 lbs would gain only 10 pounds more by taking steroids.

Yet, Arnold who competed at 240, when he retired from bodybuilding shrunk down to 200 lbs, and Ed Corny who won the 1973 Mr. Universe at 170 a few months later was only 150, by my math this means that even at the relatively small doses they took in the 1970's that the amount steroids helped in closer to 20% to 30% which is a hell of a lot more then 5%.

Arnold also mentions that the side effects of steroids use were largely unknown when he used them, but doesn’t bother to mention what the side effects are any how many pro bodybuilders since what have serious health issues and even died in their 50s, due to issue brought on by their earlier steroid use.

Now this is the statement Arnold made that I most have issue with:

"I've worked hard since then with the International Federation of Bodybuilding and other organizations to get drugs banned from the sport."

Anyone reading this book that doesn't know much about bodybuilding might believe that statement, but come on - what actions has Arnold done to get steroids banned from bodybuilding?

I honestly know of none.

The contest that Arnold promotes every year, The Arnold, Classic, is not a drug-tested contest. It's his contest he could make it a drug free show if he wanted to.

Arnold if you are really are taking actions to get drugs out of the sport please let us know what they are, and if you aren't please start because you are a respected leader and you could bring sanity back into the sport and we could have healthy athletes that are not freaks and bodybuilding could stop being an underground sport and could be actually accepted by the general public.

Anything I have said above doesn't take away from the fact that I feel that Arnold is still one of the best bodybuilders of all time and that his was one of the best eras in bodybuilding, if you don't believe me watch the movie Pumping Iron and see.

[Submit a follow up message.]

When you sign up for our free newsletter,
you will be automatically entered in our monthly drawing
to win free supplements and other great prizes.

Sign up now by e-mailing

[Natural Bodybuilding Forum] [Bodybuilding Supplement Forum] [Weightlifting Forum] [Bodybuilding Message Board]
[Powerlifting Forum] [Bodybuilding Discussion Forum] [Bodybuilder Forum] [Teen Bodybuilding Forum]
[Muscle Growth Forum] [Weight Loss Forum] [Workout Forum] [Health and Fitness Forum]

Submit To Forum!




Optional Link URL:
Link Title:
Optional Image URL:

Neither trulyhuge.com nor the authors of this publication assume any liability for the information contained herein. The Information contained herein reflects only the opinion of the author and is in no way to be considered medical advice. Specific medical advice should be obtained from a licensed health care practitioner. Consult your physician before you begin any nutrition, exercise, or dietary supplement program.

Supplement Secrets
Discount Supplements
Cybergenics Program
Andro Shock Supplement
Ecdy-Bolin Supplement
Creatine Supplements
Natural Fat Burner
Workout Gear
Bodybuilding Books
Increase Bench Press
Big Arms Workouts
Six Pack Abs Exercises
Best Home Gym
Hardgainers Secrets
Bodybuilders Cookbook
Fitness Magazine
Bodybuilder Video
Contest Preparation
Workout Software
Personal Trainer Online
Chat Room
Health Calculators
Female Muscle Gallery
Male Muscle Gallery
Fitness Personals
Free Body building Info
Free E-Books
Weight Training Article
Body Building Links
Affiliate Program

Copyright ©2012 TrulyHuge.com
All Rights Reserved