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Thursday 16, Aug 2012

  Arnold Schwarzenegger Shares His Views On Anabolic Steroids

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@Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former governor of California and the Austrian-born former actor, has no fears or ashamed of using anabolic steroids during his years as a champion body builder.  In fact, we have speculated in the past about what Arnold Schwarzenegger cycles used.

Schwarzenegger had remarked in the past that he has no regrets about using performance enhancing drugs as he used them under the supervision of a doctor and steroids were very much legal at that time. The former seven-time Mr. Olympia however said he would not encourage use of steroids as that will send a wrong message to children but added that he has no problems with sportsmen making use of nutritional supplements and other legal substances for improving their performance.

Born on July 30, 1947 as Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger, the Austrian and American former professional bodybuilder began weight training at the age of 15 and won the Mr. Universe title at age 20 and went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest seven times. Nicknamed the “Austrian Oak” and the “Styrian Oak” in his bodybuilding days, Arnold Schwarzenegger chose bodybuilding over football as a career at the age of 14 and won the Junior Mr. Europe contest while serving in the Austrian Army in 1965.

His first attempt to Mr. Olympia failed when he lost to three-time champion Sergio Oliva in 1969 but won the competition in 1970 to become the youngest ever Mr. Olympia at the age of 23. At the age of 23, the bodybuilder captured his first Mr. Olympia title in New York in 1970. He played the role of Hercules in 1970′s Hercules in New York and was followed by director Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye (1973) and Stay Hungry (1976) but his rise was primarily attributed to his profile in the bodybuilding film Pumping Iron (1977). In addition to this, Schwarzenegger appeared in the sword-and-sorcery epic Conan the Barbarian in 1982 that was followed by a sequel, Conan the Destroyer in 1984 and then made a huge impact with director James Cameron’s science fiction thriller film The Terminator.

His autobiography/weight-training guide Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder was published in 1977 and became an instant hit. In 1977, Schwarzenegger admitted to using anabolic steroids which were legal at that time and said he used the performance enhancing drugs to maintain muscle size while on a strict diet. He added that his use of steroids was for muscle maintenance when cutting up and not for muscle growth.

Schwarzenegger’s personal records include Clean & press – 264 lb (120 kg), Squat – 215 kg (470 lb), Deadlift – 310 kg (680 lb), Clean & jerk – 298 lb (135 kg), Snatch – 243 lb (110 kg), and Bench press – 200 kg (440 lb).

Legacy of Schwarzenegger is commemorated in the Arnold Classic annual bodybuilding competition and he is considered as one of the most important figures in the history of body building. Arnold has presided over many contests and awards shows besides being a prominent face in the bodybuilding sport long after retiring.

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Monday 11, Apr 2011

  Big Guns Become Infertile Due To Anabolic Steroids

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Big Guns Become Infertile Due To Anabolic Steroids Doctors have warned that more people are becoming infertile because they have received anabolic steroids in their quest for being well-muscled.

“Many fit young men who believe they are at the peak of physical perfection don’t believe it could be their fault when their wives or girlfriends find it difficult to become pregnant,” according to Steve Payne, a consultant urologist at the Manchester Royal Infirmary and a council member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons.

Payne also said, “They are insulted when it is suggested that they undergo a sperm test, and horrified when the results of those tests show an absence of sperm in the sample.”

Friday 01, Apr 2011

  Musclemen becoming infertile due to anabolic steroids

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Musclemen becoming infertile due to anabolic steroidsDoctors have warned that growing number of men are becoming infertile since they have been taking anabolic steroids in their quest for a muscular body.

“Many fit young men who believe they are at the peak of physical perfection don’t believe it could be their fault when their wives or girlfriends find it difficult to become pregnant,” according to Steve Payne, a consultant urologist at the Manchester Royal Infirmary and a council member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons.

Payne also said, “They are insulted when it is suggested that they undergo a sperm test, and horrified when the results of those tests show an absence of sperm in the sample.”

Wednesday 29, Dec 2010

  Arnold Schwarzenegger lights up Olympics

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Arnold Schwarzenegger lights up OlympicsArnold Schwarzenegger, the governor of California and former bodybuilding great, recently had his way during the torch exchange of the 2010 Games.

Schwarzenegger was invited by Sebastian Coe to the London Games. Coe demonstrated diplomatic behavior when asked if the former Mr Olympia will be the torch bearer.

Shelley Rudman, Britain’s only medalist from the Turin Winter Games four years ago, was the only undisputed choice and was selected at a team reception in downtown Vancouver.

Monday 27, Dec 2010

  Senate bid for the final steroid test

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Senate bid for the final steroid testEver since Barry Bonds entered a San Francisco courthouse to testify about the use of drugs by him, baseball fans and media have been a part of anguished debate in relation to use of drugs in sports.

The baseball world is all full of speculations whether two “cheaters”, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, will be excluded by the Hall of Fame voters for making use of steroids and performance enhancing drugs.

Linda McMahon who has been accused of doing little to nothing to curb steroid use may find respite in the fact that users of anabolic steroids and performance enhancing drugs such as Jesse Ventura and Arnold Schwarzenegger have been appointed as governors.

Wednesday 17, Nov 2010

  Bad message suggested by steroids

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Bad message suggested by steroidsThe former bodybuilding champion and the present governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, recently surprised many by saying that superstar athletes should portray themselves as perfect role models and athletes making use of steroids send a wrong message for the young children.

Young kids can get inspired by no use of drugs and alcohol by the “role models”, Schwarzenegger added.

Schwarzenegger also added that young children should come out clean and sports should be without drugs.

Monday 11, Oct 2010

  Linda McMahon’s senate bid for the ultimate steroid test

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Linda McMahon's senate bid for the ultimate steroid testFans and media have engaged in an anguished debate about drugs in sports ever since Barry Bonds entered a San Francisco courthouse for testifying about the substances that had inflated his body and batting statistics.

The world of baseball is all full of speculations whether Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, two of the best hitter and pitchers of their eras, will be excluded by the Hall of Fame voters due to evidence that they made use of steroids and performance enhancing drugs.

The fact that users of anabolic steroids and performance enhancing drugs such as Jesse Ventura and Arnold Schwarzenegger have been considered good enough by the general public to be governors may offer respite to Linda McMahon to pursue her grand ambitions without worries.

Wednesday 29, Sep 2010

  Arnold Schwarzenegger says steroids send bad message

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Arnold Schwarzenegger says steroids send bad messageThe governor of California and former bodybuilding champion, Arnold Schwarzenegger, says super star athletes have no choice but to act as perfect role models besides realizing that use of steroids is the wrong message for kids.

Schwarzenegger added that the message of not using drugs and alcohol has the potential of inspiring young kids.

Schwarzenegger further added that young kids need to come out clean and the sports ought to be without drugs.

Thursday 26, Feb 2009

  ARNOLD’S ANTI-STEROID CAMPAIGN

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arnolds-anti-steroid-campaignWhile nobody really knows exactly when he used anabolic steroids, everybody knows that then-bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger had used these performance enhancing drugs at one point in his career. This is a fact that he has not hidden although back in those days, steroids were still legal and that is why the actor turned governor has not been reprimanded. Arnold is viewed by many as the man who has the perfect body. He did this by working out, sticking to his diet and, of course, using steroids. The actor claimed that he used the drugs to help him maintain his gain and not to produce the muscle gains per se. At present though, Arnold is starting his advocacy against steroid use.

As ironic and borderline hypocritical as it may seem to some, the reasons this man has are within normal boundaries. Who wouldn’t go to such lengths for the youth, right? It seems like Arnold understands that the youth look up to professional athletes as their idols. It is these athletes responsibility to direct the youth towards a better, healthier path by acting like the proper role models they should be.

Tuesday 25, Mar 2008

  Pumping Iron by Arnold Schwarzenegger

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pumping-iron-arnold-schwarzeneggerBy far the best bodybuilding movie EVER made was Pumping Iron by Arnold Schwarzenegger, he made bodybuilding fun and as close to mainstream as it could ever get. Unfortunately, these days, the Ronnie Coleman ‘ s and Jay Cutler ‘s of the sport are making bodybuilding a sideshow joke around the world. Don’t be surprised if Pro Bodybuilding itself dies off completely by the year 2020. Already, the people who go to the Mr. Olympia are either related to the posers, or just some bodybuilder jokers. The attendance is a joke in bodybuilding events all around. And, it has NOTHING to do with anabolic steroids OR human growth hormone (HGH), but all to do with the direction of the sport. If you look at the NFL, there are a ton of steroids and HGH there, but it’s a hugely popular sport. The truth is that the judging in Pro Bodybuilding has become somewhat of a joke lately, and the most nasty looking bodybuilder wins. If you can come on stage at 1000lbs. at 2% bodyfat, you’d take the Mr. Olympia! it’s a joke all around. To save bodybuilding, Mr. Olympia should be split into 2 weight classes, under 210 and over 210lbs., and the judging in this and all other bodybuilding events should be based on symmetry, leanness and shape. The beautiful sculpture that is the human body, not the nasty ass bloated, bulky mofos who step on stage now.

As promised, click below to watch Pumping Iron:

Pumping Iron by Arnold Schwarzenegger

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