About Me: Male, 44, Baytown, TX, member since Jan 2008
I'm a "recovering" body-buildoholic, if there is such a term. Like many whom have journeyed the same course as myself, I had been manipulated by the fitness gurus of my generation through endless hypnosis, which is something I have never really believed in, through whic
[More]h I was convinced I could be someBODY. With the constant bombardment of physique magazines, supplement marketing and "you can do it" screaming, I found myself investing countless hours and unimaginable dollars into the ever sickening world of bodybuilding, because I too wanted to be one of "those guys." With the beginning nudge coming to me at the early age of 10, from the unheard of Arnold Shwarzenneger and the "Incredible Hulk" Lou Ferrigno, I set out on my own, imaginable, but intangible quest to be big.
Twenty seven years later, plagued with ailments and mild injuries, all I really ended up with was regret.
I have wasted my life in the pursuit of attaining what the huge men of my earlier years had. And sadly enough, the professional "body builders" of today are much larger, stronger and more defined than those from the 70's, 80's and early 90's due to the radical advancements in Anabolic Steroids and other growth hormone and manipulation drugs, all of which have given rise to what I like to call, "FITNESSFATAL." The beginning of the end, as it were.
In an attempt to keep this as short as possible I will only add that I continue to exercise, to maintain my overall physical health. Through the years I had to learn the hard way that the only way to be big was to go big, and that is something I was never going to allow myself to do. With that let me add to any out there whom may have considered body building or beginning the usage of such "false" effects as steroids, think before you jump. If you are as strong minded as I was, and still am, you will find yourself facing the same circumstances and regret later on. From a steroid free, approaching middle age Christian, believe what I have written.
And that is something about myself.
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