Try doing a serious cycle and you’ll change your mind probably by day 3.
I don’t believe in any sort of glass ceiling, aka ‘natural peak.’ I believe in diminishing returns, but then simply learning more, or training in a better atmosphere can do wonders, probably better than juice.
It should be stated that I’m a powerlifter and not a bodybuilder though.
I’m relatively inexperienced with drugs, but it seems they increase your potential both in terms of outright size and rate of gain.
I completely agree with everything, except am a little hesitant about the phrase “probably better than juice”. I honestly do not think any workout technique can surpass chemical enhancement, as long as the person who is “on” is working his ass off and eating correctly.
I don’t really disagree with that, but let me explain why I worded it the way I did.
I think any given ‘workout technique’ can work better with chemical enhancement, but if somebody is doing the wrong things in the gym, juice may very well not help as much as simply doing the right things.
natural+good partners+good program+hard work is grater than enhanced+no or bad partners+not so good program+hard work
In my gym, I’ve seen countless kids who do bodybuilding routines for years and appear to reach what they consider to be their genetic peak, but many of them choose to forgo the juice and instead train with the PLers. Getting around people who can show you how to do things is huge. And it’s totally, totally different than being told or reading about it. These guys add a hundred pounds or more to their squats in a couple of months just by learning how to do it and being properly motivated. They stop caring about silly things and the iron piles on the bar and the muscle piles on their frames, lol. I don’t see that happening with steroid use alone.
No, I haven’t done a serious cycle yet, but I’ve seen a few who have, and their gains weren’t as great as the people who decided to put a heavier weight in their hands. That’s all I’m saying.