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Hey! You're on Steroids! Or Are You?

I haven’t been on a cycle yet of steroids due to $ problems at home, hardly have enough for food, so it will be a while. However, most people keep saying I have enough muscle and most ask or say that I am on steroids. I don’t think that I look like I am on steroids, but apparently they do. Problem being, my boss did it last time, but it was probably half a joke, and half serious.

I was wondering if I DID go on steroids eventually, he would get suspicious and want me to take some tests? Would this be a viable reason to be afraid to go on, to be afraid of getting “HYYYYYOOOOGGGEEEEEE”?

In a word, No
Unless you have a federal govt job you won’t be tested for gear

Like sapasion said, not too likley. Its just too costly of a process for most employers.

Just get used to it. When you are larger than average its just something that comes with territory. I had been accused of it for years prior to starting. Some people think im on all the time now as well.

i really am on, and now people say i look normal instead of sickly

Seriously? No offense but I would never suspect it. How current is the photo in your profile?

[quote]Poacher1632 wrote:
Seriously? No offense but I would never suspect it. How current is the photo in your profile?[/quote]

A year old. I haven’t updated it.

[quote]Boxer666 wrote:
i really am on, and now people say i look normal instead of sickly[/quote]

Your on what? Didnt you just finish your dbol/deca cycle with no gains? Are you on again? The reason that a lot of people accused of being on isnt because they weigh a buck sixty.

can we ban boxer. hes such a fucking prick. just leave asshole no one wants you here.

As far as testing by your employer, I highly doubt it will ever happen. Too costly and that’s about the extent of it.

Unless it is for the federal governemnt (CIA, FBI, Secret Service, etc.) then I don’t see it happening. And not even all those guys get tested.

The military certainly does not test you for it.

World

[quote]World1187 wrote:
As far as testing by your employer, I highly doubt it will ever happen. Too costly and that’s about the extent of it.

Unless it is for the federal governemnt (CIA, FBI, Secret Service, etc.) then I don’t see it happening. And not even all those guys get tested.

The military certainly does not test you for it.

World[/quote]

Yeah but if your caught with it your fucked, not sure how your able to keep that shit secret overseas let alone run an effective cycle

Edit: Also to op
If you don’t want the negative stigma with being hyoge don’t do it, your not ready for hardcore bodybuilding. Though judging from profile pic your pretty far away from it.

Yea, that profile picture is shit. I need to get a new one. I know I am not small, everyone tells me I look big, even guys that are benching 400 or 600 pounds. Although, I have been told by a guy at my gym that competes that I look more like a powerlifter. Regardless, I have to focus on lowering by body fat and sculpting my muscles, which will take time. Still trying to get down too 200\205 from 215\216. Gonna be a hard, hard road.

Also, I don’t know if I am depressed or what, but everyone says I look good, even when I say, naw I’m fat, I need to lose weight. They either laugh or disagree. I have never come across someone say anything like, you could improve a bit or anything. I just feel like a fat slob and I don’t know wtf is going on with me right now. People say I’m big, measurements say I’m big, but I say no. Do I have a disorder or something?

Ive been as heavy as 125 lbs over what I started at and still didnt feel all that big in my opinion.

Started off when I was 17 at 5’11 and a whomping buck 45. The winter before this past one I hit 269.

Bottom line is you will likely never be quite content. Its just something that gives us the drive and determination to continually improve. The drive to succeed.

[quote]Thewannabe wrote:
Also, I don’t know if I am depressed or what, but everyone says I look good, even when I say, naw I’m fat, I need to lose weight. They either laugh or disagree. I have never come across someone say anything like, you could improve a bit or anything. I just feel like a fat slob and I don’t know wtf is going on with me right now. People say I’m big, measurements say I’m big, but I say no. Do I have a disorder or something?[/quote]

No your probably much more right then them. Most people will think your huge if your just in shape, friends of mine with low body fat are called ‘huge’ at 180lbs and their far from it. Also even if you were a fat slob, and your not, they would still say you look fine-not everyone but most-

You know what you need to improve on. Also were you fat or very skinny as a kid? Sometimes takes a while to gain your confidence when your used to how you used to be.

I’m 17 only beginning to build some muscle and I’ve gotten asked a few times if I’m on steroids. It’s just because people are jealous (i doubt someones jealous of my build though) so they make excuse to make themselves feel better. It’s easier to say there’s no way they can get big than to actually try it.

or at least that’s how high school is

[quote]Boxer666 wrote:
i really am on, and now people say i look normal instead of sickly[/quote]

You could have done that without using steroids. Its called diet and exercise.

[quote]shizen wrote:
Thewannabe wrote:
Also, I don’t know if I am depressed or what, but everyone says I look good, even when I say, naw I’m fat, I need to lose weight. They either laugh or disagree. I have never come across someone say anything like, you could improve a bit or anything. I just feel like a fat slob and I don’t know wtf is going on with me right now. People say I’m big, measurements say I’m big, but I say no. Do I have a disorder or something?

No your probably much more right then them. Most people will think your huge if your just in shape, friends of mine with low body fat are called ‘huge’ at 180lbs and their far from it. Also even if you were a fat slob, and your not, they would still say you look fine-not everyone but most-

You know what you need to improve on. Also were you fat or very skinny as a kid? Sometimes takes a while to gain your confidence when your used to how you used to be. [/quote]

Both. Skinny up until highschool (135lbs), by sophomore year, I was 180, just slabbed on a bunch of fat. Senior year is when I started lifting hardcore, 5 days a week for 3 hours a day, and I ended at around 185, with about 12-14% bodyfat, its hard to judge and remember. I also had terrible calorie intake, but still gained.

On a few side notes…

I hate being told I am over training. I just love to spend 3 hours in the gym doing massive loads of work, but I never really gained much doing that. (However, my diet was terrible at the time, so maybe its time to start again.) When I decreased the workload, I gained muscle, but also fat. When I when into splits, and upped my calorie intake, I gained even more muscle, and even more fat. I just CAN’T gain muscle without the fat running up behind me.

However, while running clen + T3 and being on the velocity diet, I had little to no effect from them, except jitters and headaches. I had NO muscle loss and minimal body fat loss over 2.5 weeks (12 lbs total, water weight included), even when some days I wanted to experiment and drop calories down to 500-800 for 3-5 days for experimentation to see if fat loss would be faster. It was actually slower, but still no muscle loss. I just apparently cannot lose muscle no matter what, but the fat likes to stay around too :. Double-edged sword I guess.

Rumours are circulating around work that I am on steroids. I’m sure they were circulating before hand when I was natural but since I’ve gained 30 lbs the last half year my size is even more noticable.

I’m trying to stay even at 250 lbs but find my weight is still creeping up even on 200mg per week. I’ve tended to wear more baggy clothes to hide my muscle, as to not draw attention to myself.

It may sound kind of fucked up to many here, having to hide your muscle. I guess along with an amount of muscle comes stereotypes that I am trying to avoid.

Getting to a lean 250 lbs I guess it’s hard to hide the fact that you are using. Saying it’s hard work and genetics only convinces people past a certain point perhaps.