I don’t understand the point of your frustration.
“How would you explain to someone how taking steroids is not “cheating” but just another way of achieving a certain set of goals.”
Newsflash… It is cheating. Just like holding AS in your sleeve during a card game. It can get you in trouble, but boy’o’boy winning that pile of cash is sweet or what?
I don’t want to be disrespectful on anybody but explaining my self or any choices I make with my life and body is my own, and if you don’t like it GTFO.
People today do far worst things in terms of “cheating” then some pile of vials and pills that most of people take not for any material benefits, just for pure self indulgence.
If your not entering any competitions where steroids would confer a advantage, or competing in, for example, untested Bodybuilding shows where steroid use is expected I do not believe using steroids is cheating.
The common argument for people not competing is that you are cheating yourself by using (using artificial means in order to cheat what your body could naturally do). This argument to me is flawed, as 1, many drugs/ other artificial, unnatural products are taken by humans to achieve things that naturally they could not (diabetics taking insulin for example). No one would say that this is ‘cheating’, yet when the random gym junkie starts cheating those who do not take quickly shout that he is cheating, implying there is a competition between the user and themselves, when in reality there is none.
If your goal is to get as big and strong as possible one could argue that by NOT taking steroids they are depriving themselves of there ‘true’ potential.
Personally I do not and may never take steroids. I still support them however. [/quote]
Maybe one can’t see the point of my post but its as close to you’re post.
to simplify my post - is it cheating? In a way yes. Does it matter most of the time? Not really.