Disclaimer: I’ve noticed this in my gym, I understand that it might be an isolated case and I am not generalizing (which would be ridiculous since I am myself a young lifter).
There’s this group of people in my gym, about 4-6 guys, that have a pretty unique way to train. The more hardcore lifters like to call them the beach boys. They’re young, anywhere between 19 to 24, and they use steroids more or less regularly.
They’re easy to recognize because they always carry their cell phones, train with their caps and under armor shirts, have no leg development whatsoever and are fond of bench pressing.
Don’t get me wrong those guys train hard, despite following basically the same workout all year long and having poor diets (or no diets at all). They have good, ripped physiques that they carry throughout the year until summer, because then they stop training completely and party all summer long. You see pics of them on facebook in July/august and they barely have muscle anymore.
Then they migrate back into the gym when fall comes around the corner and all of a sudden, 3 weeks later they’re sporting huge chests once again.
I have nothing against those habits, to each his own and those guys are usually pretty sweat. I just think it’s very bad for the image of the sport. And with the availability of steroids, coupled with the fact that most teens want it ALL and want it NOW, it’s gonna become more and more common.
Do you have your own beach boys’ club in your gym? What do you think about this whole deal?