Well my dad was waiting on parts for his juicer that broke a long while back and accidentally opened a box of terumo’s. Now, before anyone gives me the whole “Oh you still live with your parents shit” Yup I do. We get along well, we work well as a family and we’re all fine with it. I did just graduate last semester and have work lined up ect. ect. so let’s get back to the topic.
I “kinda” figured that with some of the conversations and the knowledge I have of AAS ergogenic aids and various supplements he already knew what was up. However, I suppose like most things that are frowned upon by society parents no matter what age you are want to think “not my kids”. So he went on to say that everything he had read on it was negative. It causes heart disease, cancer, shrinks your nuts, it’s cheating, and the one that we’ve all played with in our minds “once you cross from lifting weights, eating right, and supplementing to sticking needles in your body you’ve crossed over”.
Now mind you he’s not the typical american and reads quite a bit. He’s mainly into the work of Dr. Weil and a while I’m drawing a blank quite a few other Dr.'s who’s main focus of work is what I guess you would consider life extension? I’ve read a bit of Weil’s work and looked over some of the other publications he’s read. In regaurds to aas there is very little if anything said at all. So the rest of his info as he’s admitted comes from the sources everyone else gets their info. Ie. the media and the occasional documentary/special on the topic.
I brought up the Real Sports Documentary on AAS and ironically he said that the Dr. on their said that aas cause all sorts of health problems ie. high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney failure ect. ect. I mentioned the other Dr. who basically said none of that is true and has never been proven. His responce was something along the lines of “Well it’s just a matter of what Dr. you want to listen to”. I can’t really argue that… can I? Anyway I tried to point out things like the fact that I check my cholesterol levels regularly, don’t drink or smoke, monitor my blood pressure, never abuse orals. Honestly I think that might have changed his view a bit or he might just know I’m not going to change my mind
We sorta drifted away from the topic and started talking about how bad NSAID’s are for your body. I related that back into the subject and mentioned what night of binge drinking does to your body ect. Overall I think I might have gotten through a little bit? I mean he wasn’t flipping out and to be honest the man has a bit of a temper at times LOL but I love him. Part of me want’s to pull up a few posts on the topic for example T and your ticker came to mind. BUT this is Testosteron magazine and reading an article on AAS on a magazine called testosterone probaly won’t be to convincing to anyone who’s the least bit skeptical.
On the other hand I’m not 100% sure why I give a shit about trying to convince him. I’m a full grown man and have my right to my own opinion. Still I respect the man ALOT and right now I feel like I really let him down. He reffered to it as cheating. For along time I’d laugh at that but coming from my old man it’s a little different. Now I’m not saying he’s right, nor am I saying I am. There’s just as many pro’s of aas use as their is con’s and actually if they weren’t illegal and people where so misinformed about them I’d say that wasn’t true. However, the main thing is I feel like a let my dad down and no man wants to do that.
So what do you boys think? Yeah perhaps I care too much about what he thinks but unless you knew him that would be real hard to say. How’s it work in your families? Does it go unsaid? Do you get shunned? Is it no big deal? I’m curious.