unhappy with your life? you have 3 choices: end it, change it, or endure it. I don't actually care which you pick, just stop complaining.
For most of my career, I've been "accused" of steroid use. (I put that in quotes, because I don't think there's anything wrong with steroids, and accusation has a negative ring to it.) I don't address these most of the time, and I don't particularly care if people think I'm natural. Moreover, I never really claim "natural" status; as I've always been open about my use of then-legal pro-hormones in the early 2000's. They were available at gnc, but still potent compounds that may have had a positive effect on my physique. From the moment these inquiries about my use started happening with regularity, I have always said, "if I ever decide to use steroids; I WILL TELL YOU." So, this is me telling you. As of 7 weeks ago, I have been on low dose testosterone. Which is to say, just this morning, I injected 300mg test enanthate into my right glute (im getting better at this, but my tushy is still tender). I MUST NOTE: I am not on performance enhancing level dosages. I'm using low doses for general life enhancement and anti-aging purposes. BASICALLY — just prior to my 34th birthday, I said "fuck aging" and went to see my doctor. I was told my test levels were high "for a guy my age" which is another way of saying "fuck you and go wallow in mediocrity." This, as you can imagine, did not fly with me. So I went to an anti-aging guy and got the goods. Currently dosing at about 350mg per week, split into Monday and Thursday injections. It's been 7 weeks. My results: --stronger sex drive --better recovery --better sleep quality --increased appetite --better mood and more positive outlook --higher energy --improved skin My body composition has changed only slightly. A bit more muscular, but body fat is the same because. No surprise there. If I dial in, I'm assuming things will be pretty easy. At some point when my travel dies down, I'll add in very low dose Growth Hormone. (That needs to be injected daily, and traveling with it is problematic.) So now ya know. __________ For those wondering WHY: Because I can. I have the means, the supervision, and the knowledge to do this correctly with no ill effects on my health. In Engineering the Alpha, Adam and I talk a lot about natural hormonal optimization via diet and training. And YES, I've been doing all of that. I assume, if I hadn't, my levels would be in the 600s instead of the 800s. But there is a point of diminishing returns. And after a while, there's nothing you can do. In the movie CREED, Rocky explains that he didn't beat Apollo on their second fight; time did. "Time is undefeated," intones the champ. That's basically what this is. I am personally not interested in a slow decline without taking steps to prevent that. So I'm injecting exogenous hormones into my body to even the playing field between Time and me. Certainly, I'm aware that this is ultimately futile, and in the end we all wind up as rotting meat. But I'm committed to making my time on this earth a enjoyable as possible, and I know I'll enjoy it more if I feel like I'm 25 for a few more years. I have the means and the will, so here we are. __________ In the strictest sense of the word, I am on steroids. And I'm a fitness professional opening proclaiming this. I'm good with it, and I hope you are, too. If in your eyes my desire to slow aging and feel better somehow invalidates my knowledge or denigrates the industry or somehow makes me less qualified, capable, or suitable to help people get fit, that's totally fine. You can unlike and unsubscribe and do whatever else you want. I will understand, and no hard feelings. For everyone else, back to your regularly scheduled facebooking. snuggles, Roman
I'd rather choke to death biting off more than I can chew than suffer through the spiritual starvation that accompanies accepting mediocrity