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Do Pro Bb’s Die Young?

Discussion in 'Anabolic Steroids & Prohormones' started by Mark1234, Jul 20, 2020.

  1. Mark1234

    Mark1234 Full Member

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    https://www.thebarbell.com/do-pro-bodybuilders-die-younger-than-average/

    Interesting article which looks at the data of Pro BB’s and whether their life expectancy is younger than the average American (they also do an interesting comparison of Pro BB’s against other Pro athletes such as NFL, NBA and MLB players).

    The review looks at c. 270 Pro BB’s who have all competed at the Olympia and/or Arnold Classic.

    The article also looks into what conditions Pro BB’s die of. No surprise that heart conditions are top of that list.

    Be interested to hear others thoughts on it. Would you expect Pro BB’s to live longer than your average person?

    What does it mean for the average gym goer who uses gear?
     
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  2. huntingground

    huntingground One Hundred Percenter Competitor

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    Pros are an exception and push things very hard making the sport very unhealthy indeed.

    For the average gym guy, who cycles on 500mg Test 3 times a year, the lifestyle would be healthier than my mates (drink/coke/smoking).

    At the end of the day, it is all about moderation.
     
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  3. Mark1234

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    Yeah that’s what I would have said as well. However, the article shows that of the 270 Pro BB’s we have data on, the average life expectancy is actually better than your average American person.

    As you say, Pro BB’s take the sport to the extreme, and based on that my initial thought was that they would have a worse life expectancy than your average person. Was quite surprised to see that the opposite is true.

    Got me thinking as to whether, maybe the drugs involved are not as harmful as people think. Or maybe Pro BB’s have been telling the truth when they say they don’t take as high doses as people think?
     
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  4. huntingground

    huntingground One Hundred Percenter Competitor

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    Sorry mate, I need to read the article then don’t I
     
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  5. huntingground

    huntingground One Hundred Percenter Competitor

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    I have always stated that I don’t think steroids are harmful if you treat them with respect.

    Stims and stuff like T3, Clen etc I think are defo harmful.

    GH and SARMS and all that shite. Who knows.

    I’ll read article.
     
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  6. GhostOf2Can

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    Interesting article

    Basically I’m free to go nuts on AAS for another 5 years or so until I’m 40 then switch to test only, avoid insulin and diuretics, and I should be no worse off then anyone else

    Sorted
     
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  7. phani tikkala

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    Humans weren't designed to carry 100+lb of extra muscle around much less have the hormone levels to build it.

    Years of forcing the body to grow when it is trying to achieve homeostasis is clearly going to put more strain on everything, so I would say dying younger is a natural consequence of that.
     
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  8. Proteinbrah

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    Only for the genetic elite though

    So you and ken are g2g brah, the rest of us are fooked
     
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  9. GhostOf2Can

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    Did u read it? Doesn’t seem to show that at all
     
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  10. GhostOf2Can

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    I told my birds sister at lunch on Sunday I’m immortal actually, when she was on about me getting life insurance
     
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  11. Mark1234

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    Yeah but the data from the article suggests the opposite of that. These guys aren’t dying any younger than your average person.
     
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    Clen is dreadful, tried it once and never again.
     
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  14. godsgifttoearth

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    They need to be careful extrapolating numbers vs "average american". The average American tends to have some form of co-morbidity, probably something obesity related.

    What you could say, which might be closer to the truth, is that steroids are no more harmful than being overweight.
     
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    prob being treating them with respect wont give the physique results we want. :thumb:
     
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