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2007/06/15 08:53:01 (permalink)
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does your physique reflect your gear use?

hi guys

would you say your physique is a fair reflection of gear use to either seasoned trainers or non trainers?

question for those who do and dont use gear BTW

whether you answer from a stereotypical bodybuilders physique view of an uneducated trainer or the view of a seasoned trainer
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    mick_the_brick
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    RE: does your physique reflect your gear use? 2007/06/15 09:15:36 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: ToxicToffee

    hi guys

    would you say your physique is a fair reflection of gear use to either seasoned trainers or non trainers?

    question for those who do and dont use gear BTW

    whether you answer from a stereotypical bodybuilders physique view of an uneducated trainer or the view of a seasoned trainer


    I would say so IMO...

    I get asked by people (some who I meet for the first time) if I use AAS...

    Maybe this is indication enough
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    RE: does your physique reflect your gear use? 2007/06/15 09:18:10 (permalink)
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    Definately NOT

    due to most of my early use being acompanied with no diet knowledge

    although thats the case i do feel i dont respond to AAS all the well, in both terms of gains or side effects
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    RE: does your physique reflect your gear use? 2007/06/15 09:39:26 (permalink)
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    to non seasoned trainers - yes

    to seasoned trainers - dont know

    havent had a dude who looks 'chunky' say, alright mate, so whats on the menu this time round? lol..........i perhaps im not big enough......yet.

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    RE: does your physique reflect your gear use? 2007/06/15 09:44:34 (permalink)
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    yes - reflects my gear usage and my slightly less than perfect diet.
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    RE: does your physique reflect your gear use? 2007/06/15 09:48:33 (permalink)
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    I am often asked if i do steroids by friends, and family tend to be a bit more subtle but they suspect. My wife says (it stands out a mile). Some days i do look in the mirror and think wow! But i am nearly 50 so i suppose its more noticeable.







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    RE: does your physique reflect your gear use? 2007/06/15 09:58:47 (permalink)
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    Funny you should start this topic as i was coming on this morning to comment on this - Bear with me here 'tis a small story lol


    I've recently started trainng at 'gym x' and was training one morning and over heard 3 blokes chatting about gear use. Now we are talking fair amounts of test etc, lowest floating around the gram mark MINIMUM

    I turned around expecting to see a few fair sized lumps and there was nothing of them. They were shifting 'ok' weights and talking bodybuilding non stop before moving swiftly on to what they were having down the cafe.


    Fast forward to 3 months - I saw one of the guys waddle past me last night to use a bit of equiptment and he was chatting to another guy. I was thinknig finally hes sorted his diet etc out as he has put a fair bit of size on ands actually looks almost like he takes gear.

    SILLY ME he proceeds to tell this guy hes taking slin, growth, igf and now MORE gear than he was before!

    FFS - all that and he only looks like hes jsut started gear!!!


    Why would you do this?

    WHere does the logical progression go from here? i mean hes taknig all that stuff and is about the size of someone who has just started on gear ffs



    sad really

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    RE: does your physique reflect your gear use? 2007/06/15 10:19:26 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: THE IRON
    Where does the logical progression go from here? i mean hes taknig all that stuff and is about the size of someone who has just started on gear ffs

    Well, what does someone who is taking gear look like? People don't always wait until they have reached their natural limit before they start gear. Reaching that limit naturally will take many many years. So to push past that limit even with steroids will also take some time. You dont appear to know what this guy looked like when he first started gear so how would you know how he started? You think he has made plenty of progress in the past 3 months so he must be doing something right.

    To go from looking like a normal trainer, to somebody who looks like they are on gear in just 3 months, sounds impressive to me. Despite all the meds you have mentioned, you wont grow without good training and diet. So he must be doing these things right and has probably just wasted some money on the way!
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    RE: does your physique reflect your gear use? 2007/06/15 10:53:04 (permalink)
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    Good question this.

    I'd say my overall size probably. But my current condition certainly not. I find that when am going through a slack period in the gym I still eat the same amounts!

    Im probably in worse condition than I was 2 cycles ago certainly from a bf point of view

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    RE: does your physique reflect your gear use? 2007/06/15 10:54:28 (permalink)
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    I honestly don't know because all I know is I have a warped self-image and view of myself. I get asked a fair few times if I take steroids, a few people have assumed I do as well I've been told, and my doctor used to constantly ask too. The other day I was out in Bristol and walked by a pub where these quite big bouncers were talking and I swear I heard one of the guys look at me then turn to his mate and say "he definitely takes roids"

    So to some yes, to others I don't really know.

    However, I would say more seasoned trainers would suspect AAS use than non-seasoned trainers. Basically due to the fact they know how difficult it is to build a muscular body.

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    RE: does your physique reflect your gear use? 2007/06/15 11:01:56 (permalink)
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    To people who i havent seen for a couple of years...yes

    To everybody else...probably not as its been a gradual process
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    RE: does your physique reflect your gear use? 2007/06/15 11:08:03 (permalink)
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    I would say so IMO...

    I get asked by people (some who I meet for the first time) if I use AAS...

    Maybe this is indication enough


    Which in a strange way is the way it should be Mick.


    Although much better sceinero is to be asked the same question when you don’t use gear, which happens to me.

    If your body doesn't reflect your use of gear then you should seriously reconsider using it at all.
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    RE: does your physique reflect your gear use? 2007/06/15 11:10:35 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Shack



    If your body doesn't reflect your use of gear then you should seriously reconsider using it at all.


    Why ?
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    RE: does your physique reflect your gear use? 2007/06/15 11:13:39 (permalink)
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    Ive been using very light orals (e.g.var and now tbol) for about 18 months, training on and off since 16, Im now 37.

    I would say most seasoned trainers suspect AAS use, and alot of non-seasoned trainers also. Also the average Jo in the street always ask if I take anything.

    In a few months Im going to progress to injections e.g. Test, so it will be interesting to see how people percieve me then.

    mad_cereal_lover I see your from Bristol too, thats my home town.
    post edited by thecodehaseyes - 2007/06/15 11:33:31
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    RE: does your physique reflect your gear use? 2007/06/15 11:14:35 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: THE IRON




    Fast forward to 3 months - I saw one of the guys waddle past me last night to use a bit of equiptment and he was chatting to another guy. I was thinknig finally hes sorted his diet etc out as he has put a fair bit of size on ands actually looks almost like he takes gear.

    SILLY ME he proceeds to tell this guy hes taking slin, growth, igf and now MORE gear than he was before!

    FFS - all that and he only looks like hes jsut started gear!!!





    That guy is like 1000s of others. He is using chemicals as the basis of his bodybuilding and not as they should be used, which is an accompaniment.
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    RE: does your physique reflect your gear use? 2007/06/15 11:15:57 (permalink)
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    Non (or non serious) trainers always ask if I juice
    For people who've been training a while, it's 50/50
    For people who I eject from the pub (doorman), nearly always

    I juice, yes ... but for me it's getting where I want (where I am) quickly ... working so far

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    RE: does your physique reflect your gear use? 2007/06/15 11:17:19 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: cLaTTeReD


    ORIGINAL: Shack



    If your body doesn't reflect your use of gear then you should seriously reconsider using it at all.


    Why ?


    Why else go to the risk and expense of using gear then? Gear should give your body that extra edge but it should not be the foundation on which it is built.

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    RE: does your physique reflect your gear use? 2007/06/15 11:17:25 (permalink)
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    Good question.

    If Im honest Id have to say 'no' - Im sure i could have got the same physique (or better) WITHOUT gear, might have taken more time and self-discipline though.


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    RE: does your physique reflect your gear use? 2007/06/15 11:30:03 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Shack
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    If your body doesn't reflect your use of gear then you should seriously reconsider using it at all.

    Why ?

    Why else go to the risk and expense of using gear then? Gear should give your body that extra edge but it should not be the foundation on which it is built.

    The question is does your body reflect YOUR gear use, not does your body reflect gear use fullstop.

    As clattered has explained, he feels his body doesn't reflect HIS use because he was lacking in the diet knowledge when he first started.

    Plus its not everyone's goal to be massive 22 stone monsters. What some people aim for, may never be seen as reflecting their gear usage.
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    RE: does your physique reflect your gear use? 2007/06/15 11:46:50 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: V1nce

    The question is does your body reflect YOUR gear use, not does your body reflect gear use fullstop.

    As clattered has explained, he feels his body doesn't reflect HIS use because he was lacking in the diet knowledge when he first started.

    Plus its not everyone's goal to be massive 22 stone monsters. What some people aim for, may never be seen as reflecting their gear usage.


    Very true, but why use gear to build the type of body that can be achieved naturally? Yes gear will get you they’re quicker, but why go to the risk and expense? Plus there is the reality that has to be faced that you will loose whatever modest gains you make as once you stop using.

    Each to to there own I suppose but to me using gear to build a very slight amount of muscle is a risk not taking when it can be done naturally with the correct diet and training, but then again most people don't have the dedication to do it that way.
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