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Old 09-30-16, 01:05 PM
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Most of us can recall particular dreams and goals as a child. While the goal itself may have changed as we got older, the thought of doing something extraordinary still remained. The need to do something great seems almost instictual or embedded in some people. It takes a strong work ethic, drive, and commitment to be successful. Internal drive, and willingness to do what others wont do are great attributes to have, but when does the sacrifice become too much?

Bodybuilders live a life like no other. They spend hours a day in the gym, planning and cooking every meal, and this is usually on top of working a regular job. Only a small fraction of competitive bodybuilders earn a pro card and generate enough money from bodybuilding to support themselves. This makes the daily demands even greater to be a successful bodybuilder.

It’s common knowledge that most, if not all competitive bodybuilders use an assortment of performance enhancing drugs. That’s probably what makes competitive bodybuilding less attractive than other professional sports to the general public. The appearance of today’s massive bodybuilder screams drug use.

It takes sacrifice and hard work to succeed in any given field. Rarely is someone just handed a golden opportunity. Certain jobs may require a person to give up time at home, personal time, and often sleep. I can’t imagine any profession that requires someone to grossly abuse certain drugs and risk their health in order to succeed, but that seems to be the case with bodybuilding.

Since the beginning of modern bodybuilding, competitors have continued to add muscle mass while lowering body fat. While some interest has been shown in the physique class, there is still the demand to see how far bodybuilders can push their physiques. For bodybuilders to continue to raise the bar, more time is spent in the gym, more attention to diet, and they are simply using higher doses of more drugs. These drugs include anabolic steroids, HGH, insulin, diuretics, and a number of other peptides that have become popular over the past few years. The goal in bodybuilding today is muscle with little to no regard for health.

In the 1980’s, Dr Robert Goldman wanted to see how far athletes were willing to go for success. He began asking top-level athletes if they would accept a deal that would allow them to win every competition they entered, but they were also guaranteed to be dead within five years. The majority of the athletes said they would accept the deal if given the chance, and this became known as “Goldman’s Dilemma”.

Many recreational and competitive bodybuilders seem to have accepted this same deal whether they know it or not. For the competitive bodybuilder, it’s hard to pinpoint the exact reason behind this. Bodybuilding is followed only by a small community when compared to other competitive sports. This limits the fame and money a champion bodybuilder can obtain. It could be that they simply want to just build more muscle and drop more fat than the next guy, and they’re willing to risk anything to reach this goal. This is no different with non-competitive bodybuilders.

When it comes to risk versus reward, bodybuilding may carry the highest risk while offering the least reward among all sports. The large increase in the amount of drugs used by bodybuilders in the 90’s is starting to show today. Deaths of bodybuilders such as Andreas Munzer, Art Atwood, Mat Duvall, Greg Kovacs, and Trevor Smith can all be considered premature due to abusing bodybuilding drugs. This is just a few names on a list that’s constantly growing. With bodybuilding being judged primarily on muscle size and definition, it would be hard to imagine fans being pleased with bodybuilders taking less drugs and downsizing their massive physiques.

In a sport that requires the athlete to eat well, exercise, and stay lean, its not a mystery as to why bodybuilders are dying from cardiovascular issues at a young age. Gross abuse, not just use, of anabolic steroids, insulin, HGH, and diuretics is the culprit. As long as there is a demand for a bigger, leaner bodybuilder, bodybuilding drugs will continue to be abused instead of used. If this continues, I expect to see the list of bodybuilders dying at a premature age growing at an even higher rate than in the past. Growth-hormone-releasing-peptides, growth-hormone-releasing-hormones, and a number of other peptides are being added to many bodybuilder’s drug stack. Most of these drugs are still in the trial phase and haven’t been approved for human use yet. This means there are a lot of unknowns with these drugs, and bodybuilders wont know if there are any long-term consequences for maybe decades from now. There is some belief that some peptides can lead to cancerous tumors. Right now, it’s a roll of the dice with these drugs, and this really makes you question whether or not it’s worth jeopordrizing one’s health in order to pursue bodybuilding greatness. Even with all the warnings, some will continue to push the envelope and risk it all in order to be on top.
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Sacrificing Heath For Muscle

or is it Health?

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and you make fun of me for smokingbrah, im telling ya...your fucking head is NOT right son....
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Terrible asinine article
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Old 10-03-16, 05:04 AM
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and you make fun of me for smokingbrah, im telling ya...your fucking head is NOT right son....
You shouldn't be allowed to live in California and not smoke weed. I hope b is voting yes to legalize it this November.

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We are already legal in Oregon.
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For my line of work state law doesn't mean squat. Part of working in a D.O.T. safety related job is being subject to federally mandated random drug screenings.

I wouldn't go back to doing it anyway. As fun as it was, it made me dumber than a box of rocks for up to a year after I quit. Part of it may have continued on permanently...
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Old 10-03-16, 11:10 AM
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I just don't want the government wasting a bunch of money chasing after and prosecuting pot users. The only thing it benefits is the private prison industry.
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For my line of work state law doesn't mean squat. Part of working in a D.O.T. safety related job is being subject to federally mandated random drug screenings.

I wouldn't go back to doing it anyway. As fun as it was, it made me dumber than a box of rocks for up to a year after I quit. Part of it may have continued on permanently...
haha. i'm not even talking shit here but i swear to god rado does seem dumber than ever. he's never been a candidate for NASA but lately I swear he's the only one who gets his jokes etc..

as for the legal in cali thing. i see it on the news all the time. apparently it is legal locally but not federally? the whole state vs federal thing is a mess.
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The state vs federal thing is true everywhere. Pot is legal in OR based on state law. We have pot stores here and you can walk in, show ID and walk out with a bag of weed. It is illegal by fed laws but it is pretty much understood that the feds won't enforce federal laws in OR in this regard.
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Federal protections have expired so they can go back to raiding dispensaries if they choose.
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The key phrase is "prosecutorial discretion." I seriously doubt the feds will bother going after dispensaries and individuals in Oregon. I don't think they have the resources for that, and moreover, Measure 91 passed with a convincing margin - 56% to 43% with almost 70% of the electorate voting, so a significant majority of Oregonians want recreational pot use to be legal.

We are always one step ahead of the nation in doing awawy with stupid laws, it seems.
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Old 10-03-16, 04:23 PM
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For my line of work state law doesn't mean squat. Part of working in a D.O.T. safety related job is being subject to federally mandated random drug screenings.

I wouldn't go back to doing it anyway. As fun as it was, it made me dumber than a box of rocks for up to a year after I quit. Part of it may have continued on permanently...

I'd say it's individual response. Plenty of people work high and get the job done. I worked in the kitchen as my first job and all the chefs were to ked up lol.
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I'd say it's individual response. Plenty of people work high and get the job done. I worked in the kitchen as my first job and all the chefs were to ked up lol.

Would you feel comfortable someone working on your food, your house, your car, doing surgery on your body, etc...while high? just because the job can get done, doesn't mean it's right to do so.

not fucking with you either, i smoke myself. however, i don't smoke when im going to the gym, bjj, in my office etc...i smoke when im home and that's it.


one rotten apple ruins the rest..smh
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Would you feel comfortable someone working on your food, your house, your car, doing surgery on your body, etc...while high? just because the job can get done, doesn't mean it's right to do so.

not fucking with you either, i smoke myself. however, i don't smoke when im going to the gym, bjj, in my office etc...i smoke when im home and that's it.


one rotten apple ruins the rest..smh
Obviously not anything medical related. But if someone can do a better job High working on a car for example then why not. How many people are high and working while prescribed amphetamines and no one says a thing?
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I can't think of a single endeavor (other than music or art and even that is debatable) where being high would confer any advantage whatsoever.
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I can't think of a single endeavor (other than music or art and even that is debatable) where being high would confer any advantage whatsoever.
rolling high(bjj)is something(believe it or not)that many do.

Eddie bravo is one of them, the diaz brothers, etc...smoking relaxes you like no other WHILE being able to stay calm; and yes i've done it myself to see wtf it was all about. not gonna lie, i flowed better BUT BECAUSE it was practice as well, had it been a comp, i would of opted out. i knew the person rolling with, his next moves etc...diaz brothers have fought while high, so yeah.

i can't speak for other situations, but being high(unless you're fucking stupid high)can have its benefits on certain situations or things.
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I can't think of a single endeavor (other than music or art and even that is debatable) where being high would confer any advantage whatsoever.

I beg to differ. When you're high everything tends to slow down so you can focus more on little details at least that's how I am when high. Helps people I know when lifting (better mind muscle connection).

Edit: dosage matters a lot few times I smoked a lot and had panic attacks same with edible forms.

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I just don't want the government wasting a bunch of money chasing after and prosecuting pot users. The only thing it benefits is the private prison industry.
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Stupid. I wonder how much money was spent on that raid. But I guess it was worth it. America can sleep safer knowing that the existential threat to our way of life posed by the dangerous 81yo and her devil plant has been neutralized!
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Hey traps, you should move to Oregon. We love our druggies here! You can grow up to 4 plants for personal use! :druggie:
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what's sad is that that 81 year old lady in Massachusetts was rado's pot dealer. guess he'll be going back to the Ambien.
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what's sad is that that 81 year old lady in Massachusetts was rado's pot dealer. guess he'll be going back to the Ambien.
or order online;) cheaper and the quality is like no other:woot:
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you dont have my permission to order weed from the bouncer state. you pay me a tax from now on.
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you dont have my permission to order weed from the bouncer state. you pay me a tax from now on.
umm i can order fro CO and many other states closer to me;)
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Keep it that way faggot
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