Steroid Freaks From Around the World
There are scads of steroids users around the world, but none more blatant (and abusive) than pro bodybuilders. The vast majority of them won't talk about steroids in public, and if you ask one about their personal steroid use during a seminar, they're liable to juggernaut their way through the crowd and squat hump you to death with their massive frames. However, get one alone, one that trusts you, promise him anonymity, and he'll probably tell you anything you want to know.
Most of the time, their somewhat proud of their abuses, as if taking vast amounts puts them in the same category of risk takers as those guys that jump over busses with their motorcycles.
Testosterone will occasionally publish interviews with some of these guys?or in this case, girls?from different parts of the world, mostly out of a morbid curiosity about what kind of pharmaceutical terrors these people are willing to endure to get the freakish look so highly coveted by most hardcore bodybuilding fans.
The following interview is with "Beach Ball," a female Canadian bodybuilder that is probably like a lot of the girls who've tried to make bodybuilding their career. In other words, it sure ain't the story of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, or even Ally McBeal, for that matter. If you know any na?ve, rosy-cheeked girls who dream of getting involved in serious bodybuilding, do them a favor and have them read the following interview. What they do with their own bodies is their business, as long as they know what they might be getting into.
T: What's your competitive background?
BB: I've been Canadian National Champion in the lightweight class, and I've won some shows in the US. I also qualified for the World championships by testing negative at the Nationals, but I tested positive for Winstrol on a surprise random test taken a few weeks before the Worlds.
T: What happened?
BB: Well, as I mentioned, I won the Canadians after being clean for 16 weeks before the show. But I figured that going on a short cycle of a rapid-clearing steroid right before the Worlds would give me a winning edge. Unfortunately, my name came up in the doping lottery, and I had 24 hours to report for the test. I tried to tamper with the urine sample, but it didn't work. I failed miserably.
T: How did you get involved with steroids?
BB: My boyfriend was a steroid dealer. I met him at the gym, of course. Everyone said I had potential, so I decided to enter a contest and started using anabolics to get prepared for it.
T: What was your first experience with steroids like?
BB: I was always bugging my boyfriend to let me use steroids. I mean, we had cases of the stuff at home. In my first cycle, I was taking 2 mg of Winstrol tablets three times a day. That was very conservative, of course, but at the time, my boyfriend cared about the way I looked. He didn't want me to end up looking like Mike Matarazzo with boobs or something.
As I started getting more successful in bodybuilding, he started giving me the best stuff he got from Europe, like the Italian oxandrolone, the German Primobolan, and the French bootleg Equipoise.
T: What sort of progress did you make on your first cycle?
BB: I gained eight pounds of lean muscle, even while I was dieting for a show. I was doing 20 to 25 sets per body part at the time, so I think the Winstrol helped me offset the breakdown of tissue.
T: That's a helluva' gain!!!
BB: Oh yeah, especially since I'm so short [about 5 feet tall] and that I weighed 114 pounds when I started using anabolics. Plus, my calories were fairly restricted.
T: What's the heaviest you weighed?
BB: About 152 pounds at 5'0". My nickname was "Beach Ball" at the time. The nickname came from this time when a potential client came to the gym looking for me. He asked this nutritionist to point me out to him, and he said "She's the lime green 'Beach Ball' over there who's out-squatting the men."
T: Beach Ball? Was that a name that you liked?
BB: Those were my highest dosages days. I had horrendous skin and was really terribly psychotic, and I practically tore the nutritionist's head off for coming up with the Beach Ball nickname.
Despite the Beach Ball look, I really believe that the worst side effects I experienced were of a psychological nature. I would do very irrational things: waste money, forget everything....
T: What sort of cycle were you on?
BB: I was using 400 mg of Deca-Durabolin a week, six Anavars a day, 200 mg of Primobolan a week, one Proviron every two days, one Nolvadex a day, and?I think, 2 to 3 Cytomels a day.
T: What sort of side effects did you get?
BB: My voice used to be kind of squeaky, but it got deeper real fast. My?well, a part of my anatomy grew so fast it was kind of scary, but in the long run, I wouldn't trade it for anything. It really changed my sex life. It did scare a lot of guys, though.
T: How big, exactly, did it get? Never mind, we don't want to ask you that question. I assume it also affected your sex life in other ways, too?
BB: Incredibly. While on anabolics, I have an uncontrollable sex drive. Of course, that's almost universal. Female bodybuilders are the horniest females alive. If you're alone with one of them, you have a definite chance. Most get into group sex, too.
T: Any other side effects, good or bad?
BB: I also used to lose lots of head hair, but, for some reason, that problem went away.
Fortunately, I didn't have any facial or body hair growth, even when I was on testosterone suspension and Parabolan. Nor did it affect my facial features. A female friend of mine listened to her boyfriend a bit too much, though. She used to be very attractive; you know, the model type. Now she looks like she lost a shovel fight or something. Just really, really sad.
T: Lost a shovel fight? Hey, that's the kind of chick we go for! Would you take anabolic steroids again?
BB: Sure. I made lots of money because of my body. And I love the attention I get from other muscular men. My body has made it possible for me to travel around the world. I can tell you right now that I probably would never have even had the opportunity to leave Canada, let alone travel around the world, if it wasn't for steroids. My family is very, very poor. Both my mom and my sister are still on welfare.
And besides, like I told you before, the clitoral growth changed my life. Sex is really, really awesome. Personally, I think they should prescribe Parabolan to frigid women.
In my case, I strongly believe that the benefits far outweighed the side effects. Plus, I don't care about ever having children. I think I'm way too into myself for that?not to say I couldn't have children. I just don't know, and, at least right now, don't care.
T: How did you support yourself while you were training and using steroids? Did you have sponsors or something?
BB: Well, it was very expensive, and I wasn't going out with my boyfriend slash dealer anymore. I was on welfare at the time, and that wasn't exactly enough to buy my drugs, so my sister got me into peeling.
T: Peeling? What is that, something a beautician does?
BB: Sorry, that's a Canadian term. Peeling means stripping! You know, taking your clothes off to music in front of a bunch of junior hockey players and insurance salesmen. I worked as a stripper for almost a year. A lot of your biggest female bodybuilding stars worked as strippers at one time or another.
Anyhow, it turns out that guys were more interested in my sister's redone boobs than my muscular ass, except for the odd weirdo who would pay me to do the equivalent of a bodybuilding routine while the disk jockey played some music.
After that, one of my American bodybuilding friends got me an agent in New York who got me into wrestling and doing wrestling movies. The money was very, very good, and I was soon able to buy the most expensive European steroids.
In fact, I was making huge cash. I even used to arm wrestle this rabbi. He would pay me $150 an hour to beat him at arm wrestling. On our first date, I slammed his wrist down so many times on the hard table that he got up after ten minutes, complaining that the back of his hand was too sore. I was afraid he'd pay for ten minutes, but he paid for the full hour and left. I saw him quite a few times after that.
Another guy flew me to Seattle, and I got to spend the week in a luxury hotel. He gave me $2,000 for the week, and I only had to wrestle him once.
T: Oh man! That sounds like what "Pretty Woman" would have been like if the Coen Brothers had directed it! What was with the rabbi?
BB: Hey, they all seem pretty normal, except that they happened to be turned on by something that's a little different. The guy who flew me to Seattle was like the CEO or something of a big company. We didn't even have sex?he just wanted me to wrestle him.
T: What were your sources for steroids?
BB: Mainly co-competitors and the other female wrestlers. This one wrestler from Germany used to mail me all I needed: 25 mg Primobolan tablets, Dianabol, Italian Anavar, etc.
Sometimes the schmoes [a derogatory name for the men who pay female bodybuilders to wrestle them] would supply me with anabolics. One of them was a British airline pilot, and he'd bring them over for me when he flew over to Canada. His thing was watching me inject myself while he jerked off.
T: I think I'm going to go watch about six straight episodes of "The Brady Bunch" so I can feel good about the world again. Oh man! Let's get back to some of the steroid cycles you did. What are your top three drugs for putting on size?
BB: Parabolan was great. I reacted well to Winstrol V, and also the British bootleg and the Thai forms of good old Dianabol. But you got to make sure you eat enough. Most people don't make the gains they want on anabolics for lack of sufficient protein and caloric intake.
T: What drugs did you use for pre-contest use?
BB: My pre-contest stack was oxandrolone, Primo tabs, clenbuterol, Winstrol V, and Cytomel.
I also preferred Proviron to Nolvadex. For some reason, I always got stronger on Proviron, even though everyone says that it's worthless. Other female competitors told me the same thing.
I also reacted very well to that Undestor stuff [testosterone undecanoate] for short periods. I'd have to stop, though, because I'd start losing hair.
T: What about growth hormone?
BB: My new boyfriend got me on it with IGF-1 for six weeks, but I didn't notice anything dramatic from it. He's such a psychopath and compulsive liar, though, that I wouldn't be surprised if he gave me fake stuff and kept the good stuff for himself. Plus, on top of that, I had to play in a porn movie to pay for it.
T: No, no, let's not go back in that direction. Remember...Brady Bunch, Brady Bunch. Have you ever been followed medically during cycles?
BB: No, never. I just relied on boyfriends, training partners, and competitors. I wish I had access to a guy like Brian Batcheldor or Dan Duchaine.
T: Thanks, Beach Ball, for your time. Be good. Really. I mean it. Be good.
BB: Okay. Sure [laughing].
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