Originally Posted by BendtheBar
I think he stopped juicin'... :vroam"
"On the Juice
It's well known that they took steroids in the Pumping Iron days. Even Schwarzenegger has come clean about this. Fact is, they didn't have the information back then about how dangerous the drugs are. But Columbu found that the negatives far outweighed the positives; you got big but you lost definition. And he notes that musclemen who kept using drugs eventually developed fat stomachs.
He sees those symptoms in today's bodybuilders, some of whom are so massive they make the Pumping Iron bunch seem small. Columbu sees a lot of fat stomachs, which indicates to him that drugs are rampant. He tells young athletes and bodybuilders to stay off the juice, including Human Growth Hormone (HGH).
"Old people are trying to live longer, but young people want to win," he explains. "Even if you tell them that they are taking something that is killing them. But ... the minute you start taking these drugs, your workout stops. You will be depending on that instead of going to the gym. Once you switch your mind to depend on a secret like steroids, winning is over.""