Here’s What It Looks Like When You’ve Taken Steroids For 27 Years

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Some people take body building to the extreme. To achieve the look that they desire they will do just about anything. Weight lifting, exercising daily, eating tons of food and of course- taking STEROIDS!

Rich Piana is one of these people. He is a famous bodybuilder from California.

In a recent interview with Deadspin, the 45-year-old body-building star opened up about his steroid use, explaining that from the tender age of 18, he has spent the last 27 years of his life on and off the juice.

Take a look at this:


That looks rather uncomfortable to me frankly.

Here’s a pic with his lovely wife:


That’s a lot of hashtags! These people LOVE doing this!

Felix Biederman at Deadspin has more:

Piana’s ethos, which makes him the Liquid Snake of Gold’s in Venice, involves surrender to the idea that because we are all prisoners to our genetic fate, the bodybuilder is to be admired less for his size or symmetry than for his willingness to do whatever it takes. And Piana always does whatever it takes. He has, he says, been taking steroids for over 25 years, after not placing in his first bodybuilding competition at age 15. (He now holds multiple titles, including Mr. California.) He does 8-hour arm workouts. He’s currently on a bizarre quest to become as gigantic as possible to prove an uncertain moral point.

“Whatever it takes” is also a warning that Piana is about to do something insane, dangerous to his health, or utterly nonsensical. During his current journey for size, he disappeared from social media for about a month right after announcing a massive steroid cycle. It led many to believe that he was in jail, or hospitalized.

In the continuing “Bigger By The Day” series of videos, Piana has frequently complained about how difficult being over 300 pounds is, and how awful it makes his life. He shovels ludicrous amounts of food into his mouth in increasingly shorter time intervals, in addition to sucking down protein shakes big enough to drown a toddler in.

“I was competing on stage and I was getting to the point where I was getting blown off stage if I wasn’t going to do steroids, so I took that step,” Piana said.

So he decided to step it up.

Look at this:


Piana eats from 8 to 12 meals a day!


 at IJ Review has more:

By the time steroids had become an integral part of his lifestyle, Piana had gone beyond the point of no return.

While Piana says he does not regret his choices, he doesn’t advise his lifestyle, explaining:

“If you have the choice to do steroids or stay natural, stay natural.

“There’s no reason to do steroids, you’re only hurting your body and hurting yourself.”

But here’s what doctors and scientists have to say about the reality behind steroid use.

On a physicality level, while steroids can give an advantage when it comes to gaining size, they can cause:

  • acne
  • breast development in men
  • low sperm count
  • painful erections
  • decreased testicle size
  • ingrown hair
  • impotency
  • menstrual irregularities
  • enlarged clitoris
  • reduced breast size for women
  • masculinized female fetus

However the dangers do not simply end there.

Steroids are also associated with:

  • liver cancer
  • heart attacks
  • blood clots

However, he did go on to say this:

“But if you want to become a professional bodybuilder, guess what? You’re probably going to have to f***ing do them, you’re not going to have a choice. That’s the boat I was in.”


Here is a lesson on steroids Piana tried to give his followers:

“Do people understand that steroids are all made from testosterone?? All men have testosterone!!

Taking steroids is simply adding more of what every man already has in their body! Everybody has different testosterone levels naturally.

Doctors regularly prescribe testosterone for men over 40 who have low levels. Its called hormone replacement. Bringing back our hormone levels that naturally decrease with age.

People say he’s on steroids like its some amazing drug that he’s taking when the person saying it has the same thing in his body?? Someone taking steroids does not have something you don’t have they just have more of it in their body!

Depending on their dosage, age and your age they could be taking steroids and not have more testosterone in their body than you??

Seems like a lot of people are not aware of this so I felt the need to educate.”

Whatever floats your boat I suppose.

God Bless.



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