A Canadian novelist, called Craig Davidson, totally transformed his body in just 16 weeks…with steroids!
This story may be familiar to some of you, but it was news to me when I saw a friend comment on this Guardian story on facebook the other day.
He says he was inspired to start using these drugs by a character in his first novel:
My character goes down dark roads. For the sake of the book, I thought I’d travel those roads with him. He begins to work out obsessively. I began to work out obsessively. He joins a boxing club. I joined a boxing club. He takes steroids. I took steroids.
He states his steroid cycle was as follows:
- Dianabol (10mg tabs, 3 per day for the first 4 weeks)
- Testosterone Cypionate (500mg per week, 10 weeks)
- Equipoise (400mg per week, 10 weeks)
- Nolvadex (anti-oestrogen drug; 1 to 4 pills daily, depending on week)
- Proviron (male menopause drug, 25mg daily)
- HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, used during Post Cycle Therapy to restore natural testosterone levels – 500iu twice weekly, administered with an insulin needle)
While this may look like death to you and I, he says, “it’s a fairly mild cycle” compared to the dosage and cocktail of drugs that professional bodybuilders take.
The side-effects of this concoction?
He reports shrunken testicles, hair loss, cranial swelling, insomnia, and gynomastia (bitch tits). Gross!
After 12 weeks he peaks at 240lbs, having added 35lbs.
But then it comes time to end his experiment. If the negative side-effects weren’t enough, he states the following…
“One morning I wake up and everything has changed. The first thing I notice upon waking is that I feel… well, good. No sluggishness, only minor joint pain. Genuinely refreshed. Then, on my way to the bathroom, I sense a new weight between my legs – my testicles! Fellas, where have you been? Great to have you back, boyos!
The feeling of elation lasts exactly 10 paces: the distance from my bed to the bathroom mirror. I’m staring at a human boneyard. Where are my pecs? I see two shrivelled bags hanging off my chest. My arms – dear lord, my arms! Shapeless shoestrings dangling from a pair of rotten-apple shoulders. My stomach looks like a deflated clown balloon. My legs belong to a coma victim. I step on the scale: 222lb! I’ve shed 13lb overnight.”
He goes on to talk bout his massive decreases in strength in the post-cycle period. Like “Popeye without his spinach.”
The muscle and strength loss sends him into a depressed state…
“I fell into a week-long funk. I cleaned my apartment out: the unopened cans of tuna, the uneaten protein powder – all of it went in the bin. I ordered a large pizza, pepperoni and double cheese. I wolfed it down with gulps of Pepsi. I wanted to get fat and disgusting.”
He started out at 205lbs and weighed 208 after the cycle. He states in the Guardian article, “I now weigh 170lbs”.
So was it worth it?
What do you think about this? Let me know below.
Do you know anyone who has been in a similar situation?
Perhaps you think he is exaggerating and you are one of many people who think steroids can be used safely. If so, let your voice be heard.
P.S. I don’t know whether or not the before and after shots here represent his peak gains, but can I just say that it’s not that impressive to me. I’ve seen better natural transformations here at MuscleHack and in real life. Someone rush him a copy of Total Six Pack Abs! 😀
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