• Bodybuilding,  Lifestyle

    Updated: Undesirable Side Effects of Steroid Use

    Bodybuilding is a sport/activity wherein many people choose to take steroids to achieve rapid, maximum muscle growth. Competing on a bodybuilding stage and standing beside the perfectly muscular and super lean physiques of champion bodybuilders can be overwhelming. This can result in an easy dismissal of all the hard work you may have put into your physique, whether months or years of training. For this reason, I advise people with plans to compete in physique competitions to proceed with caution and great awareness. Many competitors have no qualms about using numerous and varied means to obtain a winning physique. And, no, a natural bodybuilding competition does not entirely mean “natural.”…

  • General,  Sylvia Petro

    7 Reasons Why I Don’t Compete

    Bodybuilding seems to be gaining in popularity, and many die-hard gym rats train with the ultimate goal of competing. This goal provides purpose and motivation to train hard. But there’s a fraction of fitness enthusiasts who have no intention of competing – at least not in an aesthetics-based competition like bodybuilding. These people don’t care who finds their body to be attractive or not. They push their physical limits for the fun and love of it. They are performance and skill-driven and do not seek recognition and approval from others. I fall into that camp, but I haven’t always. As a fitness newbie, I was sucked into the superficial world of…