Steroids not to blame for untimely deaths in bodybuilding?

When a bodybuilder passes away due to mysterious circumstances, ten times out of ten you can a fan or opinionated party will claim that steroids was to blame. In this kind of sport it’s unavoidable, especially when you consider the fact that anabolic steroids are apart of the culture.

In reality, steroids could be a major factor in the death of some pros while others see no effect to their wellbeing whatsoever. IFBB pro and veteran bodybuilder Dennis James falls into the latter category, believing that steroids may not be the main culprit in the untimely deaths of bodybuilders.

The video courtesy of Fazi Fitness shows Dennis James on a live chat discussing his opinions on the issue and why he believes that anabolic steroids isn’t the major cause for bodybuilding related deaths.

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  1. Used properly they won’t unless genetics predispositions for certain health issues are there. Problem is people don’t cycle off and use large amounts of them thinking more is better. So steroids don’t kill initially but long term yes they can shorten your life span.

  2. There isnt a truth…everything can kill you.. when you eat much you move more.. if you use much you got to take action against its negative effects instead of helping The problems grow. Its all about balancing your health

    • Drink 6 litres of water and you will be dead in a few minutes. So does water kill people? No it does not. The excess drinking of water kills. And even then the water did not kill you, but the swelling of the brain did.

  3. The moment you ad steroids to your lifestyle..u are no longer in the HEALTH and fitness lifestyle. What DRUG like steroids can be healthy. I’m sorry I will not make it OK for a drug to be part of our industry. U taking that shit should not advise me on protein or nutrition because ur on drugs! nowhere in my 550 page INTERNATIONALLY ACCREDITED personal training text book do I learn about steroids or it being good for u. Its NOT in the Health and fitness industry..its thus illegal.thus if ur busy with underground shit..expect underground consequences..✌

  4. BBs are solely what’s responsible for their deaths. If properly monitored and manged then AS wouldn’t kill. There are numerous examples of smart individuals taking AS for many years of their life with no major issues or at least not dieing. BBs need to do more specific advanced blood work, calcium arty scans and even cat scans or MRIs of the heart, kidneys, and liver if you’re going to take large AS amounts.

  5. No one talks about the other shit these guys take who die. Abusing recreational drugs, crazy ass fat burners “DNP” eating shitty food and thinking steroids will still make me look better… I’ve never heard of someone dying from taking anabolics alone. Diuretics are horrible but they are necessary for a show. You must know what you’re doing. For the love of humanity, why do people take insulin for bodybuilding… How fucking big do you want to get… Abusing orals can be devastating but that’s ABUSE.. So I agree 100% with Mr. James

  6. THIS IS WHY I ADMIRE FRANCO,HE TOOK 175 LB FRAME AND KEPT IT 175 LB FRAME AND USED HARD WORK AND DIET.UNFORTUNATLEY TO MANY WANT TO BE LOU OR ARNOLD BUT THEY DONT HAVE THAT FRAME SO THEY PUT SO MUCH SHIT INTO THEIR BODIES.AND END RESULT IS DEATH.ITS A COMBINATION OF ALOT OF THINGS BUT I THINK STEROIDS IN GENERAL ARE DNAGEROUS BECASUE ITS NOT NATURAL FOR THE HUMAN BODY.

  7. If you are adding foreign chemicals to your body, hormones that are not supposed to be there, you are taking a chance. The more you abuse them, the greater the risk. Kind of like playing Russian Roulette

  8. I’ve been on testosterone for over 10 years, and my wife and I have dedicated our lives and careers to medical research in endocrinology as it pertains to health and longevity. The key is “USE” vs. “ABUSE”. If you abuse air or water, they too can be fatal. If you us natural hormones for the purpose of optimizing your numbers, and verifying that nothing is out of bounds, you will be FAR healthier, live MUCH longer, and you will live much longer WITHOUT falling to dementia, Parkinsons, medically-caused obesity, and so many other perils that afflict people in today’s food and medicine environment.

  9. Vilt so wies damals gehandhabt wurde. Abwarten was geschieht wenn die chemiebomber der heutigen Zeit ins alter kommen. Bei einem gesunden Gebrauch, mit etwas Köpfchen ist es jedem selbst überlassen. Ungesund doch nicht tötlich. Doch das ein vorzeige Mensch dee ifbb das Ausmaß heutzutage Öffentlich quasi verteidigt naja…..

  10. Its the abuse that creates the plethora of various side effects.What differentiates a drug from a poison,is dosage.However some people have poor life style habits (lack of cardio,junk food,tobacco,narcotics and drinking),that eventually will lead to diseases.AAS were manufactured in order to treat certain symptoms,in specific diseases.But frankly,who on Earth is willing to use 10mg of oxandrolone per day,or 50mg of nandrolone per week?Obviously OD brings results

  11. It isn’t the steroids. It tends to be diuretics and insulin that tend to kill bodybuilders. Steroids can exacerbate pre existing conditions but there is no direct link between steroids and death.

  12. Abusing any drug or vitamin can kill you. Vitamin c taking responsible is beneficial but taking in excess can kill u. Like steroids, taking in moderation can be very beneficial like trt.. To much over time can take its toll

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