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Should Rich Piana Have Revealed His Steroid Cycle?

In case you haven’t heard, Rich Piana has just put out his shocking New Years resolution, a 4 month steroid cycle, and he wants you to follow along. That’s right, starting January 2016, Piana has announced that he will attempt attempting to pack on 30lbs in 16 weeks via a “supplemented” workout plan.

While he claims this cycle is only for him, “Now everyone knows this cycle was created for me and it is not recommended for anyone to follow this!”, he will be giving a Youtube step by step breakdown of the process as well as promoting it publicly, contradicting to say the least. The supposed purpose of the public promotion is to get you to follow along… and also claims it works for Natty and non-Natty builders alike if you just cut the drugs out of the entire cycle. It still works.


Now we get that this is America and you can post up what you want, that’s what makes this country great. But if you’re a former NPC bodybuilder and someone with a huge public presence (No, he’s not exactly Brad Pitt) maybe you shouldn’t be posting about how much steroids you will consume in the coming New Year, it just doesn’t seem ethical.  We’re not the PC police here but from a guy who is suppose to be advocating natural bodybuilding and using his past as a cautionary tale, this move seems counter productive. If you want to tell the world you’re going to put on 30 lbs in 16 weeks go ahead but keep the steroid usage to yourself; it’s almost as if he’s using steroids as a cheap publicity stunt to get more followers. This will only encourage younger builders and people on the fence to use steroids by normalizing it. “Rich Piana does it and he’s fine, right?” We’re not saying just because you’re in the public eye you have to be a model citizen. Your life is your own. But there’s a line, some unsavory things you do in your private should be kept to yourself.

While we do have our own opinion, this does bring up a discussion. Why shouldn’t he promote his steroid use? It’s not a secret that drugs are prevalent in sports and pretty much mandatory in bodybuilding in particular . Why hide? The people that chose to do it will do it, and the people that don’t won’t, right? It will get you the results you want faster and if you do it at safe dosage, there’s little to no side effects. Also if you look at the quote from Rich Piana, the cycle is more than about the steroids and contains information that is useful for Natty and non-Natty builders alike. But the steroids info is still in there and many people could have the opinion of “Hey, I’m going to use what I use anyway so I might as well be guided by someone who’s knows what they’re doing “, or “I was curious about trying it before but now that a well known pro is giving a step by step breakdown then why not?” We get it.


While it definitely brings more transparency to the sport – and just steroid culture in general- ultimately getting gains from anything other than hard work is a slippery slope that many people can’t overcome. It’s a possibly addictive drug that shouldn’t be pedaled light, especially by the guy who advises people to “stay natural”. We know rock stars use a lot of drugs but it doesn’t mean McJagger will be putting up a “how to”on shooting Heroine anytime soon.  But, it’s 2015 so who knows what’s out there.

Check out what Rich Piana had to say below:

Rich Piana : “Here is the cycle I will be doing starting on New Years Eve!! 2016 the year to get huge we are bringing BIG back!! The 3 month get BIG as FUCK program is for everyone whether your natural or you take Shit!!

This program is genius and done in a methodical way that makes putting on size simple if your willing to put the work in!! I could not fit all the months on 1 sheet of paper so make sure you see the other half of this cycle! Also yes it is extended to 16 weeks instead of 12 that’s just the way it worked out and needed to be!!

Now everyone is starting off at a different level so depending on your last cycle adjustments can be made to fit each individual. It can be scaled down or up hopefully people can handle this part on their own.

For the more advanced that are doing much higher doses of GH my reasoning is anything higher than 4.5 iu a day will cause the intestines to grow and eventually you will have a growth gut also same goes for using insulin but everyone is free to add on whatever they choose. GH and insulin will put on more size than anything but in my opinion it will ruin the physique! Also I will be adding proviron and arimidex when I feel necessary.

Most importantly I need people to realize the most important part of this 4 month program will be the food, the workouts, the cardio, the feeder workouts, the vacuums and most importantly how we start at a certain level with all of these parts and we continuously up the the volume and the amount and we turn the body into a machine!

With or without the drugs you will get amazing results!! I will be doing YouTube videos explaining things in greater detail after reviewing the cycle some people will completely understand what exactly the reasoning is and others might be confused. It’s very important that people understand the reasoning and theory’s behind this cycle! Would love if the more advanced could explain some of it! Now everyone knows this cycle was created for me and it is not recommended for anyone to follow this! I am just sharing what I will be doing with everyone! My first shot and the first YouTube video will be New Years Eve when the clock strikes midnight!!”

Do you think Rich Piana’s 4 month steroid cycle is just harmless self expression and transparency of the sport or does it have serious ethical implications? Hit us up with your opinion below.

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