The Near-Death Reason Robby Robinson Turned Away From Steroids | ‘Robby Robinson’s Blueprint’ Movie Clip

Robby Robinson's Blueprint

Robby Robinson recounts his introduction to steroids… and how it almost took his life


In the world of competitive bodybuilding, it is not uncommon for athletes to use steroids and other PEDs to take their physique to the next level. While this is not condoned by any of the leagues, there is also no drug testing in place to reprimand any athlete who uses them.

Typically by the pro level, many competitors utilize steroids to achieve mass monster physiques that the world has grown to see as the pinnacle of the sport. So it was only natural for Robby Robinson to eventually be confronted by the choice of whether or not to start using steroids.

You can watch the exclusive clip of Robby Robinson’s harrowing first steroids experience below:

How Robby Robinson discovered steroids

The world of bodybuilding and PED use is very different today than it was in the golden era of the sport. While today steroid use and even how to obtain steroids is talked about openly on social media, in the past it was relegated to quiet corners of the country. Often discussed about in gyms.

Robby Robinson was not even aware steroids as he was rising up as an amateur bodybuilder. Coming from a low income family in the south, and in a world where bodybuilding was not very common, Robby had not heard of steroids and how it enhances physiques.

In fact, when Robby Robinson would see massive physiques in magazines, he worked extra hard to try to achieve that exact look, likely enhanced by steroids. But without the knowledge Robby simply tried to achieve it completely natural. In many ways he credits this ignorance for allowing him to achieve such a fantastic work ethic by not being able to turn to steroids sooner.

How Robby Robinson Almost Died From Steroids

Despite this, Robby Robinson did eventually enter into the world of steroid use, even if only temporarily. By the time he was training at Gold’s Gym and spending time with other pro bodybuilders. He became aware of steroid culture in the sport. When he was asked “what he was on,” Robby would have to admit that he did not take any PEDs. This often shocked his peers at the gym.

With the promise that his muscle and physique would improve to the next level, Robby Robinson eventually tried steroids when offered to him. Immediately after taking his first dose, he noticed a difference. He describes it as if he was growing just walking down the street. He instantly understood why it was such a viable option for many bodybuilders.

However this good feeling did not last long. By the time he got home that very day, he collapsed at his front door. Luckily, a friend of his was at his house. She dragged him into the house, put him into a tub with his clothes on, and turned on the shower. This woke Robby up enough to then seek help.

It turned out that Robby Robinson had an adverse reaction to the steroids due to his sickle cell anemia. He was lucky to still be alive. It as at that moment that Robby knew he wanted to stay away from steroids despite how it might impact his career.

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Official Robby Robinson’s Blueprint Synopsis

Once hailed as a trailblazing bodybuilding icon, Robby Robinson vanished from the limelight, leaving behind a legacy overshadowed by time. But now, at 77, he’s staging a jaw-dropping return to the spotlight, defying age with a physique that defies logic.

Delve into Robby’s remarkable journey from a tumultuous past to his triumphant return, as he unveils the truth behind the muscle and the man. For the first time ever, the real Robby Robinson is ready to be shown to the world as he should have been known in his prime. His greatest impact not yet behind him but instead about to unfold by reshaping the very blueprint of the fitness industry.

How To Watch

Robby Robinson’s Blueprint is produced and directed by Vlad Yudin, with Edwin Mejia Jr. and Tim Taylor serving as producers. The film’s release marks a significant addition to the Generation Iron Network’s roster of compelling bodybuilding documentaries, poised to inspire and educate audiences around the globe.

Robby Robinson’s Blueprint is now available on all major digital platforms including Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, and Vimeo On Demand. For more information about the film, including ways to watch, visit the official documentary website right here or click the banner below.

Robby Robinson's Blueprint

Derek Dufour
Derek Dufour has been managing all digital operations on the Generation Iron Network for over six years. He currently manages a team of editors, writers, and designers to provide up-to-date content across the GI Network.