Whatís going on RX-Readers? This month Iím going to give some material you all have asked for. The Real Deal always pays attention to what the fans and readers want so Iím here to deliver. Here we go!
A lot of you guys wanted my craziest Titus stories. I got a lot. So Iíll warm up with a light one today, and save the absolute craziest I have for next time! You all are going to love it! Before I start Iíll give you the back story on Craig and me. Both of us trained together for quite awhile and we were good friends. We came from similar backgrounds but we were still a lot different. I had a lot of respect for Craig and he was an animal in the gym. But bad business will land you in bad places as we see with where Craig finds himself now (in jail for 18+ years).
One day I was in Goldís Gym Venice with Craig, Flex Wheeler, Rico McClinton, Paul Dillet, and Melvin Anthony. We were all there late at night and hanging on a treadmill. We were talking back and forth about competing and whatnot. At the time, Arnie List was a top national competitor. He was real good; always placing top 5 at National-level shows. Craig and Arnie had been business partners and eventually it went sour. They had some dealings with each other and Craig, most likely, stole money from Arnie. Because of it, there was lots of bad blood after all was said and done. Arnie asked Craig when he was going to pay him back and Craig just blurted out, ďContact my lawyerĒ! They both were exchanging nasty words across the gym. Eventually, stuff started to getting heated and we distanced ourselves and just watched. Craig, eventually, calmed down said, ďIíll pay you, Iíll pay youĒ and Arnie screamed, ďguy, you wonít pay me; thatís a pipe dream. Just like that pipe dream of you being Mr. Olympia! It isnít going to happen!Ē (Lesson Learned: You can make fun of a manís pocketbook, but not his bodybuilding aspirations). So Craig hauled off and hit him in the face as hard as he could (opening up his cheek bone). Next thing you know, Craig hip-tossed Arnie and it got real ugly. Arnieís girlfriend got up in Craigís face and people started calling the police. Flex, Rico, Paul, and me got the hell out of there and cut stuff short. We didnít want to talk to the police about anything! This kind of stuff never happened in Goldís. We were all a big family and respected each other. But, Craig always had a hot head and would mouth off at any time. Itís really not a good quality to have. Look where it landed the guy. So just remember to always think about your actions and who youíre mouthing off to!
Since this is bodybuilding and drugs are always a hot-bed topic, I figured youíd like to hear the Real Deal with regard to steroids, GH, and other performance enhancing drugs. All the stories and images that people have of drug use today are half-bullshit; half-truth. The internet is to blame for all the misinformation out there and it has to stop. But Iím going to tell you how things were back in my day and reveal a typical stack of one of my fellow competitors.
Back when I was going at it toe-to-toe with the best, the biggest thing was Humatrope by Lilly. It was the greatest GH on the market. Testosterone preparations like suspension, propionate, enanthate, cypionate and sustanon were all available, as well. At the time, sustanon was the most popular. Most guys loved the stuff. We also had this stuff from France called Thiomucase and it came in an injectable and a cream. It literally just melted fat off. Clenbuterol and cytomel were used a lot, as well. We had the same exotics that are around today. Tren, winny, primo and equipoise were all used in the offseason but we always thought about longevity and most dosed the stuff in reasonable amounts. In fact, sometimes guys would prepare for shows without even using ďgrowthĒ. Those are really the only differences. In my day, we had a few more fat loss products and a wider array of diuretics at our disposal. Diuretic use was heavy back then. And, for the most part, we used whatís being used now; minus a lot of the crazy peptides and dosages. Basically, the thought of tomorrow still crossed most competitorsí minds. With a lot of the drug practices of today I donít think many think about what comes after bodybuilding.
Iíve heard so many lies and such online. Iíve heard everything from guys using 20 IUís of growth a day to guys taking 100 dbol. Iíve heard shit like pros spending $15,000-20,000 on gear just getting ready for one show. A lot of it makes me laugh. Pros do NOT spend that much getting ready for shows or at least donít need to. I didnít need to. Sometimes, guys do get crazy on things though... The lesson here; donít believe everything you hear or read online.
This is a stack from one of my old competitors.
Humatrope @ 4-6 IUís every other day
Sustanon @ 1,000-1,500 mg. per week
Masteron @ 100 mg. Every other day.
Winstrol @ 100 mg. Every other day. Introduced a few weeks before the show.
Clenbuterol @ 25 mcg every day
Cytomel @ 50 mcg every day.
This is a bit on the lighter side but still very typical. Again we all used exotics like Tren, EQ, Thiomucase and several diuretics. Each prep varied as we experimented with different combinations and dosages.
Iíve noticed a lot of you wondered what made everything so much different from then tillí today. . .and whatís responsible for the athletes looking the way they do. The insulin, the peptides and research chemicals; I believe itís whatís causing the weird look on competitors-- this blown up look! I mean, a guy will have striated glutes top to bottom and then his quads will be watered down. Everything just looks odd. The stuff these guys are taking and the dosages that are being used is just making their tissues look swollen.
Next time, as promised, I will deliver all the usual stuff but Iím going to give you my craziest Titus story to date. Iíll give you a hint; it has to do with a little party we had pre-contest in the early 2000ís. Iíll be giving all the good details too so make sure and donít miss this one; you wonít want to!
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