Sometimes it’s important to know when to say when with steroid cycles and extreme workouts. Not everything with the bodybuilding lifestyle is peaches and cream. Despite the picture that fitness professionals and influencers try to paint, there comes a point when self-awareness is extremely important!
The gym was what built me, not just physically, but it’s what built me mentally as well. The gym has taught me almost every life lesson that I needed to know. The iron teaches us this by allowing us to dig deep within ourselves to prevail. It’s been my foundation in life, my go-to for dealing with things I need help getting through, my daily win no matter how bad shit seems to get!
In the beginning it’s nothing but win after win, but what can happen when you walk further down the path? There are times to click on the afterburners and times to pump your brakes. I tell you this because longevity is the key to truly benefit in every way bodybuilding can enhance your life!
This podcast is not intended to get you excited about getting yoked, it’s to remind you to be self-aware of things outside of the gym in a cause-and-effect state of mind.
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8 thoughts on “When to Say When with Steroid Cycles and Extreme Workouts”
I’ve listened to all of your podcasts and this one by far was my favorite. It really resonated with me on every level. I’m going thru the same shit right now. I really needed to hear this. I have two ft jobs, a family and the only thing I do for myself is weight train 3-4 times a week and I don’t know how to keep balancing it all. By attempting to balance it all at once, I’m half assing everything. Anyway, man when you got choked up, I did too. I really respect you for being real. Your the real deal. I want to hire you soon. Great job bro.
I really appreciate your listen, thank you- JD
This is my struggle. I love my family, my wife and kids understand. But sometimes it hurts that, at times, I’ve given so much of myself to something else. In addition, I have accrued injury while using the gym as a coping mechanism. It’s like a drug that can kill the pain. No free rides though.
You’re not alone -JD
Great podcast brother. My condolences to you for the loss of your friend. I can 100% relate to what you’ve said.
I’m 48 years old, married with 4 kids and 1 grandkid, and have been bodybuilding/competing for three decades.
Last year I qualified for masters nationals and have been trying to put on more mass to possibly compete this fall. I recently got done with a successful 10-week cycle and was the heaviest I’ve ever been at 250 lbs. I’ll tell you what, while I felt incredibly strong and huge, I also felt like shit almost 24/7. My sleep sucked, cardio sucked, work suffered, and I just wanted to eat and sleep. Hell, even fucking my wife was a damn chore! Haha!
I’m honestly glad that’s over. Now I’m more focused on enjoying my workouts, cruising on TRT, staying leaner/lighter/healthier, and being more active with my wife and kids.
Fucking sucks getting older.
I understand you completely brother! Thanks for being a dedicated follower, I recognize the email and name you have. Thanks -JD
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thanks for following! -JD