Are Fitness Models Using Anabolic Steroids

The general public and most fitness enthusiasts prefer the look of the famous fitness models such as Simeon Panda over what modern IFBB professional bodybuilders bring to the stage. The main reasons for that are:

1.The Classic Look Is More Appealing

The so-called classic bodybuilding physique consists of a wide back, narrow waist and very well developed side deltoids. The goal is to make the V-Taper as big as possible. The combination of a small mid-section and wide back creates the illusion of grandeur and the bodybuilder/fitness model looks even bigger than he actually is. In the past and mainly during the Golden Era of Bodybuilding this was the ideal look which many desperately wanted to have. However, after the IFBB professionals added insulin and large amounts of growth hormone to their mix of anabolic substances, the stomachs of the competitors went out of proportion and many of the modern bodybuilders have distended mid-sections and ugly guts. This was done as a sacrifice in the quest for even bigger muscles. Many fans believe that the current standards supported by the bodybuilding judges are not aesthetically pleasing compared to the past. For that reason more and more lifters are trying to create a physique similar to what contemporary fitness models present – very low body fat, narrow waist, wide shoulders and modestly developed thighs.


The so-called fitness physique competitions follow the same trend and were created as a way to satisfy the growing demand for a more attainable yet still powerful to the eye of the general public physique. The male physique competitors usually wear shorts covering their upper legs, and therefore promoting the idea of an over-developed upper body, bigger V-Taper and modest quadriceps and hamstring musculature.

Image via: bodybuilding.com Tory Woodward

Image via: bodybuilding.com
Tory Woodward

1.The Classic Look Is More Appealing

The so-called classic bodybuilding physique consists of a wide back, narrow waist and very well developed side deltoids. The goal is to make the V-Taper as big as possible. The combination of a small mid-section and wide back creates the illusion of grandeur and the bodybuilder/fitness model looks even bigger than he actually is. In the past and mainly during the Golden Era of Bodybuilding this was the ideal look which many desperately wanted to have. However, after the IFBB professionals added insulin and large amounts of growth hormone to their mix of anabolic substances, the stomachs of the competitors went out of proportion and many of the modern bodybuilders have distended mid-sections and ugly guts. This was done as a sacrifice in the quest for even bigger muscles. Many fans believe that the current standards supported by the bodybuilding judges are not aesthetically pleasing compared to the past. For that reason more and more lifters are trying to create a physique similar to what contemporary fitness models present – very low bodyfat, narrow waist, wide shoulders and modestly developed thighs.

The so-called fitness physique competitions follow the same trend and were created as a way to satisfy the growing demand for a more attainable yet still powerful to the eye of the general public physique. The male physique competitors usually wear shorts covering their upper legs, and therefore promoting the idea of an over-developed upper body, bigger V-Taper and modest quadriceps and hamstring musculature.

2.The Myth That Fitness Models Don’t Use Steroids

Another reason why fitness enthusiasts and recreational natural bodybuilders are more interested in fitness and physique competitions is the misunderstanding that models don’t use anabolic steroids and other muscle enhancing drugs during their preparations phases. This is not true and the most obvious proof is that the fitness models and the supposedly natural bodybuilders are starting to be as big as the IFBB professional bodybuilders from the Golden Era and beyond.

For some reason the general public believes that all people who use steroids look like Ronnie Coleman or Dorian Yates. This is, of course, a very superficial understanding and is like saying that unless you have the money of Bill Gates you are not financially rich. IFBB pros use grams of gear, while fitness models use much less, but they still use a lot of anabolic steroids. Many believe that the only difference between an IFBB professional and a modern fitness competitor is that the latter does not use insulin. In other words, all other drugs including growth hormone and anabolic steroids are a stable part of fitness.

Virtually all famous fitness models such as: Gregg Plitt, Simeon Panda, Lazar Angelov, Jeff Seid, Matt Ogus, Rob Riches, Ben Noy and many more to count are not natural bodybuilders in the true sense of the term. However, for the reasons outlined in THIS article they will not reveal their dirty secret to anyone.

3.The Belief That Fitness Models Have Extremely Active Sexual Lives

The number one reason why people start lifting weights is, without a doubt, to impress the opposite sex and become more sexually attractive and desirable. This may not be the sole priority but is one of the main whether fitness enthusiasts admit it or not. Secretly, when they examine their physique in the bathroom mirror, it’s all they think about – “am I fuckable?”. However, what many don’t know is that the anabolic steroids used by fitness models may negatively affect the natural production of testosterone, and with that the sexual desire and performance of the individual may be damaged as well, unless some sort of substances are used to reduce those side effects. In brief, some fitness models may not be able to get it up unless they are on drugs.

Truth be told, sometimes having such “godly physique” may hurt your chances of finding a quality partner. There are many reasons why people sometimes avoid having meaningful relationship with fitness models with perfect bodies. The main ones are:

3.1.Fear from “perfection”

To some the fitness models look like Gods, who are just too perfect, and unless you are part of their league, it’s safer to stay away instead of getting yourself hurt. Many people with low self-esteem and poor consciousness cannot get over the fact that all men are human and due to different prejudice they don’t appreciate their natural given talent and consider themselves unworthy compared to the symbols society uses to present perfection in the modern world.

3.2.Higher maintenance expenses

Fitness models and bodybuilders are like expensive cars. The finances needed to live like a fitness models are not to be taken lightly. Many models spend a thousand dollars or even more for their monthly supply of food and anabolic steroids. Regular persons just can’t afford to drive Ferraris.

3.3.Low level of intelligence among gym rats

The majority of the fitness models out there is formed by superficial and unconscious individuals who don’t put a lot of emphasis on higher learning and spirituality. They prefer to “live for the moment” and the main priorities are usually currency money, sexual adventures and mainstream entertainment. For that reason, it’s harder to be in a non-superficial relationship with a fitness model or a bodybuilder.

4.CrossFit, Mainstream Fitness Motivation and Social Media

Fitness models have become particularly famous thanks to the CrossFit propaganda and social media. There are thousands of motivational posts presenting the physiques of famous models and natural bodybuilders as the ultimate goal of life. This behavior has created a strong movement among the youth which has put six-pack abs on pedestal.

The propaganda is, of course, sponsored by supplement companies who have realized the power of marketing a long time ago. They use the images of fitness models on steroids and growth hormone to promote their product lines. Whether this is moral or not is up to you to decide.

{you decide}

6 comments

  1. Mason Adkins

    Honestly whoever wrote this article doesn’t even fucking lift. Bullshit that the main reason they do it is to seem “desirable” to the opposite sex. This is their fucking life and it’s all they know. They make their living off of this for god sakes. Also I’d like to point out the fact that you said there was a lack of intelligence, but I’m pretty sure that these athletes do what 99% of the population cannot. Of course most use performance enhancing drugs; however, do not be naïve to the fact that some do not use drugs. Either way it takes hard work. They don’t just stick a needle in their ass and then all of the sudden they look the way they do. That’s all I have to say.

    1. David

      Sorry to disappoint, but a 1996 study found that a group of test students on performance enhancing drugs for 10 weeks and ‘did not train’ gained more muscle mass and lost more body fat than the group who consumed a placebo and trained for 10 weeks.
      Take from this what you will 🙂

  2. jay

    i believe you’re misinterpreting the end of the article. those were all points of what others looking to date Fitness people may see, not the writers opinion of what they are. i think as a fitness person many of these points are valid and i see them myself.

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