On December 18, 2014, President Obama signed the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014 – DASCA for short. Several years in the making, DASCA cracks down on the over-the-counter “prohormone” segment of the sports nutrition supplement market.
I’ve never started a thread; I’ve never made a post and I don’t even have a screen name; but I’ve been here from the beginning (actually, way before that considering I’ve known Dave Palumbo for 40+ years and if I didn’t beat him in an arm wrestling contest this website might not even exist, but that is a story for another time). I regularly listen to Heavy Muscle Radio, I troll the boards and I’m aware of most everything that goes on (including some behind the scenes stuff).
So what do I want? Same thing you do. Same thing I always did. To have a site that entertained me and focused on a “lifestyle” I’ve always embraced.
Bodybuilding is a war. It’s a war against the competition. It’s a war against the weights. It’s a war against limitations, against sanity, and most importantly of all – it’s a war against self. Each and every day is a battle against the brutality that is complacency. War, like bodybuilding, isn’t for the weak or the faint of heart. It’s for those who have the strength to endure.
Aging bodybuilders and those in pursuit of improvements in body composition often fall victim to programs that are inappropriate for them and the expectations that are driven by a desire to keep up with their physical conquests of the past. My intention as a former competitor with more than 20 years of experience training and coaching others is to offer insight for those who are training hard despite the physiological changes that tend to come with age.
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Politics in the sport of bodybuilding is like a pissing match for republicans. It's almost like a contest for who can be more right-wing on as many given topics as possible. For many in the fitness industry, it's considered manly to be pro-gun, anti-union, pro-war, anti [universal] healthcare, pro-life, anti-choice, pro-cuts, anti [social] spending, and so on and so forth. If you're a liberal, a left-winger, or heaven forbid a democratic socialist (like yours truly), you're considered to be an immature, ill-informed, weakling. I mean take Arnold for example. Although he married a Kennedy, he's a Republican to the core, and when Democratic lawmakers in California didn't pass his party's initiatives quick enough, he publicly suggested they were acting like 'girly men.' The press had a field day - and the Democrats? They passed the budget.