(by Andegna.com) Rich Piana, 45, is a 310lbs body-builder, who has been reported for his ten gut-busting meals per day and who admit taking steroids since he was a teenager. He began competing at the age of 15 and is open about drug usage, even posting drug-taking schedules online.
Piana and his insanely massive physique, has been reported for being familiar for anyone who has ever picked up a body building magazine. Therefore, achieving a body like Piana’s is far from easy and takes an immense amount of determination, self-control, and discipline, it also takes steroids, according to Piana himself.
In a latest interview the body-builder has explained about his steroid usage that from the tender age of 18, he has spent the last 27 years of his life on and off the juice. Piana says he wouldn’t “change a thing” and is happy with the life steroids have brought him.
It all started for Piana when he was 11 years old and would go to the gym to watch his body-building mother train. From that point on Piana got addicted to weightlifting, and by 15 he was attempting to enter competitions, wrote independent journal.
To become the body-builder he is today, Piana would begin eating 8 to 12 meals a day, not to mention spending over USD 2,500 on human growth hormone per month, without even taking steroids into account. By the time steroids had become an integral part of his lifestyle, Piana had gone beyond the point of no return. While Piana says he does not regret his choices, he doesn’t advise his lifestyle.
Despite this fascinating physique story of Piana, here’s what doctors and scientists have to say about the reality behind steroid use, reports independent journal. On a physicality level, while steroids can give an advantage when it comes to gaining size, they can cause:
- breast development in men
- low sperm count
- painful erections
- decreased testicle size
- ingrown hair
- menstrual irregularities
- enlarged clitoris
- reduced breast size for women
- masculinized female fetus
- However the dangers do not simply end there.
Steroids are also associated with:
- liver cancer
- heart attacks
- blood clots
However, this seems a matter of choice for Piana. He says “but if you want to become a professional bodybuilder…you’re not going to have a choice. That’s the boat I was in.”
Image: Rich Piana and his wife Sara