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The Olympia is getting closer and closer but the out come is very apparent. Not apparent because Ronnie doesn't deserve to win but very apparent because Ronnie is leaps and bounds over any other person in the sport today, period! I'm seeing (in a bodybuilding magazine) that there may be a surprise with Jay Cutler jumping into the Olympia because he lives in Vegas. No surprise people, the contracts have been signed and sent in to the IFBB office. The deadline is up and there will be no athletes jumping at this point! With all that being said lets answer some questions.
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What are the secrets of preventing hair loss or unwanted hair growth and stretch marks?
I know many pro bodybuilders who use Proscar to help prevent the loss of hair. From what I understand it brings down the levels of DHT in your system. DHT is directly involved with mail pattern baldness. Proscar probably won't prevent the loss of hair but it sure will slow it down. Unwanted hair growth, I don't know what to tell you. You better just get yourself a good supply of razors and shaving cream because I don't think there is a way to stop the growth of hair. You could always get the hair removed with laser treatments but that isn't permanent either. As far as stretch marks are concerned, I myself have been very lucky. The only advice I could give is to use plenty of lotion after showering and also take in an ample supply of vitamin E.
Many people think that the distended bellies some of the pros have are due to using too much growth hormone and or steroids. What do you think?
I do not believe that to be true at all. It has been my personal experience that the distended bellies that some of these bodybuilders have is due to simply over-eating. I know some pros that use over 12 IU of growth daily and their physiques are tight and detailed with absolutely no distention to mention. All the guys I know where their bellies stick out is because they eat like pigs! Watch how some of these athletes eat in the off season. It's ridiculous how many calories they take in and as a result they look terrible with the belly sticking out like a beer-drinking slob. This brings me to another issue. These guys are suppose to be pros. To me that means looking like a pro even when you're not going to compete. I know dozens of promoters who are very unhappy with some of the choices they made when it came to hiring a guest poser to perform at their show. Pro bodybuilders should not show up to perform looking like a pregnant elephant seal which is all due to over eating.
Do you think Ronnie Coleman is going to win the Mr. Olympia title again this year?
Absolutely, without a shadow of a doubt! No one has ever been close to Ronnie. Not Flex, not Cutler, not anyone. Ronnie Coleman is in a league all by himself, period.
Are Paco's breasts a side effect of using steroids?
Paco's breasts as you call them are a result of using far too much testosterone. Over use of test will cause the body to convert the excess into estrogen resulting in gynomastia. Gyno is the lump of tissue that grows under the nipple, which resembles breasts. Athletes are supposed to be disqualified from making the top five in any pro show if the gyno is as bad as Paco's is. He took third in the Night of Champions which was mind boggling due to the fact that he indeed looked like he had tits on stage. But, two weeks later in Toronto he did not make the top five as a result of the Gyno and many other defects in his physique. Some times the judges over look the obvious on some but punish others for the same thing. This will always be a mystery to me.
Let me start by telling you that is way cool what you are doing, shedding some light on things. Being honest is something that I appreciate very much, especially in bodybuilding. My question is slightly personal but here it goes. I have a history of gyno (puberty related) and I now want to use Winstrol because it does not aromatize. Could you tell me in addition what I could do to prevent breast tissue growth? From Holland.
If you're serious about training then the best advice I can give you is to go and have surgery. It is a very simple surgery that many, many pro athletes have gotten done. Most doctors do the procedure under a local anesthesia, which cuts the costs considerably. What they do is to remove the tissue directly involved with the gyno growth. No tissue, no chance of gyno ever happening. The procedure ranges in price form $2000-$4000 depending on what doctor you go to. Since your gyno is a result of puberty, health insurance will usually cover it. If you're interested in having the procedure done then e-mail me and I will give you a number of doctors to choose from.
What the hell happened to Greg Kovacs? I used to see him all the time in every Musclemag in the Muscletech ads. It seems like he fell off the face of the earth?
Greg Kovacs was a direct result of good marketing. He never was a good bodybuilder. He was signed with a company (Muscletech) that just didn't see the fact that he was big and that's it, just big. No shape, no separation and had absolutely no chance of placing in any pro show. It was just a matter of time before Muscletech saw the light and let him go, which is exactly what they did. The last time he was on stage was the Night of Champions, I think it was 2001. His stomach stuck out like he swallowed a watermelon and his stage presence was terrible. Kovacs didn't even come back to perform at the night show. The whole Kovacs thing was a joke to start with.
Is it true that Jay Cutler will not compete in this year's Mr. Olympia? If so, why?
Yes it is absolutely true that Cutler will NOT compete in the Olympia. As a matter of fact, even if he decided to now, he cannot because all the contracts had to be signed and turned in weeks ago. So there will be NO surprises at the Olympia with Jay walking on stage. I know that the other athletes that have committed to competing would raise hell if they let jay in the show now. Fair is fair and all the others already signed and turned their contracts in. Why isn't doing the show? God and Jay only know but I think he's an absolute idiot. The man took second last year (disqualified by failing the drug test but lied, got an attorney and got his placing back) and has a good chance of placing top five this year. Gee let's see. Second place pays $75,000 and third I think pays $50,000 but Jay doesn't want to compete. Make sense to you? Not me. Personally I think he's a man that believes he should have won last year (no f&*^%$# way) and wants to try and make a statement by not competing this year. The only statement he is making is that he's an idiot that thinks he's better than the rest. Just for the record, there is no damn way he should have beaten Chris Cormier in the Arnold Classic last year.
Why did Shawn Ray get fired from Physical Television?
Physical TV had to find out what kind of person Shawn Ray is, and they did. The guy had the nerve to call Physical Television (responsible for filming Mr. Olympia and Arnold Classic) and tell the main man that the Olympia qualified athletes are going to boycott the show if they do not receive a piece of the pay per view proceeds. There is absolutely no truth to this. None of the athletes ever said they would not compete. Plain and simple, Shawn lied to get capital gains and become the IFBB athletes representative. Physical TV did not appreciate Ray's under handed move and fired him. Anyone who knows Shawn Ray knows that he is sneaky and would do or say anything to make a buck, or not spend a buck. The sooner he is gone from the sport the sooner we won't have to listen to his bullshit about the judging!
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