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Old 01-12-2012, 08:32 PM   #1
David Villalobos
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Taking steroids before joining the military?

Hey I'm new to crossfit and was wondering if taking steroids would be worth it if I was going to join the military. I was told that I should try a cycle to build more mass since I weigh 130. More like a "jump start". I go to the gym and also going to start doing PT with the Army ROTC cadets. I'm thinking of just going all natural and bust my *** doing PT to build more mass.

Any and all thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:37 PM   #2
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Re: Taking steroids before joining the military?

Giving the benefit of the doubt that this is a serious inquiry...

Don't. do. it.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:05 PM   #3
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Re: Taking steroids before joining the military?

Yes I'm being serious. Just wondering what the crossfit community's thoughts on it were.
Thanks though I don't see any good reason to do it.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:42 PM   #4
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Re: Taking steroids before joining the military?

The term steroids covers many different compounds with many different purposes and side effects. That being said, the fact that you asked the question in such broad terms tells me you have no business touching any of these drugs. No offense intended.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:44 PM   #5
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Re: Taking steroids before joining the military?

No one is going to recommend you take steroids here.

Lifting heavy and eating a lot is a pretty good mass gaining method.

I thought this was a solid program (wfs): http://www.davedraper.com/fitness_pr...duct/BMMS.html
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:44 PM   #6
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Re: Taking steroids before joining the military?

P.S.... To gain mass, eat. Alot. And lift heavy things.
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:02 PM   #7
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Re: Taking steroids before joining the military?

Jason- I was going to take a pro hormone, Androgenic. Its not illegal but It's still classified as a steroid. But thanks for your input.

Boris- Thanks for the link! I'll definitely try it out
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:24 PM   #8
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Re: Taking steroids before joining the military?

I'm curious as to what branch and area of the military you are interested in. In some jobs, like sub crewman, being small is a definite advantage. Even in combat being big isn't as useful as beingstrong. Remember, being big and being strong are not synonymous. If you want to be an MP being big would be beneficial.
Maybe some time checking out the main site, and the journal, would help you come up with a reason to do crossfit and skip the ROTC PT altogether. From all the articles I've read it seems that crossfit prepares you for military fitness more than traditional PT.
I wish you well however you prepare, if you do end up serving our country... thank you.
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:12 PM   #9
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Re: Taking steroids before joining the military?

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Hey I'm new to crossfit and was wondering if taking steroids would be worth it if I was going to join the military. I was told that I should try a cycle to build more mass since I weigh 130. More like a "jump start". I go to the gym and also going to start doing PT with the Army ROTC cadets. I'm thinking of just going all natural and bust my *** doing PT to build more mass.

Any and all thoughts would be appreciated.


ABSOLUTELY NOT! STEROIDS ARE BAD! ALL GAINS FROM THEM WILL LEAVE SHORTLY AFTER YOU ARE OFF THE STUFF. AND, IT WILL SHOW UP IN THE BLOOD SCREEN AT YOUR PHYSICAL (Disqualification). DON'T DO IT!

If you want to build muscle, do Crossfit Football. In fact, at your level, just standard Crossfit, scaled to your ability, would do the trick. Just make sure you are eating enough protein and calories, and keep your diet clean. Once you get established, then consider Crossfit Football or one of the other strength variations.
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:16 PM   #10
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Re: Taking steroids before joining the military?

Steroids aren't going to magically add 50lbs to your frame. You still need a big caloric surplus to help you gain weight. The main thing steroids do is help you recover faster so you can train more often.

How much do you squat? How many pullups can you do? What do you eat in an average day? My guess is your answers to those three questions will be enough for me to tell you that steroids are about the last thing you should be thinking about at this point.

When you enlist or sign your ROTC/OCS contract you'll have to disclose whether you've ever used any illegal drugs, and request a waiver if you have. You don't want to get caught lying, and you don't want to have to go through the waiver process if you can avoid it.
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