Friday, November 20, 2009

GANGSTER SUPPLEMENTS -



"NOT HAVING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT DIETARY SUPPLEMENTATION COULD COST YOU THE GOLD." 
- ROBBY ROBINSON, FIRST MR OLYMPIA 1994 MASTERS


ROBBY ROBINSON - MR OLYMPIA 1994 MASTERS
ROBBY ROBINSON - MR OLYMPIA 1994 MASTERS

ARTICLE FOR THE INAUGURAL ISSUE OF THE ONLINE VERSION OF MUSCLE SPORT MAGAZINE LAUNCHED THIS MONTH

NOT HAVING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT DIETARY SUPPLEMENTATION COULD COST YOU THE GOLD
BY ROBBY ROBINSON, FIRST MR OLYMPIA 1994 MASTERS


With so much confusion and misinformation on the subject of DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS, I wasn't surprised when a young athlete told me that he wasn't taking any because he was nervous the products could be tainted with STEROIDS or contain a STIMULANT or DIURETIC  banned by his federation? 


Articles like the one in Sports Illustrated’s May issue on the supplement industry that reported, “...the screening company Informed-Choice found that 25% of 58 supplement samples it tested contained steroids and stimulants banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)...” don't help the confusion.


Let's be clear, WHAT ARE THE SUPPLEMENTS BEING TESTED

The article talks about disreputable companies, but not listing the supplements tested puts all supplements on a ban list, questioning even their VITAMIN-C. I would imagine they probably tested the ones they suspected - those I call GANGSTER SUPPLEMENTS.” You know, the ones with the ingredients that are impossible to say that promise testosterone boosting or weight loss, the ones that should be on the GOVERNMENT BANNED LIST.



But since they’re sold in reputable stores: Wal-mart, Rite Aid and GNC’s 5,400 stores - they must be okay? WRONG! 



ANY "GET BIG" OR "GET RIPPED QUICKLY" 
CAMPAIGNS INCLUDE SUPPLEMENTS TO AVOID

These companies are making millions a year and paying taxes to our government. With the WAR in Iraq and Afghanistan, they need every penny.

And as BILL PHILLIPS, supplement expert, stated in his book on sports supplements, Bodybuilders and athletes will take ANYTHING to get their body off. And thus an INDUSTRY is created on the WEAKNESS OF THE MIND

In reality, 
STEROIDS & GANGSTER SUPPLEMENTS SHOULD BE THE LAST THING AN ATHLETE SHOULD PUT IN HIS OR HER BODY 

Steroids SHUT DOWN your own production of the hormone testosterone, leaving you worse off when you stop their use, and gangster supplements mess with the smooth operation of your body's systems. So they both actually WEAKEN the body, making it IMPOSSIBLE to build a great athletic physique. 

DIETARY SUPPLEMENTATION
INCLUDES VITAMINES, MINERALS AND AMINO ACIDS - 
THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF OUR DNA

The big point everyone is missing is that there is a SPECIFIC NATURAL FORMULA  behind achieving a great athletic body. It's a THREE PRONG PLAN that involves weight TRAINING, NUTRITION and certain dietary SUPPLEMENTATION. When the plan is followed, the individual puts his body in a NATURAL ANABOLIC STATE where the body runs in a muscle-building, fat-burning testosterone driven mode. Which is the OPTIMAL CONDITIONING an athlete should strive for. The curriculum we're talking about here is NATURAL BODYBUILDING

Unfortunately, because PROFESSIONAL BODYBUILDING has such a bad steroid image, 
THE TRUE ART OF BODYBUILDING HAS BEEN LOST AS THE CONDITIONING TOOL FOR EVERY ATHLETE ON EVERY PLAYING FIELD.

It is an ATHLETE'S responsibility to take care of his tool, by learning everything he can about how the body works and what it requires for optimal performance. Athletes should know how to cook and organize a MEAL PLAN. But they can be lazy or are under the belief that natural talent will carry them and may disregard the importance of nutrition, dietary supplementation and weight training. High school and college COACHES should warn their athletes about these gangster supplements. Every professional team TRAINER should give their athletes a PLAN.


Alex Rodriguez A-Rod - one of the best baseball players of all time - in 2007 Rodriguez admitted to using two anabolic steroids,testosterone and Primobolan, during his 2003 season playing for the Texas Rangers, saying he used them  due to "an enormous amount of pressure" to perform

Even with all the resources available, pro athletes like MANNY, making $ 27 million and ALEX A-rod, $ 32 million a year obviously haven't got a clue. If they did there wouldn't be a BARRY BONDS in denial, MARK MCGUIRE taking the fifth or SAMMY SOSA spitting on the floor at the congressional hearings in 2005. 


SAMMY SOSA AND MARK MCGWIRE - In 1998, Sosa and Mark McGwire achieved national fame for their home run-hitting prowess in pursuit of Roger Maris' home run record. On June 16, 2009 the New York Times reported Sosa was on a list of players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003. In 1998 McGwire admitted to taking androstenedione. In 2005, McGwire and Canseco were among 11 baseball players and executives subpoenaed to testify at a congressional hearing on steroids. On January 11, 2010, McGwire admitted to using steroids on and off for a decade and said, "I wish I had never touched steroids. It was foolish and it was a mistake. I truly apologize. Looking back, I wish I had never played during the steroid era."

No disrespect, but athletes making that kind money should have the best plans, and not have to take the cop out route. Manny should not have a low test level at the beginning of this season. He is a cold blooded baseball he-man and gifted athlete, who with the RIGHT PLAN would have more drive than he would know what to do with. 


Manny Ramirez and Barry Bonds receiving Hank Aaron Awards 2004. Bonds is considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all-time. He was the central figure in baseball's steroids scandal. In 2007, he was indicted on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice for allegedly lying to the grand jury during the government's investigation of BALCO, by testifying that he never knowingly took any illegal steroids, and was convicted on April 13, 2011 on the obstruction of justice charge. 

Now that we learn that Manny tested positive for steroids back in ’03, ’04 and ’07 with the BOSTON RED SOX, we have the big picture of how athletes coming off steroids will experience poor performance and injury as a result of a HUGE DROP in their natural production of testosterone. It seems quite obvious that for the sake of sensationalism and keeping stadiums packed, a gag order is protecting the players on the drug list.


Manuel Arístides "Manny" Ramírez Onelcida - professional baseball outfielder and designated hitter. He was allegedly among a group of 104 major league players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs during 2003. In 2009 he was suspended 50 games for violating baseball's drug policy by taking human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG).In the spring of 2011, Ramirez was informed by MLB of another violation to its drug policy. He chose to retire on April 8 rather than face a 100-game suspension.


When RAMIREZ had compared himself to a mountain only movable by divine force, it was the TESTOSTERONE talking. But the feeling he had can be attained through NATURAL MEANS. It all boils down to ORGANIZED NUTRTITION, STRENGTH TRAINING AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTATION, which is the form of stimulation that develops strength and empowerment across the board for a long career and lifetime.

Without sounding too egotistical, I consider myself one of the greatest athletes of our time. I feel I’ve earned this title through a lifetime of hard, continually focused dedication to the art of building the HIGHEST CALIBER ATHLETIC MACHINE POSSIBLE - NATURALLY

During my highly successful high school football and track careers, I was weight training and eating farm raised beef, chicken and fish, and eating vegetables from my mom's garden. I competed in NATURAL BODYBUILDING for 15 years, so my FOUNDATION was solid BEFORE entering the professional ranks. I already had 20” arms and an extremely, naturally muscular physique.


ROBBY ROBINSON AND ALBERT BECKLES - MR UNIVERSE 1975 - FRONT DOUBLE BICEPS

Through my 35 years of professional bodybuilding, steroids were UNFORTUNATELY an expected part of the protocol. I was FIRST introduced to them in 1975 when I was invited into the professional arena by the “trainer of champions” who presided over these ranks. He sent me to one of his doctors to be given a shot of Deca-durabolin, 200 mg every two weeks 90 days out from competitions. After about five years of this practice, the doctors vanished and we were expected to continue the use of steroids on our own, with the expectations of greater size each year. I am grateful that taking good care of myself with OPTIMAL NUTRITION AND SUPPLEMENTS paid off and left me with no health issues.

MY MASTERY OF BODYBUILDING 
IS NATURAL AND HEALTH BASED

With both experiences, I have insight and knowledge of both approaches. In the last 12 years, I have returned to the COMPLETELY NATURAL APPROACH and have been able to build my strength, conditioning and health to a level that I had never achieved before, and at 63 years of age.


ROBBY ROBINSON NOW

My goal is to reach out to amateur and professional athletes, making them aware there is an OPTIMAL APPROACH to strengthening and conditioning the body, and that you CAN'T get there using the gangster approach. IT'S NOT GOING TO WORK! 

There is only one way and it takes hard work, focus and the inner strength to say NO! when others try to pull you off track. There is no substituting or cutting corners when it comes to DISCIPLINE. This is what makes the GREATEST athlete. The time is now for the athlete to represent the highest attainment of human physical ability, and become true role models for young athletes and admiring fans. I think this athlete is sensationalism to the extreme.

ROBBY ROBINSON - FIRST MR. OLYMPIA 1994 MASTERS
ROBBY ROBINSON - FIRST MR. OLYMPIA 1994 MASTERS;
AUTOR OF "THE BLACK PRINCE; MY LIFE IN BODYBUILDING: 
MUSCLE VS HUSTLE" - ▶ www.robbyrobinson.net/books.php

On my site www.robbyrobinson.net , I’ve outlined the EXACT group of seven supplements I use regularly. You'll read who I consider highly reputable companies and the list of the basic supplements needed to achieve the natural anabolic state. I call my group The RR Natural Anabolic 7 Pack. With this group, I include an EATING AND SUPPLEMENT SCHEDULE plus an overview of my TRAINING APPROACH

Both athletes and bodybuilding clients who were dragging and couldn’t get their bodies in peak condition noticed a difference in their energy, power and muscle firmness within the FIRST month of using the 7-pack. 

THE ONLY LIMIT
TO WHAT YOU CAN HAVE AND ACHIEVE IN YOUR LIFE
IS THE SIZE OF YOUR IMAGINATION 
AND YOUR COMMITMENT TO MAKING IT A REALITY

Check out my blog with the pictures of me this past May in Leeds, England posing with Mr. Natural World IAN DUCKETT at the Yorkshire Natural Bodybuilding Championship, hosted by the NPA (Natural Physique Association).

E-mail Robby for individual training, nutrition and supplementation plans, single training sessions amd consultations - ▶ info@robbyrobinson.net

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6 comments:

Synaura said...
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Anonymous said...

Well said Robby. Well said. Your honesty and insight are much needed -and appreciated.

Thanks for being who you are and for doing what you do!

Anonymous said...

Robby,
I am glad you wrote this segment. So many drugs now are fake or counterfeit. Athletes will do anything to win. Athletes like Manny and A-rod should be able to at least pay for good advice. I can honestly say that Steroids did work, however, in later life I am suffering from low Testosterone levels, and high LDL levels. I wrote two books on Steroids thinking education beats condemnation, however athletes saw this as a recommendation. With your aid, proper supplementation I have corrected many problems. You are a living example of proper supplementation.
Dr. Stan

FJ said...

RR,

Thanks for the wise words...RR.

I'm printing your article out and showing it to my kids.

When my 16 yr old son asked me to take him to the local supplement peddler because he didn't believe me when I told him that at 16, he only needed a good protein powder and to eat chicken,steak,eggs, milk and get his rest. His friends were taking "Tren" and other supplements and getting some good results.(which may I add, they had some side effects and as soon as they stopped the cycles they shrunk back down...)

To my surprise, when I took him to the supplement shop. I presented what we were there for to the large muscle dude behind the counter. To my surprise, he looked at my 16 yr old and said, "Your dad's right, you don't need any of this stuff, just take a good protein, train hard, get your rest and you'll grow like a weed."

Now he could have stood behind the counter and tried to sell us multiple supplements to make money but he didn't.

B. Grow said...

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Unknown said...

Thank you for this post, Robby. I've tried "Magic Bullet" supplements and never gotten the results I desired. They usually seem to lead to fatigue or a reliance on the product.
I'm in the middle of a rehab phase from an accident right now and this article has sparked a new desire to do it the right way.
Thank you!
Roland