Hey, I’m Erny, a 23 year old natural bodybuilder from the South-West of England.
I understand what it feels like for people to ask “Are you on steroids?”, after undergoing a successful transformation myself.
So, I’ve set up AreTheyOnSteroids.com for 3 main reasons:
- To defend those who are falsely accused of taking steroids
- To help people understand how much muscle you can build naturally
- To educate people about steroids
Defending the Falsely Accused
Many people who are natural are being called liars and steroid-cheats which has put bodybuilding in a bad light.
There are 2 main reasons why people do this:
- They’re jealous
- They’re ignorant
Being jealous of a guy with big muscles is as ridiculous as a girl being jealous of someone with bigger boobs.
…Just because she’s got big boobs doesn’t mean she’s had a boob job.
Some people are just blessed genetically when it comes to building muscle.
There are others who don’t believe certain people are natural because they’re ignorant. They simply don’t understand how much muscle the human body is capable of building, and what it means to have exceptional genetics.
Understanding How Much Muscle You Can Build Naturally
It’s my goal to educate readers and help them dIscover how much muscle is naturally achievable attainable. On this site is articles on people who I believe ARE taking steroids.
By publicly saying this, I don’t judge them or view them in a negative light whatsoever. I’m just giving my opinion so readers know this person’s body might not be naturally attainable. The potential steroid-users on this site still deserve immense credit and respect for what they’ve achieved, as taking drugs does NOT guarantee you an awesome physique.
Educating People About Steroids
You’ll see that I’ve got a ‘steroids’ section on Aretheyonsteroids.com. Here I talk more about anabolic steroids and which ones do what. This isn’t to recommend or promote anabolic steroids in any way, as I would never intend to do that. They are written for informational purposes and to help monetize my blog.
You’ll see in these articles that I include banners and links that point to a merchant called Crazy Bulk. These are natural supplements or legal steroid alternatives. So effectively by adding these links, people are more likely to buy these products instead of dangerous/illegal steroids from the black market (which can only be a positive thing).
I receive 45% commission on all crazybulk products bought through this website, so I’m grateful to all of those who do put in an order with crazybulk. Do Crazybulk’s supplements work? I couldn’t tell you because I’ve never tried them. However, I did get some awesome gains off tribulus terrestris which is an ingredient in some of their products (although I also experienced quite a bit of anxiety on triibulus). However, other tribulus-users have reported different gains/side effects to what I had, so everyone is different. Generally, I’m not a supplements type of guy, because a lot of them are placebos/a waste of money. But at the same time I understand that people are willing to spend their money on something that might or might not give them bigger muscle gains.
This site hasn’t been set up to speculate or state the obvious, but to analyse an individual’s body composition in great detail. Then to finally make an unbiased, science-based verdict depending on the factual evidence presented.
It’s my aim to defend those who are unlikely to be taking steroids, where there is a lack of scientifical evidence to suggest they are juicing.
Such pros are still being labeled as ‘steroid users’ simply due to their exceptional muscularity, which is unfair.
All steroid-users have similar physical attributes that can be seen simply by looking at them.
- Flushed skin
- Blocky face/jaw
- Bloat/water retention
- Well-developed androgen sensitive muscles (such as traps).
I take all of these signs into account when making a verdict. Other things I look out for:
- An individual’s competitive history.
So if he’s competed in several strictly drug tested bodybuilding competitions including a polygraph and random testing (and has never failed), then this is a big sign that the person is natural.
- Time span of gains
If someone has been lifting for 5 years, then all of a sudden blows up, this is abnormal and would point to steroid-use.
Problems with modern-day bodybuilding:
- People see someone bigger than themselves, point their fingers and claim ‘steroids’ (without any valid reason/explanation). “Anybody who’s got 16 inch arms or over is on steroids” – which is false. I’ve got over 16 inch arms at 5 ft 7, under 10% body fat and I’m natural. Plus I’m only 23 years old and have weak genetics. I also know quite a few guys who are even bigger than me and haven’t touched a steroid in their lives.
What people don’t understand is that everybody’s genetics are wildly different. Understandably it’s difficult for some men to accept that somebody who doesn’t work as hard as them, can be more jacked.
But this is the game of bodybuilding and genetics will always dominate.
But that’s not to say somebody with weak genetics can’t build an incredibly muscular physique, because they can and it’s been done.
Bodybuilding is the greatest sport in the world because it’s all about your evolution, being the best YOU can be.
It’s NOT about getting bitter and hating on someone if they’re bigger than you. But if you do want to call someone out, this site will give you some real evidence to back up your claims.