Only the other day we told you about the giant bodybuilder, Rich Piana, who lost it at a fans’ meet and greet and slapped around a disabled kid for some beef they’d had on social media. It was a pretty crazy story and it got us to thinking about the man. Who was he? What was he like? So we did some digging.
Turns out the guy’s a pretty big deal on the circuit and has a huge social media following. Especially on Instagram. The most interesting thing about him, though? He’s really open about his use of steroids. And that’s rare in the game.
Turns out he’s been using them for 27 years. He first hit the gym aged 11, entered his first bodybuilding competition aged 15 and hit the ‘roids at just 18. Just look at him…
He doesn’t promote the use of steroids, but he does admit to taking them:
“If you have the choice to do steroids or stay natural, stay natural”, he says. “There’s no reason to do steroids, you’re only hurting your body and hurting yourself.”
Though if you want to make it as a professional bodybuilder, you’re ‘probably going to have to f*cking do them‘. That’s also what he says.
Piana continued: “I was competing on stage and I was getting to the point where I was getting blown off stage if I wasn’t going to do steroids, so I took that step. I’m completely happy with the choice that I made to start taking steroids at an early age of 18.”
Hey, at least he’s honest about it, right?!
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“Coming out, talking about steroids, just being straight up with people. I think people trust me.”
Probably best to lay off the ‘roids for a bit though, huh? Rich – you look like you’re about to explode.