Gregg Valentino is one of the most controversial, yet popular bodybuilding icons, and is considered by some as the biggest bodybuilder ever. He holds the record for the biggest biceps in the world at 28". He started bodybuilding at the age of 13 and after over 23 years of training naturally, Gregg decided to experiment with steroids (and some say he's injecting Synthol). During this time, his arms grew from an impressive 100% natural 21" to an inhuman 28". After years of steroids injections, his body finally fought back—his bicep "exploded.” He eventually went to jail for steroid possession and is now rebuilding his life.
All IFFB pro are on steroids. I don’t know anybody who thinks you can get as big as Cutler, Coleman, Heath or even the guy placing lasts at the Mr Olympia without the use of steroids. What is the point of this article? And Reeves is from another era where conditioning wasn’t as important. You can get much better results naturally in terms of conditioning than he did. Most natural bodybuilders for instance at the WNBF are more ripped than even Arnold was. But of course when it comes down to size it’s a different issue.
Consider talking to your boyfriend about the more immediate side effects and consequences of steroids use. He may have even noticed a few of these things happening to him already. If he can relate a current or recent problem to steroids, he might take heed of your advice. If the discussion about the more immediate side effects of steroids doesn't work, you can try personalizing the issue. He might listen if you speak from the heart and not from a medical encyclopedia. You could say something like "I care for you so much and I want you to be around and healthy for a long time. When you use steroids, I get really scared about your lack of concern for your future health, for your own sake, and for the sake of our relationship. I want you to stop using steroids because I love you."