Dorian Yates – Effects of Steroids & Health | London Real


LONDON REAL sponsored by BULLET PROOF Coffee I’m very interested in both
the positive and negative effects like when you are
in a hard competition training, and you’re doing cycles
of Deca or Dianabol, whatever was it
you were using. I know you were one of the . . .
It’s my understanding whatever it’s true, I’d like you would answer, you were one
of the first bodybuilders to experiment
with growth hormone, and . . . I don’t think so, I used
growth hormone in the early 90s and it had been used
before that, so . . . -Ok, ok I don’t really think so.
Growth hormone is another thing. Growth hormone can increase muscle mass
and minimize body fat, but it’s not, just because of the name
“growth” hormone, it sounds like it’s . . . you know, but combined with steroids, I think
it took everything to a different level -Ok
-Schwarzenegger was one of those guys in the 70s that was just using steroids. When the growth hormone came,
I think, it allowed people to get, you know, to help them
to get to a higher level perhaps it had an influence,
but not huge, you know. Ok, so, I’m quite interested to know
like you are in your competition phase you’re putting stuff
in your body, and . . . I mean, personally, I don’t make
any judgments on that, I think you did what you had to do
to peak in your sport, I just would like to know what kind of things
you experienced, obviously you became bigger and stronger, and you healed more quickly,
but were there any negatives? Did you ever get
bad mood swings, or what? You know, I guess in every drug
there is negatives, but I can only speak from personal experience, for me, I took steroids on and off,
you know, on and off? From when I was competing amateur competitions,
you know, British championship level, up into professional level,
from ‘85 to ‘97, when I retired, so that is 12 years
of very consistent use, and of course, athletes don’t use, either recommended,
dose of steroids, they use way more than
their recommended dose, and . . . but I can say
in all that period of time I did probably get some side effects
like water retention, some acne yes, your aggression levels
definitely are higher, but it depends on what you do
with that aggression, I took that, I utilize it, for my training in the gym,
you’re more positive, you’re more aggressive, that is greating for traingin, but if you are out somewhere
and you have pints and you’re in a a club or something,
it’s probably not . . . a good thing . . . you know? I’ve seen people at work in that environment
working the doors, and things like that they get themselves into trouble,
you know, because of this, but it varies again
from one person to another we all know that alcohol
can make people, you know, lower their inhibitions and make them
more aggressive, and one guy can have a few pints
and turn into a total aggressive asshole, and somebody else
can be totally chilled, you know, so it depends on the individual. Because the mainstream media
would have us believe that you know, you said you cycled steroids
for 12 years, I mean, you should have like a horn
growing out of your forehead now, but you look like
a relatively healthy guy, -you look better than a . . .
– No, what I got say of any pharmaceutical drugs
that you could take for 12 years way over the dosage
that it is recommended, that’s got to be a very mild drug,
I mean, this is a hormone, you know? I’ve got a friend who is now
looking at a kidney transplant, and because he destroyed both of his kidneys. -Through steroids?
-And I asked him . . . No, it wasn’t from steroids.
I don’t know anybody that’s had . . . you know, you have to really, really,
super abuse it and take the pist before you would get anything . . .
severe side effects. This guy is talking about having
a kidney transplant. He’s losing his kidneys
because he took Nurofen, and Nurofen is
an over-counter drug. If you get a bottle of aspirin
from the pharmacy now and drink that, and take the whole bottle of aspirin,
it’ll burn thru your stomach lining and you will die. You know? Nurofen just destroyed
the guy’s kidneys, and these are things you can get
over the counter, you know, so, that kind of puts it
in perspective a little bit, I think. So in a hypothetical scenario,
you mentioned you have a son, he came to you and said,
“Dad,” like, “ I’m thinking of doing a cycle.” I mean, would you be cool with that? -He’s 20 years old so it’s sort of happened.
-Ok. Yeah, absolutely, I mean,
if he, if he decides . . . I tell people,
“Look, if you’re thinking about it, look at all the facts, get as much information
as you can, factual information, I mean, when I started doing it
in the middle 80’s, there were a couple of underground books
around there, I photocopied, underground steroid book from Daniel Duchaine
that was probably the only thing out, and there was another book “Anabolic Steroids in Sports” by Dr. James Wright, who, and both of these guys
I actually met as well. That was about it!
I mean, there was no incident. -No, you know? There’s . . .
-Yeah this is just gym rumors and stuff. And actually back in ages, we were very cautious
because if we did think . . . shit . . . this stuff, you know,
I heard it can damage your liver, and all these things,
and . . . I was very lucky that I had a doctor
that supervised all my blood tests and everything
throughout the years, and he . . . there was nothing,
there wasn’t anything in those blood tests for . . . results
for him to show any concerns, say,
“Hey, you gotta give it a break” or “You should stop doing this”
and everything. But, if you’ve ever seen a film
called “Super Size Me” about a guy that had
McDonalds three times a day, after he did that
for two weeks, his blood results were so out of the chart,
his doctor was begging him to stop. -Yes, true.
-So, two weeks of eating McDonald’s three times a day was much worse
than me taking steroids for 12 years. LONDON REAL sponsored by BULLET PROOF Coffee

100 thoughts on “Dorian Yates – Effects of Steroids & Health | London Real

  1. if someone is willing to face the sideffects of steroids.let them take.and think that you are about to destroy your body after some years….be natural….

  2. Does the competition committee at Mr Olympia test the competitors for steroids and other substances? If so, how do they hide it?

  3. Oh you think Roids aren't bad? Dude your balls don't work! You're not even a man! Roidheads would say anything to justify their mental illness.

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  5. The bottom line is if you’re not a professional bodybuilder competing at the level with which Dorian competed, there is zero need for the average run of the mill weightlifter to take that stuff. It’s dangerous, harmful, and unnecessary. Face it, a lot of the guys that take are very unhappy with themselves and take it to project an image that they THINK will make them feel better hoping people will just stand there in awe looking at them. It’s pathetic. I feel sorry for guys that take this stuff. They’ll never be happy.

  6. hes absolutely right 🙂 steroids effect everyone differently, that depends on the mind, being aware on how to control the side effects, and not abusing them and do your research, respect to dorian, and respect to all of the other guys out there (including myself that takes them) be safe 🙂

  7. Hell no, why take that shit???? Women take it and they lose their hair, sound like men, huge clit! Natual all the way. And besides I love my organs.

  8. Steroids are for weaklings. You're weak mentally, physically, and psychologically.
    You can pump weight, but you can't perform athletically even at high school level.
    You addicts couldn't outrun a skinny teenage girl. You're NOT athletes. You're chemical freaks and all your muscle couldn't save you from a clean-living lightweight boxer.

  9. Lance Armstrong lost his testicle from steroids – fact. I don't know which type/class/grade and for how long or how often, but the guy lost his bollock.

  10. Supersize me the movie was a spoof. Very little of it was real or factual. Fiction sells. I thought everybody knew that? Come on people, use your head.

  11. What about the proven damage to the heart? What about the pituitary gland? You think you’ll be ok after that? Your testicules? You think they’re going to be fine afterwards?

  12. I call bullshit on this. Dorian is kidding himself, and so are all of you who are buying into this. Steroid consumption causes heart enlargement, which if you don't know is a very serious and eventually life threatening condition, and also causes the testes to stop producing testosterone. Sperm count dwindles to almost nothing, which in some cases is not bad – some  people should not be reproducing anyway (meant tongue in cheek). Most bodybuilders take testosterone replacement therapy to counter the effects of lack of testosterone production.

  13. This guy is one of the few that make some sense on this subject. I wish Dorian the best however,probably the damage is done on his body.

  14. Why do bodybuilders look much better in flex and the likes of those photos of yates in 93 where he shocked the world. He looked much better in those photos then he did on stage

  15. So he said there is not gonna be damage to the internal organs.. I dont think he is telling the truth, i mean look arlond he had 3 or 4 heart surgerys

  16. Dorian also said in another interview that once he retired from bodybuilding he also stopped taking steroids, which is something a lot of bodybuilders don't always do. The abuse becomes a huge problem.

  17. Thing is, all the people whom I've heard died or suffered life threatening conditions from steroid use really were taking the piss.
    1) Aziz Shavershian cruised test, tren and clenbuterol and also used street drugs like cocaine.
    2) Steve Michalik, a famous hypocritical anti-steroids advocate stacked as many drugs as he possibly could and and at ridiculously high doses, and like Shavershian he cruised them year round.
    3) Arnold Schwarzenegger is more of a mystery but a lot of people say he was on Dianabol pretty much constantly from the age of 16.
    4) Rich Piana.. well I think everyone is familiar with the extent of his drug usage.

  18. LEGEND Mr Dorian Yates, if your considering using steroids and worry about the facts, do not take any other advice other than what it is in this video. Steroids have the worst stereotype and this is given by people who are ignorant to the world of Body Building. If you abuse them, you deserve everything you get however, if you respect them and use them correctly – it’s an amazing journey.

  19. He's not being honest though is he. There's a long list of bodybuilders who died from heart problems and there are plenty with kidney problems too. He was lucky. That's all.

  20. Steroids will ruin your endocrine system making you dependent for life.
    They will also enlarge your heart increasing the likelyhood of a heart attack when you are 40-50.
    Also lower IQ and cause depression creating over emotional (emo) weepy men from all the extra hormones.
    Shame on all steroid users who lie like this and downplay the negatives. That is worse than heroin addicts who will warn you never to take it.

  21. Yeah, I'd use steroids if they were legal. Not to the extent that pro bodybuilders did/do but I'd still use them.

  22. Sorry but Dorian is at best being willfully ignorant and at worst outright lying. I know people who are infertile, who are mentally damaged forever off just one cycle of the recommended dosage of steroids. People die all the time from steroids, and every one person that gets a physical injury from steroids, 100 more get mental illnesses provoked by them. Steroids are just not healthy or normal or acceptable.

  23. He claims his anabolic steroid abuse has had no detrimental effects, but it completely shut down his endogenous testosterone production and it never recovered; he said as much in another video. He's fortunate that he lives in a country where he can get TRT for the rest of his life with minimal personal expenditure due to the NHS.

  24. I am shocked he admits to taking PEDs. I thought the official positin of the IFBB is that no PEds of any sort are used by its competitors.

  25. The interveiwer is a BJJ black belt yes? I forget his name. About steroids, what is the best one to use if you wanted to jumpstart increasing muscle mass? Like if you were skinny and out of shape then started hitting the gym to look and feel better….is there a steroid one can use for a short time to assist in the process for a better physique? Thanks for any answers.

  26. To everyone here: If you aren't competing on the Olympia/Arnold Classic stage and you think you need steroids you are mentally messed up.

  27. Tablets destroy your kidneys man. Even creatine can destroy your kidneys. But he didn’t put shit into prospective. These people will never be 100 percent honest. Why is he in shit shape? He’s seen in the gym every day but looks like crap? Because he’s have a heart attack if he was training at even 20 percent of how he used to train. Sure pain killers can fuck up your kidneys but that is a weak argument in fact a stupid argeument! Steroids will eventually kill you. Next time you interview this guy ask him how many of his friends are dead or can no longer train due to steroid abuse

  28. The problem here is the guys who take the juice just to pose at the gym or on the beach to try and attract pussy (most women don’t find it as attractive as many guys like to think). Steroids and other bodybuilding drugs suppress natural testosterone, so unless you are very careful and use a proper PCT you’re going fuck with your natural endocrine levels and one day it will be time for your body and hormones to take pay back.

  29. comparing roids with nurofen..is dude for real. Ibprofen is fine if used correctly, any over the counter drug is harmful if take more than the prescribed amount. This guy is irresponsible.

  30. Shrivelled balls and no natural test so you can look bigger for a while. Competing perhaps. Average joe at the gym, just why?

  31. As the body ages less testosterone is produced… so injecting a safe amount of test can only be beneficial… Surely no more harm than an ageing man on prescriptions for age related illnesses…

  32. Dorian Yates fucking liar. When juice monkeys take Nurofen whilst on steroids or GH DOES – it does cause kidney failure. Look at Ronnie coleman, arnie, mike mentzer, momo benaziza, etc – they all have serious ill health problems or died cos of steroid use. FACT.

  33. Sorry, I like Dorian and admire him but he is utterly delusional if he really believes neurofen is more dangerous than multi stacks of black market steroids taken by bodybuilders. Two young guys in my gym alone died from steroid abuse. He is justifying his long term steroid abuse.

  34. I think the effects of steroids are overrated to scare people form taking them just like what they say about marijuana too. Every drug is dangerous including paracetamol if taking excessively

  35. He said in a recent video he has to keep taking a small amount of steroids cause his body stopped producind natural testosterone after all the gear he took therefore its dangerous for his health to have low testosterone soooooo in this video he was lying

  36. Putting the kidneys aside, the elephant in the room in this interview is cardiovascular damage. Blood lipid profile flipping, left ventricular hypertrophy and coronary artery disease.

  37. Bs hyperbole……… even pharmaceutical grade androgens cause permanent systemic psychological and psychological changes and there is no going back….. most are ordering erroneously labeled “gear” online and inject it…. brilliant!

  38. Dorian Yates was natty vegan. Everyone knows this. He's a rare breed like Rich Piana. Most people are fake natties where as Yates and Piana are fake gear users. Dorian's physique is 100% obtainable naturally.

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