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Chemical Warfare In Bodybuilding Part I

Posted on January 08 2018

Coach Fakhri Mubarak – IFBB Pro and Contest Prep Specialist  


Chemical Warfare In Bodybuilding Part I


I would like to start off this article by saying that to be a great bodybuilder or great at anything for an extended period of time health is very important. Health is everything. I have been a good bodybuilder and my health is great after 18 years of “bodybuilding” and 28 years of training. My clients have been very well known to win all over the world. I’m very proud of the 69 client IFBB pro cards and 18 IFBB client Pro wins I have been a part off. I take the time to have them run blood work to check on their health and whether the gear they are taking is real or not. I’m an honest coach and my honesty loses me 20 to 30 clients per year. I rather be honest because to me the honest good guy can sleep at night.


The drug abuse in bodybuilding comes from thinking more is better, top IFBB Pros must take more, there’s special peptides /myostatin inhibitors that pros take to look a certain way, questioning oneself by asking “if I take all this why can’t I look like a top pro”, “I have to take more”, “there’s secrets that must be out there” and a bunch of other crazy ass thinking. The most important presence in bodybuilding is God. He created you, he put your genetics together to respond to lifting weights, to taking supplements, to taking gear and being able to grow to reach an elite level if you work hard.


I believe and I know that most people can maximize their own genetics if everything is done professionally. A great coach doesn’t just succeed with genetically blessed bodybuilders. That’s easy, my mother can do that.  A great coach is someone who can take a novice or a competitor that hasn’t placed well and put them on a national stage in a first callout ready to battle for that pro card. Maybe they won’t be great pros but they can continue to work hard and become better everyday.


I think bodybuilders have become lazier. They want to do less cardio, eat cheat meals, make their process easier. Have pop tarts and binge on bad food to what they call a “refeed” or whatever it’s called. In this process drugs such as T3 , DNP, and starvation tactics are applied toward that end of the prep. No wonder you hear “I missed my mark”, “I was flat”, “I got sick and the most used “I peeked the day after”. When you starve your body after using bad dieting methods throughout your prep you throw off your insulin levels, your aldosterone levels are impacted negatively and depending if your gear is real, whatever you are on, it needs to hold your muscle. Let’s say you’re taking underground gear and that bottle of masteron and tren isn’t good and you are lowering your test (even last week) and now you have nothing in you to hold your size. Well your dropping a few lbs of muscle and of course that diuretic will flatten your ass out no matter what your carb up on. If your carb up to much and don’t calculate your card depletion your metabolism can even get faster and even 1000 carbs per day wont help you the last couple of days.          


The drugs I mentioned above are used in bodybuilding prep. T3 at small amounts and cycled correctly can be beneficial but unfortunately it’s the most abused drug by coaches and competitors. The side effects if abused can destroy your metabolism. T3 is a thyroid hormone drug fairly commonly used for fat loss. T3 is naturally produced in the body as a result of T4 (thyroxine). Taking T3 can yield higher levels of serum T3 than would occur naturally, allowing faster fat loss and in some cases potentially greater GH production and greater anabolism. Side effects - can cause tachycardia (elevated heart rate), muscle weakness, and can be catabolic and burn off a lot of muscle at high mcgs.


DNP is a synthetic chemical product which can burn body fat very fast. This is done by increasing the body temperature very dangerously high which in terms increases the metabolic rate. DNP can easily be the most dangerous drug in bodybuilding. Side effects – a dangerous increase of body temperature, intense sweating, yellow bodily fluids, lethargy, insomnia, hunger, nausea, dehydration, shortness of breath, reduction of insulin <>;  production, and reduction of T3 <>; and possible death.


I hope you enjoyed the honesty in this article and it was titled Part 1. I will do a part 2 and possibly 3.



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