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Where Do People Get Steroids? And What Are The Risks? | Straight Facts

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Everyone knows that steroids are illegal in the United States – yet many athletes (including bodybuilders) still use steroids. It’s something that most leagues or federations are trying to crack down on… but the bigger question is – where do people actually get these steroids if they are illegal? And how do we know exactly what is in them if not from a medically trusted source? Jerry Brainum breaks down both of these questions and ….  Read More

How Blood Test Results Can Be Misleading For Bodybuilders | Straight Facts

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While there are many people who don’t do it. It’s important to get blood tests somewhat regularly in order to have a better understanding of your health in the long term. This is especially true for athletes who push their body to the limit. But what many people don’t know is that your test results can be different for bodybuilders… and lead to misleading assumptions potentially by doctors. Much like any medical test results – ….  Read More

Magnesium And Dangers Of Cutting Water Weight Before Competitions | Straight Facts

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Magnesium is a very important mineral for everyone and the sad truth is that many of us don’t absorb enough daily. But this is especially true of athletes and anyone undergoing high intensity exercise… of course this includes bodybuilders. And while magnesium is a mineral that we should all keep track up for our overall health, it is extra important for bodybuilders to actually understand how magnesium can not only effect their health but their ….  Read More

The Problem With Boron And Testosterone Boosting | Straight Facts

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In the constant search for new ways to pack on more muscle and mass – bodybuilders and lifters will look towards anything that can give them an edge. That’s where supplement companies come in and try to take advantage of how passionately athletes are looking for a new way to get huge. Boron has been advertised as a mineral that can help boost your testosterone – but after checking the actual studies and facts… Jerry ….  Read More

The Reason Pre 1960’s Bodybuilders Didn’t Use Steroids | Straight Facts

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When people talk about old school bodybuilding – you might think about the Golden Era athletes like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sergio Oliva. But in this week’s episode of Straight Facts we are talking about the OLDER SCHOOL bodybuilders. 1930’s – 1950’s era athletes like Reg Park and Steve Reeves. Jerry Brainum has a bone to pick with the comments online claiming this original giants used steroids – but according to Jerry this is wrong on ….  Read More

Can The Supplement Glucosamine Heal Joint Injuries? | Straight Facts

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Joint pain and injury is some of the most common problems adults face – especially as you continue to grow older. This is even a bigger problem for athletes – as damaged joints can have a negative effect on performance. This holds true for bodybuilders who often put massive amounts of pressure on their joints and body in order to train heavy and gain mass. But an injured joint can mean time away from the ….  Read More