Many people nowadays use boosts in their training whether they are professional or amateur bodybuilders, athletes, and wrestlers.
The most common substances used for muscle growth are the anabolic steroids. This article is about the proofs that famous wrestlers used this kind of drug during their careers.
One of the top wrestlers in the world and especially in the WWF (World Wrestling Federation) is a famous Hulkster.
Terry Gene Bollea, a professional wrestler and an actor, is better known as Hulk Hogan. As one of the professionals to enter the WWF Hall of Fame, he also entered a courtroom to testify in a trial of Vincent McMahon. Mr. Mahon was charged with illegal distribution of anabolic steroids to WWF wrestlers.
Anabolic steroids have become a common drug among the wrestlers since testosterone is one of the compounds. After taking a pill or an injection of this substance, a person’s muscles will grow stronger.
Bodybuilders and wrestlers use steroids since they have a similar effect in their body as testosterone has. They actually stimulate both the increase of body weight and the growth of muscles by producing this hormone.
While exercising, bodybuilders can gain more strength and in a tournament, wrestlers can have an unfair advantage in comparison to other contestants. Since the anabolic steroids are performance-enhancing drugs, the use of them is against the rules in many sports.
Steroids are synthetically made drugs. Like any other drug, there are various risks for taking them. Some state that the abuse of steroids can affect the health of the one that uses them. The potential side effects are, for example, a heart attack, a cancer or a kidney failure.
When Road Warrior Hawk, a professional wrestler and a part of The Road Warriors team, passed away, some believed that the heart attack he had was a consequence of his steroid abuse. Another super hero whose death was associated to this drug is Rick Rude. He died because of heart failure.
A change in behavior is another side effect. Since higher level of testosterone in someone’s blood can cause the aggression, there were cases of murders after the abuse of steroids. Chris Benoit, a famous wrestler, murdered both his wife and his son and committed a suicide after he had used these substances.
In addition, some studies show that a continued use of testosterone can cause a kidney failure since kidneys produce this hormone.
Although many steroid users say that they have decided to use this drug after consulting a doctor, it is still not recommended, at least not an excessive use of it.