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post #16 of 37
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Why be rude man?

It's an Internet forum...etiquette doesn't exist.
post #17 of 37
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It's an Internet forum...etiquette doesn't exist.

Yeah cool...
post #18 of 37
no wonder Bale is wigging out on people on the movie set....
he was pretty ripped in AMerican Psycho so you know he has the genetics (or the right pharmacist) but those kinds of weight swings cant be healthy for anyone...Batman, American Psycho, Terminator or not.......
post #19 of 37
I think the remark about 2500 press ups might be a confusion with the actual person i.e. Charles Bronson, who developed a "Solitary Fitness" regime during his long years in solitary confinement. He, Charles Bronson, rather than the actor playing him, was the one who did 2500 press ups a day.

Check out the wikipedia article.
post #20 of 37
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There is truth in what this guy says. Actors don't do roids (as far as I know, could very well be wrong!) for a number of reasons, they can cause pimples, skull growth, hair loss and a number of other things, which means actors simply will not use them.
Skull growth is just... not true. Pimples and hair loss is easily negated by proper post cycle therapy... something an actor certainly can afford to do. And tons of actors do anabolics. They aren't nearly as detrimental as ignorant media and individuals portray.
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Don't forget that these guys have professional trainers, are dosed up to the eyeballs on supplements, such as protein, creatine, l-glutamine, nitric-oxide (pre-workout), you name it.
Supplements do nothing.
post #21 of 37
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Skull growth is just... not true. Pimples and hair loss is easily negated by proper post cycle therapy... something an actor certainly can afford to do. And tons of actors do anabolics. They aren't nearly as detrimental as ignorant media and individuals portray. Supplements do nothing.
On the note of steroids, I'm no expert with cycles, but I definitely agree that they aren't as bad as media and society in general portrays, I have mates who have done several cycles and are fine, but my point was that perhaps actors cannot afford to take the risk. Supplements make a difference, depending on your goals, but are obviously no substitute for a good diet. I make better progress when I'm on protein, creatine, l-glutamine and nitric oxide pre-workout. Try telling professional bodybuilders that "supplements do nothing".
post #22 of 37
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On the note of steroids, I'm no expert with cycles, but I definitely agree that they aren't as bad as media and society in general portrays, I have mates who have done several cycles and are fine, but my point was that perhaps actors cannot afford to take the risk.

Supplements make a difference, depending on your goals, but are obviously no substitute for a good diet. I make better progress when I'm on protein, creatine, l-glutamine and nitric oxide pre-workout. Try telling professional bodybuilders that "supplements do nothing".

Telling a bodybuilder supplements do nothing probably wouldn't phase them. If I told them HGH and test does nothing they might blink.
post #23 of 37
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Originally Posted by Mimetic View Post
There is truth in what this guy says.

Actors don't do roids (as far as I know, could very well be wrong!) for a number of reasons, they can cause pimples, skull growth, hair loss and a number of other things, which means actors simply will not use them.

Don't forget that these guys have professional trainers, are dosed up to the eyeballs on supplements, such as protein, creatine, l-glutamine, nitric-oxide (pre-workout), you name it.

The legal supplements you mentioned have a minimal effect if any. Don't let the millions supplement companies spend on advertising lead you to believe otherwise. None of them approach the type of muscle growth you get while on steroids. Actors definitely have used steroid and still do. Mickey Rourke took them for The Wrestler. Sylvester Stallone was caught with HGH. IMO, it's no different than actresses getting plastic surgery. It's their bodies, let them do what they want with it.

As far as pro bodybuilders and supplements go, I recommend you see the documentary Bigger, Stronger, Faster.
post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by Mimetic View Post
There is truth in what this guy says. Actors don't do roids (as far as I know, could very well be wrong!) for a number of reasons, they can cause pimples, skull growth, hair loss and a number of other things, which means actors simply will not use them. Don't forget that these guys have professional trainers, are dosed up to the eyeballs on supplements, such as protein, creatine, l-glutamine, nitric-oxide (pre-workout), you name it. They also have most meals prepared and perfectly monitored diets, and a team of people catering to their every fitness need.
Mary J Blige was caught with HGH, as was Sly. These mutherfuckers take it and they take it all the time. Just like sports - it's not about "why would they take it when they can afford a professional trainer and nutritionist". It's more about "I'm an actor and a lazy fuck and if I can get a vague 6-pack without roids why wouldn't I just take roids and get the Ryan Reynolds 8-pack - it's easier"
post #25 of 37
Don't know what to think about this:

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/acce...r_lautner.html

30 pounds of solid muscle for a movie? He does have the benefit of being young, and therefore at an optimal age for maximizing use of his own hormones, but that's alot of muscle. Wonder how long.
post #26 of 37
Wait, where was that 30lbs. of muscle again? I didn't see it in any of the pictures.
post #27 of 37
On the subject of Christian Bale, pic from Machinist. Apparently he was hospitalized at several points during production as a result of the intense and sudden weight loss. I have no idea if he did or did not take any kinds of steroids for Batman, but flat out saying that actors "don't take steroids" is absolute horse shit, it is a pretty common occurrence. -edit: The Machinist is actually a very cool movie, albeit also thoroughly creepy, but worth a watch for sure.
post #28 of 37
Christian Bale has been in excellent shape in the past, long before The Machinist. Not sure if he gained 100 lbs. A pretty impressive gain but I'm sure his body gained back 20 or 30 lbs just from drinking water and eating a regular diet without even hitting the gym. It's not like he weighed 120his entire life, he lost 65 lbs for the part. He probably did a cycle but the guy also has good genetics and muscle memory on his side. That said, I'm sure many actors have hit the juice for a movie that requires 20 extra lbs.



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Originally Posted by Oxnard View Post
On the subject of Christian Bale, pic from Machinist. Apparently he was hospitalized at several points during production as a result of the intense and sudden weight loss. I have no idea if he did or did not take any kinds of steroids for Batman, but flat out saying that actors "don't take steroids" is absolute horse shit, it is a pretty common occurrence.

-edit: The Machinist is actually a very cool movie, albeit also thoroughly creepy, but worth a watch for sure.
post #29 of 37
Bale is definitely one of the most physically sacrificed actors I've seen... I've never seen someone lose so much weight then bounce back with so much muscle... that can't be good for the body.
post #30 of 37
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Originally Posted by Gradstudent78 View Post
Didn't he shoot batman begins after the machinist? I'm not saying he was juicing, but he did gain a lot of weight.

According to wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Bale#2004

In Men's Fitness, Bale mentioned how even though he looked fit, he couldn't run very far without getting tired
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