This is the scenario: a guy, say age 21, becomes serious about gaining muscle. He’s 5′ 10″, 7″ wrists, 9″ ankles, average genetics for muscle size-and-proportioned. He’s played sports, but never done more than an occasional resistance workout. Now, he begins a good training-eating-and-resting program. With his genetics, he has the potential for naturally gaining 45 pounds of lean mass if he stays consistent with progressive training/proper eating for a continuous 3 to 4 years.
But, about three months after beginning his training, he starts taking steroids. He does three steroid cycles in the following 18 months, and includes proper post-cycle therapy. That entire time, he’s continuing to consistently train and eat properly. Before the end of two years, he’s gained 45 pounds of lean mass (which with steroids, by the way, is not necessarily typical but neither improbable). At that point, he permanently quits using steroids, but he does continue properly training and eating for another two years. At the end of four years, he carries the same 45 pounds of lean mass.
The Writer: Brock Yurich is a New York City Actor and writer. His writing credits include the short film "T-County" from which he was awarded Best Lead Actor by the Melbourne International Film Festival, the dark comedy short film "Knock Knock Head Lock" by Mike Southerly, and "49," a short film tribute to the tragedy of Pulse Night Club in Orlando. His acting credits include playing Madison on Tyler Perry's "The Haves and Have Nots," Wes in "Goat"with Nick Jonas and James Franco, and Kyle in "The Outcasts" with Victoria Justice.