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Didn't realise until the other day he shot himself.

Seems ironic that he became an anti-steroid campaigner, and yet by all accounts was known to abuse them much worse than his contemporaries.

His training routines also seemed bonkers.
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

He was an admitted exercise junky in Pumping Iron, the book. Then he had the post-car accident 'comeback' where he did sets of 75 reps, so as to use light weights.

By all accounts, an extreme individual.
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backtrack

He appeared on an anti-steroid documentary and basically blamed them for all his ailments. After reading about him the general consensus seems to be that he took multiple types of steroids in multiple doses daily.

I think he was somewhat of a hypocrite given the extreme dosages he took. It's like an alcoholic advising on alcohol -objectivity in the most extreme.
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

Recovering alcoholics make the best councelors for active ones. Of course, a big part of recovery is accepting responsibility and avoiding the blame game.
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marcrph

Portugal

The foolish quest for muscle mass.....bodybuilding.

That pot of gold in reality is a cold grave.

Beware false reasoning.
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Landau

Florida, USA

"Zander" used to train at his Mr America Gym and has great info on Michalik if he cares to chime in.
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marcrph

Portugal

With Major League Baseball in another scandal involving steroids (Biogenesis) and perhaps most actors using drugs, I believe ill-advised drug usage is at an all time high everywhere in the world. Honor, hard work, doing the right thing are no longer a part of any group's fabric. Sports and movies are just illusions today. A Disney world everywhere. Why should we expect bodybuilders to be any different.

When that culture of people evolved from Muscle Beach, the most eccentric of all habits formed the cult called bodybuilders. Narcissism, pride, and selfishness seem dominant qualities in bodybuilders leading to these dysfunctional personalities that include addictive behaviors.
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NewYorker

New York, USA

Every bodybuilding contest, natural or otherwise, is an advertisement for drugs.

Most 18 year old boys have a concept of invincibility.
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Tomislav

New York, USA

Landau wrote:
"Zander" used to train at his Mr America Gym and has great info on Michalik if he cares to chime in.


Interesting - Zand if you're reading this I'd like to hear the story; here's mine:

In 1989 I trained once a his Farmingvalle gym; Michalik stayed locked away in his office (apparently he didn't come out much anymore and was already on the campaign complete with newspaper articles and interviews).

That didn't stop his underling, an aspiring bb competitor (think he must have won something I just don't know what) from ushering me into an office not to sell me on a membership but to talk to me about Test, brandishing a large bottle of Cypionate.

Of course I wasn't interested; if the coach couldn't convince me back in highscool he certainly didn't stand a chance but it was a fascinating experience. PM me on the other forum (you know the one) and I'll share details, his name etc - wouldn't be surprised if you know the guy.

I used to see him at my gym (further out east and on the north shore) back then bringing in shipments of Twinlab fuels for Michalek but it looks like he was distributing more than that :)

I think Steve was still at it, if not openly.
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I don't think whoever it was would have gotten out a large bottle of cypionate 10ml is usually the max.

In a way it is sad men such as Michalik die never being really open about the dosages they've used. Instead what we got was an ex-bodybuilder ranting about how toxic the are despite taking copious amounts.

That said its like one of the so called experts said on the same documentary tat michalik appeared in. Despite having a bad diet, not getting enough sleep, and drinking alcohol, the steroid user can make gains quiker than the natural trainee who adheres to a strict regiment.
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fbcoach

Tomislav wrote:
Landau wrote:
"Zander" used to train at his Mr America Gym and has great info on Michalik if he cares to chime in.

Interesting - Zand if you're reading this I'd like to hear the story; here's mine:

In 1989 I trained once a his Farmingvalle gym; Michalik stayed locked away in his office (apparently he didn't come out much anymore and was already on the campaign complete with newspaper articles and interviews).

That didn't stop his underling, an aspiring bb competitor (think he must have won something I just don't know what) from ushering me into an office not to sell me on a membership but to talk to me about Test, brandishing a large bottle of Cypionate.

Of course I wasn't interested; if the coach couldn't convince me back in highscool he certainly didn't stand a chance but it was a fascinating experience. PM me on the other forum (you know the one) and I'll share details, his name etc - wouldn't be surprised if you know the guy.

I used to see him at my gym (further out east and on the north shore) back then bringing in shipments of Twinlab fuels for Michalek but it looks like he was distributing more than that :)

I think Steve was still at it, if not openly.


I believe you are talking about John Defendis.
My Training partner back in the early 80's, Dan Morrow (Former Mr. Teenage America/ Teenage Mr. USA, AAU LHW Mr. America. NPC Runner-up Jr Nationals.c etc etc) trained under the guidance of Steve Michalek for about 3 months. At the time, Dan's manager was Bob Gruskin. They both used to talk about some crazy stories about Michalek during his tour of Vietnam and some of his crazy training theories. What I remember most is Dan mentioning that he never used more than 135lbs in his Bench Press workouts, and Dan was capable of Benching 405lbs for a strict 10 reps.
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Tomislav

New York, USA

fbcoach wrote:
Tomislav wrote:
Landau wrote:
"Zander" used to train at his Mr America Gym and has great info on Michalik if he cares to chime in.

Interesting - Zand if you're reading this I'd like to hear the story; here's mine:

In 1989 I trained once a his Farmingvalle gym; Michalik stayed locked away in his office (apparently he didn't come out much anymore and was already on the campaign complete with newspaper articles and interviews).

That didn't stop his underling, an aspiring bb competitor (think he must have won something I just don't know what) from ushering me into an office not to sell me on a membership but to talk to me about Test, brandishing a large bottle of Cypionate.

Of course I wasn't interested; if the coach couldn't convince me back in highscool he certainly didn't stand a chance but it was a fascinating experience. PM me on the other forum (you know the one) and I'll share details, his name etc - wouldn't be surprised if you know the guy.

I used to see him at my gym (further out east and on the north shore) back then bringing in shipments of Twinlab fuels for Michalek but it looks like he was distributing more than that :)

I think Steve was still at it, if not openly.


I believe you are talking about John Defendis.
My Training partner back in the early 80's, Dan Morrow (Former Mr. Teenage America/ Teenage Mr. USA, AAU LHW Mr. America. NPC Runner-up Jr Nationals.c etc etc) trained under the guidance of Steve Michalek for about 3 months. At the time, Dan's manager was Bob Gruskin. They both used to talk about some crazy stories about Michalek during his tour of Vietnam and some of his crazy training theories. What I remember most is Dan mentioning that he never used more than 135lbs in his Bench Press workouts, and Dan was capable of Benching 405lbs for a strict 10 reps.


coach,
interesting and insightful commentary given that we had used to joke at my gym that the athlete in question "couldn't lift 185 lbs on the bench" when he was off cycle.

It wasn't Defendis though clearly the training methodology was the same (Steve trained more than one aspiring bb); PM David or Zand about where to reach me if you want to discuss details - I'll still only mention first name (not fair to the athlete to share anything beyond general info on an open forum though).

Dan,
what are you talking about? The big bottle of cypionate was size of my palm and near as wide, contrast that with a vial of Decca which is the size of the top part of your thumb! That's a big bottle IMO.
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Robert Francis

New York, USA

The long and tawdry story of Steve Michalik is so sick and disturbed that the things I have seen this monster do would not even be believed by the decent people on this board.

The world is a better place with this sicko as food for worms.

I hope there is a hell.

Zand.
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FortCollinsFan

Michalik Story (The Village Voice)
http://www.nissansilvia.com/...howtopic=431324
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marcrph

Portugal

Robert Francis wrote:

I hope there is a hell.

Zand.



there is.....it is what a bodybuilding lifestyle and steroids lead to.
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backtrack

Think it's an unfair assumption to blame steroids, the man was to blame. It's like blaming alcohol for being an alcoholic. Trouble with bodybuilding is that it attracts a lot of vile and vulgar individuals.
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

FortCollinsFan wrote:
Michalik Story (The Village Voice)
http://www.nissansilvia.com/...=431324


The funny thing is the story is so whacked-out that half the people replying to that post refuse to believe it.

The thing is that when he tried that 1986 NOC comeback, he didn't look that big at all. More dried-up and stringy than anything --- nowhere near as full as his competitors. Definitely looked older than 39. Must have been those nutty high-rep sets.
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entsminger

Virginia, USA

FortCollinsFan wrote:
Michalik Story (The Village Voice)
http://www.nissansilvia.com/...=431324


==Scott==
What's really amazing out this story is how after all the things wrong with his body from all the drug use he was still able to almost fully recover. Most of us would have croaked long before we got half way through with all the insanity he subjected his body to.
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Must be genetics. Lemmie from Mot?rhead fell out with the band members of hawkwind because they didn't like him taking synthetic drugs. As long as it could be grown they didn't have a problem. Anyway he's being doing speed all his life and drank a bottle of whiskey every day of his adult life and still not dead.

For all the talk of drugs it's worth remembering one of the biggest dangers lies in impurities and infection.

It wouldn't surprise me if the steroids did help Michalik get back on his feet though.
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Tony Williams

Interview with Michalik re: steroids at about 6:30 to 10:00 into the video:

http://www.youtube.com/...h?v=I61ya9twO4o

Tony
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DNAHelix

New York, USA

Dan_The_man wrote:
Think it's an unfair assumption to blame steroids, the man was to blame. It's like blaming alcohol for being an alcoholic. Trouble with bodybuilding is that it attracts a lot of vile and vulgar individuals.


Very sober observation.
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

Lemmy, Ozzy, and Michalik are very certainly extreme exceptions and not any model a sane person would ever want to emulate.
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davise

Its unfortunate but true. Bodybuilding does attract a lot of vile and vulgar individuals....and narcissists, people angry at the world etc.

There are exceptions to the rule of course and some of them are on here, but for the most part they are not the cream of the crop of society....a lot have better genetics, but that's it.
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DNAHelix

New York, USA

davise wrote:
....a lot have better genetics, but that's it.


LOL have you seen the results of their DNA tests? I mean, to make such blanket statements you must be the one who administered those tests!?

Good response to HGH, Insulin and AAS does not mean good genetics (see Mentzer brothers).
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entsminger

Virginia, USA

Robert Francis wrote:
The long and tawdry story of Steve Michalik is so sick and disturbed that the things I have seen this monster do would not even be believed by the decent people on this board.

The world is a better place with this sicko as food for worms.

I hope there is a hell.

Zand.


==Scott==
After reading about Steve's insanity it's a wonder someone didn't put a bullet in his head before he did.I remember thinking what a happy guy he was as he always had this boyish happy smile on his face, at least in pictures.His outward appearance and happy smile concealed his inner turmoil of both body and mind.
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