What’s going on, guys. Sean Nalewanyj here,
I wanted to get a little more personal today, do a different type of video and explain the
reason why I choose to stay natural and why I personally don’t and never have taking
steroids. Now, I’ll separate this into two questions, which are why I don’t use them
now and why I didn’t use them in the past, because they’re actually two different reasons.
So, the reason I don’t use them now is really simple, and that’s just that I honestly
have no desire at all to carry anymore muscle or to be any bigger than I already am. I’ve
been doing this fitness thing for a very long time now. I went through my bodybuilding phase
back in the day where I literally want to be as huge and strong as possible, and I was
basically obsessed with it. That last probably about eight years, which I’ll talk about
shortly, but at this point my mindset has changed a lot toward it. And I definitely
prefer a more practical, sort of athletic look, so, a decent amount of muscle but not
too much and a decent amount of–or a decent level of leanness but also not too much. So
at this stage I’m honestly not preoccupied with the idea having, you know, a crazy physique.
I train because I enjoy it, and because it makes me feel good. I definitely like being
in good shape physically and I do want to look good, but my life does not revolved around
fitness. I have other priorities now and working out and eating properly is really just something
that I do but I don’t really think too much about, because it’s just such an automatic,
ingrained habit for me. And once you develop the habit and you’re happy with where you
are, the whole thing pretty much becomes almost effortless. So I don’t use steroids now
for the very simple reason that I have no reason whatsoever to use them. I wouldn’t
even want the results they would give me. Now, the second part of the question is why
I didn’t use the steroids in the past, even though I did want to be as muscular as possible.
So, the simplest answer I could give is that I didn’t use steroids because I was afraid
of the psychological effects that they would probably have on me. So for the first, maybe
like five years of training, I didn’t even consider the idea of steroids because I was
really young at the time, I was making consistent gains and so it just didn’t occur to me.
But once I hit, maybe 20 years old, by that point I had pretty much already come close
to maxing out my genetic potential for carrying muscle naturally. I was maybe 195 pounds at
that point. I’m 170 now. And I was working at a supplement store with all competitive
bodybuilders who are all using gear, and the idea of possibly using it did cross my mind.
I don’t think I ever really, truly considered doing it. And the main reason, again, was
psychological. It wasn’t so much the possible health effects, that was part of it, but it
was mostly just that I was afraid of the body image issues that it would probably create.
And I was afraid that if I was started using steroids, I wouldn’t be able to stop. If
you’re really heavily into bodybuilding and fitness for aesthetic purposes, especially
if you compete, then you’re already highly preoccupied with the physical appearance of
your body. You know, you’re constantly analyzing you body fat levels, how big your muscles
are, you symmetry, how your physique compared to other people, how it compares to how you
looked in the past. And in my experience going to the extreme with it, it just creates kind
of a neurotic situation that takes away from your overall mental wellbeing. Not for everybody,
but that’s just been my experience. And the big challenge with it is that just like
with anything in life, you always get accustomed to whatever level you achieved with something.
So whether it’s with making money, material possessions, social status, your dating life,
you always get used to a particular level and then it stops bringing you satisfaction.
And our brains are wired up this way, to keep us striving for things. And in the case of
bodybuilding, you’ll always find yourself looking to the people with the physiques that
are at the next level above you and you’ll use that as your new standard. And this cycle
will just goes on and on. So when you first start out at the gym, you just want to be
in decent healthy shape. And then you achieved that and you think, “Well, it’d be nice
to carry more muscle.” So you go ahead and you train hard. You put on maybe ten pounds
of muscle. And then you’d think, “Well, this looks good but I’m still not that muscular.
That guy over there is way bigger. I need to put on, say ten more pounds.” So you
do that, and then it’s, “Alright, I’m not look bad but I’m still kind of small,
let’s add another ten pounds.” So you do that, then it’s, “Well, yeah, I’m
pretty big but I’m so fat. So I need to lean down.” So then you’ll lose, say 15
pounds of fat, but then you’ll feel like you’ve lost size and you’re too small,
so now you want to maintain that level of leanness but get even bigger. So then you
go add more size, but now you feel fat again, so you do another cutting phase. And this
whole thing’s just goes on and on and on. Whatever level you get to, becomes the new
normal and then you start to feel unhappy with that level and you want more. So this
was the issue that I saw with steroids and it’s why I was, basically afraid of taking
them. I just felt that if I was to use steroids, I’d pack on all this new muscle, I’d be
huge and shredded in a very short time and just feel like monster. And if I experienced
that once, how would I ever be able to go back to my natural physique? I’d have to
keep pushing the envelope further and further to stay satisfied. And then eventually when
I stopped using them, it would mess me up mentally to, basically watch my body deflate,
and that maybe I’d always be dissatisfied with my physique after that. And then coupling
that with the fact that I had no plans of competing, and that I already have a very
analytical, sort of perfectionist attitude in general, it just all in all felt like a
really risky path to go down. So that basically it. I didn’t use steroids because I felt
that it was psychologically dangerous, and it wasn’t worth it, and I think this applies
to a lot of other people as well. So, if you’re someone who is considering steroids use, don’t
just think about the physical health side but also think about the mental side. I have
no moral issues to all the steroids used, as long as people don’t lie about it to
sell things. I’m fully in favor of the fact that people should be able to do whatever
they want with their bodies. And surely there are people out there who do just fine using
them, but the psychological side shouldn’t be overlooked because I think it can be very
dangerous for some people depending on their personality type. So steroids use is a decision
that shouldn’t be taken lightly. I think that for most people, unless you have aspirations
of competing at a high level and bodybuilding is a central prime focus in your life, then
staying natural is the smarter long term route to take. That’s just my opinion, but for
the average person I definitely think that steroid use probably ends up doing more harm
than good in the long run. So that’s all I wanted to say on that. Thanks for watching
guys. The official website is www.SeanNal.com. You can follow me on social media here. The
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