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October 30, 2010


Scott Abbett

Hi Daniel,

If you gained 20 pounds of dry muscle in 9 weeks, please send your before and after pics and I'll post them for everyone to see.

BTW, I commend you for taking up bodybuilding because I love it. However, I did see your pics on your Facebook page. I sure hope those muscle pics were taken BEFORE you did your purported 20-pound muscle gain.


Daniel Romero

Why do you claim that to gain 20 pounds in 9 weeks someone needs steroids? Come on, it seems you have never takena high caloric diet. I can personally testify 20 pounds in 5 weeks, that was all it took me, eating thrice the amount of food I used to eat.
The 20 pounds in 9 weeks is EASY!! with normal food, just lots of it.


Hi Mike,

Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

It's all speculation? The guy was busted by customs agents down in Australia back in '07 for attempting to import HGH:


Why would a guy who uses HGH not also use synthetic testosterone? It appears to me that the 'test' would be more reliable and less likely to cause undesirable side effects (like a growing skull).

Regardless, even though I will only engage in natural bodybuilding, I have a 'libertarian' opinion on the topic; I believe it's one's own personal decision whether to use bodybuilding drugs. I just think those who use them should "come clean" about it and not bs their fans.

But I'll admit that's difficult to do when these drugs have been made illegal and there's a stigma attached to their use.



HGH is a long complex collection of amino acids.

Im sure that or IGF is what he's referring too. It would explinn the facial structure and maintained low bodyfat.

He didn't market it because its illegal to sell recreationally and extremely hard to make. Look up the going rate for a 30 day supply from an anti aging clinic-LOL!

All speculation of course. Regardless of what he used to be that lean and hold that mass for such a long time is very, VERY impressive.

בגדי מעצבים

The advantage they have over a period of natural life is enormous and that is why most anyone to compete with the drug addicts are forced to turn to steroid.


Well i'm sure in time sly will eventually come out with it if he did use steroids once his career is over



Hey Shandor,

You're right: It's not proof - only evidence.

Of course, uninalysis tests only prove that a person's not on drugs at the time they tested. And even those are said to be capable of being "masked" with other drugs.

You got any better suggestions?


How stupid. A polygraph can be beat and doesn't prove anything about your use or non use.


I have always liked many of Stallone movies' and have been inspired to work out because of sly when I was younger. I have also been a natural bodybuilder for 18 years and have enjoyed challenging myself along the way trying new workouts and learning from my mistakes as well.

Logan Svelte

What Biba says makes sense. That doesn't mean he did't use them afterward.

From what I read, he used steroids before Rocky IV. I think that's the one with Dolph Lundgren?

As far as I know, he never used them before that movie.


Hey Biba,

Hmmmm... I could have sworn it was Columbu who trained him for 'Rambo 2.' This was actually back in the eighties.

I guess when it's age-related hormone replacement, it's no longer "steroid enhancement"; that seems to be the general concensus. Is it the quantity used that defines the difference?

And I'd think the more one tweaks his endocrine system with steroids when younger - the more intensified an age-related testosterone reduction might be. Hence, the "need" for these drugs can be self-perpetuating.



well I read one Interview with Juraj Pipasik it is our Slovak trainer,who has live in LA,and he prepared SLY for Rocky III,and Rambo II,he said SLY never use any steroid in this time,he is one of most discipline person he ever trained...and yes SLY admitt use HGH in this time but it is hormon,he just took what he body was producing when he was young,so that it is OK to me,and yes he take testosteron but in his age it is normal too....So that what said Pipasik he didnt take any steroid,and he was with him every day


Hello Biba,

Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

I agree - successful bodybuilding requires hard work and discipline even if steroids are used. However, it requires even more attention to detail for the purely natural trainee who never uses drugs. That's because, contrary to your assertion that they help "a little", they actually help a lot. Why would pro bodybuilders knock their endocrine systems out of whack and risk long-term health problems for just a small payoff? They wouldn't. The advantage they gain over a life-time natural is huge and that's why most anyone competing against drug users is compelled to also turn to steroid use or likely place terribly in the contest.

Also, my real point was not against the use of steroids, but against the denial of such use when they've been relied upon - and especially when the suspected user is publishing bodybuilding instruction books aimed at the average, non-steroid-using trainee.


Well doesnt matter If he used any steroid,steroid are just a little help,there is still pretty hard work and special diet,dont forget about it


It's interesting because I recall reading (sorry can't remember where, it was ages ago) that Sly had to downsize because "his muscles were so big they put pressure on his heart". Reading your article it seems the only thing that put pressure on his heart quite possibly was 'roids...
And for the record: I have nothing against Sly at all

Body Building

I really appreciate you by being a natural without using the steroids.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th7hEvqX7CU I've been a fan of Stallone and always been in awe of the man's hardwork. using steroids is bad and it can be only stopped as long as its being stopped from production.



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