In class, we discussed the profound effect that high concentrations of sex hormones can have on the body. Last week I posted some clips of bodybuilders who have used anabolic steroids (i.e., androgens) to help them put on massive amounts of muscle. Elizabeth sent along links (thanks!) for a documentary about the body building world, supplement and steroid use, and body image. I'm sure many of you have seen it, as it's been around for a while and has been quite successful, but for those of you that haven't:
As noted by a student from class in the comments for a previous post about bodybuilding and steroid use, the vast majority of people who lift weights and work out do NOT use steroids. He pointed out that there's a large community of competition bodybuilders who are all-natural, and participate in all-natural competitions.