Here’s the lead of a puff piece on Giambi written by George King of The New York Post;
“The rebuilding of Jason Giambi’s body is complete. Now we will see if the strict workout program can help Giambi resurrect a baseball career.
Giambi flexes his biceps and the ink ripples on his tattoos. His chest looks like a body builder’s again. Legs that turned soft thanks to a 2004 knee operation provide a solid base.”
Is this guy kidding? Has he been on the scene at all for the last couple of years? Here’s a link to the whole, incredible article
Mr. King needs to know that a baseball player should NOT have rippling biceps and the chest of a body builder, and if he does HE IS USING STEROIDS! And when the ballplayer in question is Jason Giambi this statement reveals a breathtaking lack of understanding of what has been going on in the profession that he is paid to cover for his newspaper.
A person NOT on steroids will NEVER be able to aquire the physique of a person who IS using steroids. In the case of Mr. Giambi, he went from about 240 pounds when he was on the sauce to about 215 pounds last year when he "cut out the junk food," which in the real world means he was off the sauce.
If he really is 240 pounds again this year, he is a fat 240 pounds, as it is impossible for a guy his age to put on 25 pounds of muscle in 6 months without using drugs.
Do not let anyone tell you differently. These so-called "fitness gurus," - and some athletes - are BS-ing you when they try and tell you that because someone is a professional athlete, their body is somehow superior with regards to basic biological functions and the response to exercise. An elite athlete may be able to perform certain exercises better than the "Average Joe," but this does not mean that their body responds to this exercise differently.