Steroids: The skinny on getting big

From Eastern Bloc strongmen to body building competitors, it is no secret that over the years anabolic-androgenic steroids have been the secret weapon of choice for growing muscles of Hulkish proportions. But in the age of gym selfies and self-made Instagram superstars, these drugs are no longer reserved for the strange underground world of men who lift gigantic things. Average Joe’s desire for physical perfection means steroid use has become almost a mainstream affair — despite still being completely illegal without a prescription. In 2014-15, there were 5,657 detections of steroids by Australian Customs — an increase of 6.2 per…
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