Muscle summer — the men of ‘Captain America,’ ‘Thor’ and ‘Conan’

May 28, 2011 | 10:08 a.m.
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Jason Momoa, who stars in "Conan the Barbarian," ate a lot of chicken breasts to add 30 pounds of muscle. (Brian Andrew Mendoza/Lionsgate)

A barbarian has needs — a sword, a shield and roughly 56 chicken breasts a week. That’s what Jason Momoa ate while filming “Conan the Barbarian,” this summer’s big-screen reboot of the series that launched Arnold Schwarzenegger’s action movie career in 1982.

Over a few months in 2010, Momoa, a 6-foot-4-inch Hawaiian actor and model, added about 30 pounds of muscle to his 205-pound frame to play two high-profile, bare-chested plunderers — Conan and Khal Drogo, the 7-foot-tall warrior-king marauding on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

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Momoa isn’t the only actor whose T-shirts have gotten a lot tighter recently: Dwayne Johnson packed 30 pounds onto his already brawny 6-foot-4-inch frame to grapple as a lawman opposite meaty Vin Diesel in “Fast Five.” Chris Hemsworth gained so much bulk to wield “Thor’s” giant, magic hammer convincingly that his costume didn’t fit. And Chris Evans added plenty of patriotic sinew for “Captain America: The First Avenger.”

These massive men of summer are a shift from seasons past, when slight actors such as Tobey Maguire and Orlando Bloom populated the franchise movies and walking mountains like Johnson were encouraged to winnow their physiques to get parts. Some of this muscling up of summer’s heroes is driven by comic-book aesthetics and some, academics say, by cyclical notions of masculinity: In times when men are losing financial or societal power, biceps the circumference of tree trunks are proof of virility.

In addition to grueling workouts and meticulous nutrition, a number of celluloid hunks benefit from digital embellishments that make them appear even larger in marketing materials like posters and billboards. Many moviegoers may also wonder whether actors use steroids to build their bodies.

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To wield Mjolnir, as he does above, in the Marvel film about the Norse thunder god, Chris Hemsworth added so much muscle that his costume didn't fit. (Marvel Entertainment)

The actors interviewed for this story said they did not use illegal substances to pump themselves up. Yet some experts say the extreme images on screen, however achieved, may tempt men both in and outside of show business to consider using illicit products to keep up.

Steroid use “still occurs in Hollywood,” said Logan Hood, a former Navy SEAL who whipped the Spartan army into shape for “300” and recently helped Zac Efron add 18 pounds to play a Marine in this fall’s “The Lucky One.” “I hear about that. That is insanity to consider that sort of option.”

Pumping up

In the 1970s and ’80s, Schwarzenegger developed his Conan form through a championship bodybuilding career that he has admitted included the use of then-legal anabolic steroids. His bulging arms and massive chest replicated the look of heroic characters popularized by illustrator Frank Frazetta’s 1960s pulp paperback covers, which established a dramatic new standard in fantasy art.

“In a perfect world, I’d like to look like a Frank Frazetta painting, without doing steroids,” Momoa said of the artistic inspiration for his pumped physique in “Conan.”

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Jason Momoa and Emilia Clarke in "Game of Thrones." (Helen Sloan/HBO)

Momoa said he followed a workout routine that included push-ups, pull-ups, squats and burpees (a torturous squat-jump-push-up hybrid) as well as a diet heavy in lean protein, broccoli, yams and peanut butter.

Johnson — a pro wrestler and former major college football player whose size helped him land his first Hollywood roles in movies such as 2002’s “The Scorpion King” — pared a few years ago and dropped his ring name, The Rock, to take on softer films such as “The Tooth Fairy.”

For “Fast Five,” Johnson packed back on the muscle. To reach a filming weight of 280 pounds — or, in action hero math, 1.5 Clint Eastwoods — the actor said he ate 6,000 to 8,000 calories a day and followed his regular iron-pumping regimen of “sweat, spit and sometimes training so hard I throw up a little bit in my mouth.” Johnson said he also took a daily multivitamin and glutamine, a supplement that aids in muscle recovery after workouts.

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Dwayne Johnson bulked up for "Fast Five." (Jaimie Trueblood/Universal Pictures)

“I wanted to create a character that audiences immediately identified as a physically dominant, intense beast of a man who at any time could remove his badge and gun and rip Vin’s face off with his bare hands,” Johnson said of building his chest to 54 inches and his biceps to 23 inches. “No visual effects or green screen manufactured physicality — a real man.”

Just what it means to be a real man in the world today is changing — and that’s part of what’s making muscles a growth industry in Hollywood, according to Emily Fox-Kales, author of “Body Shots: Hollywood and the Culture of Eating Disorders” and clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard University.

“As men have lost more economic power, more social power, they’ve wanted to look more pumped up,” Fox-Kales said, pointing to the recent recession that disproportionately hit male-dominated jobs like construction and manufacturing. “Muscles have become an accessory, like pickup trucks.”

This isn’t the first time social forces have coincided with changing movie star aesthetics — the preponderance of bodybuilder action heroes such as Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone in the 1980s, for instance, came just as a generation of American women were marching off to work in record numbers.

Desired transformation

In the World War II-era comic book Captain America, a weak and sickly young man named Steve Rogers is injected with an experimental serum designed to build a super-soldier. In the movie “Captain America: The First Avenger,” directed by Joe Johnston and due in theaters July 22, dozens of tiny needles inject the serum into Rogers’ major muscle groups, and then he enters a pod where “vita rays” stimulate his growth. On paper and on screen, the result is the same: Rogers emerges as a picture of physical perfection, a gleaming, rippling, flag-wearing, Nazi-killing machine.

“The transformation is absolutely key to understanding Steve Rogers as a character,” said Johnston. “He is essentially Everyman, a 98-pound weakling who is chosen for the rebirth program not for his physical attributes but because of who he is as a human being, with his sense of justice and compassion. It’s crucial that we know and love Steve as the kid who’s been bullied and rejected all his life so we’ll appreciate and relate to who he is as Captain America.”

Evans, the actor playing Captain America, has the kind of square-jawed good looks that lend themselves to roles as prom kings and superheroes — he’s best known for playing the football star in the spoof “Not Another Teen Movie” and the Human Torch in the “Fantastic Four” films.

To achieve the dramatic transformation “Captain America” required, Johnston relied on a combination of techniques, including shrinking Evans’ body with CGI and using a smaller actor as a body double for the “weakling” stage. For the “after” scenes, Evans did push-ups in between takes to pump up the broad new chest he’d built for the role.

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Chris Evans did pushups between takes on the set of "Captain America: The First Avenger." (Jay Maidment/Marvel Studios)

For any real-life 98-pound weaklings — or even for the average 5-foot-9, 194.7-pound American male — all this physical perfection can potentially create the kind of body insecurity that was once considered the exclusive province of women.

“Men are increasingly getting the message that their muscles are important, that appearance matters too,” said Katharine Phillips, co-author of “The Adonis Complex: The Secret Crisis of Male Body Obsession” and professor of psychiatry and human behavior of the Alpert Medical School at Brown University. “Men want to be bigger and want on average 15 more pounds of muscle than they have.”

Size matters in other pop-culture realms — the thick-necked protagonists of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” appear not to own shirts with sleeves, hip-hop stars like LL Cool J and 50 Cent flash shimmering abdominals on their album covers, and even the action figures boys play with have gotten burlier over the years. But the move toward muscularity is most dramatic in the comic-book and fantasy-soaked world of the cinema.

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Most American men would do well to exercise more and improve their diets, but a small number —possibly as few as 100,000, according to Phillips’ book — suffer from a condition psychiatrists call bigorexia, or muscle dysmorphia, in which they feel crippling shame and embarrassment about their perceived smallness.

Exaggerated images

Links between steroids and images flowing out of Hollywood are easy to find.

A user going by the handle “Ironside” at the website forums.steroid.com posted a picture of the comic-book version of Captain America and inquired, “What would you say the best combination would be to create a realistic ‘Super Soldier Serum?’” Another user replied with a suggested regimen including the steroids Anavar and Tren.

In a recent segment on his Comedy Central show, satirist Stephen Colbert took note of the injections in “Captain America.”

“That is an all-American message,” Colbert joked. “If you’re a skinny kid who wants to serve his country, get jacked up on steroids…. Imagine the merchandising possibilities. Who wouldn’t want to open their kids meal to find a Captain America brand hypodermic needle? Collect all 8 violent mood swings!”

Performance-enhancing drugs even appear as a joke in “Thor.” Asked how Chris Hemsworth’s character, in a clingy, rain-soaked T-shirt, managed to beat his way through a crack security team, a researcher played by Stellan Skarsgard quips, “Steroids. He’s a bit of a fitness freak.”

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Chris Hemsworth in "Thor." (Zade Rosenthal/Marvel Studios)

However ripped an actor gets for a role, directors deploy other magic tricks to enhance them, including makeup, lighting and body oils. Images for posters and billboards for films are often exaggerated in Photoshop, giving actors broader shoulders and smaller waists.

“You can say to a kid it’s unreal, and he’ll get that intellectually,” Fox-Kales said of the enhanced images. “But that doesn’t change the way they want to look, because it’s so reinforced as what’s masculine.”

Packing on the muscle for “Conan” did not, however, lead to Momoa feeling more manly in real life, he said.

“It made no difference,” said Momoa, married to actress Lisa Bonet. “I come home and my wife still tells me to do the dishes and take out the trash. And I do it.”

– Rebecca Keegan

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Comments


53 Responses to Muscle summer — the men of ‘Captain America,’ ‘Thor’ and ‘Conan’

  1. Sam says:

    Very well written and interesting (Unlike this comment)

  2. john says:

    Insecure boy/men are just as insecure about their bodies as insecure girlie/women.
    Rather than concentrating on curves let's put our energy into developing character.

  3. Sophie says:

    I hate overly muscled men. It looks sort of repulsive. And definitely unnatural.

  4. Starfighter says:

    "Many moviegoers may also wonder whether actors use steroids to build their bodies?" Is that a joke? Of course they did steroids! You don't put on 30 pounds of muscle over a few months without chemical assistance. The amount of working out required to build up to those levels of muscle mass would mean doing nothing but weightlifting, eating and sleeping. Your body cannot recover without massive amounts of rest–unless you've got a little something extra to help you recover faster and maintain energy.

    • karl says:

      I weighed 170 going into college and gained 15 pounds of muscle in 3 months. That was on top of classwork and other activities. You think someone whose baseline weight is 250 pounds and whose JOB is to get big for a movie can't put on 30 pounds in 3 months without steroids? Try respecting hard work and giving a guy the benefit of the doubt.

      • dirk says:

        You are comparing apples to oranges my friend. On the contrary, it’s much easier to gain muscle mass when you’re starting out than it is when you gHetto already gained sum serious mass. It takes hard work and an incredible diet, yes, but 30 lbs of pure muscle in 3 months is not possible without the use of steroids ( per iod)

      • karl says:

        And how much do you think he weighed when he was a pro wrastler? I'm sure he had the muscle memory to put it on quickly without the use (reuse) of steroids

    • BigBilly says:

      Not 100% right on that. As actors they are given a time frame in which to advance their image. They are able to focus 100% of their day towards their goal. They also have dieticians, personal trainers, massage therapists, and are able to nap 2-3 times daily( rest is very important in building muscle). With all this help and 100% of your time and energy aimed toward your goal, you could most definatley put 30 lbs on in 3 months, also helps to know that youll make huge amounts of money if you stay focused. I regularly( once maybe twice a year) stop all lifting regimens for 4 weeks and fast diet wise, in order to prime my body for excess food and work, and im able to put 10 lbs on in one month, i also have a family and a job to worry about. Just because some arent smart enough or focused enough to do the work, doesnt give them the right to accuss others of steroid use, becuase they are able to focus and train, rest, eat correctly. 10 lbs a month is only 2.5 lbs a week and thats only about 4,000 extra calories a week spread out, if i did the math right. Very possible.

  5. Guest in the know says:

    There are plenty of "legal" prescription drugs that will accomplish the same anabolic properties as steroids. There is no way three months of diet and exercise will add thirty pounds of muscle. It sinlpy is not possible without pharmaceutical help. Think about it. If this was possible, then it would be common in high school and college sports.

    • biged66 says:

      Actually I happen to both lose weight and gain weight extremely fast as much as 75 lbs either way in a month or 2. I have been over 300 lbs twice and at 180lbs most recently before getting back up to 225 in 1 month. Some people gain and lose extremely easily and some people can't seem to change their weight no matter what they do. 10 extra calories a day will change me, and I have witnessed people drinking mass gainer shakes who can't gain weight even at an average of 4000 calories a day. biology is wonderful and different. So no each individual is not necessarily on steroids to gain the mass, but with three such in one summer in one small population industry, odds are that at least one did use enhancers.

  6. Anja says:

    Both Hemsworth and probably Evans has done steroids, especially Hemsworth. Hell even Bale have done them, I would guess for his role in Batman Begins but honestly, what do you except? They got doctors and professionals watching over them all the time so that nothing can go wrong. I mus admit I am unsure of Bale and steroids. He is one dedicated actor. However I do not know about Evans but Hemsworth has done it. If you dont think so, try bodybuilding like a nazi for one year and eat like a madman. DO everything right and you will not look like Hemsworth did in Thor. Genetics? Please, steroids its called. And its actually okay.

    • ben says:

      Starfighter and guest in the know and anja, if you have the right frame to begin with, working out and eating right can get results fast. But you're right, you won't look like Hemsworth. Not because you didn't use steroids, but because you are not in a movie with special effects and camera tricks to make you look bigger. Saying you can't get big without steroids is a cop-out. Just work hard if you want to get huge.

    • Death says:

      so not true.. certified trainer here – after uve trained for a year as u described, then come back here and repost this same thread. with all respect.

    • jake says:

      I've done it. 25 lbs in 3 months. just eat, lift, and sleep just like you said. If you can't do it your not eating enough.

  7. Corn says:

    It's the movies people, let's get a little perspective…there is no REAL Conan or Bat Man…these are actors, playing characters, who aren't real. For those of you who forgot, think Body Double, Dance Double, Butt Double, etc…Does anyone think that when you are falling from the top floor of a building, holding an adversary in front of you as both cover and a platform to break your fall, you can also pinpoint shot another adversary who is climbing up a circular flight of stairs? (Bourne Identity) They go through and to, extremes to entertain us. Enjoy the movie, do give the psycho-therapists fodder for news articles.

  8. booyah says:

    I think I stumbled onto the wrong page. I was looking for articles about acting.

  9. mark090910 says:

    They're all hot, and that's all that matters. Yes, I'm shallow. Oh, and I'm a size queen too. :P

  10. rocknmovies says:

    I hate overmuscly steroid fllled men. All those big lumps are disgusting. Lots of them look like meatheads too. This said, my favorite male body has always been young Paul Newman, he was sinewy, but in a normal way.

  11. kasey says:

    Tobey Maguire Please He is sooooooooooooooooooo lame ! Zac Efron has the Sexiest Muscles

  12. kasey says:

    Tobey Maguire Please he is sooooooooooooooooooooo lame. Zac Efron has the Sexiest Muscles

  13. Lis says:

    Momoa and Johnson were both already in great shape. So, they weren't working off 60 lbs of blubber and then putting on 30 of lean muscle. The average American male doesn't stand a chance.

  14. Harriet Bee says:

    SPOILER ALERT!!! Bring back true muscle men like Arnold Schwarzenegger – not these wanna-bees and posers. I would clean his house any day!!!

  15. AKMS says:

    Chris Evans is Capt. America…

  16. JD says:

    No way anyones putting on 30 lbs of muscle in 3 months without using roids. I work out hard 4-5 times a week,1.5 to 2 hrs a day and push till I throw up at the end many days. It’s taken me two years to put on 30 lbs of muscle without any pharmacuetical help. It’s Hollywood people-don’t believe it!

    • Bobo says:

      Good to hear, but you're still not working out as much as these guys. Guys like this who get jacked for movie roles work out almost as a full time job in the months leading up to shooting. Add onto that having professional chefs prepare all meals from diets developed specifically for them by professional nutritionists, top shelf personal trainers, constant use of supplements, etc. and you get jacked guys. Plus muscle does not always equal strength. Gerard Butler worked out so hard for 300 that after filming he was dealing with massive physical exhaustion and injury due to overtraining.

      • Hans says:

        Lol.. It sounds like you believe working out 24// would give the best results!? You would actually stand a better chance of adding 30pounds if you worked out like 4 times a week, deadlifts, squats, pressing and heavy rowing, and ate like crazy and didnt have to be ripped.

        Gaining 30pounds in 3 months while also having to be ripped can only be done by steroid use or extreme genetics, – not because u dedicate yourself so to making it ::P

        And one ore thing, its important to not mix newbies who way 170 pounds and then added 30pounds in a heartbeat while staring out and people who have trained for many years and walk around lean at around 200 pounds! Big difference! The bigger you have gotten the more difficult it is to pack on more muscle mass as you start nearing your genetic potential.

    • blakk says:

      dude first of all if youre taking 1 and a half hours to work out you arent pushing your body and if youre following a plan, eating right, and i put on 30 pounds within 5 months just eating as much as i could if i took supplements like protein powder, or the like i couldve easily done it too

  17. Kiki says:

    Preparing for a big-budget movie affords actors the time to work out several hours a day, 6 days a week for months on end, with professional trainers and nutritionists – the best money can buy. Most of the "steroids" etc that people are referring to are performance enhancers – so athletes can run faster, jump higher, endure pain longer, etc. In the movies it's just pure physical appearance. I'm not saying these actors aren't taking chems, but with all the advantages they've got at their disposal, and the end results they want, I wouldn't think it'd be necessary.

    Oh yeah, and they look hot.

    • Mark Allan says:

      Kiki!

      Sorry but You're Wrong … Steroids Work! … Period! … And anybody who has spent
      any length of time in a Hard Core Bodybuilding Gym will know just by looking at some of these guys
      if they're "Taking" or Not. … And They're All Taking!!!!

      I've seen guys gain 15 Pounds in 2 Weeks!!! … Their Squat Poundages Have Increased from
      400lbs to 500lbs IN 2 WEEKS! … ON DIANABOL!
      … Those Gains Would Take Any Serious HardCore Natural Bodybuilder anything
      from between 6 MONTHS to A YEAR TO ACHIEVE!!!

      Without Steroids … If someone is genetically gifted, they may be able
      to gain 7 – 10 Pounds of Pure Lean Muscle … IN A YEAR!!! … That's Right … A YEAR!!!

      And While I'm at it … I'll Put Another Myth To Rest!
      … Any Modern Athlete Picking Up An Olympic Medal In Track or Field IS Taking
      Some Sort Of Performance Enhancing Substance! … NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

  18. Kukui Nut says:

    Well, I packed on 15 pounds of muscles in only 6 weeks at Army Boot Camp—and without
    chemical enhancers, nuff said!

    • SSGT says:

      you forgot to mention you were a skinny runt before bootcamp. The only people who put on muscle in boot camp are the worthless pansies who never hit a gym prior to joining. -Your drill sergeant

    • hate gyms says:

      Not that unreal. 22 lbs in 12 weeks USMC Boot Camp. Multiple short workouts daily, lots of food.

  19. Brigette says:

    Anyone ever heard of metabolism and genetics for some people it is easier to put on bulk than others with a trainer and a chef to cook you the right foods someone who is tall and has the genetics can put on that type of bulk in a short time

  20. Neptuny says:

    Very interesting and insightful article. I think it's great to highlight the pressures on men, which is often eclipsed by women's issues. Not that there isn't a justification for the to-do on women's issues, it's just it'd be nice to acknowledge men have psychological problems too.

  21. rich says:

    people who think they know how they got so musclar so fast do not know anything on building max amounts of muscle at all or about nutrition. Guys it is never one thing that makes or breaks muscle growth it's 1,000 of things and hey it's there job too! So think 5-6,000 calories a day, training 2x a day 6-7 times a week, ample sleep, massages daily.. You can stress the body enough that all it wants to do is grow. Most of you do not workout or think of training like this ever and if you not tried to do this for months on end then you have not a clue LOL just enjoy the movie drugs or not.

  22. liz says:

    Women are held to high standards. It's about time men were too. I for one, am tired of the fat bald out of shape men. Women deserve eye candy too!

    • Jake says:

      Its your guys choice to follow what the others do. Men juts don't give a…well you know what.

    • Engineer says:

      Bald means more testosterone and more manliness. Why do you think there are so many muscular bald guys? It'snot compensation because guys with hair want the muscles too. Nice hair is the domain of girls and gays. Bald guys are like the engineer off Prometheus, Highly evolved Gods.

  23. Josh says:

    Wait, so not doing your share of the chores is masculine? And my girlfriend likes that I'm masculine… so I better stop helping with the dishes! Thanks for the relationship help Ms. Keegan!

    The last two sentences of that article destroyed any chance that I might take the rest of it seriously…

    Besides, these actors are playing fictional characters who are all supposed to have superhuman strength – shouldn't they at least look the part?? And during what period in history was physical prowess not considered masculine?

  24. Mark Allan says:

    Sorry but You're Wrong … Steroids Work! … Period! … And anybody who has spent
    any length of time in a Hard Core Bodybuilding Gym will know just by looking at some of these guys
    if they're "Taking" or Not. … And They're All Taking!!!!

    I've seen guys gain 15 Pounds in 2 Weeks!!! … Their Squat Poundages Have Increased from
    400lbs to 500lbs IN 2 WEEKS! … ON DIANABOL!
    … Those Gains Would Take Any Serious HardCore Natural Bodybuilder anything
    from between 6 MONTHS to A YEAR TO ACHIEVE!!!

    Without Steroids … If someone is genetically gifted, they may be able
    to gain 7 – 10 Pounds of Pure Lean Muscle … IN A YEAR!!! … That's Right … A YEAR!!!

    And While I'm at it … I'll Put Another Myth To Rest!
    … Any Modern Athlete Picking Up An Olympic Medal In Track or Field IS Taking
    Some Sort Of Performance Enhancing Substance! … NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

    • Andrew says:

      This guy has got it right. Anyone who lifts consistently and has any knowledge of bodybuilding knows that in order to gain 30 pounds of muscle and stay ripped, one has to first put on 50 pounds of bulk muscle then cut by doing cardio training. Completely impossible to do in a year, let alone three months without the use of steroids.

  25. No Nonsense Muscle says:

    It is possible for even skinny guys to get big if they do it all the right way. Who needs steroids, just follow the right guidance and build serious muscle.

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  27. mr chips says:

    muscles bah hum bug, i think it sends out the wrong message. having big muscles only tells me you are doing it for attention grabbing purposes only, just like body building competions, they do all that over the top work outs, to go on a stage for a few minutes, that just does,nt make any sense to me what so ever. Besides muscle bound freaks are only showing off and want attention, and they have to constantly ram more and more products down them to keep the same weight and size as the body is constatly tyring to return to its normal body wieght, and eating 56 chicken breasts every day on set is just greed.

    but if that is your thing, ok but it still looks wierd to me and most boyd builders get it in there heads they are better than others the way they strut around and show off, its very false over all.

  28. hedge funds says:

    Hedge funds are great vehicles for their managers to enrich themselves while leaving little alpha for their investors. Of course there are some exceptions but most hedge funds lost money last year.

  29. Tennesseeguy65 says:

    These guys train very hard dont get me wrong but it is just not possible to gain muscle mass that quick and remain that ripped. they use a steriod stacked with another steroid that keeps all water weight drained out to maimtain ripped just go to ur average gym and you will see. You can achieve this physicue but dont think you will get it in 3 months even after years of training. Just keep up the hard work and it will pay off

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  31. bodybuilding says:

    Very interesting and insightful article. I think it's great to highlight the pressures on men, which is often eclipsed by women's issues.

  32. dom says:

    this is stupid. you mislead people into thinking you can look like these actors without steroids. i guarantee you that they are all enhanced. you cant pack on 30 lbs of muscle in a few months no matter what you think.

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