I spoke to Rich Piana at the 2017 Arnold Classic when he brought me over to meet him at his booth. We spoke a bit after that, but he was never my patient. Rich was larger than life, and he was also one of the first people to openly discuss steroids. I think that played an important role in creating a more open and accepting environment for understanding how and why steroids are used outside of professional sports. In this video I describe meeting Rich and what he spoke to me about, and I discuss his legacy and what we can learn from his life.

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00:00 – Intro
02:27 – Hair loss products I recommend
05:45 – The first guy to be open and specific about steroids
06:45 – Making sure men on steroids are protected
07:55 – My experience, TRT, & post cycle therapy
08:53 – Shutdown risk – if you’re not as big, don’t use as much
10:28 – Inconclusive cause of death
11:10 – Site injections?
11:47 – Being a beast vs. going too far
12:49 – The case for being careful & transitioning to TRT
13:51 – Men who are “okay with dying early”

Stay Strong and Healthy,
Dr. O


As the Anabolic Doc, since 2003, I’ve provided men who are using or have used anabolic steroids a confidential, ethical and professional medical venue to discuss their use. I do NOT in any way support the use of any performance enhancing drugs – PEDs, anabolic steroid or other medicine for muscle building or body transformation. The “off-label” use of PEDs, as such agents is considered elicit and may lead to adverse health outcomes. Please consult an expert health professional regarding any medical agent and do NOT use any medicine without the explicit advice and supervision of an appropriate medical expert.

This video is for education and information only. This is not medical advice. Only take medications as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take illegal substances. Taking steroids can lead to serious health consequences.

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