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Calum Von Moger Started Using Anabolic Steroids at 21 Years Old
October 7th, 2019
Calum Von Moger offers advice to people considering the use of anabolic steroids.
Calum Von Moger, the 27-year old competitive bodybuilder and social media influencer, recently opened up about his own use of anabolic steroids in a YouTube video titled “My Take on Steroids” uploaded on September 30, 2019.
Von Moger has never concealed his use of steroids. He never claimed to be “natty” nor did he ever deny using steroids. Von Moger has essentially admitted using steroids to those who asked. This was the case during an interview with Generation Iron last year.
Von Moger’s admission of steroid use in his most recent video is nothing new. However, the Australian bodybuilder/actor publicly shares his thoughts on steroids in greater detail than ever before.
Calum Von Moger trained naturally for over six years before using steroids.
Von Moger did not start using anabolic steroids until he was around 21 years old. He started training at the age of 14. Von Moger made considerable gains during this period as a natural bodybuilder.
Von Moger won the 2011 NABBA Junior International Bodybuilding Champions in Melbourne without any assistance from steroids.
Von Moger made the decision to use steroids after his mentor told him that they were necessary to become a world champion bodybuilder at the next level.
Von Moger started his first steroid cycle in preparation for his subsequent bodybuilding competitions. With the help of steroids, he won the WWF Mr. Universe contest for three consecutive years – 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Von Moger claimed that he does not use anabolic steroids in the off-season. He generally uses steroids in a 10-week cycle leading up to the competition according to his video.
Von Moger does not see anything wrong with using steroids as long as an individual has a “real” or “valid” reason to do so. He considers the pursuit of becoming a champion bodybuilder a valid reason. He does not think anyone should use steroids to impress someone or other superficial reasons.
Von Moger also advised that anyone considering the use of steroids should first train naturally for about 5 years. This will allow them to assess their genetic potential.
In addition, he hopes that prospective steroid users use the muscle-building drugs responsibly, know what they are doing and obtain the drugs from reliable sources.
Von Moger does not hesitate to admit his own steroid use but he fully understands why other fitness professionals may be reluctant.
Sources: Von Moger, C. (September 30, 2019). MY TAKE ON STEROIDS. Retrieved from youtube.com/watch?v=7kG41WITGJ4