Death, Drugs, and Muscle: Surviving the Steriod Underworld

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ECW Press, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 271 pages
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A behind-the-scenes look at the underground world of bodybuilding, this expose is a tragic tale of drugs, murder, and self-destruction.†

Detailing Gregg Valentinos fame as the man whose biceps exploded, this portrayal reveals how he quickly rose to the top of the weight-lifting scene, becoming both a spokesman for the sport and a celebrity among fans. This account also discusses how he crossed into the illegal world of steroids and drugs, becoming the biggest supplier of Steris products in the United States, and how his world of sex, drugs, and money came crashing down when his girlfriend died from a drug overdose and he was arrested. A gripping, uncensored story about a muscle-worshipping culture, this provocative, harrowing biography uncovers the dark and dangerous world of steroid use and drug dealing.


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Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31

Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
The Ramblin Freak Speaks
Victor Richards
Arnold and Lou
Ray Mentzer and Onions
A Date at Golds Gym
The Jacket Story
New York Rat Trap
Fat Boy
The New Freak
Another Gregg and MD Fan
Fan For Life
The Ramblin Freak Fan Club

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About the author (2010)

Gregg Valentino is one of the most popular and controversial bodybuilding icons of all time. He is the author of the popular column ?Ramblin“†Freak‘†in Muscular Development Magazine. He has appeared in more than 200 magazines, including ESPN Magazine, the National Enquirer, and Maxim, as well on numerous television programs, such as the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Ripley's Believe It or Not, the Tonight Show, and the Tyra Banks Show. He lives in New York City.†

Nathan Jendrick is a certified fitness trainer and sports-performance consultant, working with clients ranging from bodybuilders to Olympic gold medalists. He is the author of Dunk, Doubles, Doping and Get Wet, Get Fit. He lives in Lake Tapps, Washington.

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