Rich Piana in medically induced coma

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  1. FlyingDragon

    FlyingDragon VIP Member

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    He never received a pro card.....Some people give him a 5% chance of making it (sorry couldnt resist)....
     
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  2. Warhead14

    Warhead14 TID Board Of Directors

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    What we DO know is .... drum rollll.... his heart is way enlarged. So probably he used recs, but dont anyone be a clown and say oh its not gear. When those pecs grow, that heart grows. We have to show that we can own our shit.
     
  3. Warhead14

    Warhead14 TID Board Of Directors

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    What we DO know is .... drum rollll.... his heart is way enlarged. So probably he used recs, but dont anyone be a clown and say oh its not gear. When those pecs grow, that heart grows. We have to show that we can own our shit.
     
  4. Gymrat58

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  6. Gymrat58

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    Get well Big Rich, slow down on the gear mann it will kill ya before you get to 50 mann.
     
  7. Gymrat58

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    Get well Big Rich, slow down on the gear mann it will kill ya before you get to 50 mann.
     
  8. gunslinger

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    People hate on Rich all the time. Mainly because he was brutally honest about what he did. He abused the fuck out of steroids, he didn't always eat clean, and he was not shy about exposing the darker side of the bodybuilding industry. Was he on recs? Probably. I haven't seen a bodybuilder yet who wasn't or at least was at some point. Did he show bodybuilders in a negative light? No. They do that all by themselves. But lets face it, the body can only take so much. Ritch is pushing 50 and recently shot his weight up to well over 300 pounds. Idk if this had anything to do with his condition but it certainly didn't help.
     
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  9. Gymrat58

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    Get well Big Rich, slow down on the gear mann it will kill ya before you get to 50 mann.
    Get well Big Fella
     
  10. shortz

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    All high level and most experienced athletes have enlarged hearts. Do you have evidence that his was unusually enlarged? Hypertrophy can be a sign of drug abuse too, but that's a tough one to use in an athlete.

    Sure, the guy did abuse steroids, but again, it's more likely that recs got him. This was an overdose, not an acute MI (heart attack). Ischemia or endocarditis etc would be a good sign of heavy drug abuse to see if his heart was truly taking stress or some huge hypertrophy.

    I am certainly not arguing that his steroid use might not have exacerbated his problems though. I am quite sure they did. Just stating that myocardial hypertrophy isn't as clear as a sign for steroid abuse
     
  11. FlyingDragon

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    Updated news states it wasnt an OD, he fell and hit his head according to his girlfriend.....I doubt we will know much more due to privacy laws, everything seems to be rumor. His girlfriend wouldnt have access to his medical files at the hospital....


     
  12. JackD

    JackD Senior Moderators Staff Member

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    I was never a big fan, but I don't wish anything bad on anyone, sad to see things go that way for him.
     

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