The most astonishing thing in his autopsy. He had atherosclerosis at 26. Plaque in his arteries at 26. Left ventricle changes happen to any strength athletes who ignores the importance of slow steady state cardio. A balance between eccentric hypertrophy and concentric hypertrophy of the heart is also reversible if you stop lifting (and juicing) for 6+ months. But significant plaque buildup shows he had long term chronic arterial inflammation. At 26! Fluid in the lungs occurs in most cardiac arrest cases, Liver fibrosis also pretty shocking at 26. In the end I don’t think it was the drugs as much as he was not suited for the diet he consumed IMHO. Chronic inflammatory response is almost always diet related.
Yes, you’re on the trailing edge of the bell-curve; it’s uncommon but certainly not unheard of or terribly unusual. In fact, it’s pretty understandable. This is often a transitionary period for people, trying to balance education with work and a social life – made all the harder if you’re one of the 60% of college students staring down the barrel of paying off those college loans. Some of you may have spent more time focusing on your studies or work. Others may still be in the middle of shaking off old identities and trying to work out social anxieties and inexperience.