Phil Heath

What Really Happens to Your Junk When You Take Steroids

It’s a common trope that juiced-up bodybuilders have small penises, but is there any truth to the claim? While we aren’t scientists, we are certainly jealous of their jacked physiques, so the tiny pee-pee narrative makes us feel better about our ordinary rigs. However, seven-time Mr Olympia winner Phil heath recently opened up about the effects of taking steroids on his nether regions in a recent podcast interview, and the answer might surprise you.

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Joining The Pivot Podcast, hosted by former NFL stars Channing Crowder, Fred Taylor and Ryan Clark, the episode featured an honest discussion about the ‘myth’ surrounding bodybuilders and steroid use. Heath revealed that while the use of steroids can lead to adverse side effects, the penis is often back to normal within two days. He also noted that due to the size of competitive bodybuilder’s legs,  anything short of a full-grown anaconda would look small down there.

“Put this to rest for me, does it shrivel up your man? The women want to know. I don’t care,” Taylor asks. Heath responds: “So here’s the deal with that. You’re so damn dehydrated, things do happen. But here’s the thing, two nights after, you know? You’re back right. It’s just the way it is.”

He continues: “First of all, 32-inch thighs, don’t matter how big your s**t is, when you got big a** quads, it’s gonna look different.”

“Why are you so concerned with it is my question and that’s always been my biggest thing because I didn’t grow up as a bodybuilder so I’m always like, ‘Why are you all so concerned with someone’s d**k?’ I don’t ever understand that.”

“You just want to poke fun at another but he got a girl and she ain’t leaving and they got kids so you know you’ve been hitting it more than once and she likes it, so why don’t you ask her? So you ain’t asking her the right questions, screw what I say.”

Elsewhere on the podcast, Heath also discussed overcoming mental health struggles and dealing with personal loss. His openness and willingness to discuss various topics have been widely praised online, with commenters inspired by his “emotional vulnerability”, helping to “break down barriers for bodybuilders” everywhere.

Check out the full podcast episode above.

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