‘I Am Frustrated In People’s Short Outlook On Life’

Dante Trudel shared all of his frustrations when it comes to steroids in bodybuilding.

The issue of steroids in bodybuilding is not one that is going away anytime soon. In fact, many figures around the sport and industry are speaking out sharing their opinions and ways to improve. In a recent Instagram video, Dante Trudel decided to weigh in on the problem.

Trudel began bodybuilding at 20 years old and spent time around the sport in the 1990’s. He decided to get out and has since started many businesses, including being the creator of DC Training. Despite being active in the fitness industry, Trudel does not agree with the way PEDs and different substances are being used.

Dante Trudel and Hardcore Muscle

Dante Trudel explains in his caption that he is frustrated with this topic because of the messages and attention that it has been getting. Early in the video, Trudel references a newsletter that he began in the 90s called “Hardcore Muscle.”

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In the newsletter, Trudel would often discuss and reference information around different areas of bodybuilding from sources such as Curtis Leffler, Tom Prince, Mike Mattarazzo, Phil Hernon. Trudel used these men to reveal an unfortunate truth.

“Those guys, what’s common? They’re all dead. Every single one of them.”

“There’s no one dying in natural bodybuilding. There’s no one dying in professional golf. There isn’t a preponderance of football players dying in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. There are a lot of professional bodybuilders, pro wrestlers dying young. People can make all the excuses they want but what’s the common occurrence? You guys can figure it out.”

Dante Trudel discussed bodybuilders dying early because of substances that are being taken. After pointing out this fact, Trudel continued to discuss how life does not end early.

Dante Trudel: “It’s Just Not Worth It”

Trudel continued his video by discussing how some young people might believe that life ends at a certain age. Trudel used himself as an example. He was married in his late 30s, had kids in his 40s, and started multiple businesses. Because of this, he wonders why people believe that bodybuilding is worth it.

Dante Trudel went onto discuss the late John Meadows. He explained how Meadows made money in many ways off the stage, including his YouTube page. Trudel says how only the top few bodybuilders in the sport actually make money and that others could be doing it for a trophy or vanity.

“The sad truth of the matter is that there is going to be a boatload of people watching this video right now that are going to die young. Because they are going to get done watching this video and forget about it because it doesn’t fit their agenda. Some of you are going to walk out to your mailbox at 45 years old and drop dead in front of your three-year old son. And for what? A trophy? the vanity? That’s worth it?”

This topic gained plenty of attention over the last year or so because of the deaths that have hit the community hard. Both Shawn Rhoden and George Peterson passed away at the end of the 2021 season. Cedric McMillan passed away suddenly in April and this sparked the issue of steroids.

According to Dante Trudel, he does not believe that it is worth it. He ends his video with a call to action for some young users to sit back and wonder what they are exactly doing.

“I really think some of you guys need to sit back and think where you want to be in 10-20 years…I just think some of you need to think this stuff out. It’s not worth a $15 trophy. It just isn’t.”

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