Was Zyzz really on steroids?
This is a sensitive post. No Zyzz fan really likes to say the words “drugs” and “Zyzz” in the same sentence. But there’s too many posts online, by people who don’t really understand the Zyzz movement, focusing solely on the steroids and not the man and the triumph that became the legend.
It feels a little disrespectful. As Zyzz fans, in our hearts we want to believe the whole Zyzz steroids things is a lie.
But the reality is that Zyzz did take steroids.
In fact, even Zyzz admitted that he took a cycle of steroids in a post on bodybuilding.com:
But what isn’t often spoken about is when and why he did.
How Do We Know Zyzz Was Taking Steroids?
Zyzz’s mother, Maria Shavershian, said a post-mortem examination revealed that her youngest son suffered from an undiagnosed heart condition, which triggered cardiac arrest. I am quite sure no one except Zyzz family has seen the toxicology report. But we have all the evidence we need to know that in the time leading up to his death Zyzz was taking steroids.
In fact, when Tim Sharky asked Zyzz what he was taking not long before he died, Zyzz replied “Everything”. Sharky told him to slow down, and had this to say to the papers upon hearing the news of Zyzz’s death;
“This is a warning for any of you boys coming to Thailand. Thailand is a country with it all … girls, steroids, growth hormone, it’s all here and it’s all cheap. I spoke to him the other day and he looked like a kid in a candy shop,”
We have to consider that Aziz went to Thailand for good reason. Anabolic steroids are easily available there, and pretty cheap, too. A video posted on YouTube at the time he was in Thailand showed Aziz walking into a 7-Eleven and asking the cashier whether or not they had any “D-Bol or Stanzanol?” Sarcastically of course. Both of these drugs are anabolic agents.
Perhaps Zyzz got into steroids due to the influence of bodybuilder brother Said (Chestbrah), who was caught and fined $479 for possession of anabolic steroids in 2011, who knows. But by the time he died steroids were indeed part of his life. And it is likely that the pressure of training, partying and work combined with the excessive taking of steroids caused the fatal heart attack in that sauna in Bangkok.
When & Why Did Zyzz Start Taking Steroids?
Let’s not taking anything away from Zyzz. He was born with ectomorph genes and trained damn hard to get the physique he had. Looking at his stages of development, he probably didn’t start taking steroids until around age 20 or 21.
So consider, before you judge, just how far he came without doing any steroids at all!
Let’s not kid ourselves. So many professional athletes take drugs, as we have found out over the last few years due to the outing of great athletes such as Lance Armstrong, Tyson Gaye and Asafa Powell . From cyclists to runners and boxers, those at the top of the field need to maintain above human levels of performance all the time to not just keep winning but to maintain sponsorships and please the crowd.
Zyzz was under constant pressure to show a perfect body to the world. Consider an average day in his life; photo shoots, pictures with fans, club appearances. It would have been impossible to keep so shredded all year round that essentially he was being pushed maintain beyond human capability.
ZYZZ Steroid Cycle
After Zyzz was found in Thailand, it looks like his cycle looked pretty much to the following:
- Tren Ace 150mg/d
- Test Prop 150ed
- T3 25 mcg 2 day/day
- Clen 80 mcg ed
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Here’s a rare picture of Zyzz getting his ass injected by some kind of steroid (probably test proprionate):
Regardless, Zyzz is Still a Legend
The steroids take nothing away from his physical achievements. There are millions of other bodybuilders and models out there doing way more, who don’t look anywhere near as good as Zyzz did. This is testament to the work he put in, and proves that reaching such aesthetics is about hard work and dedication. Sure, steroids will help you but there’s so much more to the equation. In truth, most who take steroids just end up round and fat. How many guys in your gym look like Zyzz did?
The fact is you have to eat right, lift right, stretch right and cultivate an awesome “win at all costs” state of mind. Sadly Zyzz pushed that boundary just that bit too far, and is no longer with us.
The best way we can celebrate Aziz Shavershian’s memory is not by focusing on the “Zyzz steroids” scandals journalists want to tarnish his name with, but by living life to the fullest, by training hard, getting healthy and aesthetic and not taking life too seriously.
Zyzz’s epic achievement from skinny nerd to guru for a whole generation of renaissance men, has seen his chiselled body go down among the greats of bodybuilding. And no one can take that away from his legend or his fans.
What I really want to know is this…was Zyzz death really just the result of an undiagnosed heart condition?
Or was it because he was on the juice? After all, his brother Chestbrah got arrested for possession of roids not long after.
What do you guys think?