A female gym junkie has revealed how she now looks like a man after developing a steroid addiction which mutated her body. Candice Armstrong, who used to be a pretty blonde, has been left with stubble, broad shoulders and a one-inch penis, after using the drug in a desperate attempt to improve her shape. The former London barmaid said her nightmare began two years ago when she joined a gym to improve her physique. Armstong, who suffers from body dysmorphia, revealed she would work out for three hours a day and was convinced her upper body was too slender. When a fellow gym fanatic suggested using steroids, she went for it, but soon developed an addiction to daily doses of the steroid Trenbolone. Armstrong told British tabloid The Sunday People she only started using the drug because she hated her body, but now things were a thousand times worse.
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Eating disorders are typically characterized as an obsession with getting thinner, for women at least. But, for body builder Candice Armstrong, a desire to get bigger led her down a scary path that culminated in, dear sweet Jesus, growing a penis. It started two years ago when Armstrong wasn't satisfied with how much weight and muscle she was putting on, despite working out for three hours a day. She turned to steroids and while they did help her bulk up, her reliance on them got out of control. Now addicted, she has started growing facial hair, her shoulders have widened, and her clitoris has engorged to the point that it's become what looks like a one-inch-long penis… something I, for one, had no idea was even possible. While steriods and testosterone are not the same thing, testosterone is a steriod and using steriods can cause the same hormonal changes that testosterone would. Armstrong says she's miserable with what she's done to her body — "I have no sex drive and I'm more insecure than ever," she told The Sunday Paper — but she's still hitting the gym for hours a day and can't shake her steroids addiction.
And for many of the women who take up the sport, bodybuilding can involve being stared at, whispered about, and insulted to their faces. A man or a woman? In the world of female bodybuilding, not only do women spend grueling hours in the gym pumping iron, pushing genetics to the limit, but many pay an even higher price for their 60 seconds on stage: The toll on their bodies can be irreversible, and the subculture can be all-consuming, obsessive and dangerous.
Breck C. Nobody gives a shit that you find it disgusting. If you find it disgusting? Nicely put. What I find interesting about body-building women is that their self-presentation in competitions is governed by some of the same standards as for body-building men, such as having an even [fake] tan and showing lots of veins across one's body. At the same time, the body-building women are expected to play up signs of stereotypical femininity, including makeup, plucked eyebrows, plump lips and styled hair. I think the bodybuilding women and men are both creepy. Part of that is that the shape they are in is not really beneficial for anything other than these competitions. Weightlifter's don't usually do this to themselves, similarly the best olympians are often toned but never overtoned, this is to the point of extreme.