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(USA Today)   What sets "Superman" actor Henry Cavill apart from Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, A-Rod, Lance Armstrong, Rafael Palmeiro, Rodney Harrison, and countless other athletes? Take a wild freaking guess   (ftw.usatoday.com ) divider line
    More: Hero, Henry Cavill, Superman, athlete of the year, steroids, superhuman abilities, Bud Selig, HGH, Man of Steel  
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2013-06-11 04:49:40 PM  
He's British?

Wait... He's not an athlete?
 
2013-06-11 04:51:03 PM  
"Then he asked, 'Would you like to use steroids or HGH (human growth hormone) to get to where you want to go?' I immediately said no. And he said, 'Good. Because if you did, I wouldn't train you.'"

Well, to begin with, he's Kyrptonian and not human.  Secondly, I'd like to know how they intended to stick a needle in his impenetrable skin.
 
2013-06-11 05:06:04 PM  
Rodney Harrison?
 
2013-06-11 05:06:52 PM  
Should be "what makes him like countless other athletes," Subby.

C'mon. Get with the program!
 
2013-06-11 05:09:13 PM  
All those athletes said they didn't use steroids, too.  Turns out they were lying.  Did this British idiot use roid?  I dunno, and I don't care.  The point of the story is....hey look, tits!!!
 
2013-06-11 05:10:40 PM  
No one has ever heard of him?
 
2013-06-11 05:13:08 PM  
www.funtroll.com
 
2013-06-11 05:13:27 PM  
They've never been in my kitchen?
 
2013-06-11 05:16:23 PM  
FTA:  Superman represents good. Drugs are evil.

HA! Hahahahah. Drugs aren't evil, silly
 
2013-06-11 05:17:33 PM  
I really don't see what the big deal is even if he had used HGH. It's just science, and he isn't hurting anyone else. It's just pushing the human body beyond what most mere mortals are capable of, and that's kind of cool. Dare I say it would have turned him into some sort of...super man?

This steroid thing has been blown so incredibly far out of proportion over the last decade or two. The news is the worst.
 
2013-06-11 05:26:12 PM  
Is it "forced political agendas?"
 
2013-06-11 05:28:40 PM  
He didn't use steroids...but he forgot to mention...the epo, peptide hormones that have hex value names, HGH, HCG, and other pro-hormones which are like steroids but aren't actually steroids.
 
2013-06-11 05:29:34 PM  

Solid State Vittles: Rodney Harrison?


He was suspended by the NFL for using HGH.
 
2013-06-11 05:33:00 PM  
Henry Cavill, the British actor who plays Superman in the upcoming summer blockbuster Man of Steel

I have no clue who this guy is, so I have no idea how he speaks, but am I correct in assuming that they just used a British actor to portray Superman, right? They didn't make Superman British-raised, did they?

also...

Finding the Meaning: They've never been in my kitchen?


Niiice...

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-06-11 05:38:23 PM  

vladimpaler: Solid State Vittles: Rodney Harrison?

He was suspended by the NFL for using HGH.


Huh.  Did not know.
 
2013-06-11 05:42:02 PM  
This superman looks like his drug of choice would be poppers.
 
2013-06-11 05:44:38 PM  
The Entertainment tab is over there >>>
 
2013-06-11 05:47:35 PM  

Solid State Vittles: vladimpaler: Solid State Vittles: Rodney Harrison?

He was suspended by the NFL for using HGH.

Huh.  Did not know.


He might be the only one, considering they don't test for it. Takes a special kind of dumb.
 
2013-06-11 06:00:51 PM  

seumasokelly: He might be the only one, considering they don't test for it. Takes a special kind of dumb.


You need to be jacked up if you're gonna do nothing but ram into the pile of players and spear your opponents in the back four seconds after the play is over. HGH is necessary for dirty cheaters like Harrison.
 
2013-06-11 06:05:51 PM  
He's the only one that's been in a Superman movie

/duh
 
2013-06-11 06:12:57 PM  
Looking at this workout, I'm amazed he's not dead:

http://www.movieworkouts.com/man-of-steel-workout
 
2013-06-11 06:21:12 PM  
I would 100% definitely use HGH or whatever else the Fark modern science has for a movie role. Why not? You're not competing so you're not cheating anyone.

Plus you still have to, you know, work out. You don't pop some HGH and look like that without working out.

/pro athletes who use are cheating
//though IMO it should be legal for pro athletes to ingest anything they want to improve their performance...they're professionals, it is their (literal) job to be the absolute best they can be and HGH and steroids indisputably let you push your body beyond normal
 
2013-06-11 06:27:44 PM  
FTFA:

Playing Superman without steroid cheating was vital to Cavill. He wanted to be as clean as the character.


The main reason why Superman is "clean" is because he doesn't need PEDs.

/Not to mention that needles can't pierce his skin.
//*Adjusting my nerd glasses*
 
2013-06-11 06:30:17 PM  

The_Sponge: FTFA:

/Not to mention that needles can't pierce his skin.


politedissent.com
 
2013-06-11 06:37:14 PM  

Wadded Beef: The_Sponge: FTFA:

/Not to mention that needles can't pierce his skin.

[politedissent.com image 300x446]


The needle is tipped with a microscopic amount of kryptonite,  just enough to weaken the flesh at the point of insertion.
It's a well established medical procedure, I think Nordion makes the needles.
 
2013-06-11 06:43:31 PM  
He's an actor, not a professional athlete?
 
2013-06-11 07:05:28 PM  

CodeMonkey4Life: Wadded Beef: The_Sponge: FTFA:

/Not to mention that needles can't pierce his skin.

[politedissent.com image 300x446]

The needle is tipped with a microscopic amount of kryptonite,  just enough to weaken the flesh at the point of insertion.
It's a well established medical procedure, I think Nordion makes the needles.


IIRC that was explained (retconned?) as he bit off a fingernail and used the sharp point to pierce his skin and then stuck the needle in.
 
2013-06-11 07:45:40 PM  
He played Jesus?
 
2013-06-11 07:57:55 PM  
They never listed his before and after weight, so he may be natural. I wouldn't be shocked if the "supplement" they gave him was steroids, though (and they told him otherwise). Although using Crossfit to gain mass with the workout listed at http://www.movieworkouts.com/man-of-steel-workout seems kind of sketchy. It'd be smarter to do less "do as much work as possible" and do more exercises designed to put on mass, such as a 5x5 program. Really hard to know without knowing his before and after weight, though

You can only gain muscle so fast naturally. Your body can only create muscle tissue so fast. It doesn't matter if you are working out super hard or eating a perfect det. Your body will break down if you overtrain. Your muscles may be ok if you eat enough (debatable), but your tendons and central-nervous system will not be.  Steroids/HGH (tendons) help you overcome this problem. There really is nothing wrong with doing steroids, either (from a health perspective), provided you do them safely.
 
2013-06-11 08:55:27 PM  
He fixes the cable?
 
2013-06-11 09:04:24 PM  
Begs the question of how a guy who can magically lift an aircraft carrier out of the ocean can somehow find a way to do resistance training to get buff.  Clark should have a body like Judah Friedlander.
 
2013-06-12 03:56:07 AM  
Of course this dude isn't on the juice. Just look at him. His arms are like little twigs that I could just snap.
 
2013-06-12 10:13:50 AM  
Gym Jones will get you shredded, look at the "300" workouts.  Also, having access to a 24hour nutritionist and chef will help even the most unfit of all Fark basement dwellers, and this he is not.
 
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