Regardless, I heard a lot of bodybuilder chatter growing up. Terms like “Training to failure,” “burn,” and “pose down” were all a part of the family vernacular. My uncles were natural bodybuilders. They competed before steroids were big, so to speak, in that world. My uncles moved past their bodybuilding prime just when steroids were entering its. I remember my uncles talking about all the young punks on steroids who were in the new wave of bodybuilders. Steroids were the hush-hush injections of manufactured muscle that would turn you from a 98-pound weakling into a 298-pound knuckle dragger in nothing flat.