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by Craig Titus
Craig Titus

Random Thoughts

So I’m sitting here thumbing through the pages of Flex Magazine thinking to myself “Wow, what happened to Bodybuilding and the Flex Mag. of the 90’s”? I mean, Flex Magazine of today should be called “Ad Magazine” or even”American Media Magazine”! I remember when Joe Weider sold “Weider Publications” to AMI International and some how ewe all knew, professional Bodybuilders that is; some how we knew it would turn into what it is today…a ad rag.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ not intentionally attempting to come across negative, I am simple saying what all your Bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts are thinking. There are literally 145 pages of ads in 257 pages total! Really, isn’t that slightly excessive and utterly annoying as hell? Keep in mind; those 145 pages of ads are in addition to all those nicely placed side page ads. You know, the ads take up ¼ page running along side the article your reading. One thing for certain, I am without a shadow of doubt, totally informed as to the countless supplement companies, sexual peak performance aids and web sites that sell fake-ass anabolic using names of legitimate steroids to fool young rambunctious bodybuilders into believing their products are remotely close to the real thing, which I find fucking appalling! Thanks to Flex Magazine, I’m totally informed. Furthermore, I now know I can purchase *Sustanon 250* from various web-site companies of HI-Tech Pharmaceuticals. What a fucking joke! I mean it’s gotta work…this “Sustanon 250” is a “Pill inside a pill” according to HTP technologies. In HTP’s ad, there’s photo’s of actual pill presses that initially press the inner core…blah blah blah…Bullshit! Listen, all you youngsters out there trying to become a professional bodybuilder, all you easy influenced athletes hungry to find out what the Pro’s use…do not waste your time and hard earned money on these fake-ass anabolic companies like Hi Tech Pharmaceutical, PharmaPro.net, Get Freaky, Big.com and droves of others are attempting to sell. Flex Magazine should be ashamed… Joe Weider would be so disappointed! That being said, let’s talk about the “Gat Stack” ad with none other then Mamdough Elssbiay, better known as “Big Ramy”. One thing is for use, the boy is big, insanely big, in fact, he’s huge and awe inspiring for real! Thing is, I’ve read Big Rany trained only three years before winning the New York Pro show…and now the “Big Rany Massive Stack” as he implies it’s at all possible to pack on 100 pounds of mass (muscle) in three short years? Now I don’t care if a bodybuilder works with Dennis James or Chad Nichols or even follows the advice of an expert in the field of performance enhancing drugs such as myself… it is literally impossible to grow 100 lbs of muscle in three years, period!!! I don’t care if you’ve obtained a maximum anabolic activation while using combinations of the finest and most androgenic steroids known to mankind, 100 lbs of muscle in 3 years is questionable, suspect and in my opinion, simply not possible. For the sake of argument, let’s just for one moment entertain the idea of Mamdough building 100 lbs of muscle in three years…it’s difficult to entertain… but let’s indulge ourselves and believe this chemically enhanced task is possible. That said, I’m absolutely sure bodybuilders are extremely interested in how “Big Rany” achieved this impossible fear. I’m fairly certain they’re interests aren’t focused on what type of Gat nutrition products “Big Rany” will or will not be using being that the 100 lbs was obtained before the “Gat” endorsement. Like all those reading Flex and all those bodybuilding and fitness enthusiasts are wondering, I too would very much like to know… exactly what combinations of steroids, Human Growth Hormone and insulin Mamdough Elssbiay used to do the unfeasible. You have to understand that putting on 100 lbs of muscle in three years is ground breaking, in fact it’s truly monumental!! I know Dennis James and like myself, he’s also an expert in the use id performance enhancing drugs. From what I’ve read, Dennis works with “Big Rany” and in a sense responsible for his 100 lbs of muscle, or at least that’s the impression I’ve gotten from the ad. So, let’s get to the proverbial “elephant in the room”. How many IU’s of HGH was taken daily? Did Dennis map out an insulin injection schedule during off season training? Fact of the matter is, even if all the questions were adequately answered, no performance enhancing drugs receipt will give a bodybuilder the ability to pack on 100 lbs of muscle in three years. Maybe, just maybe if all aspects of bodybuilding are completely perfect…nutrition, training schedules, AAS cycles and optimal sleep is practiced… you might be able to pack on 100 bsof muscle in 5 years. Maybe! And now that ‘Big Rany” is 300 lbs and hard as nails, it surly must be a result of the “Gat” supplement stack he’s currently using… or maybe he purchased some “Sustanon 250”, Diananbol and Anavar from Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals straight off the pages of Flex Magazine. LMFAO! I wanted to give congratulation to Paul Dillett for his success in founding the WBFF… World Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation! My only hope is that IFBB athletes are granted the ability to compete in other organizations if the choose without any suspensions or negative ramifications such as being “Black Balled” from the IFBB. I saw WBFF Pro Mandy White in Flex Mag representing “Inner Armour” nutrition. It would be such a shame if she was not allowed to compete on an IFBB stage being she holds a WBFF pro card… idiotic indeed.

As of 2005 an IFBB athlete was not allowed to compete in any other federation and would be stripped from being an IFBB member if caught doing so. Personally I think an IFBB athlete should have the option to compete in any federation they desire as long as said athlete obtains a membership card in that federation… such as the WBFF. Furthermore, WBFF athletes should have the ability to compete in the IFBB as long as a membership card is obtained and professional status can be verified. Back in 2005 when I organized W.I.P., World Fitness Federation in Europe which gave the opportunity for future and existing athletes, Woman’s physique, bodybuilding, figure, fitness and bikini to have the choice to compete in any W.P.I. and W.F.F. competitions providing they obtained a membership card in both… real simple. Incidentally, as a result of starting the W.P.I. federation, I was “Black Balled” from all N.P.C. and IFBB events. Point is, if WBFF competitions cannot compete in the IFBB and vice versa, it would be a damn shame. Congrats to Paul Dillett and kudos’ to a pro bodybuilder with the fortitude to see beyond competing and offer another federation for the athletes to compete in. Don’t be afraid to expand your horizons world wide opening the doors to other federations all over the globe! For the record, every time I see the words “Woman’s Physique Division” in relation to the IFBB, I smile huge knowing those in charge are inherently aware I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… the IFBB is very lucky I’m out of the industry! I’ve been receiving letters from bodybuilders interested in entertaining the “Cross Fit” competitive world. Some bodybuilders question whether or not “Cross Fit” athletes use steroids or not? My answer is… absolutely! Thin of it this way, you have female athletes weighing 140 lbs, snatching 225 lbs from the ground to over their head with a pause while arms are fully extended. You’re damn right some or all of these women are using PED’s. Keep in mind the weight is lifted following other movements such as pull-ups or hand stand push-ups. The organization isn’t testing the competitors, not a chance. Reason being: the “Cross Fit” competitions are televised and have major corporate sponsors. A couple positive steroid tests would be detrimental to its popularity and the backlash would be financially devastated. Networks would no longer televise the events, corporate sponsors would distance themselves and the sport would become a cult subculture just like bodybuilding. That said, I have no doubt “Cross Fit” athletes use minimal doses of PED’s. A 205 lb man snatching 315 lbs over his head for a pause, after doing 30 or more pull-ups and climbing a wall is probably using primoboline depot and test propionate. Low dosages will significantly increase his strength, slightly increase his muscle mass without bringing his body weight up to much. The “Cross Fit” female athletes are more then likely using low dosages of Winstrol V, Primobolan Depot and or HGH. The fore mentioned PED’s are precisely what I would advise the “Cross Fit” athlete to use. For anyone reading, this article doubting my opinion as to whether or not “Cross Fit” athletes use PED’s… remember, I let it be known professional baseball players used steroids and HGH years before they even started getting caught and exposed… just sayin.

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Craig Titus

Craig Michael Titus was born in Wyandotte, Michigan on Jan 14, 1967. The eldest of Michael and Sandra Titus’ three children. In high school, Craig wrestled for his school team at 132lbs. After graduation, decided to put on some muscle via weight training. When Craig graduated from high school he was 5’6″ and 140lbs. By the age of 21, he was 5’9″ and 185lbs. Once he started weight training and seeing results, he was hooked. Craig’s first bodybuilding show was the 1988 Houston Bodybuilding Championships in which he won the Men’s Open middleweight class and the overall title.

Competitive Record

2002 Mr. Olympia – 11th
2002 Night of Champions XIV – 5th
2002 Southwest Pro – 7th
2001 British Grand Prix – 9th
2001 Mr. Olympia – 12th
2001 Arnold Classic – 6th
2000 Toronto Pro – 1st
2000 Arnold Classic – 10th
2000 Night of Champions – 11th
2000 Ironman Pro Invitational – 8th
1996 NPC USA Championships — 1st Heavyweight and Overall
1995 NPC USA Championships — 2nd Heavyweight
1994 NPC National Championships — 2nd Heavyweight
1994 NPC USA Championships — 2nd Heavyweight
1993 NPC USA Championships — 4th Heavyweight
1991 NPC Ironman/Ironmaiden — Overall
1990 NPC Tournament of Champions — 3rd Heavyweight
1990 NPC Western Cup — Overall
1989 NPC Houston Bodybuilding Championships — Overall