Titus Talks

by Craig Titus
Craig Titus

In the past you’ve openly discussed steroid use and even listed actual AAS calycles. Could you please give a detailed report as to your experiences with specific steroids?
Absolutely! Let me first say that I’ve literally used damn near every testosterone made or combination of and dozens of related compounds during my career starting in 1988 and ending in 2005. The first Anabolic Androgenic Steroid that comes to mind is Oxymetholone or more commonly known under its banned name Anadrol 50. Oxymetholone is a very powerful anabolic steroid being a derivative of dihydrotestosterone.

Fact is, Oxymetholone in relation to the bodybuilding and power lifting community is generally known to be the most powerful commercially available steroid. The first time I used Anadrol 50 it was prescribed to me in 1985 by a physician who quiet frankly had absolutely no idea what he was doing. At 20years old as well as a first time steroid user, my suggested dosage should have been no more then one 50mg tab daily…the doctor instructed me to use 150mg a day for 6 weeks! Honestly I wouldn’t never experimented with one of the most formidable anabolic steroids manufactured knowing what I know now. During the 6 week cycle of Anadrol 50, I gained 26 pounds and my strength significantly increased. I can remember my bench press shooting up an additional 100lbs. The 26 pound increase in weight certainly wasn’t all muscle; it was for the most part due to water retention and carbohydrate storage in muscle tissue. Sadly, I would’ve experienced this exact same anabolic activity using just 50mg. daily instead of the 150mg suggested to me. By using a dosage much higher then even experienced IFBB professionals would consider, I was vulnerable to a greater chance of side effects. Along with the much desired body weight and strength gains I also suffered from an enlarged prostate and developed hard lumps underneath each nipple which was the beginning stage of gynacomastia. I would later have a minor surgery having the lumps removed under a local anesthetic. You see Oxymehtolone is a C17-alpha alkylated compound. This means the drug is protected from deactivation in the liver allowing a greater percentage of Oxymehtolone entry into the blood stream. Needless to say high dosages re not required with this drug alteration. If prolonged high exposure is practiced, it will cause hepatotoxicity resulting in liver damage. My experience with Anadrol50mg was a lesson well learned. The gains were substation and much deserved. As a young novice bodybuilder the rapid weight gain and strength increase were both exciting and welcome. However, the undesired and dangerous side effects far outweigh the benefits of Oxymehtolone. Don’t get me wrong, I would recommend Anadrol 50mg to any bodybuilder but I would never suggest more then 50-75mg daily for no more then 6 weeks. Believe me when I say at 50-75mg daily you’ll still experience fuller muscle bellies, your strength will escalate, weight gain will come quickly, water will accumulate in and around connective tissue and your aggression level will sky rocket during workouts. Oxymehtolone is one Anabolic Steroid that is much safer and more efficient in low dosages. More is definitely NOT better with this drug. During my career I’ve used Oxymehtolone countless times never exceeding 75mg and always experienced tremendous results without any unwanted side effects. Unfortunately most U.S. made Anadrol 50 manufactured by Unimed is either fake or a counterfeit. As far as I’, concerned, counterfeit can be listed as fake as well. Two good reliable sources of Oxymehtolone are Androlic from British Dispensary and Oxivet from Quality Vet via Mexico. Like I’ve already stated, Oxymehtoloneis a extremely potent Anabolic Steroid with immense Androgenic properties. If you do not experience significant weight gain and strength gains shortly after your first 2 weeks of use, it’s a fairly good indication that it’s fake.

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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