Lee Priest Reflects on the “Small” Cycles He’s Used Throughout His Career and Tells Paul Dillett’s Cycle Story – Fitness Volt

Lee Priest has made a name for himself in bodybuilding with incredible arms and detailed conditioning. In a recent YouTube video, Priest talked about some of the compounds he’s used during his long tenure.

Leading a career that spanned the 1980s through the 2000s, Priest’s consistency made him difficult to compete with on stage. The bodybuilder has competed against some of the sport’s most notable athletes, like eight-time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman, Flex Wheeler and Shawn Ray. Although he was never able to win a Sandow trophy, Priest managed to qualify for the prestigious Olympia event on several occasions.

Before retiring, Priest won three shows starting with gold at the 2006 Iron Man Pro. After winning the title at the Night of Champions show in New York, he took the final victory of his career at the NABBA Mr. Universe 2013 contest. Due to his brash and outspoken nature, the Aussie native was banned from the IFBB Pro League at one point but remained vocal in the bodybuilding community nonetheless.

Priest recently shifted his focus to a physical transformation. He admitted that his diet wasn’t too extreme and recommends anyone learning from him not to think too much about diet or cycles. Specifically, Priest made it clear that he was using 300 milligrams of synthetic testosterone per week. According to the 50-year-old, he struggled to push excessive amounts of gear during his prime.

Lee Priest on steroids throughout his career: ‘I’ve never used a lot of equipment’

Priest Lee

In a recent video with Fouad Abiad, Priest opened up about his contest cycles and added that diet plays a big role in how he absorbs compounds.

“That’s why I never used a lot of material. It’s like even taking a test, people always said I was lying. If I used sus 250 let’s just say it’s 250 I take two grinds which is 500. When I took a sip I took 400. Remember Trevor from Nuclear Nutrition ? Big boy. He was really into intensive training.

He weighed about 300 lbs. He said Lee, ‘imagine if you took more?’ I said, ‘Okay.’ I took 800 milligrams and felt like crap! It’s hard to describe, you know when you’re eating healthy, and you’re eating bad food, and you’re feeling kinda toxic and shitty. Well, that’s how I felt. Lee Priest explained.

Priest maintained that his cycle in the 90s would cost around $1800. He also doubted the effectiveness of human growth hormone at the time.

“I went back to the small dose and when I was prepping for the Iron Man and the Arnold in the same setting, my whole cycle probably cost me $1800 because I grew twice my whole life, 94 ‘ and 96’ I haven’t done it since I think now I’m 50 I think now maybe it will work My first growth I took two IU and four and of course I I was about 22 and 24, and I thought maybe because I’m young, I hadn’t noticed. I said, ‘fuck, I’d rather spend the money on Winstrol or Stanisol, I know how it works.’

Winstrol and Stanisol were popular steroids back when he was an active professional. Priest eventually tapered off his doses of both and mentioned that he stayed “about the same.”

“Then even when it comes to Winstrol and Stanisol everyone is like ‘you gotta take it every other day and water based and shitty’ so many times I kinda put it in my shoulder and l needle and I’m like, “fuck it” and just throw it in the sink. Then I had the bottle down, and I look at the bottle and it says two mills for 100 kilos every two weeks for a horse I’m like a fuckin’ horse needs two grinders every other week why the hell do I take a grinder every other day so I started using it every four days. I was in pretty much the same shape.

Prior to a contest, Priest revealed that he sometimes used Dianabol, Anadrol 50, Clenbuterol and T3.

“My cycle for a contest was sometimes at the time, I would say sus 250, I take a mill or two mills a week, maybe a Dianabol a day or Anadrol 50 or Clenbuterol or T3 before a contest. People were like how can you take Anadrol and D-Bol, it retains water I said, ‘if you eat healthy’ then it really doesn’t.

Out of season it does because it’s the crap food you eat with that retains water. I’ve always been honest, it would bother me, because I used to tell people ‘look, if I took 1000 or 2000, guys, I’m talking about my sex life, you think I’m gonna lie about the fuckin’ steroids? ‘”

The bodybuilding veteran believes a body can’t use excessive amounts of equipment. Lee expressed concern that children in England are now taking more than five grams of testosterone a week.

“I think I even said towards the end, rest in peace, Bostin Loyd, he even came to the conclusion that he didn’t need so much shit he’s been taking all these years. Your body cannot use it. Yes, some go higher. I went to England and did seminars and some of the young kids there, some take five grams of test a week. Where the hell do you put that? The only guy who benefits from it is whoever you buy it from. He makes a fortune. »

Priest Tells Paul Dillett’s Cycle Story: ‘He Loved Clen More Than Anything’

Priest recalled living with Paul Dillett after the veteran bodybuilder left his wife. He stayed with Priest for eight months and they both learned cycles from each other. Lee said Dillett’s favorite compound by far was clenbuterol.

Paul Dillet
Paul Dillet

“It’s the funniest thing, when Paul Dillett left his wife, he lived with me for eight months. We’ve all heard the rumors, Paul is this genetic freak, he’ll take shit, but we’d be the same, we’d sit on the couch. He loved Clen more than anything. He said, ‘hey son, turn up the air’, he said, ‘I’m burning.’ He’s sweating clenbuterol because he hated doing cardio.

There was this shit bowl sitting on the coffee table, we each load up a syringe and put it there. He asks, ‘have you had your shot yet?’ I said, ‘no, I can’t be bothered.’ And he’s like “me neither”. And he’s gonna sit there for days and like I said the most I’ve ever seen Paul grow the max was 16 IU because he only handled the stuff one only once, and he was like “f** it”.

Before Dillett brought his talents to the show Iron Man in the 90s, Priest remembered a funny story about the bodybuilder flying a lady to accompany him during prep. As Lee passed by Dillett’s bedroom, he noticed that Dillett had passed out naked, having his body shaved by the woman he had brought to visit him.

“I remember he flew a girl in, I went upstairs. I had to walk past his room to get to my room. He’s snoring, he’s losing his mind, and I’m like what I just said. It was just before the Iron Man concerts.

Here is Paul having sex lying on the bed, without clothes. The poor fucking girl he flew in sitting on the edge of the bed with a bucket of water shaving him while he sleeps. I’m like you fucking lazy asshole.

Priest rejected the idea of ​​returning to bodybuilding competition despite Olympia manager Jake Wood saying Masters Olympia could return “definitely by 2023”. The bodybuilding veteran said if the show allows for more than 50 older athletes, he will definitely consider it in the future.

Considering the health issues that continue to plague the sport, Priest sheds light on the overuse of steroids. Bodybuilding legend Arnold Schwarzenegger also tackles the issue in his own way. He has called bodybuilding “the most dangerous sport in the world” and thinks athletes are going too far these days.

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Lee Priest is keen to enjoy his retirement, but his experience and knowledge of steroids is certainly welcome for many up-and-coming athletes. While Priest used three or four compounds during his peak, lately he’s stuck to 300 milligrams of testosterone a week.

Teresa E. Burton