[Trainer Sal] Marinello rejected ‘roids in the 1980s as a college football player and weightlifter, and he criticizes doping today as trainer and writer based in New Jersey. But Marinello concedes the virtual hopelessness to change cultural craving for performance-enhancing substances [PES].
Thus the denial really irks him. “If guys wanna do it, let them do it, but I always say, ‘Ya know what, don’t tell me you’re doing it naturally,’ ” Marinello says. “Don’t send the message that you’re just like anybody else, especially to kids.”
“Don’t tell us you’re a better athlete than somebody else when all you’re doing is taking these drugs to get better. If people wanna [juice], that’s a different argument. Let’s just recognize first that they’re using and what it’s done for them.”