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The Anabolic Cartel Podcast

The Anabolic Cartel Podcast is about Athletic Performance Enhancement in all forms. We are going to primarily focus on PEDs (Performance Enhancing Drugs). We want to bring awareness to those that choose to use PEDs. We want to talk about the positives and negative aspects that many are not aware of when they make the choice to use these drugs. We especially want the youth to know about the potential consequences if they choose to use PEDs at an early age. Nowadays it is a common sight in most gyms to see guys using PEDs for no other reason than to get big. They don't understand what they are actually doing to their bodies or how to minimize some of the risks associated with their use. Most of the people using these drugs today could probably reach their goals without using steroids but are not willing to do the research and put in the effort needed to get to their goal. This is why many turn to steroids. We believe that steroids do have their place for those that want to push past their natural potential but they shouldn't be used before a person has pushed the limits of what they can do naturally. These are all reasons why we are doing the podcast. We want to talk more openly about PEDs and their use with those who have knowledge and experience with the drugs. We will talk about the many myths surrounding these drugs. We will also discuss ways to help deal with some of the side effects that can occur from their use and ways to try to maintain health while using PEDs. We also will discuss the other aspects of performance enhancement such as diet, training protocols, nutrition, supplementation, and anything else that deals with human performance enhancement. We will have guests on the show ranging from PED experts, to doctors, PED users, professional bodybuilders, as well as professional and amateur athletes from a variety of sports. We hope you enjoy our edgy, detailed, look inside the dark side of Sports, PEDs…..
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Nov 9, 2020

Our guest in today’s episode is Chris DiDomenico. Chris and I talked the competitions he joined and how he started. He also shared his struggles as a bodybuilder and how he got into training people and so on.

Topics:

  • How he got into training and what age he started
  • Who influenced him 
  • On his first competition
  • His thoughts on bodybuilding competitions
  • His thoughts on the prime-age in body building 
  • What he does to prevent injuries
  • His tips to people health-wise
  • Majority of his health supplement protocols 
  • His preparation for the 2020 New York Pro Show
  • What his training routine looks like
  • His preparation going to Chicago Pro 2020 when COVID-19 hit
  • His thoughts on social media
  • Other hobby he has outside bodybuilding
  • On his online coaching and why he enjoyed training beginners 
  • What movies he's into
  • His struggles as a bodybuilder 
  • On prioritising your health 
  • His view on growth hormone for anti-ageing purposes and for bodybuilding 
  • The side effects of anabolic for women
  • How his company "Bang like a Champion" came about

 

Links:

 

*Anabolic Cartel Podcast is sponsored by Let'sGetChecked and ReGenesis HRT

  • Let's get Checked - trylgc.com/Cartel
  • Use code CARTEL30 to save 30% off your entire order
  • If you are interested in learning more about Regenesis HRT or Testosterone Replacement Therapy email me at trevor.benko@regenesishrt.com

Be sure to stop by TGB Supplements and the Iron Forged Gym if you are in the Uniontown, PA area.

Visit our Website to buy clothing and merchandise at https://www.anaboliccartel.com

Aug 10, 2020

Today’s guest is Zach Merkel. In this episode, I talked to Zach about his contest history, training techniques, and how he got into bodybuilding. Zach also talked about his diet and the performance enhancements he’s taking.

Topics:

  • How he got into bodybuilding
  • On his first competition
  • How he met Morgan Rice
  • On hiring a coach
  • The things he does to protect his health
  • On minimizing the risk factors in bodybuilding 
  • His diet off-season and his contest preps
  • How he lifts weight
  • What prompted him to do high-intensity trainings
  • His training schedule
  • Cardio he is doing now
  • On his Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome
  • How he got arrhythmia
  • On taking performance enhancements 
  • His thoughts on growth hormones
  • His advice to listeners when it comes to taking advice from people on the Internet

Links:

*Anabolic Cartel Podcast is sponsored by Let'sGetChecked and ReGenesis HRT

  • Let's get Checked - trylgc.com/Cartel
    • Use code CARTEL30 to save 30% off your entire order
  • If you are interested in learning more about Regenesis HRT or Testosterone Replacement Therapy email me at trevor.benko@regenesishrt.com

Be sure to stop by TGB Supplements and the Iron Forged Gym if you are in the Uniontown, PA area.

Visit our Website to buy clothing and merchandise at https://www.anaboliccartel.com

Jul 8, 2020

Jeff Long is an IFBB Pro bodybuilder and owner of the Like a Pro Supplement line. In this episode, Jeff and I talked about his product line "Like A Pro Supplements" as well as Contest prep. He also has top-of-the-line supplements with quality ingredients. In the show, we also covered other interesting topics like his competition history and favorite anabolic. We also discussed what he has done in the past and what he would now if he decides to compete in an upcoming show like the New York Pro.

You’ll surely learn a lot of things from today’s episode so don’t miss it!

Topics:

  • How he got started 
  • What prompted him to create his own brand 
  • His thoughts on fat burning products 
  • His blood work level when he stopped competing 
  • The cons of getting on the stage
  • On his competition days when he was younger age
  • On growth hormones
  • His take on cheat meals and refeed day
  • On his protein product
  • His tips for those who want to put on as much muscle as possible
  • On his workout split
  • On his coach when he was in his 20s

Links:

*Anabolic Cartel Podcast is sponsored by Let'sGetChecked and ReGenesis HRT

  • Let's get Checked - trylgc.com/Cartel
    • Use code CARTEL30 to save 30% off your entire order
  • If you are interested in learning more about Regenesis HRT or Testosterone Replacement Therapy email me at trevor.benko@regenesishrt.com

 

Be sure to stop by TGB Supplements and the Iron Forged Gym if you are in the Uniontown, PA area.

 

Visit our website to buy clothing and merchandise at https://www.anaboliccartel.com

Jul 2, 2020

Today’s special guest is Levi Morgan. Levi is a professional archer and is considered by many as the Michael Jordan of archery. In this episode, we talked about fitness and how it relates to his sport, mental toughness, and his training. You’ll be able to get to know Levi a bit more in this episode, so don’t miss it!

Topics:

  • Levi's background and how he got into archery
  • His biggest sponsor since then
  • Difficult times that made him want to quit
  • Why archery is his passion
  • What makes him happy
  • How his TV show came about 
  • His upcoming events
  • How he met his wife 
  • How his dad made him mentally tough
  • Difference between hunting and competition shooting
  • Performance enhancers he’s taking
  • On his hunting
  • When he started working out
  • Why he loves Iron Forged Gym
  • On their kids
  • Advantages of working out
  • On his sponsors
  • On being a good dad 

Links:

*Anabolic Cartel Podcast is sponsored by Let'sGetChecked and ReGenesis HRT

  • Let's get Checked - trylgc.com/Cartel
    • Use code CARTEL30 to save 30% off your entire order
  • If you are interested in learning more about Regenesis HRT or Testosterone Replacement Therapy email me at trevor.benko@regenesishrt.com

 

Be sure to stop by TGB Supplements and the Iron Forged Gym if you are in the Uniontown, PA area.

Visit our Website to buy clothing and merchandise at https://www.anaboliccartel.com

Jun 25, 2020

In this episode, I was joined by my new co-host, Chris Kelley. Chris is my training partner and we work together at TGB Supplements. In today’s show, we covered how he got started, where he wants to go, and what he's doing supplement-wise. We also talked about performance-enhancing drugs and Bulasterone. In addition, we also answered some questions e-mailed by our listeners.

 

Topics:

  • When Chris started lifting weights
  • On his training 
  • What he's taking supplement-wise 
  • On his diet
  • What his goals are
  • His thoughts on steroids 
  • What he's doing in school right now
  • On the incident that happened in Minneapolis
  • His goals training-wise next year
  • How Trevor started lifting
  • When Trevor started using anabolics 
  • Trevor's favourite cycle when taking anabolics
  • His advice to young people who are taking anabolics 
  • Answering questions from listeners 
  • What Bulasterone is
  • Difference between Iron Forged Gym and other gyms
  • Future guests lined up

Links:

*Anabolic Cartel Podcast is sponsored by Let'sGetChecked and ReGenesis HRT

  • Let's get Checked -  trylgc.com/Cartel
    • Use code CARTEL30  to save 30% off your entire order

Be sure to stop by TGB Supplements and the Iron Forged Gym if you are in the Uniontown, PA area.

Visit our Website to buy clothing and merchandise at https://www.anaboliccartel.com
May 27, 2020

In this episode, I talked to my training partner, Bill Tedesco. We covered a lot of topics including training, blood work, anabolics, performance-enhancing drugs, and peptides. We also talked about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, so I hope you’ll join us!

 

Topics:

  • How he started training 
  • Time he started experimenting with performance enhancers 
  • Different types of anabolics 
  • How much he spends on health supplements
  • On his blood work
  • His thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic
  • His take on cardio 
  • What Hydroxychloroquine is for
  • Why you need a coach if you want to be a bodybuilder
  • His advice for women who want to get in shape 
  • What training with his wife looks like
  • Changes brought about by the pandemic
  • Differences in the forums between then and now
  • Why insulin is somewhat dangerous 
  • On his nutrition 
  • On his training
  • The peptides he likes
  • His experience with steroids and the side effects he noticed

 

Links:

*Anabolic Cartel Podcast is sponsored by Let'sGetChecked 

  • Let’sGetChecked
    To save 30% on your entire order from now until the end of the year use the coupon code: CARTEL 30
Mar 11, 2020

In today’s episode, we have Jason Arntz. Jason is not only a big name in the professional bodybuilding circuit but also in the supplementary industry. His passion for formulating supplements arose when he started his bodybuilding career at a young age.

In this episode, we talked about important facts, practices, diets and tips that everyone should know about and can benefit from.

Topics:

  • The new pre-workout supplement flavours
  • The right ingredients that should be mixed in supplements
  • New forms of supplements
  • On the transparency issue
  • Beginning of the marketing battle
  • How he started his journey in the industry
  • The people he wants to represent his company
  • His new product
  • The people in his life
  • His first company
  • Jason's international line
  • The effects of coronavirus to his business
  • His future trips
  • How he influenced his family through his lifestyle
  • His tips when joining a competition
  • How he prepares for a show
  • What creatine is
  • What diuretic is
Feb 11, 2020

In this episode, we got Rick Wilson back in the show. This is his second time on the podcast. He was the the guest on episode 10 of the show. Rick found out that he has lyme disease and he’s been experiencing a lot of ups and downs.

In this episode, we talked about lyme disease, how one can get it, and the different ways it can be treated.

Topics:

  • When he got lyme disease

  • The first thing he did when he found out he had lyme disease

  • The diet he follows

  • On doing testosterone replacement therapy

  • Other diets that are beneficial

  • On his meditation

  • Other treatments he has tried

  • The benefits of Cannabidiol (CBD)

  • Other peptides he uses

  • Benefits of BPC-157

  • Effects and benefits of metformin

  • Other vitamins and minerals he’s taking

  • The stages of lyme disease

  • On finding somebody willing to help

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Jan 31, 2020

In this episode, we have two guests on the show, Jared Hovatter and Madison Eichstadt.

Jared is a bodybuilder who owns 2 gyms, The Flex Fitness in Morgantown, WV and 3 Guys Fitness in Masontown, WV.
Madison is a nationally competitive powerlifter. She is currently in school to become a primary care physician.

Topics:

  • Who Madison is and what she’s currently doing

  • On Jared's bodybuilding competition

  • On Madison's training

  • Her thoughts on women who are afraid of lifting heavy weights

  • Her favourite lift

  • Type of water cut program she follows

  • Why she wants to be a physician

  • Her thoughts on birth control for women

  • Her toughest lift

  • Which class she typically competes in

  • Her thoughts on women using steroids

  • Jared's thoughts on men forcing their women to take steroids

  • ACE Inhibitors vs. ARBs

  • What Norvasc is and it's side effects

  • Cardio exercise Jared likes to do before a competition

  • Jared’s thoughts on using growth hormone to get lean

  • Why you need to monitor your body when taking steroids

  • What Madison does to help keep an eye on her health

  • How training affects women during their cycle

  • On estrogen and progesterone

  • How Jared set up his gym

  • On having a doctor who’s willing to understand and help

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Jan 22, 2020

In today’s episode, Trevor shared his thoughts on medicinal marijuana and his relationship with marijuana. He also shared updates on his current cycle and what his preparations are for the NPC Pittsburgh Pro.

In the show, Trevor also talked about Selank, a new peptide that he's experimenting with. He also mentioned some other products he’s using and the effects and benefits of each.

Topics:

  • How he started using marijuana

  • Products he likes to use

  • On doing workouts as safely as possible

  • How he gets in the zone when he uses marijuana

  • His bad experience with marijuana

  • What Selank is

  • What are the effects of Selank

  • His plan for the upcoming episode

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