Steroids are more common than most of us would imagine.

You see the biggest guy in the gym and assume that he’s simply worked harder, been going to the gym longer or has superior genetics.

However we have statistics that could tell an entirely different story.

 

 

1 in 3 Men are Using Steroids

So how did we get to these figures?

 

According to a UK study, 1 million Britains are using steroids. (https://www.menshealth.com/uk/health/a758677/why-a-million-brits-use-steroids-for-looks-not-sport/)

The way we see it, is that those figures are modified somewhat based off population figures.

It would be silly to assume every individual in a population has the ability to go to a gym, never-mind take steroids.

 

The breakdown

Seeing as the population of the UK is 66 million and 1 million people in the UK are taking steroids, we’re left with a base figure of 1 in 66.

Firstly it’s worth noting that people with disabilities, and older people unable to go to the gym should be removed from the study. This doesn’t mean that 1M believes these people shouldn’t go to a gym, it’s that most gyms do not facilitate for such needs. This likely takes us down to 1 in 45.

Next lets remove all of the kids under the age of 16 who simply will not be thinking about using steroids yet, or who have no interest in bodybuilding at such a young age. This leaves us with around 1 in 30.

Considering most steroid users are men, we can half that group once more. Many women do take steroids but only on rare occasions for sporting reasons. The number we’re left with after this is likely 1 in 15.

Finally, not everyone goes to the gym, or are interested in bodybuilding/fitness. We would estimate that around 1 in 5 people go to the gym and have an interest in building a better body. This leaves us with a final figure of 1 in 3 men who go to the gym, between the ages of 16 and 60 are using steroids.

 

Author Bio

Kris Sturmey

Kris Sturmey

Founder

Kris is a men’s expert with 7 years of experience within the men’s lifestyle game and is also the founder of 1STMAN based in London, UK.

Prior to starting Msicollege and 1STMAN Kris was a personal trainer, body language expert and men’s coach.

Kris has been a gym member since 2009 and works closely with many personal trainers.

Learn more about Kris in our about section and founder profile.

 

Steroids are more common than most of us would imagine.

You see the biggest guy in the gym and assume that he’s simply worked harder, been going to the gym longer or has superior genetics.

However we have statistics that could tell an entirely different story.

 

 

1 in 3 Men are Using Steroids

So how did we get to these figures?

 

According to a UK study, 1 million Britains are using steroids. (https://www.menshealth.com/uk/health/a758677/why-a-million-brits-use-steroids-for-looks-not-sport/)

The way we see it, is that those figures are modified somewhat based off population figures.

It would be silly to assume every individual in a population has the ability to go to a gym, never-mind take steroids.

 

The breakdown

Seeing as the population of the UK is 66 million and 1 million people in the UK are taking steroids, we’re left with a base figure of 1 in 66.

Firstly it’s worth noting that people with disabilities, and older people unable to go to the gym should be removed from the study. This doesn’t mean that 1M believes these people shouldn’t go to a gym, it’s that most gyms do not facilitate for such needs. This likely takes us down to 1 in 45.

Next lets remove all of the kids under the age of 16 who simply will not be thinking about using steroids yet, or who have no interest in bodybuilding at such a young age. This leaves us with around 1 in 30.

Considering most steroid users are men, we can half that group once more. Many women do take steroids but only on rare occasions for sporting reasons. The number we’re left with after this is likely 1 in 15.

Finally, not everyone goes to the gym, or are interested in bodybuilding/fitness. We would estimate that around 1 in 5 people go to the gym and have an interest in building a better body. This leaves us with a final figure of 1 in 3 men who go to the gym, between the ages of 16 and 60 are using steroids.

 

Author Bio

Kris Sturmey

Kris Sturmey

Founder

Kris is a men’s expert with 6 years of experience within the men’s lifestyle game and is also the founder of 1STMAN based in London, UK.

Prior to starting Msicollege and 1STMAN Kris was a personal trainer, body language expert and men’s coach.

Kris has been a gym member since 2009 and works closely with many personal trainers.

Learn more about Kris in our about section and founder profile.