In the 1970s, bodybuilding had major publicity thanks to the appearance of Arnold Schwarzenegger , Franco Columbu , Lou Ferrigno , and others in the 1977 docudrama Pumping Iron . By this time, the IFBB dominated the competitive bodybuilding landscape and the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) took a back seat. The National Physique Committee (NPC) was formed in 1981 by Jim Manion ,  who had just stepped down as chairman of the AAU Physique Committee. The NPC has gone on to become the most successful bodybuilding organization in America, and is the amateur division of the IFBB. The late 1980s and early 1990s saw the decline of AAU-sponsored bodybuilding contests. In 1999, the AAU voted to discontinue its bodybuilding events.
Many bodybuilders use steroids to increase their muscle mass and to build a perfect body shape, during a steroid cycle the muscles have a fast growth, but at the end of the cycle a part of the muscles goes away. This consequence can not be stopped, but there is a way to reduce them and try to preserve a great part of your muscle mass. First we will talk about some processes that happen in the body system during the steroids cycle, this is about: hormone levels, recovery process is faster after the training sessions, nutrients are being faster processed by the body.
Consume Meal Replacement Drinks
You have probably heard that it’s a good idea to eat 5-6 small meals per day, but the truth is many people don’t have time to do that. However, you can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, and those will be actual meals. The other 2-3 meals can come in the form of meal replacement drinks. Make sure you choose a meal replacement drink that is high in protein and contains various nutrients, and it should be low in fat and only contain a moderate amount of carbohydrates. Also, the drink you choose should contain low or moderate calories.
Take A Caffeine Pill Before Working Out
If you do not have a caffeine intolerance and you’re healthy enough to do so, then take a caffeine pill before exercising. However, only do this maybe 1-2 times per week. This will give you some extra energy you can use for your workouts. If you don’t want to take a caffeine pill, then take a fat burner instead.