Originally Posted by RuthlessAggrEvan
Let's bring some science into this, since a lot of you all don't really have much to back up your claims. A study of 20 Mr. America bodybuilders before from the time before steroids came around was done. Mind you, elite natural strength athletes and natural bodybuilders train pretty much the same way as they did then.
Taking into account a person's weight, height, and body fat percentage, the Fat Free Mass Index can be calculated. Elite, genetically gifted pre-steroid bodybuilders scored a FFMI of 24-26, so it can be assumed that someone significantly higher than that is most definitely using exogenous hormones.
If you use WWE's billed height and weight (6'1, 251 lbs) and estimate 8% body fat, Cena's adjusted FFMI is 30.9. So yes, John Cena's on gear.
Athletes from back then also did not know nearly what athletes know now about the effects of diet, targeted training, rest periods, legal supplements, and even the gear used in strength training has gone far. Just look at the Olympics where these athletes are able to break records set by people THAT WERE ON JUICE simply by training smarter. Guys can have Cena's size without the need for added help if they have the right strength and conditioning coach and work ethic. Further the FFMI is a totally useless stat in the way you use it because back then these guys did not diet correctly..and hence most Olympians have a higher FFMI than they did.
As for HGH and TRT, honestly again I dont want to say yes or no without seeing test results, but it would account for just how the fuck he came back from that elbow injury in only 2 months. I wont lie, his speedy recovery does have my eyebrows raised and to be blunt I know guys in my gym that have had similar injuries and they say that coming back in 6 months would be impressive, 2 is just not human...so that in itself should be something that people look into, if he did that legit, my god, the dude is a mechine...but I just cant see that given just how fast it was.
What people also need to realize is that the WWE is Terrified of steroids of any kind. They learned in the 80s just how much damage a large scale scandal can cause you...If John Cena was busted with elevated levels of banned substances, it would be all over the news, and suddenly he would lose a lot of his good guy hype because he cheated...no, if he was on stuff the wwe either does not know about it, or would make him stop...just not worth the risk, and not worth the health problems. Every time a wrestler from the 80s or 90s dies in their 30s or 40s, people know its due in part to performance enhancers and the toll they take...they do not want Cena being one of them.