Fitness influencer Chuck ‘Kali Muscle’ Kirkendall has taken a stance on steroid abuse since his heart attack and continues to raise awareness of the harms performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) can have on athlete’s health. In a recent YouTube video, Kali Muscle explains that he has nothing against people who use steroids but wants to shine a light on some of the drawbacks.
Kali Muscle has had a rocky start to life and spent time in prison at a young age but he has made an effort to turn his act around and is now a highly proclaimed fitness influencer with over 3.5 million followers on YouTube. Kirkendall has an unconventional way of dieting, often relying on unique nutrition plans such as his all-watermelon diet. He also walks fans through his obscure training routines online as well.
Kali Muscle Talks Men’s Open Stars Using PEDs and Death
Unfortunately, Kali Muscle suffered a heart attack that left him questioning bodybuilders’ methods of packing on muscle. After his brush with death, Kirkendall is shedding light on the abuse of these dangerous PEDs and wants athletes to be aware that they are all taking years off their lives.
Although he has been very vocal about the fact that he believes PEDs will kill those who use them, in a recent YouTube video he clarified that he has nothing against those who chose to take them. He just wants users to understand the consequences that come with the practice. Kali Muscle even goes as far as mocking some Pro bodybuilding competitors like William Bonac and Andrew Jacked.
“Oh fuck yeah. Hey, ain’t nothing wrong with it [steroids] if you ain’t tripping on dying. I ain’t knocking it. See… that’s where everybody thinks I’m knocking it. Like I’m knocking them not eating healthy or knocking them being on roids, I don’t give a fuck ultimately.”
“It’s fun to watch. I like William Bonac, I like watching Andrew Jacked, motherfucker can’t breathe, I was one of them! But my thing is just know… every dog has its day. There is a price to pay for all that does ungodly stuff.”
“God and all the books, if you notice all the books of God, where it started off on from, what are we supposed to eat in the shit, what we are consuming ain’t Godly, it’s of the devil” Kali Muscle said.
Kirkendall explains that he has come to terms with death and no longer fears it, he simply wants to live happily and enjoy the days he has been blessed with.
You’re going to have a price to pay. Do you know what I mean, it’s as simple as that bro. Like I tell y’all, I don’t give a fuck. I don’t want a coat. I ran a gang and hated it. I ran the Muslims in prison and hated that. I don’t want a coat. I want to live my life the rest of my life as long as I can being happy and having fun, driving nice cars, and being in shape.”
“I came to terms with death. We all are going to die. It’s like me, when I go fly on the plane I used to be frightened of getting on the airplane. Scared to death right. I get on that and I’m scared. And finally, I had an epiphany. I think I had a drink, I had a epiphany, guess what? If this plane goes down everybody going to die! That’s how I deal with death.”
Kali Muscle used gear for nearly 13 years and it took until he had a heart attack for him to finally take his health seriously. Having ignored doctors’ warnings, Kirkendall wants to help other athletes prevent the same problems from happening to them by bringing attention to the risks.
Kali Muscle isn’t the only one in the fitness community pushing for change in regard to PED use. Rich Gaspari has called out young bodybuilders for relying on Trenbolone to get bigger gains. The continued abuse is posing risks to their liver and cardiovascular system, as well as potential mood changes that can cause even the nicest of people to become volatile.
With bodybuilding’s focus shifting to mass monsters, the reliance on PEDs has increased significantly and many people, including bodybuilding legend Arnold Schwarzenegger, are calling for a change to help deter athletes from feeling the need to depend on sheer size.