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Death, Drugs, and Muscle

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  33 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
A behind-the-scenes look at the underground world of bodybuilding, this expose is a tragic tale of drugs, murder, and self-destruction. Detailing Gregg Valentinos fame as the man whose biceps exploded, this portrayal reveals how he quickly rose to the top of the weight-lifting scene, becoming both a spokesman for the sport and a celebrity among fans. This account also disc ...more
ebook, 271 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by ECW Press
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Stuart Pope
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this book as I trained my self years ago it did blow out some of the myths about him.
Shawn  Stone
Jan 16, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lifting
Rising to notoriety due to the monstrous if not dubious size of his 30 inch arms, Valentino provides the back-story to his life as a devoted dad-gym-owner by day and part Don Corleone/Indiana Jones drug runner by night. Gregg’s collection of (fictional?) anecdotes recounts his numerous scrapes with death in drug deals gone wrong, fights with rival dealers and fisticuffs with celebrities Mark Wahlberg and Twisted Sister – all while conspicuously maintaining the largest arms on the planet. Offerin ...more
Gmr
Apr 22, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I heard many times over messages of shock and awe that I was reading this book as it doesn't seem to fit visually at least the books that I normally read. I can honestly say though that it was a great read. Honest, hardcore at times, and unflinching in the situations shared, this is one biography/memoir that is certain to "entertain" readers of many backgrounds and either sex. Revealing the life of the man made famous to the masses not only for his "huge arms" but the story of his "exploding arm ...more
Rick
This book surprised me. My exposure to Mr. Valentino had been that of any typical fitness professional who uses the internet. All second hand information. This book shines a different light on Greg as a person, far from perfect but alot less of a negative guy than a Google search would lead you to believe. I wouldn't take everything on the page at face value, the guy claims he didn't use synthol when it is clear that he has and does but the stories are interesting and worth reading.
Leonard Ciaburri

This book is very interesting and informative about drug use in the bodybuilding
world. Above all, Gregg Valentino's honesty about the negative effects of drugs is
very genuine and sincere.
Alex
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book!

Amazing life story! This book ran me through so many emotions! I recommend it highly, not just for the bodybuilding audience.
Jeff
Nov 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very entertaining to read. Valentino says it like it is.
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