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What happened to Luke Wood before AC.

Lionheart

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From Milos Sarcev:

I will gladly share with all of you what happened - and I am sure Luke will be glad to tell everyone what really happened...

Needless to say - it was devastating to even watch him...and what photos can't show - all of us that had a chance to be around him - witnessed how Luke was really feeling each and every day in his last two weeks of preparation...

If I would tell you guys that he was EATING LIKE FOOD IS GETTING OUT OF STYLE...that he didn't do any cardio in last 10 days...hadly trained...and also DID NOT TOUCH ANY KIND OF DIURETICS - would you believe me?

While I can't go into great detail at this point (I just returned from my trip and have soooooo much to do...) I will share with you this much:

Many bodybuilders (majority of competitors that I know...me included...) in their contest preparation use specific THYROID medication protocol...(namely: T3 - CYTOMEL or TRIACANA...+ T4 - SYNTHROID, TEVOTHYROXINE) to pharmacologicaly enhance metabolism - in effort to get leaner and loose some body fat...

So, that is something that everyone considers pretty much normal...

However, IF anyone attempts to abuse thyroid - results could be devastating...

What I've learned from Luke - upon his arrival to California is that he feels some strange exhaustion lately and that he is running out of breath quite easily...
Also, he was always hot, sweating just way too much and way more than ever before...and certainly much more than ordinary...

First thing I asked him was to hit few posses - so I could asses his condition...and when he did that - I was speechless...Luke was in THE MOST INCREDIBLE CONDITION I have ever witnessed...Absolutely "skinless" yet - big, full and hard...Winning combination any which way you look at it...The only problem was: he could not hit any pose without shaking uncontrollably...

When I asked him "how come you are shaking so much?" - he answered - " I really don't know what is happening to me...but last few days I am running out of breath doing simplest things...and I have no energy for the life of me..."

I asked him: "Well, are you doing anything different?"...thinking our usual stuff...and he told me - NO....

Than why would you shake like a leaf? I asked....

"Mate - I have no idea...but this has to stop - as I don't know how would I last during the prejudging?"


OK Luke - how much thyroid are you taking?

Not much...just 2 + 2 / that means in "our terminology" 2 tablets of T3 and 2 tab[size=10pt]lets of T4 daily...(T3 or "cytomel" comes in 25 mgc per tablet and T4 or "synthroid" comes in 50 or 100 mcg per tablet...

Well, that is OK I guess...so what's next?...

By process of elimination I would have analyze everything he was doing/taking just to find out WHAT in the world is doing "IT" to Luke...until I realized - CATASTROPHIC NEWS...

Compounded pharmaceuticals Luke got a hold of as his substitute for CYTOMEL and SYNTHROID... had 2.5 and 10 per tablet...ONLY PROBLEM IS:

NOT mcg (micrograms) but mg (milligrams)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Fuck... I felt bad just by reading how much he took. Just wow.
 

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This is something that should have and could have easily been avoided. In no way am I knocking either Luke or Milos but the former often comes down with ailments leading up to a show and I hope I'm not the only one seeing a worrisome trend. Again, I am not trying to be overtly critical but I am as concerned as a fan can be for the health of our sport's athletes and these type of clerical errors affecting dosages just before show time is extremely dangerous and far too commonplace. If I'm not mistaken Mustafa Mohammad had quite a few problems due to misdosing diuretics a few years back and nothing was done about it. I don't suppose I am even for a regulated, IFBB sanctioned rule regarding such grave mistakes but, yeah, I am always concerned and a bit shaken up when hearing such news.
 

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i dont buy this story.. no company makes T3 in mg's, it's just impossible.. he messed up with diuretics, plain and simple.
 

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Atleast they are providing a better excuse than the usual...'miscalculation' response they seem to dish out when one of them has a poor showing at a show.
 

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yeah, I agree with Serb. No company that I know of would make thyroid medication in those doses, for this very reason. Think about it, these compounds are made for medical patients, thus they will be given in adjustable medical doses. No company is going to say ... "okay, take this 25mg pill, and chop it up into 1000 tiny pieces, take 1 of those pieces."
 

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hmm so instead of saying they miscalculated and messed up they found another thing to blame..
 

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doesn't this happen to Luke Wood at every competition?

He posts pictures online a week before the show and he looks "amazing".

The the day of the show, he looks like garbage.

The next day, there's always some excuse about him being sick or something.


:wutyousay:
 

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From Luke.

Firstly thankyou so much Milos for explaining this! Guys for those who do not buy it or think its a BS story than i don't really care! No one is more gutted or more upset than me! 3 weeks out of this show i was in the shape of my life and very confident of not nly being at my all time best but actually qualifying for the Olympia! BUT!! I knew about 4-5 weeks out that something was not right! I got some Thyroid from a sorce i will not disclose! (no one would know them anyway) Yes it was dumb and i am only human! I had some bad exprience sometime back with thyroid and (2004 Aussie GP) and it ate me alive as i was taking stupid amounts. Since than i use very, very little of it. I hate the stuff but sometime when we want something so bad we turn a blind eye and do DUMB thngs!
While i was in Thailand i was using a small does of pharmacetical grade t4 (150mcg/day). I had this other home made stuff and i thought why not just add a little. This was about 6 weeks out. I was all ready way ahead and for the life of my i have no idea when i took it but thats the devil on your shoulder telling you that can be harder and harder..... Me thinking that i was taking 25mcg /day was so far from the truth!! The thing is that for the first 2 weeks i just got so shredded and my energy was ok!!! and i was eating 1,000g carbs /day as i was getting harder and harder. Abiut 4 weeks out of the show i was getting very, very tired!!! by the time i got to Cali to see Milos i was more than ready to get one stage!!! Milos said and i qoute, "You are as dry as dorian"!!! We were both confident of top 3! I was receiving emails daily from people all just amazed at my condition. The thing is when i would pose for Milos it was like i was breathing through a needle! I coudld'nt catch my breath and could not stop shaking! I thought it was maybe the clen, so i stopped it completely but i was getting worst! The more food Milos gave me the more i was going catabolic!

I cannot even explain to you how bad i felt! i was looking amazing and was just trying to ignore the symptoms but when i was falling asleep between sets and just so out of it, we knew that something i was doing was not aggreeing and possibly doing damage!

Milos never ever tells BS so what he posted is 1000% true! By the time we found out (milos took me to a specialist who deals with this) the massive, massive doses it was too late! you cannot just stop thyroid cold turkey!! it has to be graudule. The horse had bolted by than as they say and with one week to go i just could'nt hold my weight for the life of me. Even mcdonalds 2-3 times/day!!
I had to come off slowly and i still am with also special medication! When my thyroid was tested 10 days out it was through the roof and resting pulse rate was almost 100! but to the specialist amazement my thyroid was still in good condition when they test for certian damage and they is no permantly damage!! what they call THYROID STORM or THYROID SHOCK! im lucky! VERY LUCKY! I had more blood work done 5 days out and it was a little better reading but still at a ridiculos level to really be able to compete. But i did'nt care i wanted so bad to get on stage! I had so many people supporting me and man i feel so terrible about letting them down! Beleive me guys that if i knew...... i can 100% honeslty say that this is the safest i have ever been for a show! i was so cautious with everything it did except one major thing and really i am lucky to be here!

To all my mates, family, fans and Milos, i am SO VERY SORRY!! i feel very embarrassed and i feel i have let you all down!
I know the main thing is that my health will be ok and it a the near future my thyroid will be back to normal but it does not take the pain away that i worked soooooooo damn hard for this show and all the time i took off and money spend was and feels like a waste! Again i feel let down all you people!

I did prove though that i can come back and show that i can still be a force and can still get on that olympia stage!

There will be no backyard vitamin crap for the Australia Grand Prix and i will be back!

Thankyou all so very much! the support i got and still get really does bring a lump to my throat!
 

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doesn't this happen to Luke Wood at every competition?

He posts pictures online a week before the show and he looks "amazing".

The the day of the show, he looks like garbage.

The next day, there's always some excuse about him being sick or something.


:wutyousay:

last year at the IFBB Aussie pro show, luke wood became unwell/sick a week - few days pior to the show :keke:
 

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This is something that should have and could have easily been avoided. In no way am I knocking either Luke or Milos but the former often comes down with ailments leading up to a show and I hope I'm not the only one seeing a worrisome trend. Again, I am not trying to be overtly critical but I am as concerned as a fan can be for the health of our sport's athletes and these type of clerical errors affecting dosages just before show time is extremely dangerous and far too commonplace. If I'm not mistaken Mustafa Mohammad had quite a few problems due to misdosing diuretics a few years back and nothing was done about it. I don't suppose I am even for a regulated, IFBB sanctioned rule regarding such grave mistakes but, yeah, I am always concerned and a bit shaken up when hearing such news.

how could the Pro-bodybulding scene possibly be sanctioned against unhealthy practices? what each bodybuilder takes is on thier own determination, and i couldnt think of what kind of length a drug watch program would have to go, to make sure these incidents dont happen. not to mention the cost of it all.
 
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