Carl Lewis, full name: Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis, is one of the most famous Olympic athletes to ever represent the USA. Carl is a real legend, having won 9 gold medals at the Olympics during an age of very heavy Soviet Union competition. Even with all this success, you can't take away his genetics from the formula. He comes from an amazingly athletic family. His mother was a hurdler, who competed professionally, and his sister participated in the 1984 Olympics. This family is full of athletic talent.
Carl Lewis started hard and fast at the local athletics club that his parents ran. While he was in high school, he already broke the long jump record in his school by leaping over 26 feet. After a stint at the University of Houston, Lewis qualified for the 1980 Olympics to be a long jumper. Although the American team didn't attend the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, Lewis competed in the Liberty Bell games during which he came out as an amazing sprinter. It turns out, Carl was a truly natural runner and could achieve fast speeds in a short period of time without even breaking a sweat.
Fast forward just 1 year, Lewis became the fastest man in the world when he ran 100 meters in 10 seconds flat. This made him number 1 in both the long jump and sprinting, the man was by far the most notable Olympic athlete of the early 80s. Imagine, one person with unreal talent, rivaled by no one at that point, could be #1 in the world in two sports, sprinting and long jump.
It was the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles that really made Carl Lewis famous. He wanted to be as great as Jesse Owens and even be better than him. He ended up taking home 4 gold medals during that event, but due to the misunderstanding of the sport, he did get 'booed' by the crowd. He picked up 3 sprinting medals and a long jump medal, making history at that point. The problem was he really didn't look like he was very tired, nor did the competition look like they were going to put up a real fight. Either that, or he was so great that no one during that time could match his amazing abilities. He finished his long jumps early because he saw there was no real competition, which is not understood by the highly competitive American fans. This long jump controversy would follow him during his whole career. He just won so easily that it made his competitors look like kids in the wrong sport. His problem was he wasn't enough of a showman with heart during that time of his career. He was in it for the money (as many people were) and it cause an issue with his image.
With all athletic fame and glory come problems with drugs and Mr. Lewis was no exception. In 2003, Dr. Exum from the US Olympic Committee provided documents which showed close to a 100 athletes who completely failed drug tests from 88 to 2000. It was a disaster for the US Olympic team. Moreso, this became an issue for Carl Lewis who was named in the documents. It turns out that Mr. Lewis tested positive for ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine, albeit small amounts. Now, we all know that competitive sports all have drugs in them, so this is not a surprise to any of us.
Recently, we talked about Ben Johnson and his run in with stanozolol. I think it is fair to mention a potential cycle for Carl Lewis. Since so much time has passed, it's not necessary to try to recreate his old school steroid cycle. We'll concentrate on a new version of a steroid cycle that he would run if he was competing today.
Carl Lewis Steroid Cycle *
|Week||Anavar||Cardarine (GW)||Ostarine (MK)||N2Guard|
|Week 3-4 OFF|
Why would these drugs be used during the cycle?
- Anavar – generally used to help recover during long runs. Muscle damage is recovered much faster.
- Cardarine (GW) – used as a cardio, stamina aid. It helps run faster and train harder.
- Ostarine (MK) – used for joint and muscle repair post training and before competitions.
- N2Guard – used to keep organs healthy when you train hard. It keeps your liver and kidneys healthy and clean.
*DISCLAIMER: The cycle above is our opinion on what Carl Lewis could have used in a potential cycle, this is for information and entertainment purposes only. There is no proof that Carl Lewis used steroids or other drugs. Only 1 stimulant use accusation has been thrown his way and it is unproven.