A behind-the-scenes look at the underground world of bodybuilding, this exposé is a tragic tale of drugs, murder, and self-destruction. Detailing Gregg Valentino’s 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 discusses how he crossed into the illegal world of steroids and drugs?becoming the biggest supplier of Steris Products in the United States?and how his world of sex, drugs, and money came crashing down when his girlfriend died from a drug overdose and he was arrested. A gripping, uncensored story about a muscle-worshipping culture, this provocative, harrowing biography uncovers the dark and dangerous world of steroid use and drug dealing.
Gregg Valentino is one of the most popular and controversial bodybuilding icons of all time. He is the author of the popular column “Ramblin’ Freak” in Muscular Development Magazine. He has appeared in more than 200 magazines, including ESPN Magazine, the National Enquirer, and Maxim, as well on numerous television programs, such as the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Ripley's Believe It or Not, the Tonight Show, and the Tyra Banks Show. He lives in New York City. Nathan Jendrick is a certified fitness trainer and sports-performance consultant, working with clients ranging from bodybuilders to Olympic gold medalists. He is the author of Dunk, Doubles, Doping and Get Wet, Get Fit. He lives in Lake Tapps, Washington.