Did Zyzz Die Because of Steroids?

Bodybuilding is a widely popular sport, not only at the professional level, but for amateurs as well. It supports a $1 billion supplement industry, as athletes look for any way to gain more definition. But, while supplements aren't regulated and are potentially dangerous, some take an even more dangerous route - anabolic steroids.

Anabolic steroids are illegal in America, and many bodybuilders take to the Internet to find their juice. Finding them isn't hard. It's actually as easy as Google. But, not everyone knows how dangerous these drugs are. The Internet is also a great way to gain fame practically overnight. Aziz Sergeyevich Shavershian, an Australian amateur bodybuilder, used YouTube, Facebook, and message boards to become one of the most celebrated bodybuilders this side of Ronnie and Arnold. Known online as "Zyzz", he used a heavy and frequent lifting regimen and the usual round of supplements plus dieting to get to the top of the online bodybuilding world.

Zyzz quickly became a status symbol, in part due to the fact he didn't compete in bodybuilding events. He simply wanted to look good because he could. In a world filled with constant images of perfect bodies, a lot of people feel insecure in their own skin. Zyzz was a skinny teenager who played his fair share of video games and felt that insecurity, until he decided to create a body better than you'd see on a billboard.
While he was at his peak, Zyzz was the subject of constant steroid rumors. He denied these accusations (sort of), as seen by various quotes throughout his career.

The general consensuses about the rumors were that they were just rumors, until Zyzz died shockingly and suddenly in a hot tub in 2011. He was 22 years old. The autopsy revealed that he had an undiagnosed heart defect that could have ended his life at any time. On the other hand, anabolic steroids have always been linked to heart problems. Taking steroids could have accelerated his heart's condition.

Shortly before his death, his brother, Said Shavershian, was arrested for dealing steroids. It's widely speculated now that Zyzz was using Test Prop, and Arimidex, as well as Clomid, a synthetic estrogen hormone. We may never know if Zyzz died too soon because of steroid use, but the list of steroid dangers is long. Don't succumb to the pressure. Was Zyzz using steroids? Give us your opinion in the comments. You can also read our Real Story about Zyzz.

6 Responses to Did Zyzz Die Because of Steroids?

  1. I think steroids is not good.Most of the time, when a man takes steroid ,they become grow up quickly in a short time.But they have to face many side effects.We can learn about it from the movie “Spiderman”.In this movie i saw that where the villain, the Green Goblin, admits to having his superhuman strength and psychotic personality from using “performance enhancers”!

    I´m here to assure you that those types of horror stories are few and far between, and after consulting with literally hundreds of athletes and bodybuilders, I’ve almost never heard of anything even remotely resembling the popular “horror stories” we see in the media almost daily. I´ve certainly never seen anyone become Green Goblin-like from using them, either.
    By reading this article, coaches, athletes, parents and teachers will learn the truth about anabolic steroid side effets………..
    Thank you all…

  2. Md. shaheduzzaman linkon says:

    When I initially started research for this piece, I consulted not only real-life athletes who had vast experience with anabolic steroid use, but also scientific and medical journals. The picture that unfolded before me was very different from the one typically painted by the mass media, and certainly much different than the one I found on http://www.steroidabuse.org, http://www.dea.org, and http://www.drugabuse.gov. Honestly, my research on the governmental sites revealed very little useful information. There were numerous unfounded claims, and plenty of talk about money being put into "studies". In reality, the government “studies” on anabolic steroids were not medical studies at all. They were surveys given to various age groups, on steroid use, in order to generate statistics. There was nothing of medical value or scientific merit on those sites, despite the endless parade of doctors that seemed to be against their use. Here´s an example of one of the more absurd claims made on one of those sites: Thank you all…

  3. Sumon Das says:

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    Typical… I search zyzz to see if theres a topic and turns out they spelled it zzyz lol… hopefully this thread doesn’t get locked like the last one. Steroids + coke + sauna + dehydration do not go well together. It seems that it leads to a lot of excesses. Yeah I read this last night. Wasn’t sure if it was a troll or not then. Sad times… he got carried away with shit in Thailand. “Like a kid in a candy shop”

  4. Doris says:

    The body of a Sydney student who rose to fame after transforming himself from self-confessed “skinny kid” to the pin-up boy of amateur bodybuilding will be brought home from Thailand this weekend.

    Aziz Sergeyevich Shavershian, 22, who was known as “Zyzz” to his legion of online fans, died on Friday after suffering a heart attack in a Bangkok sauna.

    His mother, Maria Shavershian, said a post-mortem examination revealed that her youngest son suffered from an undiagnosed heart condition, which triggered cardiac arrest.

  5. mdpappu006 says:

    Steroids is a short process to make one’s body strong and attractive.But this drug is very harmful for the user of steroids.By using this drug the bodybuilders get very nice body but it is not forever.Many teenager take this drug without knowing the bad effects of steroids.Many industries (who produce steroids ) are earning a lot of property by producing this drug.It decays the young generation. The willingness is the probable solution of this great problem .

  6. look says:

    Many man suffered from steroids. This is very popular .Effect of Steroids is very important of man.So, everyone should to take care his steroids.

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