Prior to his dying, bodybuilder Rich Piana reportedly used pre-workout powder like a drug.
Piana would snort traces of exercise dietary supplements as if it had been cocaine, in response to a dying report obtained by TMZ Sports, with investigators discovering white powder at Piana’s condo the place he suffered a medical emergency in August.
Authorities spoke to Piana’s girlfriend to attempt to decide what the discovered powder was. She mentioned it was lemon-lime CON-CRET PRE exercise powder, in response to TMZ. The powder is a high-caffeine booster.
Police additionally discovered 20 bottles of steroids in his house on the time of his emergency.
Officials mentioned it is nonetheless unclear what precipitated Piana’s medical emergency. The post-mortem was inconclusive, however did present that the bodybuilder had coronary heart illness.
Piana died on the age of 46 after he was positioned right into a medically induced coma for 3 weeks in early August. The bodybuilder collapsed in his Florida condo on Aug. 7. When his girlfriend tried to revive him, she was unsuccessful and he was then rushed to a close-by hospital.
The bodybuilder was widely known on Instagram, the place he had over 1 million followers. He would submit to advertise his “bigger by the day” problem.
Piana was additionally outspoken about his earlier steroid use. In a YouTube submit in 2014, Piana inspired the usage of the medication for many who had any intentions of changing into bodybuilders.
“If you want to become a professional bodybuilder, guess what – you’re probably going to have to f—in’ do ’em,” he mentioned within the video. “You’re not going to have a choice.”
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