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[–]HulkSmash1978 764 points765 points  (26 children)

I don’t think he knows how to row.

[–]Alkaladar 527 points528 points  (0 children)

He isn't rowing, he is pulling the earth beneath the boat with the paddles.

[–]kiky23[🍰] 83 points84 points  (1 child)

It's that stupid green bag. It's jacking up his flow.

[–]FormalTristin 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure he’s already jacked.

[–]hushpuppi3 13 points14 points  (16 children)

It looks like he's rowing the oar that is off the camera

[–]flashbck 40 points41 points  (15 children)

Yeah, but he's still rowing like a guy who does a lot of bench presses and not a lot of rowing.

Do you see how he's pushing the oars forward, thus utilizing his pectoral muscles? That's literally the opposite of how you row. You pull on the oars instead of pushing. You use your back in rowing. You face away from the direction that you're rowing.

A swole Roshi he may be, but he's canoeing a rowboat

[–]I_WALK_AMONG_YOU_lol 16 points17 points  (2 children)

He’s back paddling to turn...

[–]grandpianotheft 3 points4 points  (1 child)

no... even than you'd rather make just a pull on one side (if you have the room, which he has) and than backpaddel just a bit on the other side (mainly just "breaking" by holding the paddle fixed in the water)

[–]2Nash 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Plenty of people push when paddling a boat, and while yes, pulling is much more efficient, if you aren't trying to go fast there's no real reason not to push.

[–]Diametrically_Quiet 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Canoeing a rowboat, spot on.

[–]torndownunit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Isn't he just using one oar to turn the boat around? It's looks windy as he'll and that he's just trying to get the boat turned a bit. The right oar (facing him) isn't even in the water.

[–]RaiyenZ 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Maybe he's training his pecs. Maybe he's teaching the camera person that this isn't how to row, like see even a guy with as much muscle as him isn't getting very far rowing this way.

[–]cortwilly 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Don't bother arguing with redditors. They strangely assume they know everything about a person's life and current situation after merely getting a glimpse of that person.

Today a picture was posted of an an old man with a funny quote about farming on his t-shirt. Redditors somehow gathered that he's an old bitter conservative who complains about government handouts while simultaneously collecting farm subsidies, and also complains of working long hours while hiring illegal immigrants to do the work for him so he can sit in his $150k truck and curse all day. It was bizarre. The poor man simply wore a goofy shirt and now he has to deal with a bunch of know-nothing brats making assumptions about his life.

[–]notLOL 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I’m pretty sure if that’s a picnic basket and the other side of the boat is his date, he is doing this the rightest way possible

*getting a pec pump

[–]flashbck 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think that I understand what you're saying. I'm not saying that the guy should be facing the other way to be rowing properly. I'm saying that he should be rowing the other way.

[–]2Nash 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'd like to point out that while maybe you get like 30% more power out of your back compared to your chest (source: I'm a certified raft guide). He's clearly a strong boy, so he's probably getting plenty of power out of pushing. Side note, most rafts you'll see on any given river will be rear rigged, so the guide can only push. Crew rowers are all backwards in their boats because they can use their legs, since that sport is mostly leg intensive (source: am on the ASU crew team)

[–]hushpuppi3 0 points1 point  (2 children)

You seem to be knowing what you're talking about (were/are you in crew?) but how could he possibly row from the other side? Seems like the boat wasn't made for that

I don't doubt you, I'm just concerned about the orientation of these boats

EDIT: Guys its a genuine question downvoting was pretty unnecessary

[–]Defraust 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What do you mean the other side. He’s supposed to be rowing away from the direction he’s facing. You can see he’s pushing forward while the oars are in water and even then it’s poorly executed.

[–]grandpianotheft 0 points1 point  (0 children)

not all boats are pointy at the front https://i.imgur.com/KG3SYad.jpg

[–]TJ_McWeaksauce 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He's like Arnold Schwarzenegger in the first Conan movie, turning that giant wheel for like 10 years. Turning the wheel didn't accomplish anything, but it sure did wonders for muscle definition.

Here, Roshi's probably been rowing without getting anywhere for years and years. He stuck in place, but damn does he look good.

[–]gjchen34 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Explain how else you would turn on a row boat then.

[–]im_a_dr_not_ 8 points9 points  (0 children)

But he sure know how to roid.

[–]uvular_trill 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When you're that big you can get by with poor technique

[–]Apaullo35 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He is pushing to row raher than pull. That would feel awkard to most people i think.

[–]PokemonTrainerJib 125 points126 points  (27 children)

When I'm hella old I'm taking a fucking ton of steroids because I'm dying soon anyways, so why worry about consequences?

[–]RikerT_USS_Lolipop 24 points25 points  (22 children)

I think a lot of rich old people are taking steroids as an anti-aging treatment. Not enough to get swole, just enough to replace the natural decline. It's not the 70s anymore. Steroids aren't going to destroy your body if a doctor who knows what they are doing administers them.

[–]pimpmymustache 27 points28 points  (11 children)

lmao like, Im pretty positive the dude in the gif is on something

[–]Jasani 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Of course he is. He's on a boat right there in the gif! /s

[–]RikerT_USS_Lolipop 1 point2 points  (9 children)

Without question. His abs are large. Abs don't generally gain much size the way biceps or quadraceps do.

[–]pimpmymustache 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Just the fact that his body looks so... Young... I cant really think of another word to describe it, but he's definitely atleast taking testosterone, and probably is on hgh and some steroids.

[–]idrive2fast 1 point2 points  (0 children)

he's definitely atleast taking testosterone, and probably is on hgh and some steroids.

You do realize that testosterone itself is a steroid, right? So you're effectively saying "he's definitely on steroids, and probably on hgh and some steroids."

That being said, this guy is 100% on AAS, and I'd say the odds are greater than 95% that he's using more than just testosterone. I don't think he's on hgh, but that's a much more difficult question to answer based on just looking at someone.

[–]zerobjj 0 points1 point  (3 children)

You know, he could just be young but looks old.

[–]lawADCin2k17 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Either way he's on something. That is not the way the natural body builds muscle. The dude is swollen from every aspect. To look like that without steroids is nearly impossible.

[–]notLOL 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As sun tanners always look. Always

[–]lennyfromthe313 0 points1 point  (0 children)

nah hes fucked

[–]BigBizzle151 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It's the traps that are a dead giveaway for something anabolic. We have more testosterone receptors in the traps and shoulders and they tend to be muscle groups that respond strongly to juice. The gut is HGH belly.

[–]DrFlabbySelfie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sure, when you're lower than 25 FFMI. However, this guy is clearly well over 26. His arms, shoulders, traps, lats, and everything else are outside of the natural range for someone lean. Looking at his traps and shoulders add very little when everything else looks equally unnatural.

[–]BobSacramanto 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The traps are a dead giveaway.

[–]brapbrapselfsur 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That's called TRT Testosterone Replacement Therapy

[–]kineticunt -1 points0 points  (8 children)

All steroids will cause heart enlargement. Sure it's not as risky as trying to dose without a dr but at that age your heart is at its most fragile point, it's already taken a lifetime of abuse

[–]odel555q 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I have the same plan, but with heroin.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Lol, that's basically what TRT is.

[–]notLOL 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What consequences? Too old for consequences to catch up? It might actually be medicine at that point. Age related fragility due to reduction in bone density, muscle tone, and flexibility are due to natural hormonal decline. Your doctor might even legally prescribe this to you now if you are a middle aged person who has low testosterone and is drastically low for your age

[–][deleted] 160 points161 points  (5 children)

Master Row-shi

[–]siihil 48 points49 points  (0 children)

More like Roid-shi

[–]womper9000 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]TryonB 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Master Row-shitty

[–]Alerith 3 points4 points  (1 child)

You deserve more upvotes.

Now get out.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Master No-shi

[–]_BindersFullOfWomen_ 75 points76 points  (1 child)

Sensei Swol

[–]shekeypoo 8 points9 points  (0 children)

On the way to fuck Bulma

[–]BoredInAz16 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Clearly he didn’t get that fit on a rowing machine.....

[–]TheRighteousMind 37 points38 points  (2 children)

He sure looks like Roshi... but does his nose bleed when he sees an attractive female?

Edit: One of many references.

[–]Boobisboobbackwards 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I thought that was Asian dudes in general. Anime is inaccurate.

[–]Hoban9331 46 points47 points  (6 children)

OMG that is in Ninh Binh Vietnam. It is where they shot some of the new King Kong!

Edit.... I was there: https://imgur.com/a/99kIY

[–]lawreey 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Oh yah, there's that green bag to prove it

[–]Archyes 7 points8 points  (0 children)

MAybe he plays Mario in the new Donkey Kong Movie

[–]Gibsonmo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I bet you’re the one with the hat.

[–]DildoMasturbator420 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]b00m 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That looks rather cold

[–]SgWaterQn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It ain't me starts playing.

[–]muchamp 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Testosterone is a hell of a drug.

[–]Deadren 11 points12 points  (1 child)

He has quite the case of uni-lateral gynecomastia on his left pec.

[–]Am__I__Sam 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mmm, I concur

[–]justavault 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Question remains, who is this?

[–]Wyrdthane 5 points6 points  (1 child)

This guy couldn't row a boat to save his life

[–]SneakierNinja 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That bag probably contains panties.

[–]MackieDawson 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Nice try. That's Batista.

[–]FiveHT 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Gendry, day 2316 at sea

[–]batmaninsandiego 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Did somebody say steroids?

[–]theutslacker 5 points6 points  (0 children)

He's got that rowing pump going.

[–]FruitNyer 2 points3 points  (10 children)

I didn't read your title and just clicked. I immediately thought THIS is who should have played Master Roshi in the Dragon Ball z movie, if they ever made one.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (9 children)

They did. It’s universally hated.

[–]FruitNyer 14 points15 points  (8 children)

I think you're mistaken, they never made one.

[–][deleted] -3 points-2 points  (5 children)


Edit: does this not count? I don’t understand why I’m getting downvotes tbh. It’s a dragon ball live action right? Was that not what we were talking about or what?

[–]kennywk 1 point2 points  (4 children)

I think we are ignoring its existence. Uhm, I mean, what movie?

[–][deleted] -3 points-2 points  (3 children)

Oh okay. Sorry I don’t really understand internet jokes when I’m outside of them. Very funny guys

[–]FruitNyer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How old are you? But yeah the movie was so bad and looked nothing like dbz so, quite possible the worst movie ever made.

[–]notLOL 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Saying it is “bad” is overselling it. But it is cited as dragon ball’s revival causing the latest series which had the creator come out of retirement. You see, it was so bad the existence of it had to be superseded by something incredibly awesome. Seriously, people hate it and ignore it, but its death was absolutely for the best

[–]Kilvoctu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sorry I don’t really understand internet jokes when I’m outside of them

Don't know about the rest of everyone, but I've been using this joke long before the proliferation of the internet. Mortal Kombat Annihilation was a terrible movie.

[–]shafe4141 2 points3 points  (1 child)

More like Master Row-shi

[–]notLOL 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Missed title op

[–]ouTPhaze 13 points14 points  (4 children)

I feel like this guy should be more well known than he seems to be.

[–]mrubuto22 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Japan Bilzerian

[–]0neToo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Hes not moving the boat, hes readjusting the lake.

[–]a_sharp_soprano_sax 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I kept hoping that part of the cliff would break off and fall into the water

[–]CNCTEMA 1 point2 points  (0 children)

all that money is making Jeff Bezos get weird

[–]JonasSimbacca 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He has to sit there powering up and yelling at the top of his lungs for 20 minutes before the cameras start rolling.

[–]hottodogchan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

ngl he sexy as fuck 🎅🏽

[–]improbable_humanoid 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would like to point out that Master Roshi is redundant since Roshi means Old Master.

[–]andycarver 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Considering how cut he, his rowing game is weak.

[–]THE_LANDLAWD 0 points1 point  (3 children)

TIL Master Roshi is Captain of the Swole Patrol.

[–]personalhale 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Do you even Dragonball?

[–]THE_LANDLAWD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, I Dragonball. Iirc, Roshi appears jacked like that one time, when he does the Kamehameha to put out the big ass fire. I also haven't watched Dragonball in years so I could be forgetting.

Edit - spelling

[–]Majecman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hugo Strange from Gotham

[–]bredlord 0 points1 point  (0 children)

master swoll-shi

[–]BamBam-BamBam 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If he's Master Roshi, where is his porn?

[–]IRELANDNO1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow he’s jacked...

[–]ryujin_jk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now, all that's needed to confirm is a Nudie mag!

[–]GeddysPal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He’s terrible at rowing.

[–]SirDomiscus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Please teach me your signature move!

[–]Fantastic4unko 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Blaine finding Cinnabar Gym. 1999AD. Colourized.

[–]qaveboy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Argghhh...can't unsee this shit now

[–]HydromaniacCat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He may be Master Roshi but why the fuck is he rowing the boat backwards?

[–]patrickyb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Master Roids

[–]napiersworld 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If Tommy Chong’s drug of choice was steroids.

[–]Orcinus24x5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Holy shit, this guy's more shredded than a julienne salad.

[–]Nateofthecoast 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All those muscles and he’s not getting anywhere.

[–]gorilllla 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I bet his balls are tiny.

[–]TeAmFlAiL 0 points1 point  (0 children)

MmKay, steroids are bad. Don't do steroids kids.

[–]PurpleZombiePanda 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Years of rowing made me one with my body”

[–]Fingersdrippingink 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Perry Saturn’s double.

[–]swworren 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]black_fist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

all natty brah

[–]FFFThrowAway1234 0 points1 point  (0 children)

that guy does all of the roids

[–]elvisfreshly_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe he trying to find a server to play DBZ Fighters beta

[–]Inactivated 0 points1 point  (1 child)

That’s a lot of beach muscle.

[–]mugsybeans 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Is that what they call steroids?

[–]SongAboutYourPost 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bad rowing

[–]ringobro 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All that steroid muscle gone to waste

[–]insertnamehere405 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Can people naturally be this ripped or is this steroids? I feel like this is almost impossible to achieve without the assistance of drugs.

[–]im_a_dr_not_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Correct. Not possible naturally.

Huge traps and spherical delts are a big indicator because everyone has the most androgen receptors in their shoulders (traps and delta) and steroids attach to that receptor.

Also, gynecomastia is common side effect and almost exclusively due to steroids when seen in men. He has it in his left pec/nipple.

Another sign of roofs is having a lot of muscle while also being very lean/ripped. A natural person loses a bit of their muscle ass they lean down, but gains muscle as they gain fat. This is also why strongmen are kinda chubby and not ripped - more strength.

[–]HublotKingCole 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Steroids don’t add muscle magically. It’s like adding more stamina to your overall so you can lift longer.

[–]blackfarms 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It's pretty much magic.

[–]hthomos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

wait is that batista?

[–]dgcrew 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Master steroids**

[–]poopiepuppy 0 points1 point  (2 children)

How can everyone be certain it’s steroids?

[–]TylerDurdenUMD 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Because a large amount of people have never seen the inside of a weight room before.

[–]TheLurkingMenace 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, reddit's basement dwellers seem to have a hard time believing getting big and cut is even possible without steroids. Although, in this case, it does kinda look like he has bitch tits.

[–]rttristan54 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I immediately assume he’s a huge pervert

[–]havereddit -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Found Master Roshi-roid IRL

[–]PM-ME-YOUR-SHOULDER -1 points0 points  (0 children)

He looks like those dudes you fight in double dragon.

[–]CaptainInertia -1 points0 points  (0 children)

How does one become that large, with as little work as possible?

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah.. you like that? Huh? You like that? Oh yeah you like that.

[–]SmookT -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Never skip leg day

[–]Rarylith -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Someone seems to have missed a lot of legs days.

[–]datsraycists -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

yeah but master roshi doesnt skip leg day :/

[–]KyotomNZ -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Roshi forgot leg day

[–]Loveinthemud -2 points-1 points  (0 children)


[–]The_One_in_the_Bunk -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

still droopy manboobs?! This gives me no hope.