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Found Master Roshi IRL

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I don’t think he knows how to row.

524 points · 6 months ago

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

88 points · 6 months ago

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

Pretty sure he’s already jacked.

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

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

19 points · 6 months ago

He’s back paddling to turn...

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)

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.

Canoeing a rowboat, spot on.

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.

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.

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.

-9 points · 6 months ago(0 children)
1 point · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

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

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.

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)

1 point · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

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

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.

not all boats are pointy at the front

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.

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

But he sure know how to roid.

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

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

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

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.

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

17 points · 6 months ago

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

As sun tanners always look. Always

nah hes fucked

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.

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.

The traps are a dead giveaway.

That's called TRT Testosterone Replacement Therapy

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

-7 points · 6 months ago(7 children)
5 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

Yeah I have an education genius.

Steroids used for athletic benefit significantly increase your chances for LV Hypertrophy and the risk remains for a year or more after discontinuing use

How you gonna tell me to get an education and offer no substance whatsoever to the convo lol

Interesting read, thanks for the link.

Sounds like even endogenous androgens increase the risk of LV hypertrophy? That's a bit of a downer.

It is a downer, I've always wanted to try a little gear but I have a heart problem already so I can't take the risk. Would be pretty amazing if we could find something to "overclock" our bodies without major downsides, doesn't seem very likely though.

I remember at one point there was a lot of hype that SARMs might offer exactly that but I haven't kept up to date with the latest research, might be worth keeping an eye on though?

That link does not support your assertion at all, the conclusion is listed as "more data is needed."

Now, deca has been shown to increase the risk of LVH, but other compounds have not been demonstrated to have anywhere near the same risk as deca.

Just because it says more research is needed for a definitive conclusion, that does not discount everything it says. You can't ignore the entire study and pick the final paragraph as truth. I agree with you somewhat, but I also believe it's better to assume the worst when you're risking your health.

Guessing you didn't even read it, identifies far more substances than just nandrolone

I always find that people telling others to" get an education" are in desperate need of one themselves.

I have the same plan, but with heroin.

9 points · 6 months ago

Lol, that's basically what TRT is.

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

161 points · 6 months ago

Master Row-shi

49 points · 6 months ago

More like Roid-shi


2 points · 6 months ago

Master Row-shitty

You deserve more upvotes.

Now get out.

2 points · 6 months ago

Master No-shi

Sensei Swol

On the way to fuck Bulma

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

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

Edit: One of many references.

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

44 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

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

Edit.... I was there:

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

MAybe he plays Mario in the new Donkey Kong Movie

I bet you’re the one with the hat.


1 point · 6 months ago

That looks rather cold

It ain't me starts playing.

18 points · 6 months ago

Testosterone is a hell of a drug.

11 points · 6 months ago

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

Mmm, I concur

Question remains, who is this?

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

That bag probably contains panties.

Nice try. That's Batista.

5 points · 6 months ago

Gendry, day 2316 at sea

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Hard work plus roids, a lot of both

gyno clearly

Yeah that doesn't mean he didn't work hard, steroids arnt a miracle drug that give you a instant incredible physique.

They kinda are. You should read some studies.

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And drugs + training is like 6x as effective as just training. So every one session is like you just smashed the gym all week long.

you don't know what you're talking about at all. you cant take steroids and do nothing you'll gain a tonne of fat that way and very little to no muscle.

Comment deleted6 months ago(0 children)

okay? you'll gain very little muscle if you do nothing and gain very little strengh. you'll gain way better results going natty and hitting the gym hard. hence why you don't know wtf your talking about.

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I'm not denying that maybe audiate is but I'm just pointing out a clear sign of steroid use

Hard work lmao. More like proper diet. You don’t have to lift a lot to build those muscles with high doses of Test-C, but you DO have to eat a lot, and eat right, because it won’t keep you from getting fat too

Oh, steroids. It took me a few seconds because I thought hemorrhoids XD

Did somebody say steroids?

He's got that rowing pump going.

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.

0 points · 6 months ago

They did. It’s universally hated.

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

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-2 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

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?

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

-2 points · 6 months ago

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

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

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

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.

3 points · 6 months ago

More like Master Row-shi

Missed title op

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

Japan Bilzerian


-9 points · 6 months ago(1 child)
14 points · 6 months ago

i'm glad you know the entire context of this situation enough to start throwing insults

6 points · 6 months ago

Hes not moving the boat, hes readjusting the lake.

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

all that money is making Jeff Bezos get weird

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

ngl he sexy as fuck 🎅🏽

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

Considering how cut he, his rowing game is weak.

TIL Master Roshi is Captain of the Swole Patrol.

Do you even Dragonball?

1 point · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

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

Hugo Strange from Gotham

master swoll-shi

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

Wow he’s jacked...

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

He’s terrible at rowing.

Please teach me your signature move!

Blaine finding Cinnabar Gym. 1999AD. Colourized.

Argghhh...can't unsee this shit now

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

Master Roids

If Tommy Chong’s drug of choice was steroids.

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

All those muscles and he’s not getting anywhere.

I bet his balls are tiny.

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

“Years of rowing made me one with my body”

Perry Saturn’s double.


all natty brah

that guy does all of the roids

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

That’s a lot of beach muscle.

Is that what they call steroids?

Bad rowing

All that steroid muscle gone to waste

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

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.

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

It's pretty much magic.


wait is that batista?

Master steroids**

How can everyone be certain it’s steroids?

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

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.

I immediately assume he’s a huge pervert

Found Master Roshi-roid IRL

He looks like those dudes you fight in double dragon.

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

0 points · 6 months ago

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

0 points · 6 months ago

Never skip leg day

-16 points · 6 months ago(2 children)

His legs are pretty jacked, not sure what you’re talking about

3 points · 6 months ago

Gym employee here. Can confirm. When it comes to legs people either think the "hurr Durr skipped leg day" thing is still was ever funny or expect people to have enormous Rob Liefield-esq tree trunks for legs.

-1 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

Someone seems to have missed a lot of legs days.

yeah but master roshi doesnt skip leg day :/

Roshi forgot leg day


still droopy manboobs?! This gives me no hope.

-8 points · 6 months ago(0 children)

You think those are small legs..?

-2 points · 6 months ago

Look at those tittys and then look at his legs.

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