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At Muscle Beach, a Legacy of Steroid Use

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At Muscle Beach, a Legacy of Steroid Use

At Muscle Beach, a Legacy of Steroid Use

At Muscle Beach, a Legacy of Steroid Use

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At his Venice Beach office, Phillip Golglia stands in front of framed, signed photos from satisfied clients of his personal fitness business. Josh Rogosin, NPR hide caption

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NPR's Alex Chadwick visits Muscle Beach in Venice, Calif., where the American muscle-building craze began to take shape. He talks to people working out at the beach, and with a former competitive bodybuilder Phillip Golglia, who admitted to having used steroids in the past — a decision he now regrets.