Mel Gibson has been a lot of things during his time in the spotlight. He’s been an an acclaimed actor, an Academy Award Winning Director, kind of a crazy person, then a real crazy person, and finally just a dude who can act really well but can’t always control his temper. However, one thing that Mel has always been is in shape; whether he was slim in “Mad Max”, ripped in “Lethal Weapon”, or jacked up in “Braveheart”; the man knows his way around a gym. But does he now know his way around a steroid needle? Gibson, in preparation for his role as the bad guy in “The Expendables 3″, was photographed coming out of the gym looking a bit more pumped up than usual, and this is sure to lead to everyone thinking that he’s on performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). Of course, he’s an actor so the ‘roids can’t really enhance his performance, so most people won’t really care since he’s not cheating at anything, but we’re all nosy so we’re going to discuss it. Upon further inspection, we’re going to say that Mel is probably on some kind of physician monitored Human Growth Hormone (HGH) or Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), as he looks a little bigger than we’ve ever seen him (especially his calves, looks like someone implanted softballs in his lower legs). It stands to reason that a guy doesn’t make the biggest mass gains on his life when he’s almost sixty unless he’s got some help. To be honest, we wouldn’t be shocked if we were wrong and he’s just eating a lot of steak and sweet potatoes and dead-lifts twice a week, as he looks a little soft in the mid section. This lack of stomach definition is a possible sign that he’s just putting a caloric assault on his body instead of getting pharmaceutical assistance. Regardless of how Mel is making his gains, we’re fine with it and we’re impressed with the gym time he’s putting in. We know that “steroids are illegal”, but the guy isn’t some college athlete making back alley deals for horse testosterone because he wants to make it to the big leagues, he’s an actor who’s probably on the best stuff money can buy from a legit clinic. If every actress and pretty boy actor can get Botox-ed and implanted when they feel old, why can’t an aging action hero get a little help in the gym. Sorry if you don’t like our opinion or like Mel Gibson, but he’s in movies, he’s not A-Rod. Now the one concern that everyone is going to holler about with someone like Mel Gibson is going to be some “roid rage”. However, anyone in the know will tell you that mood swings happen on a case by case basis and often don’t happen at all, so we imagine that Mel’s doctors will keep him on the level. So in summation, whatever Mel Gibson is doing is working for him, so we’re cool with it for now.