i grunt and sometimes let the weights hit the ground and make all kinds of loud noises. i am very tall and very strong and i am competing in strongman competitions, but i have never taken steroids… i am the class clown most of the time too. i will help anybody out. i agree with chris. if you want peace and quiet go to the damn nursing home and walk around the lobby. if you want to push your mind and body to the limits then you are going to make noises. also there are more people on steroids than you think that ARE the ones being calm and quiet. as to not draw attention to themselves. i know a lot of guys that are on roids and they dont grunt or get angry they just lift a lot of normal weights for a lot of reps.