Two former University of Waterloo football players who transferred to another college in order to fulfill their dreams of playing college football were denied eligibility. The former Warrior football players had to seek another college football program after the Waterloo Warrior program was shut down for a year after a steroid investigation. The harsh sentence for the football team has been criticized for punishing innocent players who were not involved in doping. [Read more...]
American cylist Floyd Landis advocated medically-supervised doping in a recent interview with [Read more...]. Landis was caught using the anabolic steroid testosterone after he won the 2006 Tour de France and was stripped of his title. He has since admitted to using testosterone, human growth hormone, erythropoietin (EPO), insulin and frequent blood transfusions throughout most of his professional cycling career. He thinks that anti-doping agencies have lost the cat-and-mouse game with most athletes using performance-enhancing drugs and still avoiding detection. He feels the only rational solution is to legalize doping and allow athletes to be monitored for health.
A new report suggest that while the NFL’s Policy on Anabolic Steroids and Related Substances is a public relations success, its effectiveness at actually reducing steroid use among football players may be a failure. The Wall Street Journal recounts an incident last week where a reporter observed a player receiving advance notice of a steroid test from the team’s head trainer. Doping flourishes in sports like cycling and track and field which are subject to the most rigorous drug-testing standards presented by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Other sports, such as NFL and MLB, have much more lax anti-doping rules.Anti-doping experts feel that the NFL might as well abandon drug testing if they are going to give advance notice to players. [Read more...]
Patrick Arnold criticizes the government’s prosecution of famous athletes such as Barry Bonds and Lance Armstrong in a new article on his website. Patrick is the organic chemist who introduced previously undetectable designer steroid tetrahydrogestrinone (THG) to the world of competitive sports. He discusses the public apathy towards steroids use in sports, the use of taxpayer money to fund the steroid witch-hunt, and the relevance of the steroid-related doping investigations. Among other things, he states that prosecuting Lance Armstrong doesn’t change the reality of doping in cycling. [Read more...]
Jose Canseco may like to be credited as the man who introduced anabolic steroids to baseball. And sportswriters may like to blame Patrick Arnold as the evil chemist who ruined baseball with the nefarious scheme to cook up designer steroids in his Illinois lab. But the truth is that anabolic steroids have been used long before either Canseco or Arnold were linked to the modern-day steroids in baseball scandal. If anyone is worried about an admitted steroid user finding their way into Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame, well it’s a little too late for that. Hall of Famer “Pud” Galvin famously and openly used the Brown-Sequard Ellixir named after the man who created this anabolic steroid-containing PED. [Read more...]
Nelson Vergel, the author of “[Read more...]“, posted an article on MESO-Rx about the use of injectable PMMA (non-resorbable polymethylmethacrylate microspheres) among bodybuilders to enhance muscle size and shape. The use of “site enhancement oil” has been a part of recreational and competitive bodybuilding for over a decade. This became increasingly popular after Chris Clark introduced “Synthol” to the bodybuilding community for this purpose in the mid 1990s. Recently, Patrick Arnold wrote about a water-based synthol-type product containing carrageenan that is commercially available under the name “A Slick Sheen”. However, the potential appeal of PMMA (sold commercially under the trade names Artefill and Metacrill) is that they are sterile, pharmaceutical products already used in medicine.
Ask Bill Roberts: Will my hair loss increase when I take greater amounts of steroids? And if I only experience minor hair loss using large doses of anabolic steroids like winstrol, masteron and tren (steroids known for hair loss), would small doses of AAS known to cause minimal hair loss cause much if any at all? [Read more...]
The former University of Waterloo football player that committed the crime “that ultimately brought down his former team in a steroid scandal that made international headlines” was sentenced to a 9-month conditional sentence of house arrest. Eric Legare was linked to several burglaries of private residences and pleaded guilty to breaking into a commercial business. However, he became notorious for his indirect connection to the steroid scandal at University of Waterloo that resulted in a one-year suspension of the entire Waterloo football program. [Read more...]
Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Chael Sonnen recently appeared before the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) to appeal a suspension after testing positive for anabolic steroids (testosterone) at UFC 117. Sonnen’s suspension was reduced to six months from one year. The CSAC seemingly accepted Sonnen’s defense of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). The Chael Sonnen appeal, broadcast live on the internet, exposed a commission entirely unprepared to deal with the controversial issue of testosterone replacement therapy. [Read more...]
The story of how Dan Duchaine and Michael Zumpano, founder and CEO of Champion Nutrition, co-authored the “Underground Steroid Handbook” is very interesting. An account is included in the book “Steroid Nation“. While “Steroid Nation” has been criticized for its sensationalistic attacks on Duchaine’s personal life, an excerpt that includes the interesting backstory behind the “Underground Steroid Handbook” is worth reading. [Read more...]