October 23, 2014

Shaun Assael’s Steroid Nation and Dan Duchaine

Dan Duchaine is featured in the book Steroid Nation by Shaun Assael. Assael’s narrative is very antagonistic towards bodybuilding / supplements /steroids and makes every effort to demonize Duchaine by relentlessly attacking his personal life. The book’s portrayal of Duchaine has been criticized as being overly sensationalistic with several inaccuracies. [Read more...]

Dianabol for Bridging Steroid Cycles

Ask Bill Roberts: Can Dianabol be used to bridge two different steroid cycles? Or does it prevent androgen receptors from cleaning out? Isn’t receptor downregulation a myth? [Read more...]

Bodybuilder Toney Freeman Releases Statement on Muscle Profiling in Sweden

IFBB professional bodybuilder Toney Freeman released a statement this weekend describing his recent experience as a victim of “muscle profiling” by police in Sweden.

“Muscle profiling” as suggestive of anabolic steroid use is an accepted law enforcement practice in Sweden that has been used to detain numerous bodybuilders in recent years. The muscle profiling policy has been kept under the radar for the most part up until recently. [Read more...]

Bodybuilder Jay Cutler Avoids Muscle Profiling Police in Sweden

Professional bodybuilder and four-time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler cancelled his scheduled guest posing appearance at the Fitnessfestivalen in Göteborg this weekend after IFBB pro Toney Freeman was taken into police custody on Thursday. Sweden advocates the controversial practice of “muscle profiling” where muscular individuals can be detained by police and compelled to submit to urinalyis based on the assumption that muscularity is suggestive of anabolic steroid use. [Read more...]

Bodybuilder Toney Freeman’s Muscle Profiling Experience in Sweden

IFBB pro bodybuilder Toney Freeman was taken into police custody shortly after arriving in Sweden for the 2010 Fitness Festival in Göteborg. Freeman, a victim of “muscle profiling“, was detained during an appearance in Sundsvall solely because he was a professional bodybuilder. [Read more...]

Testosterone Replacement Therapy and Anti-Doping Tests

Ask Bill Roberts: MMA fighter Chael Sonnen failed two anti-doping tests which revealed that he used exogenous testosterone. At his recent hearing, his defense was that he was on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). My question is, how would TRT effect the T/E ratio? Does exogenous testosterone also shutdown epitestosterone production creating a scenario where someone can have a high ratio due to exogenous test, and suppressed epitestosterone production, while sill having “normal” testosterone levels? [Read more...]

Rick Collins Directs “Steroid Use, Abuse and Policy Symposium” at Hofstra University

ъглови легла с раклаHofstra Law to Host Conference Examining Steroid Use, Abuse and Policy

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In response to the ongoing controversy over steroid use in professional sports, Hofstra Law School today announced that it will host a conference titled “Steroid Use, Abuse and Policy Symposium” on Friday, October 29, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

“The issue of steroid use in sports has become more prevalent, pressing and controversial over the past several years,” said Dean Nora V. Demleitner. “By hosting this conference, Hofstra Law brings together key experts and stakeholders who will examine steroid use from a variety of perspectives, as well as positively impact the potential policy, legislative and legal approaches that will surely emerge in the near future.” [Read more...]

GNC Feigned Outrage at A-Rod’s Claim that Supplements Could Trigger Positive Steroid Test

General Nutrition Centers (GNC) expressed feigned outrage in a statement released to Newsday. Alex Rodriguez made the allegation that dietary supplements that have been sold in the past at GNC could have triggered false positive steroid results in athletes subject to anti-doping procedures. A spokesperson did not directly deny the claim as false but made a strong effort to cloud the real issue rather than acknowledge it (“GNC not happy with A-Rod’s steroid saga,” February 19). [Read more...]

Canadian Football League – Summer Camp for Violators of NFL Steroid Policy

The Canadian Football League (CFL) is the only professional sporting league in North America that has not yet implemented steroid testing for its football players. Former WADA chief Dick Pound had previously called the CFL a “summer camp” for NFL players suspended for violations of the NFL policy on anabolic steroids and related substances [Read more...]

NFL Knowledge of Bumetanide-Spiked Supplement Exposed Players to Significant Health Risks

The National Football League apparently is willing to jeopardize the health of its players in a misguided effort to catch athletes who use banned performance enhancing subtances. John Lombardo, M.D., the administrator and medical advisor to the NFL Policy regarding Anabolic Steroids and Related Substances allegedly knew that the dietary supplement StarCaps were contaminated with bumetanide as early as 2006. Bumetanide is a powerful prescription diuretic found in StarCaps but not disclosed by the manufacturer. Yet, he failed to notify any NFL teams about the discovery to prevent athletes from using StarCaps as an explanation for a positive bumetanide test result exposing NFL players to significant health risks that could have easily been prevented by responsible concern for players’ health and well-being as the primary objective. [Read more...]