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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
Hofstra 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…]
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…]