Steroids: The New Scapegoat

Steroids are the new scapegoat; people are willing to blame steroid use for just about every possible adverse outcome experienced by anyone who has been a user. Steroids are quite likely bad for users and steroid use can most-definitely be considered cheating for those involved in sports. The public debate over steroid use has been […]

Tour de France Winner Tests Positive for Steroids

This headline is timeless. Regardless of the year, the news that a Tour de France winner tested positive for steroids, or any other banned substance, is about as shocking as the sun rising every morning or Lindsay Lohan entering rehab.  I’m sorry, that’s a cheap shot.  I shouldn’t put the rising sun in the same […]

Human Growth Hormone and Pro Athletes, Perfect Together

Here is a list of reasons as to why HGH – right now – is the ideal drug for athletes.  With the latest edition of the steroids in sport scandal that involves professional athletes from Major League Baseball, as well as other sports, people need to understand why these supplements are desirable to pro athletes. And […]

Rashard Lewis is the Sixth NBA Player to Fail a Performance Enhancing Drug Test

Depending on the news account, the NBA’s Rashard Lewis failed a performance-enhancing drug test for elevated testosterone levels and/or elevated levels of DHEA, a hormone precursor that has been shown to increase testosterone levels.  Lewis attributes this failed test to the use of an over-the-counter dietary supplement powder that he used to make shakes. The […]

Performance Enhancing Drug Users are Guilty of Athletic Plagiarism

David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez, Roger Clemens, Bernard Kohl, Shane Merriman, Rodney Harrison and the rest of the athletes who have failed drug tests are guilty of “Athletic Plagiarism.” Athletic Plagiarism is when an athlete uses illegal/banned/designer performance-enhancing drugs (PED), or any legitimate drug in an illegitimate way.  The definition of plagiarism is, “the […]

Skepticism in Response to Great Athletic Feats is Warranted

World record performance in the 100-meter dash and climbing hills in the Tour de France are related and may be a starting point to design a better way to detect performance-enhancing drug use.  In the meantime, I’ll be skeptical of greatness. It’s become commonplace to hear accounts of world-class sprinters covering a 100-meter course in […]

There Are No Such Things As Bodybuilding Secrets

Despite reams of evidence to the contrary too many personal trainers and consumers still think bodybuilding is a valid method of training.  There are no such things as “bodybuilding secrets.” Actually the secret of bodybuilding isn’t really a secret; anabolic drugs – steroids, human growth hormone, insulin and a whole host of other illicit chemicals […]

Manny Ramirez, Steroid User

As news about Manny Ramirez’s steroid use dribbles out more questions need to be asked. As of Friday night, May 15, 2009 here’s where we stand with Manny Ramirez’s steroid suspension story. Manny’s HCG use was a distraction from the real issue that Manny had synthetic testosterone in his system HCG use does not produce […]

Manny Ramirez Allegedly Tests Positive for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

So, Manny Ramirez allegedly tests positive for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG). What a meathead. I’d love to know who his personal trainer is. This represents sports doping at its worst. I’ve never used, never seen these drugs, but for God’s sake if someone asked me what to do I’d know better. For all of the […]

The Case for "All Athletes are Using Steroids"

The case for “all athletes are using steroids” – the NBA, NHL,NFL, MLB and NCAA – can be made by using some basic physiological facts.  The most obvious being that once guys hit their last growth spurt – late teens to early 20s – they aren’t able to naturally put on the kind of muscle […]