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Most of these athletes did not use anabolic steroids to enhance their performance. They use effort and guts and an indomitable will, and the best nutrition and training programs I and their coaches could devise. Against my advice, some turned to steroids. When they did, and could not be dissuaded, I continued to help them with nutrition and exercise, and when steroids became illegal, even showed them how to beat drug testing.
From this two decades of experience, I want to pull some live examples that show why I am, and always have been, so much against steroid use. At the same time I want to give you a glimpse of the new science that now makes it possible to achieve as good or better performance without steroids.
And, most important, that performance will continue to improve for many years, long after the flash-in-the-pan heavy steroid users have declined into disability and disease. Look Back in Disgust Many of the young athletes I see today are unaware that steroids only recently became illegal.
During the 60s and 70s, tens of thousands of American physicians prescribed steroids freely to athletes, and they and their pharmaceutical henchmen grew rich to the tune of tens of billions, yes, tens of billions of dollars. It started in with Dr. John Ziegler, physician to the Olympic weightlifting team.
At the World Weightlifting Championships in Vienna, he learned that the much superior Soviet team was using synthetic derivatives of testosterone. On his return to the U. Tested on top weightlifters at the York Barbell Club in Pennsylvania, Dianabol produced spectacular increases in strength. A slew of similar drugs quickly followed, and steroids took center stage as the quick and easy road to athletic success.
Ziegler wrecked his own heart with steroids. As he lay dying in November , he warned everyone in a tape recorded message: All these young kids One certain effect is depression of HDL cholesterol, the "good" cholesterol fraction that "scrubs" your arteries clean. I have numerous cases in my files of young athletes, who admitted to steroids only after their normally high HDL levels took a sudden dive, and their cholesterol and liver counts went up, and I told them straight their blood tests revealed steroid use.
Low HDL levels are a major risk for heart attack. So are high cholesterol levels. But, they were never a great concern to me in young, healthy athletes.
Nor was liver inflammation, because all these abnormalities usually returned to normal on cessation of steroid use. The real worry is that low HDLs, high cholesterol and liver inflammation reveal steroid effects that are also doing irreversible damage to the heart and arteries.
One biggie that accompanies steroids, is silent and symptomless thickening of the left ventricle of the heart, until it can no longer function in correct rhythm with the right ventricle. The older the steroid user the worse the risk. Steroids are not usually tested for on autopsy, and in most cases would not be detected anyway. But numerous researchers agreed with me that the increased incidence of heart attacks in aging athletes in the US may be linked to heart and artery damage from steroid use years or even decades previously.
Despite the mounting plague of steroid-caused disease, and numerous controlled studies to prove it, it took until for government to act against steroid-pushing physicians, and make it an offense to prescribe steroids to healthy people. Tendon Damage Even when they manage to get the genuine juice, steroid users who blindly deny the damage to their hearts, readily accept that steroids put tendons at terrible risk. Studies show tendon damage every time, when animals fed steroids are made to exercise.
Tendons are those white bands, composed mainly of densely-packed, parallel collagen fibers, that join your muscles to bones and other structures. Steroids cause the body to make abnormal collagen, so they weaken tendons more than other body bits. Especially weakened is the muscle-tendon junction. You have to look at them in person because the mag photos are air-brushed. Bodybuilder A, the steroid user, I'll call George to protect his identity.
Both men are the same age, both are hard gainers, both similar bodyweight. George turned to steroids when he failed to make the cut in a local bodybuilding show.
Doug has never used steroids. Over the last 10 years of my records, George put on 15 lbs. He passed Doug in muscle by a good 10 pounds. In he was out because of elbow tendon injuries. Doug remained injury free and, using decent vitamin supplementation, good protein, and hard training, won a regional masters title. I didn't hear from George again until , when he took a program with me to "make a comeback. His use included growth hormone, 3 IU three times a week, clenbuterol up to mcg a day, testosterone enanthate mg weekly, and a sundry stack of Deca-Durabolin, primobolan and parabolin, depending on availability.
That year he came in 9th in a regional. Meanwhile, training steadily without injury, and using creatine monohydrate, ion-exchange whey protein concentrate, and decent antioxidants, Doug won another contest and landed a plum job as a Soloflex TV model. In George complained of sore elbows all the time, and took narcotic analgesics daily for pain. Midyear he suffered a severe rotator cuff injury and succumbed to corticosteroid injections.
A routine physical check also revealed an EKG irregularity, that prompted his physician to ban weight-lifting. George stopped the steroids and sank into deep depression. I have seen it many times. Steroids are shown in numerous studies to cause psychological dependence and major depression on withdrawal from heavy use. One recent report suggests that electroconvulsive therapy might do the trick.
Reduced back to fence post stature, a much subdued George still works out lightly, "for fitness," but has little hope of ever competing again, or of doing any vigorous sport. Doug is still fighting fit, training as hard as ever, and kicking butt against a lot of younger men. So what does a single case comparison prove? But if I could show you the hundreds of similar comparisons in my files, you might think differently.
In the magazines and other media, apart from one or two high-profile cases like Benaziza, you see only the successes. Most of those killed or injured by steroids simply disappear without notice. And for reasons of ego and shame the living casualties hardly ever tell. If you want longevity in your athletic career; and real pride in your accomplishment of athletic success by effort, guts and willpower, don't do steroids. If you do, don't call me when they cause you problems. I'm too busy these days working with drug-free athletes for the Olympics--and at 58, training hard myself for a coming triathlon.
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