For your Monday morning reading pleasure (I mean, what else are you going to do at work?) This is an interesting piece about an aging recreational cyclist who tests modern doping procedures. It ties in well to blog I wrote last month on doping in sports and some of the other stuff from the tour. One thing to consider is that this guy is, probably, in his late 40s and the performance boosting difference between him and someone in there physical prime is huge. He’s saying 10 to 15% (based on feel), whereas it’s much less for someone younger with higher hormonal levels. Then there are the yahoos from Extreme Bodybuilding who chide his regement (“What are you, afraid to get strong?”) These knuckleheads have and always will exist. They might, and I mean MAY, get more performance out of themselves but are also the ones getting themselves dead.
This is long, but if you’re interested in performance-enhaning doping it’s worth you time. Enjoy!