#20 Performance Enhancing Drugs: Past, Present and Future

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Athletes have gotten busted in a multitude of sports for various performance enhancing drugs: triathlon, cycling, running, tennis, motocross and even curling back in the Olympics!  As a result, Coach Robb has been inundated with questions about why they are used, the associated health risks and is there a way to win naturally?  In this podcast, Coach Robb outlines the performance benefits and health dangers associated with PEDS, and explains why (in his opinion), you can’t win at the highest level without the use of PEDS!

Whether it is testosterone, hGH, cortisone or EPO, if you read the rest of the article, you will learn that Coach Robb explains the ethical decision that individuals and athletes must make when it comes to the use of these performance enhancing substances.  If you or anyone you know, is using performance enhancing drugs, you definitely want to listen to this podcast before you destroy your mental and physical health.  The lack of knowledge may be the difference between living and dying!

Listener questions included: The dumbest thing Coach Robb has seen an athlete do?; Why am I dehydrated?; Professional golfer with a sore elbow – cause and how to fix?; Should you wear a sweatshirt to acclimate to the heat?

Resources Mentioned within the podcast:

Avg Speed of the TDF  http://stats.areppim.com/stats/stats_tourdefrance_vitesse.htm

European Journal of Applied Physiology (http://sportsscientists.com/2007/11/the-effect-of-epo-on-performance/?doing_wp_cron=1531312291.7520649433135986328125)

Risks associated https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/performance-enhancing-drugs/art-20046134)

Dr. Mark Bonar 150 athlete https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RR2mN3MdT8

LA Cyclist  http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-cyclist-admits-supplying-performance-enhancing-drugs-20160317-story.html

Track and field failed drug tests and duration of ban: http://www.track-stats.com/drug-100m-the-fastest-men-and-their-bans/

EPO Improves performance by 54% – http://sportsscientists.com/2007/11/the-effect-of-epo-on-performance/?doing_wp_cron=1531312291.7520649433135986328125

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