- Nov 29, 2014
Weirdly, the risk of steroids may not be that great. There's a bunch of medical research on it and even a 60 Minutes (or one of those shows) that had to admit it. It's a matter of the right drug, via the right method, at the right level. So, for example, the levels body builders take are horrible for you, as are the pills (versus injectables) apparently.None of it is really safe. They are just more effective and less detectable. Over time it’s the same as smoking or unhealthy eating. You’re chances of cancer or other complications rises.
to me, the overall unhealthy aspect is besides the point, as where nearly every person in this country chooses very unhealthy habits. I just don’t hold judgment against people who cheat at sports as much as I do about how people behave as individuals.
Interestingly, there's some reason to believe that the classic recovery dose might actually be safe.
EDIT: That said, I think I land somewhere between the two of you. I agree that it's an unsafe sport. Period. But that doesn't mean that there aren't unreasonable risks. Like, I love the idea of an electric fence to keep the fight off the cage, but really, it's messed up to do that. And I know, I have a homeless fight club and we believe in experimentation.
So there are limits. The limit is your decision, but my call would be any more than where your testosterone is outside thresholds. You can rock some 21-year-old energy, but not Hulk-vs-Wolverine energy.