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Just thought I would share a link to an article entitled Drug Test that Outside Magazine ran back in late 2003. The author connects with an "anti-aging" specialist to see what actually taking performance enhancing drugs feels like. Fascinating stuff...
 

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Thanks for sharing

Great article. A little long, but I found I had to read the whole thing. Sad to see a Bob Breedlove reference, though.
 

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That article is a joke. He may have "tested" what the drugs "feel" like to him but his results are drastically at variance with what they can actually do. Based on what he reported I strongly suspect his results would have been just as good with placebos.
 

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terzo rene said:
That article is a joke. He may have "tested" what the drugs "feel" like to him but his results are drastically at variance with what they can actually do. Based on what he reported I strongly suspect his results would have been just as good with placebos.
The author reported that he felt fresh at the conclusion of a double century and totally recovered and ready to go again the next day. That strikes me as a bit unlikely for a placebo effect.
 

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terzo rene said:
That article is a joke. He may have "tested" what the drugs "feel" like to him but his results are drastically at variance with what they can actually do. Based on what he reported I strongly suspect his results would have been just as good with placebos.
I think it would have been a tad hard to set this up as a double blind placebo controlled clinical trial. Gonzo journalism is not science.
 
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