Roid rage: Golfers on steroids won't necessarily be bulked up, you morons
If you people don’t stop equating steroid use - which should be outlawed in professional golf - with steroid abuse (which is dumb as hell, illegal - and should be outlawed in pro golf), I’m going to rip off someone’s head and chuck it in the Barry Burn!
Taking steroids is seen by the governing bodies of most sports as an unfair advantage. Keep in mind that “taking steroids” does NOT have to mean gaining huge amounts of unsightly muscle. ‘Roids were developed for legit medical purposes, people! In summer months, I shoot a steroid spray into my nose to combat grass pollen allergies. My grandma took steroids when she tore up her knee in a fall! Obviously, that isn’t what we’re talking about here. (Grandma could barely bench 175.)
But the point is, it takes an intentionally high dose of steroids to bulk up ala Barry Bonds’ melon. But lower doses would still help golfers combat fatigue, especially as the years rack up and it gets late in the season. Lower doses wouldn’t have to result in an amount of muscle that would help a little guy rip the ball 330 yards off the tee, but they would still be an unfair advantage (even if you think Gary Player is full of it).
So if I read one more blogger or pundit riffing about how huge muscles wouldn’t help a golfer, or about how - because they’re not seeing any muscle-bound Chris Benoit-look-alikes on tour, steroids aren’t a problem - I’m going to bash in my screen with a nine-iron, tear the computer out of the wall and smash your face with it.
And one other thing ……. ‘roid rage is a total myth, you pencil neck.
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My whole point is that taking steroids does NOT have to result in a golfer becoming a "meat head." Just like a proper, clean exercise regime, steroids could help golfers' bodies recover. And especially for older guys on the tour, the non stars who have to play the majority of the events on the schedule, muscle fatigue and the stress of repetition are a factor - why do you think so many successful golfers are working out these days? Exercise gives them an advantage. Working out and mixing steroids into the mix (even in non-meat head dosages) would give the steroid user an unfair advantage. And you'd not be able to visually separate the guys who work out from the guys who work out AND use prohibited performance enhancers. So again, for tom and the rest of the short yellow bus crowd: One can take banned substances such as steroids to gain an unfair advantage, but NOT bulk up like some pro wrestler or bodybuilder or Barry Bonds. And the only way to ID those cheaters would be to utilize cutting-edge testing methods.
the focus be on the golfers who take the
beta blockers? This is more of an unfair
advantage than steroids for this sport.
And where were you at noon yesterday?
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