Archives for August2017

Famous bodybuilder dead at 46 – advises against steroid use

 Tributes have been paid to pro bodybuilder Rich Piana amid rumours of his death

Tributes have been paid to pro bodybuilder Rich Piana amid rumours of his death

ELITE bodybuilder Rich Piana has died more than two weeks after he was placed in an induced coma – with his estranged wife paying a touching tribute to her ex.

Fellow bodybuilders and fans had spoken of their shock this morning amid previously unconfirmed reports Piana had died after collapsing from a possible overdose.… Continue Reading...

Nationally Renowned Veteran Sports Dietitian Joins Taylor Hooton Foundation Board of Directors

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For Immediate Release

Nationally Renowned Veteran Sports Dietitian Brings Invaluable Experiences to Assist in the Taylor Hooton Foundation’s Work

McKinney, Texas (August 18, 2017) – The Taylor Hooton Foundation announced today that Dave Ellis, RD, CSCS a recognized expert and veteran in the world of High Performance Fueling has joined its Board of Directors.… Continue Reading...

Getting in Shape: The Step-Up Exercise

The step-up is a basic exercise that sometimes gets pushed to the back of the repertoire, especially when a coach has accessibility to modern equipment and a state-of-the-art facility. Many minor league teams, however, do not have access to a lot of equipment or large training facilities at home or on the road.… Continue Reading...

Dietary supplements and drug testing

OPSS has received a number of questions about whether dietary supplements—especially those used for bodybuilding and weight loss—could result in a positive result on military drug tests.

Military drug testing begins with urine, which is first screened and then followed by additional tests depending on the outcome of the screen. You can get extensive information about DoD’s drug policy and drug testing from the Drug Demand Reduction Program (DDRP), including military testing.… Continue Reading...

Excess workout, steroids leading to infertility among men

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A combination of intense workout, which has become a daily trend for many men, along with consumption of steroids is becoming a rising cause of infertility, according to IVF experts.

Long-term exhaustive exercises decreases sperm count and one’s potential for reproduction, said IVF experts.

 Another factor contributing to infertility was the consumption of steroids for body building which was causing zoospermia – a condition in which sperm does not generate in semen.… Continue Reading...

Are testosterone booster dietary supplement products safe and effective?

Testosterone booster dietary supplement products claim to increase the male sex hormone testosterone, which affects muscle strength, endurance, and male sexual performance. There is insufficient evidence to support the claims for the many “natural ingredients” on the market. These ingredients include Tribulus terrestrisEurycoma longifolia (Tongkat Ali or Longjack), Urtica dioica (stinging nettle), fenugreek, Mucuna pruriens (cowhage), D-aspartic acid, Bulbine natalensis, Saw palmetto, Epimedium grandiflorum (horny goat weed), diindolylmethane (DIM), maca, and a wide range of botanical extracts, plant steroids, and flavones.… Continue Reading...

Three sent to prison for illegal steroid sales in Nebraska and Iowa

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An investigation into sales of illegal steroids in Nebraska and Iowa covered three years and took authorities from China to Omaha to Iowa, a Drug Enforcement Agency official said.

The probe resulted in federal prison sentences for Jeffrey B. Lackas of Bettendorf, Iowa; Stanley Szeto of Iowa City; and Daniel Cruz-Bonilla of Fontana, California.… Continue Reading...

New Online Courses on APEDS, Mental Training Available through NFHS Learning Center

New online education courses on “Mental Training for Performance” and “Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs and Substances” are now available through the NFHS Learning Center at www.NFHSLearn.com.  

The “Mental Training for Performance” course, which was developed in partnership with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), provides an introduction to fundamental mental skill techniques developed by USOC sport psychologists and designed to sharpen athletes’ mental games to impact performance and gain a competitive edge.… Continue Reading...

Diet of protein shakes and supplements contributed to female bodybuilder’s death

Ms Hefford’s mother says protein supplements need to be regulated better.

Meegan Hefford, a mother of two and bodybuilder, died after an overconsumption of protein shakes, supplements and protein-rich foods.

Hefford was found unconscious in her apartment in West Australia and was quickly transported to the hospital, where she was declared brain-dead.… Continue Reading...

Should I take dietary supplements while pregnant?

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Women who are pregnant or childbearing age need more folate (“folic acid”), iron, and iodine. Experts recommend a prenatal multivitamin supplement to make sure you get enough essential nutrients. TRICARE covers prescription prenatal vitamins but not cover over-the-counter ones.

Folic acid can prevent certain birth defects, but many of these can begin before you even know you’re pregnant.… Continue Reading...