Hoot’s Corner

D’Qwell Jackson suspended four games for violating PED policy

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The NFL announced Tuesday that Colts inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson has been suspended for four games for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy.

Jackson, 33, leads the Colts in tackles. He’s in his third year with the team after spending his first eight NFL seasons with the Browns.

Jackson previously has never missed a start with the Colts.… Continue Reading...

Injecting natural oil to increase muscle mass can be harmful

These are often less costly than other synthetic compounds (Photo: AFP)

Steroid use among bodybuilders to bulk up muscles is well known. Other compounds may be used, including natural oils.

London: Gym-goers, take note! Using natural oil injections to improve muscle definition may harm your body, warn doctors including one of Indian origin who reported a serious complication experienced by an amateur bodybuilder in the UK.… Continue Reading...

Steroids found inside ISIL training center

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MOSUL, Iraq — The bunk beds that fill the rooms sleep more than 80 recruits of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. On the walls, posters detail the components of Russian Kalashnikovs and American assault rifles.

One sign reminds the trainees that victory comes from long fights and pain – rewards come later: “Remember that we didn’t come for this life, we came for the afterlife.”

Spread across several large houses, the “Sheikh Abu Samaya Ansari Camp” was discovered this week by Iraqi forces as they pushed deeper into the northern city of Mosul, Iraq, which ISIL militants have been fighting bitterly to retain.… Continue Reading...

Amateur Bodybuilder Treated After Injecting Himself With Coconut Oil

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This obsession with body image is getting really crazy!

Doctors are warning about the practice among bodybuilders in the UK of injecting substances such as coconut oil to enhance their muscle shape. The extent of the practice is only coming to light due to the case of a young man being admitted to hospital with loss of function in his right arm, but medics are warning this is potentially only the “tip of the iceberg.”

“Alarmingly, this practice used for the short-term enhancement of muscular appearance seems to come at a significant cost,” write the authors of the case study published in BMJ Case Reports.… Continue Reading...

Horse Trainer disqualified for 3½ years over steroid use in stable

DEVASTATED Wodonga trainer Brian Cox plans to fight a three-and-half-year disqualification imposed on Tuesday by the Racing Appeals and ­Disciplinary Board.

Cox, 63, plans to lodge an appeal with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Unless VCAT grants him a stay of proceedings subject to his appeal being heard, he must clear his stables of the 25 horses he has in work by midnight on Tuesday.… Continue Reading...

Superstar Aamir Khan Body Transformation For Movie Aided By Steroids?

Aamir Khan Body Transformation

Aamir Khan body transformation from 213 pounds to a fit and fabulous six pack was not an easy task for the 51-year-old actor. The Bollywood superstar has been making headlines for his upcoming wrestling movie “Dangal.” Even though the actor has mentioned following a strict diet plan, transforming the body with only diet and a heavy workout is not enough to reach the goal in a short amount of time.… Continue Reading...

Which Supplements, if Any, May Be Worth Your Money

Hardly a day goes by that people don’t tell me that one or more dietary supplement has cured or prevented an ailment of theirs or suggest that I try one to treat a problem of my own. And I am not immune to wishful thinking that an over-the-counter vitamin, mineral or herb may help to keep me healthy or relieve some distress without having to see a doctor.… Continue Reading...

Olympics History Rewritten: New Doping Tests Topple the Podium

After three women who finished ahead of her were disqualified for doping at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the American high jumper Chaunté Lowe, above, moved up to third place.

After disclosures of an extensive, state-run doping program in Russia, sports officials have been retesting urine samples from the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, in Beijing and London.

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Olympics Find That Over 75 Athletes Abused Steroids in 2008 and 2012 Games

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Of these athletes, over 40 won medals.

Following the exposure of a massive state-run doping program in Russia, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) is retesting thousands of urine samples taken during the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and Beijing and London, and many samples have come back positive, costing athletes their Olympic medals, according to news reports.… Continue Reading...

The Pressure On Men To Look Buff & The Abuse Of Steroids

Pressure On Men To Look Buff And Steroid Abuse

A well built physique indicates discipline, a tamed lifestyle and a go-getter attitude. It’s hard to fathom the years of hard work and innumerable sacrifices made to establish the ethic of fitness which eventually leads to sculpting a commendable physique. But then again, that’s too much philosophy there. Let’s put it like this way- dudes want to look buffed.… Continue Reading...