Hoot’s Corner

What are anabolic steroids and how do they affect men?

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IF YOU’VE SPENT at least 10 minutes in a hardcore gym or ever skimmed the headlines of the local sports page, you’re probably aware that anabolic steroids have a reputation for giving athletes a (completely jacked) leg up over their peers. 

But how much of an advantage do anabolic steroids really offer?… Continue Reading...

Bills WR Walt Powell Suspended 4 Games for Failed PED Test

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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Walt Powell was suspended for the first four games of the 2017 NFL season Thursday for a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. 

Chris Brown of the Bills’ official website confirmed the news.

Powell, 25, made 14 receptions for 142 yards in 2016. He has been with the Bills since midway through the 2015 season.… Continue Reading...

Muscle dysmorphia: How idealized masculinity became the new eating disorder

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The mirrors bolted to the walls of Sydney’s bodybuilding gyms are crowded with impossibly muscled men. It’s a smorgasbord of peak health and physical perfection.

But Joey Sheather can pick them. The men who have bulked-up too fast, whose passion for fitness has tipped over into obsession. The ones who will never be satisfied no matter how hard they shred or how much body fat they lose.… Continue Reading...

Doctor Accused of Prescribing Performance Enhancing Drugs to Nike Oregon Project Runners

 

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Doping allegations are nothing new for the Nike-sponsored Oregon Project. The most recent development: The U.S Anti-Doping Agency has served Dr. Jeffrey Stuart Brown, a Texas-based endocrinologist, an official notice of rules violations for allegedly prescribing thyroid hormone to some Oregon Project runners.

The New York Times reported on the story yesterday.
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Are testosterone booster dietary supplement products safe and effective?

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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 terrestris, Eurycoma 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...

Why wrestlers die so young

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This month, wrestlers Chyna and Balls Mahoney both died before the age of 50. They are hardly the first wrestlers to die young.

Last year, when “Rowdy” Roddy Piper died suddenly at 61 of a heart attack, the WWE addressed the trend, blaming the departed wrestlers’ lifestyles: “Unfortunately, some past performers were part of a generation of wrestlers who made unhealthy and poor personal lifestyle choices, which in some cases continued beyond their years in the ring.”
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Atlanta Braves host National PLAY Campaign with THF

ATLANTA — Early Tuesday morning, Woodstock, Ga., resident Victor Cannon made the near 20-mile drive to SunTrust Park for a unique opportunity.

Along with his 11-year-old son, Victor Cannon III, the duo participated in the National PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign started by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) in 2004.

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18 Health Benefits of Fish Oil, According to Science

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by Jen Miller

Many people speak highly of the benefits of fish oil supplementation. Fish oil contains a high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids – the good fats that are necessary to help your body function properly.

Omega-3 fatty acid deficiency has ranked among the top ten leading causes of death in the United States.… Continue Reading...

Eight-Year Doping Ban Confirmed for Tyson Gay’s Former Coach

Jon Drummond, who won Olympic gold as part of the US’ 4x100m relay team in 2000, faces an eight-year ban.

United States Olympic sprint relay gold medalist Jon Drummond has had his eight-year doping ban for possession, trafficking and administration of illegal substances confirmed.

Drummond’s ban, backdated from December 17 in 2014, was announced in the latest International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) newsletter, which includes a list of the latest positive doping cases.… Continue Reading...

ROCKIES HOST NATIONAL PLAY CAMPAIGN

Who says you can’t get outside and be active on a rainy day in May?

It helps when you’ve got a big league ballpark to make use of, and the Rockies made full use of Coors Field on Saturday to give about 50 children the chance to learn from Major League players and try some of the training equipment the big leaguers use to hone their craft.

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