Archive for March, 2004

Roid Madness, part 3

Thursday, March 25th, 2004

Grand Prix Australia

Saturday, March 20th, 2004

Results of the 2004 Grand Prix Australia held March 20 in Melbourne

  1. Dexter Jackson
  2. Chris Cormier
  3. Markus Ruhl
  4. Jaroslav Horvath
  5. King Kamali

Complete results at MuscleMemory.


Friday, March 19th, 2004

IFBB San Francisco Pro Invitational

Sunday, March 14th, 2004

The results of the IFBB San Francisco Pro Invitational

1. Dexter Jackson
2. Lee Priest
3. Krisna Dim
4. Gustavo Badell
5. Ahmad Haider

Complete results at MuscleMemory

Roid Madness, part 2

Friday, March 12th, 2004
  • End of Days for steroids

    The Governor of California took time from his state’s deepening fiscal crisis last weekend to preside over a body building contest.

    Never mind that the guy who won the event, the prize for which included a Hummer and $100,000, looked as natural as a taxidermy exhibit. [...]

    By coming to Columbus last weekend, the Governor admirably refused to ignore his roots. But the ground is starting to shift underfoot. Things are starting to get messy. It’s time for Arnold to get it.

  • Heavyweights convene on steroids

    [this must be written tongue-in-cheek]

    Conspicuously absent from the proceedings was Caleeeefornia governor Arnold “First Terminator” Schwarzenegger. According to Sacramento insiders, Arnold was busy examining results from the steroid tests that should have been administered at last weekend’s Arnold Classic bodybuilding competition.

    While not guilty of steroid use until the phantom testing is completed, it has been alleged that several Arnold Classic competitors strained muscles in their ears and lips during posedowns.

Roid Madness, part 1

Thursday, March 11th, 2004

News items found elsewhere:

  • New grand jury convened in Iowa, Milos Sarcev’s home raided

    The grand jury subpoenas were served last week in the Greater Columbus Convention Center [during the Arnold Classic]. The subpoenas require the recipients to testify later this month, Collins said. The attorney said he believes at least five bodybuilders received subpoenaes.

  • Schwarzenegger Vows to Combat Steroid Use

    Governor Schwarzenegger, a self-confessed former steroid user (it was both legal and common practice when he used it), wants to clean up bodybuilding now. Recently named executive editor of Flex and Muscle, and Fitness magazines, he spoke to reporters on the steroid topic.

    He admitted that he used steroids to bulk up, but is now vowing to use his new position as editor of a muscle magazine to push for an end to steroid use in the sport, the San Jose Mercury News reported on Sunday.

  • Government intervention needed to clean up baseball

    Just look at the mutant creatures on the covers of bodybuilding magazines and tell me anabolic steroids don’t work.

Senator Biden promotes bill to ban pro-hormones

Wednesday, March 10th, 2004

Read Senator Joe Biden’s editorial in USA Today: Baseball drug testing needs to get beyond first base. In it he states:

…one immediate way to restore integrity to the game is to ban over-the-counter steroid precursors such as androstenedione and tetrahydrogestrinone, better known as ”andro” and ”THG.” These drugs are just as bad as anabolic steroids.

First, THG is not sold over-the-counter. THG is the designer steroid in the Balco controversy. It is already considered a controlled substance. Andros and other pro-hormones are sold over-the-counter at most every health food store in the country. But how is banning adros going to clean up baseball? Up till now, there has been no testing for steroids in Major League Baseball. Real anabolic steroids are readily available everywhere. No athlete would choose to take a pro-hormone when everyone else is taking the real thing. The only reason to claim to have used one of the andros is as a cover for the use of real anabolic steroids. That’s why other sports organizations that ban the use of steroids also ban the use of pro-hormones.

If baseball needs to clean up its act, then let baseball do it. It is not a role for the federal government.

Biden again calls for the passage of S 1780. This bill will make all pro-hormones and hormone precursors schedule C-III controlled substances. This bill will outlaw all andro products, as well as supplements such as DHEA and 7-KETO DHEA. Read why this is a bad thing here. (note the bill has a new number)

If you live in the USA, please write your US Senators NOW. Tell them to vote NO on S 1780. Its especially important to write your senator if he/she is a member of the Judiciary Committee. Tell them to instead support S 1538.

Please do not delay!

New blog software

Monday, March 8th, 2004

I decided it was too difficult editing my own RSS XML file, so I’ve installed new blog software on the Musclememory site. The syndication address remains the same. You may see old items reappear.

I am interested in getting others to contribute blog entries. It would not be the free-for-all that many mailing lists, newsgroups and other forums quickly become, but postings of things in the news, or perhaps essays about bodybuilding’s past, or even reminders of upcoming contests. If you would like to contribute, please contact me.