Archive for July 2nd, 2004

Another arrest

Friday, July 2nd, 2004

Pier cops bust big-time steroid pusher. Don’t recognize the name? Look closely at the t-shirt in the pic. Its Big Red HH, one of the moderators from the bodybuilding.com forum. Note that bb.com has since banned him from the board. Also they seemed to have deleted all postings regarding his arrest.

The news article claims that Jason Cholewa was a major dealer, but only found about $4000 of drugs in his apartment. Heck, if it were all steroids, he could probably claim it was for personal use. But there were other drugs there, including vicodin.

In all the recent bodybuilder drug busts, it seems that its the other drugs that really jack up the time for the crime. Here is a hint: if you’re going to deal steroids, don’t deal the other stuff. If you’re supplying someone with steroids for months or years and he suddenly starts harassing you to find him some ecstasy, tina, or pain killers, he’s probably setting you up.

BTW, the solution to the steroid drug problem is to repeal the part of the 1990 Steroid Control Act that makes it illegal for a medical doctor to prescribe steroids for performance enhancement or cosmetic purposes. Isn’t it better for people to take reasonable doses of steroids under a doctors supervision rather than buying who knows what off the black market?

And see the June 4 blog entry to see how bodybuilding.com compares to other on-line supplement resellers.

NO2 and ZMA

Friday, July 2nd, 2004

Do you love sports nutrition research? Here is a summary of the poster presentations (pdf) at the recent International Society of Sports Nutrition Conference in Las Vegas. (At scientific conferences, the major presentations are given as lectures. The smaller research projects are presented as posters in boothes in a convention hall. The researcher, often a grad-student, gets to sit in the booth all day and answer any questions of people walking by. I did one poster session in graduate school, although I don’t remember what exactly was the topic of the poster.)

Poster # 13, 14, 15 and 18 conclude that NO2 supplements are worthless. Poster 19 concludes that ZMA is worthless.

Thanks to Will Brink for posting this in the Mayhem forum.

UPDATE: Here is another link on how NO2 supplemnets are a scam.