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ChiefsandO'sfan 01-10-2013 10:54 AM

MLB Will start testing for HGH
 
Jon Heyman ‏@JonHeymanCBS

MLB will announce agreement for random, unannounced in-season hgh blood testing. first major US sport to test for hgh.



Jon Heyman ‏@JonHeymanCBS

MLBPA chief Mike Weiner has proved very reasonable on the important drug issue. MLBPA deserves much credit for hgh deal.

Chiefnj2 01-10-2013 10:55 AM

I guess Cooperstown won't be getting any inductees for the next 20 years.

Chief Roundup 01-10-2013 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by ChiefsandO'sfan (Post 9302941)
Jon Heyman ‏@JonHeymanCBS

MLB will announce agreement for random, unannounced in-season hgh blood testing. first major US sport to test for hgh.



Jon Heyman ‏@JonHeymanCBS

MLBPA chief Mike Weiner has proved very reasonable on the important drug issue. MLBPA deserves much credit for hgh deal.

NFL doesn't test for HGH?

loochy 01-10-2013 10:58 AM

Enjoy a substandard on field product

ChiefsandO'sfan 01-10-2013 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Chief Roundup (Post 9302951)
NFL doesn't test for HGH?

Nope

TheGuardian 01-10-2013 11:01 AM

JFC!!!!!!

This is so idiotic.

GH in no way, shape, or form gives you a competitive advantage other than healing faster. It doesn't make you stronger, or faster. It just allows you to recover quicker from an injury.

Our sports governing bodies are completely ****ing stupid.

BigMeatballDave 01-10-2013 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Chief Roundup (Post 9302951)
NFL doesn't test for HGH?

Nope. I thought they did.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100...or-nfl-players

jAZ 01-10-2013 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by TheGuardian (Post 9302975)
JFC!!!!!!

This is so idiotic.

GH in no way, shape, or form gives you a competitive advantage other than healing faster. It doesn't make you stronger, or faster. It just allows you to recover quicker from an injury.

Our sports governing bodies are completely ****ing stupid.

Uh...
There are three major effects of HGH that are desirable for bodybuilders and athletes. First, HGH promotes the development of new muscle cells. A person's number of muscle cells is determined by genetics. After puberty, the level of GH a person's body secretes declines, and muscle cell development ceases. A person can then only work to increase the size of these cells through weight training.

Steroids are different from HGH in that steroids increase the size of muscle cells, mostly through water weight. When a person uses HGH as a performance enhancement drug, they gain only lean muscle mass. The weight gain is slow, usually between one and two pounds of lean muscle every two to three weeks. However, by taking HGH and developing new muscle cells, a person can alter their genetic capabilities and achieve results that wouldn't be possible without HGH treatment.

The second desired effect of HGH treatment is increased energy and metabolism. GH is produced in the human body naturally at its highest levels during youth and puberty. It is primarily responsible for the heightened levels of energy in children. However, the amount of GH that a body produces and secretes declines as a person ages.

Supplementing HGH can raise your energy levels and metabolism. It can cause you to feel energized and burn fat. In fact, HGH is a precursor to IGF-1; IGF-1 secretion is caused by HGH secretion. IGF-1 forces your body to seek energy from your fat reserves rather than from the food you consume. This results in significant weight loss even in inactive periods.

The third desired effect of HGH treatment is that it shortens the amount of time needed for recovery between workouts. It can strengthen joints and ligaments and heal damaged tissue. Additionally, because it is a natural substance, it is not as easily detected as other performance-enhancing drugs.

...and umm....
As a pharmaceutical drug, HGH is used for many different conditions, including GH deficiency. It is prescribed by endocrinologists most often for children who suffer with growth retardation or deficiency. For this purpose, HGH treatment is FDA-approved. However, HGH is not FDA-approved as a performance or physical enhancement drug in adults. Therefore, persons seeking to use HGH for these purposes must purchase HGH on the black market.

Chief Roundup 01-10-2013 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by TheGuardian (Post 9302975)
JFC!!!!!!

This is so idiotic.

GH in no way, shape, or form gives you a competitive advantage other than healing faster. It doesn't make you stronger, or faster. It just allows you to recover quicker from an injury.

Our sports governing bodies are completely ****ing stupid.

:spock:

Yeah it is called Human Growth Hormone for a reason. It is a peptide hormone which stimulates growth, cell reproduction.
Bodybuilders use it for a couple of reasons. It helps build muscle mass and it can also help in wieght loss depending on how it is used. It is also being linked to anti-aging.

BigCatDaddy 01-10-2013 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Chief Roundup (Post 9303029)
:spock:

Yeah it is called Human Growth Hormone for a reason. It is a peptide hormone which stimulates growth, cell reproduction.
Bodybuilders use it for a couple of reasons. It helps build muscle mass and it can also help in wieght loss depending on how it is used. It is also being linked to anti-aging.

But according the Mayo Clinic that muscle growth does not translate to strength increases. Why? I have no idea.

Chiefnj2 01-10-2013 11:18 AM

I read an article from someone who had a physician prescribe him various supplements, steroids, HGH, etc. According to him HGH was the best at making you feel younger - more energy, improved eyesight, etc.

DJ's left nut 01-10-2013 11:25 AM

PR Stunt.

By all accounts, there is no reliable method of testing for HGH anyway. The guys that use it are going to be able to mask/cycle around testing as it is.

I'd be shocked if someone ever actually popped positive for it unless it was a minor leaguer that was just grabbing it from a guy selling it off a donkey or something. The chemists that create the stuff are way ahead of the testing protocols for it.

Three7s 01-10-2013 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by TheGuardian (Post 9302975)
JFC!!!!!!

This is so idiotic.

GH in no way, shape, or form gives you a competitive advantage other than healing faster. It doesn't make you stronger, or faster. It just allows you to recover quicker from an injury.

Our sports governing bodies are completely ****ing stupid.

Wrong, as stated several times in this thread.

Pasta Giant Meatball 01-10-2013 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Chiefnj2 (Post 9302947)
I guess Cooperstown won't be getting any inductees for the next 20 years.

:clap:

whoman69 01-10-2013 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by loochy (Post 9302964)
Enjoy a substandard on field product

Depends on what standards you set. If you want balls flying out of the stands and 10 pitching changes every game, you need to start a new arena league. The skill levels of the players will not drop. Barry Bonds was a much better all around player before the steroids.


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