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  • #76
    Re: LaShawn Merritt

    Originally posted by Jacksf
    Here's posts from another thread that indicate another view about DHEA and that Merritt could have been cheating and gaining an advantage -

    Anyone who believes Merritt was taking DHEA to add starch to a sagging love life is fooling themselves. It's well known that athletes use DHEA to alleviate some of the side effects of steroids and other PED's - DHEA helps relieve some of the lethargy among many other irritating side effects some drugs can cause. It's like everyone looking the other way when Marion was obviously fueled by more than Gatorade. He's basically "getting away with it" like a lot of other athletes have done and will do. That's the way things are right now. Forget about it until he's actually back on the track, then see how he does. If he's under 44 in 2011 or 2012, well ....

    DHEA is a PED that until very recently could not be detected. Although some people claim it is not very effective, DHEA is sold very widely over the internet and is used by body builders. I assumed he had been taking it in the belief he could never get caught and then when he was caught, looked for an OTC product containing it to use as his alibi. I thought that Merrit's claim to have used Extenze was right up there with Dennis Mitchell's as one of the most desperate excuses ever.
    1. Some bodybuilders used to do DHEA believing the hype that companies selling it was marketing it for. After extensive studies have shown quite the opposite bodybuilders stay away from it.

    2. What athletes want to increase is their training, performance, and recovery and this means more testosterone, less estrogen.(Testosterone, Testosterone, Testosterone) This can be achieved by AS,GH,anti-estrogen and more. DHEA could create testosterone but it could also create estrogen. Estrogen is the enemy, so why the hell would any athlete or bodybuilder take this stuff? As humans age (40 plus) there is a better chance that DHEA will create testosterone and the chances continues to increase with age. Thats why there is a big market for DHEA with older people, and maybe why its on the banned list. However, studies show that DHEA creates no significant increases to testosterone levels. If Merritt was using DHEA it would be counterproductive .

    3. Speaking of Marion Jones, she was on the Clear which could not create estrogen, and only created testosterone in record amounts! Thats the type of stuff that enhances your performance. Dwain Chambers, Steve Mullings, and Justin Gatlin got caught doing some real stuff with high levels of testosterone, this is simply not the case regarding Merritt which is what people were referring to in this post.

    4. The American supplement industry is largely unregulated and some companies use DHEA in pre-workouts, and whatever else they can think of to put it in. Athletes must look on the back of anything they buy and check its contents. A lot of things you find at your local sports nutrition store has illegal substances in it (NCAA & Olympic).

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    • #77
      Re: LaShawn Merritt

      Originally posted by ATK
      Originally posted by Deuce
      Originally posted by glimp5k
      Mr. Merritt is listed on the start list for the 400m in Stockholm. One would assume that he would be in the A race with Warriner?
      Wariner is not on the entry list anymore - http://www.diamondleague-stockholm.com/ ... view/400m/
      Interesting, I wonder if its injury, maybe wants to get more training in, maybe cause Merrit is back?

      Injury it is. Wariner out of Daegu.

      http://www.universalsports.com/news-blo ... 46648.html
      There are no strings on me

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      • #78
        Re: LaShawn Merritt [good to go for London?]

        CAS decision not supposed to be announced until tomorrow, but a Brit paper (see our home page) says that they have struck down the IOC rule and Merritt (and others) are eligible for the Olympics next year.

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        • #79
          Re: LaShawn Merritt [good to go for London?]

          WOW!

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          • #80
            Re: LaShawn Merritt [good to go for London?]

            Very good news for Lashan Merritt.Now go train and run 43 mid to low and defend your title. :wink:
            "Sprintin' ain't easy,baby !

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            • #81
              Re: LaShawn Merritt [good to go for London?]

              Originally posted by gh
              CAS decision not supposed to be announced until tomorrow, but a Brit paper (see our home page) says that they have struck down the IOC rule and Merritt (and others) are eligible for the Olympics next year.
              Full release:
              http://www.tas-cas.org/d2wfiles/documen ... 202422.pdf
              Fire Impossible.

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              • #82
                Re: LaShawn Merritt [good to go for London?]

                Confirmed via:
                http://enews.earthlink.net/article/t...8-c13d25173604

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                • #83
                  Re: LaShawn Merritt [good to go for London?]

                  33 drug cheats from the USA now eligible to compete in the OG ... shocking cowardly decision by CAS, but when it comes to a potential Medal or two especially for the OG what did anybody expect from the USA authorities, who have spent decades not really giving a tuppenny damn about drug cheats.
                  After all, USA pro sports are riddled with drug cheats, who get away with their misdemeanours via ghastly, showboating lawyers.

                  I would be more a little more understanding of the dreadful decision to even go to CAS on behalf of American drug cheats, based upon the sloppy sentiment that poor Merritt and the others should not suffer too much, if USA wide tolerance in many States of dreadful capital punishment, and sentences of 100 plus years, and celebrity lawyers and media trials and above all the charming death row for years habit was not so prevalent.

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                  • #84
                    Re: LaShawn Merritt [good to go for London?]

                    and this week's bigotry award goes to.....

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                    • #85
                      Re: LaShawn Merritt [good to go for London?]

                      Originally posted by 72
                      33 drug cheats from the USA now eligible to compete in the OG ... shocking cowardly decision by CAS, but when it comes to a potential Medal or two especially for the OG what did anybody expect from the USA authorities, who have spent decades not really giving a tuppenny damn about drug cheats.
                      After all, USA pro sports are riddled with drug cheats, who get away with their misdemeanours via ghastly, showboating lawyers.

                      I would be more a little more understanding of the dreadful decision to even go to CAS on behalf of American drug cheats, based upon the sloppy sentiment that poor Merritt and the others should not suffer too much, if USA wide tolerance in many States of dreadful capital punishment, and sentences of 100 plus years, and celebrity lawyers and media trials and above all the charming death row for years habit was not so prevalent.
                      Eek twice i've agreed with you in one day :? ops:
                      i deserve extra credit

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                      • #86
                        Re: LaShawn Merritt [good to go for London?]

                        Originally posted by 72
                        ......After all, USA pro sports are riddled with drug cheats, who get away with their misdemeanours via ghastly, showboating lawyers.......
                        I eagerly await the list of these athletes and their lawyers.

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                        • #87
                          Re: LaShawn Merritt [good to go for London?]

                          Well, Merritt is officially not a drug cheat. The ruling was explicity that he had not cheated but merely provided a positive on a (set of) drug tests. So, You can take the ruling or not, but need to do so in every case. In a sense, the ruling means that he is not a cheat but that the big O is or maybe a cheat. Now I think that mump and/or flump is on record as saying that she only had an unfortunate technical violation. True, and I suspect that she was not trying to cheat but this holier than thou stuff is annoying.

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