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  • Has Lauryn Williams played it too safe??

    She says she doesn't take any kind of supplement whatsoever. No special vitamins, energy boosters, fish oils etc. She doesn't even take the legal allowable kinds in fair that they may be tainted. She says she see thinks very black and white with no shade of grey in between. I believe this may have def cost her as she was operating on pure talent alone which not too many people are. I personally use creatine.zma,whey protein, high potency multivitamin(super b complex),fish oil and couldnt imagine my workouts without them. I cant imagine going up against the best of the world and not even trying to get a boost to at least have a shot against some of these chemical cyborgs. I admire her integrity but playing Mother Theresa sure hasnt helped her.

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    Re: Has Lauryn Williams played it too safe??

    I gather she only contemplated those elements that came in a bottle, can and/or package of some sort.

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      Re: Has Lauryn Williams played it too safe??

      Originally posted by ChuiTai
      I gather she only contemplated those elements that came in a bottle, can and/or package of some sort.

      Which would have left her with what besides food?

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        Re: Has Lauryn Williams played it too safe??

        Originally posted by run4urlyfe
        Originally posted by ChuiTai
        I gather she only contemplated those elements that came in a bottle, can and/or package of some sort.

        Which would have left her with what besides food?
        As the cyclists call it - riding "panagua" - bread and water only - its in Tyler Hamilton's book

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          Re: Has Lauryn Williams played it too safe??

          So, why is there a thread in the drug cheat forum with Lauryn Williams' name in the title?

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            Re: Has Lauryn Williams played it too safe??

            Originally posted by TrakFan
            So, why is there a thread in the drug cheat forum with Lauryn Williams' name in the title?

            I suppose it could be put in the general current events thread but i have had many of my threads thrown into this forum and deleted as well. There is alot of room for this thread to go left and better it is in this forum before it does.

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              Re: Has Lauryn Williams played it too safe??

              Originally posted by run4urlyfe
              She says she doesn't take any kind of supplement whatsoever. No special vitamins, energy boosters, fish oils etc. She doesn't even take the legal allowable kinds in fair that they may be tainted. She says she see thinks very black and white with no shade of grey in between.
              I always likely WIlliams but Usain Bolt and Sally Pearson don't touch supplements and they do just fine. There is some debate to the overall gain from Supplements. The body doesn't absorb them as well as nutrients in their natural form and may not use them as effectively and may compensate for them. There is a definite placebo effect involved as well.

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                Re: Has Lauryn Williams played it too safe??

                Originally posted by eldanielfire
                Originally posted by run4urlyfe
                She says she doesn't take any kind of supplement whatsoever. No special vitamins, energy boosters, fish oils etc. She doesn't even take the legal allowable kinds in fair that they may be tainted. She says she see thinks very black and white with no shade of grey in between.
                I always likely WIlliams but Usain Bolt and Sally Pearson don't touch supplements and they do just fine. There is some debate to the overall gain from Supplements. The body doesn't absorb them as well as nutrients in their natural form and may not use them as effectively and may compensate for them. There is a definite placebo effect involved as well.
                From my personal experience certain supplements should always be in every athletes handy bag. Creatine for me is a wonder drug and I would bet that substance alone would top the majority of all these so called stimulants(especially for sprinters). ZMA's ability to aid in recovery and mild to moderate increase in test levels are also helpful. I am not sure what people mean when they say supplements because there are probably hundreds out there .However there are some that i believe are vital and may make help a sprinter possibly drop a hundredth here a tenth there especially after reaching a mature trainng age.

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                  Re: Has Lauryn Williams played it too safe??

                  I think most of the supplements out there have only anecdotal benefits for us mortals, can't imagine how important they ought to be for elite athletes.

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                    Re: Has Lauryn Williams played it too safe??

                    I'm slightly confused at this topic. Shouldn't she be applauded for this? She was a grade A world beater for some time...

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                      Re: Has Lauryn Williams played it too safe??

                      Lauryn's entire interview on supplements, her career etc

                      http://www.mcmillanspeed.com/2013/07/a- ... s.html?m=1

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                        Re: Has Lauryn Williams played it too safe??

                        Originally posted by run4urlyfe
                        ZMA's ability to aid in recovery and mild to moderate increase in test levels are also helpful.
                        Of course, too much zinc can then lead to a deficiency in copper, since they compete for the same transporter to get into our system. Copper is one of the key minerals required for mitochondria and the production of energy. So a balanced diet is the real key. And is there any real evidence that ZMA work beyond placebo? It certainly comes in a nice package.

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                          Re: Has Lauryn Williams played it too safe??

                          When discussing what works and doesn't - here is a useful link

                          http://www.ausport.gov.au/ais/nutrition ... ation_test

                          From the Austrlian Insititue of Sport and details what "supplements" their athletes can and can't take and why. Lead by some of the worlds experts in nutirtion etc etc with a large amount of research behind it.

                          Creatine in the A group - meaning it can be provided and has scientific evidence that it can work. ZMA in the C category with "no meaningful evidence" that it works.

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                            Re: Has Lauryn Williams played it too safe??

                            Originally posted by run4urlyfe
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                            From my personal experience certain supplements should always be in every athletes handy bag. ...

                            Don't take this personally, but this is one of the root causes of this whole positiive-test thingie. Your "personal experience" doesn't count for shit. And people who think it does do stupid things.

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                              Re: Has Lauryn Williams played it too safe??

                              Originally posted by Vielleicht
                              I think most of the supplements out there have only anecdotal benefits for us mortals, can't imagine how important they ought to be for elite athletes.

                              Well you cant lump every supplement together. Some are nothing more than snake oil while some might be just a couple notches under the effects of steroids. Like I said before for me creatines is really effective. I document all my lifts and times and notice that when i am on creatine I always approach pbs. It is way more than anecdotal. The thing with creatine and probably alot of other supplements is you will only see the difference when pushing yourself to the limit and you need to keep very detailed records. For example if your bench press max is 300 and you have been stuck there for a while creatine might be able to help you get to around 310-315 in about two to three weeks. That may not sound like a big increase but if you have been at 300 for about a year or so any increase is appreciated. As for ZMA i have noticed alot deeper sleep and it is non habit forming so that in itself makes it beneficial. I cant vouch for whether it really increases testosterone or not but I seem to keep more muscle mass on when using it than without. I cant vouch for all the other supplements but I am sure a good amount of them have some kind of benefit beyond being a placebo or athletes would be able to see through it by now.

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