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Cheaters Do Prosper: WSJ 4/4/08


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    It's my belief that someone who strength trains with the use of PEDs, is caught and banned for a couple of years but maintains a strength training regime unPEDed throughout, will keep a significant amount of the strength/power gains derived from taking PEDs (and at this level "significant" could be defined by a couple of percentage points).

    They will not be able to train so hard or so long, will need more time between sessions, but will keep some of the benefits. But, if they don't train for an extended period after the ban, they'll have lost those benefits when they return.

    With deference to the doctors above, I have absolutely nothing to base this on beyond 35 years in gyms, and knowing how my body reacts to both consistent strength training and returning after a significant break.