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Steroids and HgH: Performance Hindering?

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  1. Kingfarthur Purple Belt

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    I've been thinking recently about MMA, the NFL, and performance enhancing drugs. In the NFL these drugs are used to gain mass and be heavier for multiple reasons, but there aren't weight classes. There isn't a 265 weight limit for lineman, and 225 pound limit for running backs etc.

    Because of weight classes in MMA, could it be hindering to gain extra muscle with these drugs. For example, if Jose Aldo took steroids and went from 170 pounds to 195 pounds, would he be just as effective fighting at Welterweight?

    I'm just curious of their effectiveness in MMA; I'm sure some people on this forums know a lot about these drugs and could inform me and everyone else of their possible additional benefits. It just looks to me that many of the champions and other top elite fighters are fighting with a more natural physique rather than an abnormally muscular one.

    Edit: Theres some people thinking I'm talking about all PED's. I'm not, I'm only referring to ones that make you gain muscle.
     
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  2. seeyouaunty Green Belt

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    The main benefit to taking 'supplements' is the fast recovery time. Athletes can train longer and more often, making faster improvements.
     
  3. Judo Thai Boxer <img src="http://www.mediafire.com/download/kjmldl

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    Steroids don't just make you gain muscle; they increase your energy and decrease recovery times.
     
  4. improllyhigh Yellow Belt

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    There you go thinking again
     
  5. Ancient Warrior Gold Belt

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    Seriously.
     
  6. Kingfarthur Purple Belt

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    Are the pros of steroids and HgH worth the cons of worse cardio and gassing early. We've all heard Rogan talk about muscular physiques and guys losing energy.
     
  7. TheHotness OG

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    What an idiot. Peds don't mean weight gain! Look at lance Armstrong and other endurance athletes who have been busted. Just because one doesn't look like a bodybuilder, doesn't mean he's "natraul"
     
  8. RufusShinra Blue Belt

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    The drugs they're taking help hasten recovery from their training, which is most likely not dedicated to building a muscular physique purely for the sake of having a muscular physique.
     
  9. Rittsy Red Belt

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    That's only if you're trying to 'build' muscle ie. lifting heavier weights, eating a lot, neglecting other aspects of MMA training.

    Steroids primarily help with muscle repair is something different. If I just take steroids and hit the treadmill, I wont get bigger, but I might have less soreness and recover faster.
     
  10. cooks6161 Orange Belt

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    When used correctly they increase endurance too. Just ask any Cyclist.
     
  11. bernsy666 Orange Belt

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    What does P.E.D.S stand for r-tard?
     
  12. Ancient Warrior Gold Belt

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    You're really hankering to upgrade that double yellow, eh?
     
  13. LeeOx Blue Belt

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    What they do more than anything is show that the user is weak-minded.
     
  14. bigconan Gold Belt

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    That's actually not true. They have done studies awhile back, that showed guys taht did steroids or testosterone injections gained muscle as fast or faster as guys that worked out on a regular basis. And these guys didn't do anything.

    Meaning, they gained both size and strength, without setting foot in a gym. Obviously if you workout also, you will gain a ton more.
     
  15. Kingfarthur Purple Belt

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    I was referring specifically to steroids and HgH, drugs that assist in muscle mass. I'm well aware of other ped's. Next time read the thread title and the content.
     
  16. chukutee Genetic Freak

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    In the early days of MMA it's fair to say most guys got their PEDs from knuckleheads in the gym parking lot. Basic bodybuilder type steroids. Half of the early-era fighters looked like bodybuilders.

    Nowadays the guys with money are probably on much more advanced programmes. There's definitely things you can take or do to improve endurance and won't leave you looking like a roidhead.
     
  17. pclanadmin2 SFA3 Belt

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    i'm pretty sure athletes take steroids primarily so they can train more often, since wear and tear are kept at bay, and injuries recover much more quickly. otherwise, every athlete would be bulky as fuck.
     
  18. BJJ_Rage Gold Belt

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    what do you think steroids are?

    peds and steroids are the same fucking thing. there are a wide branch of PEds, some build more muscle mass than others, but most of them are all peds, hgh on the other hand...
     
  19. BJJ_Rage Gold Belt

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    loooking like a roids head depends more on your diet than anything else, not where you get the source from.

    testosterone is the most basic drug for a bodybuilider, and so is for an MMA fighter.
     
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    There are many different anabolic compounds and some of them yield very different results than others, I'll leave it at that because I can't stand debating steroid related topics on these forums...
     

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