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Wheelies
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09/07/2018 5:16 am  

Do you guys remember when Lance Armstrong tested positive for triamcinolone in 1999 and he came up with a doctor's script and brushed it off as "It's just a skin cream"?

Here's some interesting reading about triamcinolone:

How does it work?

Triamcinolone acetonide is a type of medicine known as a corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are hormones produced naturally by the adrenal glands which have many important functions on every organ system. Corticosteroids affect the strength of heart muscle and its response to natural chemicals affecting heart rate. They affect the water and salt balance in the body and also enable the body to cope with stress. Stress includes changes in temperature, pain, fear, anxiety and illness and can be hazardous if the body is not equiped to cope, due to low levels of corticosteroids. Corticosteroids allow us to respond to stress by increasing the rate and force of the heartbeat, increasing blood supply to essential tissues (muscle, heart, brain), increasing the body's supply of energy by raising blood sugar and by several other effects on body systems


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guijr
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09/07/2018 6:01 am  

Good read W!

"The medals don't mean anything and the glory doesn't last. It's all about your happiness. The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing" ~ Jackie Joyner Kersee.


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liftsiron
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09/07/2018 7:01 am  

Corticosteroids are catabolic to muscle and bone leaving an athlete weak with danger of tendon rupture. I hardly think Lance got any enhancement from this drug. Corticosteroids taken by oral administration do provide a little extra energy but also alot of bloat from excess fluids.

liftsiron is a fictional character and should be taken as such.


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Wheelies
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09/07/2018 7:48 am  
Posted by: liftsiron
Corticosteroids are catabolic to muscle and bone leaving an athlete weak with danger of tendon rupture. I hardly think Lance got any enhancement from this drug. Corticosteroids taken by oral administration do provide a little extra energy but also alot of bloat from excess fluids.

No doubts.... if its used long-term. But, if the benefits are there for a few of the mountainous stages.........

Just some food for thought.

W.


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madtrack
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09/07/2018 8:45 am  

It is rumoured that even super clean Big Mig used a shot of Kenacort A b4 a mountain stage in the tour once. M/track


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dario
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09/07/2018 9:38 am  

Cotisone is like vitamin to these guys c'mon. It will make you rip.


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help2001
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09/07/2018 10:19 am  

yeah, cortico's are commonly used

if you time it right and dont use em excessivel your cool


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dario
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09/07/2018 11:18 am  

Exactly, specific events maybe 5 times a year and it's no problem. If you want to win evry race you do this year then big amounts all season. The nest season though you won't be able to finish a race.


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