Originally Posted by WaterBullDawg
I don't have the time or energy to explain the benefits of increased testosterone to you since you obviously are ill informed on the subject, so let's just say "a lot". Which is probably why "many MANY" UFC fighters are on a program.
They need to just make it legal and call it a day. Many benefits to HGH as well as anbolics that are not put out there BC of the mass media scaring folks by using steroids as a scapegoat for folks like Chris Benoit, Lyle Alzado etc.
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So, are you saying that Testosterone Replacement Therapy is actually just using human growth hormone as a steroid? I don't think that's correct, and here's why:
Many fighters and boxers obtain what is called a therapeutic use exemption for testosterone via submitting an application to the sanctioning state athletic commission. There is no TUE in any state that allows the use of steroids or HGH.
Chael Sonnen has to apply before every fight for his TUE and appear in front of the Athletic Commission to review his application. I streamed this hearing when it took place. He suffers from hypogonadism which affects the body's ability to naturally produce testosterone. So, without being injected with testosterone, he would theoretically die.
His testosterone levels and testosterone to epitestosterone ratio must be within the limits set forth by the states athletic commission (Nevada is 6:1) at drug test time.
Obviously, some athletes apply and get granted for TUE's when they don't really need it. That's cheating and it happens.
The fights were just ok for me. I see Sonnen goes on to fight Wanderlei Silva and Anderson fights Hector Lombard (if he beats Boetsch).