Pumped: Straight Facts for Athletes about Drugs, Supplements and Training
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Pumped: Straight Facts for Athletes about Drugs, Supplements and Training

by Cynthia Kuhn, Scott Swartzwelder, Wilkie Wilson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393321290

ISBN-13: 9780393321296

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Steroids, stimulants, supplements: today's athlete is offered an array of drugs and dietary enhancements to solve every problem from weight to speed.
What's safe? What works? What's a waste of money? "Pumped" offers research-based information. It explains the body basics that every athlete must know for optimum performance. It also offers the reader straight

Overview

Steroids, stimulants, supplements: today's athlete is offered an array of drugs and dietary enhancements to solve every problem from weight to speed.
What's safe? What works? What's a waste of money? "Pumped" offers research-based information. It explains the body basics that every athlete must know for optimum performance. It also offers the reader straight information about drugs and supplements for weight control, muscle building, and endurance training. What an athlete uses in the off-training time is important too, and this text covers recreational drugs - from alcohol to speed - how they can seem to help performance, how they hurt, and for how long.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393321296
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction13
Chapter 1Optimizing Performance15
Chapter 2How to Read the Ads30
Chapter 3Warming Up: Drug Basics39
Chapter 4Bulking Up/Slimming Down50
Diuretics
Appetite Suppressants
"Fat-Burning" Drugs
"Fat-Blocking" Drugs
Chapter 5Building Muscle Mass and Strength66
Anabolic Steroids
"Natural" Steroids?
Growth Hormone and Its Friends: IGF (Somatomedin), GHB
Clenbuterol
Creatine Phosphate
Insulin and Oral Hypoglycemic Drugs
Chromium Piccolinate
Amino Acid Supplements
Chapter 6Getting Pumped102
Cocaine
Amphetamine
Ephedrine (Ma Huang, "Herbal Ecstasy")
Ritalin
Bronchodilators
Decongestants
Caffeine
Blood Doping and EPO
Chapter 7Chilling Out: Alcohol and Marijuana129
Chapter 8Smoking and Chewing: Tobacco150
Chapter 9Cooling Down160
Valium and Other Sedatives
Kava Kava
GHB and GHL
Painkillers
Natural Opiates
Beta Blockers
Prozac and Its Friends
Bibliography171
Index181

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