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Dunks, Doubles, Doping: How Steroids Are Killing American Athletics

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Dunks, Doubles, Doping is not a pro-steroid book.Nor is it an anti-steroid book. Instead, it's anti-hypocrisy and anti-subterfuge. Dunks, Doubles, Doping sets the record straight on the real risks of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs, and it makes public facts that have, for the most part, been misrepresented in the media.When the next century rolls around, where will steroids stand in a list of substances that are most harmful to humans? According to author Nathan Jendrick, steroids will fall far ...

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Overview

Dunks, Doubles, Doping is not a pro-steroid book.Nor is it an anti-steroid book. Instead, it's anti-hypocrisy and anti-subterfuge. Dunks, Doubles, Doping sets the record straight on the real risks of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs, and it makes public facts that have, for the most part, been misrepresented in the media.When the next century rolls around, where will steroids stand in a list of substances that are most harmful to humans? According to author Nathan Jendrick, steroids will fall far below Tylenol, Fen-Phen, Vioxx—and even Viagra. Reports of death and internal destruction abound when the topic of steroid use surfaces, but the vast majority of the general public would be shocked if they had the opportunity to see the truth. Here is that opportunity.Dunks, Doubles, Doping cuts through the fog and invites readers to learn the truth about the reported dangers of steroids. Perhaps more important, readers will also find an examination of the real steroid problem: How they are killing American athletics. And it isn’t necessarily the drugs that are doing the most damage. It’s the hype, the misleading information, the lies, and the inconsistencies in policy.Dunks, Doubles, Doping includes interviews with some of the best Olympic athletes in the world-including Gary Hall Jr. and Megan Quann-top steroid legal analyst and lawyer Rick Collins, bodybuilding personality Gregg Valentino, and top physicians and psychologists such as Dr. Roberto Olivardia, PhD, Dr. Theodore Friedmann, PhD, Dr. Gary Nolan, PhD, Dr. Roland Carlstedt, and many more. As much as the world may like to believe it, steroids are not the final frontier. Dunks, Doubles, Doping confronts and explains a new method of cheating called "gene doping," so that every reader knows what's coming next.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592289028
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Nathan Jendrick is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Swimming World and American Health and Fitness. He is also an amateur bodybuilder, competitive swimmer, and personal trainer, whose clients have included Megan Quann, the 2000 double-Olympic gold medal winner and world record holder, to whom he is married.

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Table of Contents

I. The Other Gear in the Locker Room
1. Real life statistics and truths about steroids
2. Benefits athletes expect from using steroids
3. Side effects, both mental and physical associated with steroid use, from the viewpoint of a professional bodybuilder
4. Methods athletes use from transporting steroids to hiding them
5. Most famous, and most revered substances used in sports and why

II. Ousted Athletes and Public Opinion
6. Athletes who have been caught using steroids and the effect on their careers
7. Correlation between steroid-fueled performances and number of fans in the seats
8. How the Olympic flame fuels the steroid fire

III. How Sports Federations Essentially Allow Doping
9. Failures of random drug testing
10. The bright side of testing
11. Physician opinions on the prevalence of drug testing

IV. It's Not Just Our Fault
12. How steroids are brought into this country and distributed
13. East German Doping Scandal
14. Case Study: China

V. Because Science Can't Win
15. Science is always a step behind the drug-fighting game
16. The BALCO Scandal

VI. Morals Cashed In
17. Graph of paychecks increasing with rise in steroid use
18. How National Governing Bodies fail

VII. The Future in Dire Jeopardy l 19. Rising GDP of sports and how it drives people to perform
20. Gene Doping - changing human DNA for bigger muscles

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    This book became my bathroom book... too bad im in the bathroom alot so it didnt last long. It has to be good though because i stayed and read it even after i was done. Book was pretty interesting, and with all the stuff in the news im glad i read it.

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