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  • Hormone-Replacement Therapy

    Q: My training partner and I are both turning 52 in the fall of this year. He went to the doctor,...

    Dave GoodinDecember 3, 2010
  • Hormone Highjack

    Years ago I read in a bodybuilding magazine the rationale for a well-known bodybuilder’s avoidance of drinking milk, especially prior to...

    Jerry BrainumDecember 1, 2010
  • Anabolic Hormone Zone

    Testosterone is perhaps the most remarkable substance in our bodies. It has been offered as an explanation for all the infamies...

    Jacob M. Wilson CSCS and Gabriel J. Wilson MS CSCSNovember 10, 2010
  • Steroids and Blood Pressure

    Most medical texts that discuss the side effects of anabolic steroids suggest that the reason they may increase blood pressure is...

    Jerry BrainumNovember 7, 2010
  • Jack Up Your Gains

    In his excellent e-book Natural Anabolics, Jerry Brainum discusses the studies that show an herb grown in the Malaysian rain forest,...

    Butch LebowitzOctober 19, 2010
  • Growth Hormone: Fact vs. Fiction

    IGF-1 is considered the major anabolic effector of GH, and its measurement in the blood is an indicator of GH activity....

    Jerry BrainumOctober 7, 2010
  • SARMs: Successors to Anabolic Steroids?

    The Holy Grail of drug companies and scientists has been an anabolic compound that has minimal to no androgenic side effects....

    Jerry BrainumAugust 14, 2010
  • Anabolic Steroids and Kidney Function, Part 2

    Another of the many interesting facts related by Roberts is that getting off aromatase-inhibiting drugs, such as Arimidex, may increase estrogen...

    Jerry BrainumJuly 24, 2010
  • Anabolic Steroids and Kidney Function

    A related factor is how long you stay on a drug cycle. Most rational athletes are aware of the health risks...

    Jerry BrainumJuly 15, 2010
  • Curb Your Cortisol

    Most bodybuilders know that cortisol is a stress hormone that can cause your body to devour its own muscle for energy....

    Becky HolmanJuly 9, 2010
  • Anabolic Steroids and the Skin

    Steroids can worsen existing skin pathologies. Athletes being treated for acne often stop responding to normal treatment regimens if they also...

    Jerry BrainumJune 9, 2010
  • Better Immunity Through Weight Training

    he researchers noted that being strong overruled other risk factors associated with cancer, such as age, having lots of abdominal fat...

    Jerry BrainumJune 6, 2010
  • The Most Dangerous Drugs, Part 2

    The inherent danger of diuretics can be amplified in bodybuilders because they are often dehydrated to begin with.

    Jerry BrainumMay 1, 2010
  • Low Expectations

    You’re probably familiar with the maxim “A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.” Normally, being aware of certain realities is...

    Ron HarrisApril 19, 2010
  • The Case of the Big-Hearted Bodybuilder

    There is no clear cause-and-effect relationship between the development of heart failure and use of anabolic steroids.

    Jerry BrainumMarch 29, 2010