With the recent confession of Floyd Landis admitting to using performance enhancing drugs I figured this post would be pertinent. You may haver seen this article before, as I had, but I found it to be an amazing experiment. The author, Stuart Stevens, decides to become the guinea pig and see what actually happens when one takes EPO, human growth hormone, steroids, etc. It kind of puts it into perspective seeing the effects on an amateur athlete and then wondering what the benefits would be like in a professional! Scary stuff!
Here’s the link to Stevens’ article from Outside Magazine, November 2003: