Originally Posted by Eason
steroids are only illegal in amurka, killing people is illegal everywhere except China. Some crimes are universal.
For bodybuilding or powerlifting, the nature of sport PEDs is so gray that I'll just say something is illegal only if it's banned by your federation. That is, it is illegal in that federation you are competing in. That's a simple way to draw the line. Creatine? Not banned? Ok. Ephedrine? Is it banned by your organization? Then you're not natty. Tren? Is it banned by your organization? Then you're not natty.
From an outsider standpoint and someone without a whole lot of knowledge about PEDs, I think this is the most logical approach.
Originally Posted by mrchariybrown
All this is moot because in the end, I'm saying PEDs should
be a part of sports at the professional level. It allows athletes to perform at their peak. (And any levels lower than that if you want.) I don't consider it cheating and I think it should be legal.
If you want to consider that cheating, why not any other drugs? Allergy meds? Anti-inflammatories? If my knee starts aching I can't nearly squat as much if I don't pop 4 advils before squat. Does that make me a "cheater"?
I had conversations with friends about the exact same thing. However, it was on a much lower level (talking about supplements and what not). What's the difference between taking x, y, z? At the end of the day you're taking something to enhance your body. Is it wrong because it's labeled as illegal? What about that nearly instant painkiller that gets injected and is so prevalent and accepted in the NFL. It's just another substance that pushes your body to and/or beyond it's limit. Lots of gray area, but it's really interesting to discuss and see other peoples views.