Sunday, July 02, 2006
This post should be considered a warning to any female bodybuilder who is using or is considering the use of a drug called Winstrol. The simple request I make -- heck, I beg you to pay attention to this -- is to not use it. The reason for this is simple: constant use could cause the tendons of the very muscles you are working to build to weaken and eventually fall apart. That's right, just plain collapse.
I can't explain how I know this only that it happened to someone I know and after several years of constant use of the drug. It turns out that many top female bodybuilders use this drug and its use continues unabated apparently.
What's particularly interesting is that this negative impact on tendon use isn't even listed as a major side effect when I looked up the possible adverse impacts of its use in general or for women...
"Acne or oily skin; enlarging clitoris; hoarseness or deepening of voice; irregular menstrual periods; unnatural hair growth; unusual hair loss."
This problem is just not listed there at all regardless of gender -- tendon damage happens to men and women. In fact, there's one online paper which implies that the impact of constant use of Wistrol is not clear.
Well, don't believe it. It's clear. This is your warning.
If you know of anyone who sells this who's not a doctor, they should not, but that's another story. Make sure they've told you each and every possible bad thing that could occur with repeated annual long term use of Winstrol.
interestingly I did find this sentence -- after a lot of deliberate digging -- offering a voice of reason in explaining why one should not use Winstrol:
"Winstrol increases collagen synthesis. It will give you bigger tendons. However, your body compensates for this by making them more brittle, weaker, and more prone to injury. I can't tell you how many bros work out anaerobically and become injured while on winstrol. Guys who lift in the 1-5 rep range while on winstrol, to baseball players who sprint all out from a stationary position -- winstrol should be the LAST drug they choose. Most of them like winstrol because they don't get the weight gain from it but it is very detrimental to bros who train for any sport anaerobically. Tendons tear easily on it. "
The sentence was on this bodybulding message board page set specifcally dedicated to the use of Winstrol -- and no, it wasn't in celebration.
In this video Collete Nelson proves that men really do like buffed women. She's talking to a couple of men on the street in New York City -- there's no sound in this video but it's obvious -- when one of them asks her to flex -- so she does.
Melissa Detwiller doing squat routine.
Melissa Detwiller reports:
"I'm in the August issue of Musclemag International, on page 264!!! It's the current issue on shelves now, with a black and white pic of Jay Cutler on the cover. Don't forget to pick up an issue and check out the article on me....it's called "East Coast Cutie"!!! ;o)"
The constant growth of Women's Bodybuilding is evident in the number of women's bodybuilding events to be held at the Arnold Classic in 2007. Of four bodybuilding events at California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's event, three are devoted to women: Women's Bodybuilding, Fitness, and Figure, and the event has a new amateur program.