The use of PED’s or Performance Enhancing Drugs in men’s and women’s physique sports is rampant. In some cases it’s limited use, in others, it’s unbelievable gross abuse.
Professional Bodybuilder Dallas McCarver passed away suddenly this past September. His autopsy report was circulated on Facebook this week, and it told a story of the results of PED use that we don’t see on the outside of an athletes body.
Lee Thompson, NSL Commissioner, and I sat down to discuss the problems we are both aware of after decades spent in the fitness industry.
The intention of this interview is to bring awareness to the issue of PED use. Dallas is not the first athlete to die as a direct result of PED abuse and sadly, will probably not be the last. We encourage athletes to seek more information, and medical testing and evaluation, if they choose to use PED’s. Of course, the best approach is to decide not to abuse them at all.
It should be noted that Hormone Replacement Therapy, or HRT, is not the same as PED abuse. HRT is the calculated supplement of hormones to rectify a diagnosed hormone deficiency in men or women.