Even at my lowly level there's too much testing. Twice last year I had to wazz in a bottle.
You seriously think WSM is clean?
I don't think it's squeaky, but its not rife either. WSM finallist Josh Thigpen is a friend of mine, though he's now changing track to Olympic lifting, and he doesn't reckon it's especially prevalent, purely because so many of them compete in proper lifting when not doing strongman.
Even in body building, back where I and a lot of lifters started, there's quite a sharp divide between clean athletes and users. No one pretend it doesn't go on, but the users are so easy to spot due to their physical tell-tales that there little point fibbing about it. In some areas it's progressed to the point that GH and Synthol user have their own leagues and competitions.
I'm with the GBPF and there are plenty of random 'wee in this' requests - they take you to a bathroom where all the taps are sealed off, and the toilet water is all dyed purple so there's no way you can fiddle the test. If you're selected then you stay in there til you've given a sample or you don't compete. There's also a specific drug-free British powerlifting association, the sports evangelical happy clappers. I've not come across it at my level, and I'm doubtless some clever bar steward thinks he can play the percentages like Armstrong, but for most of us the hardest thing were on is L Glutamine. A lot of detractors have never lifted anything heavier than their fork at teatime, so I don't pay too much attention to them.
WSM not rife? Are you for real? Any time any of them takes their top off, I'm surprised if they DON'T have BTs. And better not look to close on their backs for rashes and acne.
And a certain multiple winner who got DQd a few years back, for cocaine! FFS not rife my 'arris, and bodybuilding? Even the supposed natural shows, you've got as much chance of them either being clean, or never having used PEDs, as Arnie not inhaling at the end of Pumping Iron.
I'm not your average detractor, I've been lifting in gyms since 85, spent some years doing PT (albeit part time), have spent decades training alongside, often with, or actually training bodybuilders, powerlifters, and other people using weight training to help with their chosen sport.
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