My advice is be careful what you post because you really don’t know who is reading.
My advice is play by the fucking rules and don’t use shit in a tested fed, there are plenty untested feds out there to lift in if that’s your thing. It’s 5 damn pounds, do we really need banned shit for that?
Exactly. I would have thought that part went without saying.
I just thought I wouldn’t get into a rant about how much that suggestion pissed me off. Now I will. I run and am involved in running IPF meets in my province. I’m also part of the executive.
The cheerful suggestion that someone should disregard the rules and think they should play outside them because they likely won’t get caught is the lowest form of sportsmanship. The suggestion didn’t come from the OP but another person so I won’t paint him with that brush.
My warning was to the OP that you don’t know who is reading what you post so don’t think you’re anonymous. You’re not.
Being in the middle of a weight cut to get to a lighter weight class by cutting carbs for my own meet, I’m somewhat pissy by the recommendation.
Go tell that to Ed Coan, or to precise, every goddamn serious powerlifter in IPF. We are hiding behind our fingers here; WHETHER OR NOT THE FEDERATION IS TESTED, THE TOP 5 ARE ALWAYS USING BANNED SUBSTANCES. End of the fucking story.[/quote]
That you think we are hiding behind our fingers is immaterial. We are a tested federation and to advise a novice lifter that he try to fly under the radar is irresponsible advice.
We test at open meets and have a list of lifters who have tested positive for a variety of substances. It would be a shame to see the OPs same among those on that list because of poor advice. To think that new lifters aren’t tested is naive. They are.