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Steroid Research

Hi everyone,

I’ve been working with a research team at Touro University for the last year and our survey just went live! If you have 10-15 minutes, please fill out our anonymous survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/touroexerciseresearch

Our research should debunk some popular exercise and performance enhancement myths – and hopefully teach us a lot about current fitness, supplement and medication trends.

I hope you’ll take this chance to contribute to our study!

Thanks!
-Mike

Your welcome.

:slight_smile: Thanks!

Is this the same one that the Eric Ip guy posted or should I do this one too?

It’s the same one, so no need to do this also. Thanks for helping us out!

[quote]MJT wrote:
It’s the same one, so no need to do this also. Thanks for helping us out![/quote]

np, I’m glad to see you’ve been a member here since '02. I actually have hope that this survey could change some unfair stereotypes.

I believe I remember you being here a while back talking about this survey and you seemed cool and I remember thinking that this was going to be a good thing.

I filled out your survey for you. Change some minds with it!

There you go.

Pretty good survey, though I think you could’ve used numerical demarcations or a “strongly agree - - - strongly disagree” span instead of a straight yes or no answer.

Curiously, the survey writers appear to be unaware that Florida is in the United States, and indeed think there are only 42 states, if I counted correctly.

I expect the survey will prove inaccurate in its attempt to find out every performance enhancing supplement ever used by the survey taker that didn’t appear in the survey itself I quit at about the 16th item.

It would have been impractical to try to recall everything and I think that will be true for many people, or they will not wish to devote the time to lengthy lists of supplements used.

One of the problems I noticed was the section about anti-estrogen usage. I use nolvadex, but only for PCT. There was no way to express that accurately. Oh well.

I enjoy surveys. This one actually seemed to be unbiased. Good stuff

[quote]BONEZ217 wrote:
One of the problems I noticed was the section about anti-estrogen usage. I use nolvadex, but only for PCT. There was no way to express that accurately. Oh well. [/quote]

Same, It sounded like I took 40 mgs a day for my entire cycle, oops?

Thanks for helping us out, guys! Eric is going to add the missing states when he is back at a computer.

That’s a good point about the PCT medications, too. I’m not sure if we will be able to edit that at this point, but we’ll make that change in future versions.

Thanks again for all the feedback!

By the way, if y’all want to do another related survey, you could try surveying general practitioners and internal medicine practictioners on their knowledge of anabolic steroids.

I had to do a survey study as an undergraduate for a technical writing class, and chose that one. It was small scale: only 26 physicians replied.

But they knew less than Corporal Schulz.

It’s a little bit of a challenge to write the survey so they will feel intelligent and superior while filling it out (necessary if you want a high rate of responses) instead of feeling stupid, while in fact demonstrating how ignorant they are (if ignorant) and setting it in a very unbiased way.

An interesting thing to do, and relevant because of the subthought within your present survey that physicians might be a source of knowledge for anabolic steroid use.

That would be a great survey! I’ll talk to Eric and see if we can do something like that – good stuff!

Glad if it will prove to be of use!

By the way, while I suppose it may be too late to do anything, a somewhat-problem area of the existing survey is in the part asking reasons for using anabolic steroids.

All kinds of potential reasons are given (most of which were “no” for me, for example) but two important ones were left out:

Increased physical work capacity
Improved recovery ability from resistance training

I don’t myself consider the “endurance” reason to be the same thing. Increased endurance, from the exercise science perspective, is not the same thing as being able to do resistance training at a higher volume.

While competitive cyclists have used anabolic steroids for increased endurance, so it is a possible reason, often weight lifters have no thought in mind whatsoever of increasing endurance in that sort of sense and quite likely do not do so or if they do, don’t even know it.

I agree, those would be two good reasons to add. Eric and I actually changed that list a number of times to keep it from being too long but still have good options.

I agree that steroids aren’t considered endurance drugs, but we were curious if many people still used steroids for those effects. So far it isn’t looking like it, but we’ll see!

Thanks!

You got it chiefy, it ain’t my IP address! I feel like such a deviant filling this out. I’m a bad, bad, bad man.

Nice survey.