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Steroids Can Fuel Home Runs!

So increasing muscle mass can help increase bat speed, thus helping someone hit more home runs? You don’t say!?

Doesn’t this mean that “lifting weights” could increase muscle mass, thus helping someone hit more home runs? Really? It’s possible?!

Steroids or not, adding muscle mass will help baseball players and anyone in any other sport.

Why do stupid studies like this get published? Regardless of your views on steroid use, the bottom line is that increased muscle mass and strength makes you better at your sport. Why is that so friggin’ hard to believe? And why is it so hard to believe that lifting weights and eating right can result in increased mass and strength thus accounting for being better at your sport?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070920/hl_nm/steroid_dc

And I used to think you probably had to be pretty smart to be a physicist.

[quote]analog_kid wrote:
And I used to think you probably had to be pretty smart to be a physicist.[/quote]

Go figure.

What’s next?

Weight training improves cardiovascular health?

Increased muscle mass and strength helps prevent injuries?

Increased muscle mass increases metabolism?

It’s all a bunch of horseshit and bullcocky!

somehow, i feel dumber for reading that

[quote]analog_kid wrote:
And I used to think you probably had to be pretty smart to be a physicist.[/quote]

Smart enough to earn a living without doing real work.

The level of absolute ignorance and stupidity with regard to steroids is beyond belief. These laws remind me of Jim Crow shit outlawing mixed marriages or black people voting.

Putting steroids in with meth and crack is a sign of insanity.

OT: I read that someone actually did a study showing that getting married increases the probablity a person will get divorced.

All these people should be beaten.

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:

Smart enough to earn a living without doing real work.[/quote]

Now that’s smart.

And reading that article made me lose IQ points

Stewart, A., R. Beshuggnah, et al. (2004). “Regular Bench Press Regimen increases likelihood of dying from throat crushed by a barbell.” Sports Illustrated 48(1): 28-35.

        BACKGROUND: Society demonstrates interest in health and wellness, but many deterred from following weight-lifting schedules for concern over weight room accident.  

Economists and sociologists at the University of Massachusetts, Boston data-mined autopsy reports from 3423 different coroners offices, to find that 100% of deaths reported from throats crushed by barbells occurred when victim was in the midst of bench pressing heavy weights.

METHODS: Sociologists monitored the lives of 26 weight-lifters, 23 joggers and 30 sedentary males of mixed ethnicities between the ages of 29 and 36 to test for increased occurrence of crushed throats among weight-lifters.

RESULTS: Nobody died. Results deemed inconclusive. Copyright 2004 Stewart & Beshuggnah

Here’s my favorite part of the study: BONDS NOT FOCUS OF STUDY