agree completely on all counts . the results of massive test usage do nothing for me . and Ive seen female lifters at drug tested meets who I thought to be quite shapely . just my opinion though .
a buddy of mine lifted in non tested feds when he was young . it pissed him off so bad he still rants about it to this day (25 or 30 years later ) . then he discovered NASA and has been content ever since . so yeah , it's awesome that theres a fed for everybody .
Im not sure what I would do if someday I crossed the line and couldnt compete in a tested fed ( I wouldnt cheat no matter what) . maybe quit competing . Ive only lifted in 3 meets . I enjoy the training style of p'lifting , but competing is not the reason I started ; it's just a fun part of the picture . I fish also , but I dont have to fish in tournaments to enjoy it ( although I have fished a few tournaments....placed a first in one in a field of 30 boats). for me it's not the meets that count , it's the training . and I started so damn late , it seems a shame I may get no more than 15 years out of it .