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Forget EPO...check this one out(4 posts)

Forget EPO...check this one outColnagoFE
Apr 11, 2002 8:37 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2002/HEALTH/diet.fitness/04/11/couch.potato.pill.ap/index.html

Bound to be the drug of choice for athletes everywhere ;)
hmmRideLots
Apr 11, 2002 8:53 AM
Looks promising.

I'm sure it will appear on the banned lists soon.

I wonder if there are any side effects or negative complications from having more (too many?) mitochondria?

It seems that the mito's will still need to get oxygen and fuel to them. Combined with EPO, that would be something.

Got to follow up on this one.
That and gene "therapy" [nm]speedisgood
Apr 11, 2002 9:37 AM
Not to get too technical, but...greg n
Apr 12, 2002 6:08 AM
a cyclist would still need to do aerobic work to develop endurance, oxygen transfer efficiency and capillary networks. Not to mention muscle coordination and "firing order".

I agree that a drug like that could supplement muscular development within an established training program. But I don't think it could "change the face" of illegal substance abuse in the cycling world.