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Old 03-14-2007, 05:31 PM   #1
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Is it true human growth hormone isn't detectable with tests? If that's the case why wouldn't it be used by NBA players?

From my understanding of it it can be detected when you are taking it but not after you have taken it.. and HGH's effect stay with you.. once you have grown new muscle you have it for good.

It really makes me wonder about that summer Kobe Bryant got buff seemingly overnight.
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:32 PM   #2
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it's easy to put some muscle in the weight room, no conspiracy theories are needed.
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:34 PM   #3
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it's easy to put some muscle in the weight room, no conspiracy theories are needed.


Plus, correct me if i'm wrong but wouldn't kobe have grown substantially taller taking growth hormones... I'm pretty sure he would have been caught.
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:34 PM   #4
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No.. actually it isn't easy to put muscle on.. if that was the case steroids woulldn't be a problem.

Even with steroids you have to work-out very hard to see results.. it's not like you just take steroids and the muscles grow themselves..
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:35 PM   #5
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Plus, correct me if i'm wrong but wouldn't kobe have grown substantially taller taking growth hormones... I'm pretty sure he would have been caught.

You don't grow in height with human growth hormone unless you are a child.. it grows muscle.. not bone..

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Even with steroids you have to work-out very hard to see results.. it's not like you just take steroids and the muscles grow themselves..


Actually you don't have to work out very hard to see results while using steroids. Most of the time when using steroids poeple get so excited when they see the results they decide to work even harder and that's why they end up at the gym so often. But when starting out most of them don't go to the gym that often it's not until they see tremendous results that they start actually going hard at the gym.
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:38 PM   #7
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You don't grow in height with human growth hormone.. it grows muscle.. not bone..


Oh Ok that's my bad, i definitly did not know what i was talking about. Thanks for clarifying. I thought the name was kind of self explanatory and just assumed that the growth part mean't in height.
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:38 PM   #8
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You don't grow in height with human growth hormone.. it grows muscle.. not bone..
it depends on whether your growth plates in your bones have fused and so forth.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Growth_hormone
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:39 PM   #9
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I doubt it's used for the purposes you mentioned.

But I have heard stories from some of my colleagues about fathers bringing their sons in asking to be prescribed growth hormones to make their kids taller.
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Actually you don't have to work out very hard to see results while using steroids. Most of the time when using steroids poeple get so excited when they see the results they decide to work even harder and that's why they end up at the gym so often. But when starting out most of them don't go to the gym that often it's not until they see tremendous results that they start actually going hard at the gym.

That's the exact opposite of what I have seen on television.. but I'm no expert on the subject..
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No.. actually it isn't easy to put muscle on.. if that was the case steroids woulldn't be a problem.

Even with steroids you have to work-out very hard to see results.. it's not like you just take steroids and the muscles grow themselves..

the nba's offseason is 3-4 months long, it's easy to put around 15 pounds of muscle in that time-span in you spend a lot of time in the weight room
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:44 PM   #12
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Being bigger and stronger is an advantage in most sports, and the NBA is no exception. Adding extra bulk does affect your jumping ability though, so illegal enhancers could be less prevalent in the NBA than in other sports. I'm sure some guys use, but I have no idea how widespread it is.
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So why do people do steroids then?
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:44 PM   #14
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the nba's offseason is 3-4 months long, it's easy to put around 15 pounds of muscle in that time-span in you spend a lot of time in the weight room

You can't put 15 pounds of muscle in 4 months. At least not naturally.
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I wouldn't be suprised if Kobe, Lebron, and Artest were on HGH. Even with all the training, those guys are pretty big.
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