That's interesting - so in theory, it you wanted to lose weight (rather than maintain muscle strength), to help with cycling in the mountains, you'd not take it, I suppose? Like the case of those teenage girls I read about in the paper, who skip their insulin injections, so they can lose weight for aesthetic reasons.derall said:When I first started taking Insulin, I could see immediately why it was on the banned substance list... Took me a while and for the first couple of months I was using too much insulin - and by god, when I got on the bike there was no stopping me. It's powerful stuff.
Yep, I think something like half a dozen strong cups of coffee in a 24 hour period would probably put your level of caffeine high enough to count. Of course Tea, Chocolate, Coca Cola etc all have caffeine as well, so you would have to be careful how much of these sort of things you consumed if you were in the TdF.Rigid Raider said:I find a coffee helps me to perform - does that count?
Indeed - When my pancreas shut down and I was getting no insulin at all, I lost 15kg in four weeks. Eating 3000+ kCal a day, and unable to absorb any sugars or carbs so burned off all my excess fat. Once I'd used up all the fat I started burning muscle tissue, lost about 25% of muscle bulk. Another week and I'd have started burning my internal organs. Not recommended as a method of weight control.Blonde said:That's interesting - so in theory, it you wanted to lose weight (rather than maintain muscle strength), to help with cycling in the mountains, you'd not take it, I suppose? Like the case of those teenage girls I read about in the paper, who skip their insulin injections, so they can lose weight for aesthetic reasons.
TUE - Theraputic Use Exemption, issued by the Sports Council. Allows use of banned substances on a Doctor's Order for treatment of a medical condition.How did Steve Redgrave get around that?
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