Bodybuilding vs Running
I never did much running in College, but I tried to put on weight and strength in the gym. I quickly realized through observation and the equivalent of let's run message boards-the <url> forums-that supplements and, at a higher level, "gear" are a big part of bodybuilding. They don't even try to hide it. In fact, they don't deny it.
The funny thing about it...I think there's a drug test at a bodybuilding competition; it's pretty much a joke. I don't believe they hold their athletes to the level of the VAD by means of random drug tests during the season.
However - I follow the doping threads on lets run and was interested in comparing bodybuilding to running.
I've seen one thread that most of the top 100-meter sprinters have tested positive at some point. In addition, I have read opinions that most world distance records are not clean, and most athletes in the final at the WC or Olympic games are at least under suspicion anyway.
Does running or Jogging becomes the bodybuilding from the point of view of chemical strengthening? How many guys in the gym take creatine and protein, ripped gasoline, and everything else they sell at GNC. Although it's not so visually obvious - how many runners are taking supplements to help.
Besides, there's always a guy or two in the gym on roids. Pretty clear. It's a little more obvious because you can see their progress with their muscle mass. But...is will recreational long-distance running become the same when there are guys/girls in each group or on each route who are at some "higher level" of pharmacy? I've heard that Amateur Cycling is already like this.