Tim Means Speaks Out on His USADA Violation

Tim Means finally voices out on the recent violation notice he received from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

 

The 32-year old welterweight fighter from Albuquerque, New Mexico points out that he is really confused why he failed the drug test administered by the agency before his UFC Fight Night 83 bout with Donald Cerrone on February 21.

 

The Dirty Bird even adds that he can’t quite put his finger on the reason why he flunked the drug test and it’s very annoying for him to be pulled out from his main event match in Pittsburgh against Cerrone without fully understanding the basis for the same.

 

USADA’s Doping Allegations Against Tim Means

 

Means stresses that USADA informed him through email that he failed the drug test because the sample he submitted to them contained traces of Ostarine, a type of selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM) that sets off very similar effects to anabolic steroids when synthesized by the body.

 

Apart from picking up the pace on burning off fat, this SARM also enhances the body’s ability to build lean muscle. However, unlike steroids that can trigger adverse side effects like hair loss and prostate problems, Ostarine and its other SARM counterparts like S4 (Andarine) and LGD-4033 don’t have the ability to cause these issues.

 

At its simplest, USADA considers the use of these substances as similar to “doping.” What’s even worse is that the former King of the Cage Junior Welterweight Champion and Legacy FC contender is facing a possible a suspension of up to 4 years for the failed drug test.

 

The Possibility of a Botched Lab Test or Full Non-Disclosure of Ingredients

 

Tim Means reveals that what’s really confusing about the whole thing is he hasn’t used Ostarine or any other SARM while training for his UFC fight. He theorizes that the reason for his failing the drug test may be due to tainted lab equipment or perhaps one of the supplements he’s using contained the substance, but did not clearly indicate it in the list of ingredients.

 

The American mixed martial arts (MMA) professional says that he isn’t simply dodging the issue because he owns up to his mistakes and doesn’t have the habit of blaming others for them. Means adds that while it’s true that he made bad decisions in the past involving drugs, this issue with Ostarine is not making sense to him.

 

Owning Up and Biased Accusations

 

“I haven’t done anything wrong,” the UFC welterweight shares. “I did not intentionally ingest an anabolic agent.” As for the potential suspension, he divulges that he is currently looking into getting another job unrelated to MMA to take care of the bills and his other responsibilities.

 

Tim Means also expresses his disappointment to all the negative comments thrown at him, especially those that already accuse him of being guilty. “It’s easy to judge when you’re sitting on the outside looking in,” he stresses. “Let the findings all be heard and let both sides be told.”

 

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Ostarine

 
 

Ostarine also known as MK-2866 was developed in 2009 by the Gtx Company as an experimental drug for fighting muscle wasting diseases. It accidentally became a side effect drug for fighting stubborn injuries. Ostarine is in the SARMs (Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators) class of drugs. Ostarine is selective as it binds only to the bone […]

 

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The Guide to PCT for Prohormones

We are almost all hitting the gym at a much higher rate than we did only a few years ago, we are looking to build muscles, get shaped and live healthier, but we can only go so far with training, we can spend thousands of hours in the gym and still not get the exact result we are looking for.

 

We can all sometimes need a boost to give us than certain edge we are looking for. We can use hormones to give us the chance to push through our natural abilities and get the body and ego boost we are all looking for.

 

Before you take the big plunge and start using hormones, you have to make sure you know what to do, and always make sure you do a PCT before you start doing hormones to prevent some of the side effects, one of the best to prevent side effects like man boobs is Elim1nate, an estrogen blocker that is new on the market, a pro hormone that prevents testosterone from turning into estrogen in the body. A prohormone product like Elim1nate is for men only and should not be used by women.

 

It is important if you want full effect of your prohormones to combine them with a SERM product like Nolva – or Nolvadex as it is called. This product will act as an anti-estrogen in some parts of your body and as an estrogen in other parts and can be used to prevent estrogen side effects during a cycle.

 

Nolva can be used during the cycle and I is definitely popular for PCT where the benefits of the product are at its best. It works especially well for producing necessary estrogen in the liver, where it is much needed, and it have great benefits for cholesterol levels as well.

 

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To boost your PCT even further also combine with Superdrol, that is an over the counter product defined as a prohormone or nutritional supplement. You will probably have a hard time finding this exact product because it has been discontinued from the manufacturer, but if you look for Methyldrostanolone as the active ingredient you will get the same kind of product as Superdrol and thus get the same effects.

 

The benefits of Superdrol is your cells ability to build proteins giving you a leaner body and it also increase your number of red blood cells giving you a greater muscular endurance, because your red blood cells carry oxygen through your vessels and a higher amount of red blood cells increases the level of oxygen in your blood.

 

When you have finished your PCT and by that your prohormones you are ready for the hormonal part. For that you need another kind of product. With a PCT and focus on your cycle you are good to go.

 

Now you are ready for Halodrol that will make your muscles develop a lean quality and it will make you feel and look more fit. Again this is a product you will have a hard time finding on the market, Halodrol has been discontinued as well. The active ingredient is called Chlorodehydromethylandrostenediol-CDMA and it is closely related to other PCT products that contains Chlorodehydromethyltestosterone, so you have to look for either of these two to get the results you want.

 

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The product increases the testosterone in your body and if you exercise your muscles will grow with a faster pace because Halodrol increases the number of muscle fibers. It is an androgen product giving you the size and strength you are looking for.

 

The manufacturer later sent a new product on the market called Halodrol Liquigels, but you have to be aware that this is not the same kind of product and this one does not include the ingredient you are looking for and it will not give you the results when you are on a PCT.

 

Before you start doing hormones of any kind please do get a physical check-up from your MD to make sure you are healthy. These products are not something you mess around with and you need to be in good health, eat right, and know what your body is capable of before you start on prohormones.

Aziz Shavershian

With how fast-pacing this world has become, everything comes in an instant but not staying fit and healthy. Achieving that magazine-like perfect body takes time before you could actually enjoy it.

 

Since there are a lot of food out there that can make all of us fat, being fit is very challenging for a lot of people. But not for one of the most famous internet sensation when it comes to body building, Aziz Shavershian or more popularly known to many as “Zyzz.”

 

Just like many other teenage boys, Zyzz wanted to impress girls during his young age. One of the most creative ways he thought of doing was bidy building. This is after he was inspired by his body builder brother, Said Shavershian. After being inspired by his brother and completing his secondary education, he started joining a local gym and learning more about nutrition, he started his bodybuilding career.

 

bsdrwoVb3REHis career as an internet sensation reached its hype in the year 2007 through few Youtube videos. But before he became such, he was described as a skinny kid and an ectomorph or in layman’s term is someone who is characterized as linear, thin, usually tall, fragile, lightly muscled and flat chested. But after four years of training, he achieved the body that he only admired in pictures. Bodies like that of his personal idols, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Frank Zane who are very much known for being professional body builders.

 

Although the career Zyzz had has been short-lived. After five years of Youtube videos, he died in August 5, 2011 of a heart attack. But prior to his death he was able to accomplish a number of bodybuilding-related stuff. First, he became the poster boy of an amateur bodybuilding subculture called “aesthetics”. Second, he was able to create his own protein label, the “Protein of the Gods,” which was released in June 2011. Third, he was also able to create his own clothing line which included Zyzz shorts. Fourth, he was able to release a compilation of his bodybuilding knowledge that he acquired in his four years of training. This compilation is entitled, “Zyzz’s Bodybuilding Bible.”

 

It is amazing how social media was able to play a very important role in the rise of his career, but it must also be noted that traditional media was also able to pick up his story and made him even more popular. Although it was not in a very good news that he was featured it was also in 2011, the year when he had almost all the good breakthroughs of his career that his brother was arrested for illegal possession of anabolic steroids. These steroids which may help in increasing protein within cells especially in the skeletal muscles, are prohibited in Australia. Unlike Sup3r 11, which helps in building muscles.

 

Since his brother has been associated to this kind of scandal, there had been doubts about how Zyzz was able to achieve the perfect body that a lot of people have been dreaming of. In his interview with The Daily Telegraph, he clearly stated that he never used this steroid and it was never responsible for his fit state. Although some statements that he gave are quite contradicting his initial statement since he said also in an interview with the Daily Telegraph that he is always “riding bicycles.” Apparently, in Australia it is a slang term for using a cycle of steroids.

 

931c02059224eaad9ca25fb6bfe1ecbcIn spite of all the controversies that he was able to encounter, it is still very evident that Zyzz was able to leave a different kind of legacy to his fans – especially since he is a public figure campaigning for healthy living. In fact, after he died his popularity did not die with him. He was believed to be searched by millions of people in google as much as the Prime Minister of Australia was searched. Also, before his death, his Facebook page had only 60,000 followers but less than a year after his death, the number shot up to more than 300,000.

 

Health is indeed something that should be a top priority just like how Zyzz has made it. Staying fit might be difficult at first, but then if we all know that it would benefit us later on in our lives, then getting fit should never be as challenging as how it used to be.

 

 

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Ostarine On Cycle is Stupid

Ostarine On Cycle – Is it a good idea?

 

This is a typical question I hear often…

 

Anabolic Bro: Do you think stacking this [insert any prohormone or traditional anabolic] withOstarine on cycle will improve my results?  It’s a SARM.

 

Me: Do you know what the acronym “SARM” even means?

 

Anabolic Bro: It’s an acronym? Well the guys told me it’s the hot new anabolic option. Lots of people are saying Ostarine on cycle is great and that’s a SARM. So obviously other guys are using on cycle SARMs.  It’s like the opposite of a SERM bro.

 

Me:  SARM stands for selective androgen receptor modulator.  The purpose of a SARM is to promote anabolic growth in skeletal muscle and bone.  They were originally designed to help elderly people and cancer patients avoid sarcopenia.

 

Anabolic Bro:  That’s cool, I want muscle growth.

 

Me:  Yes, in general that’s why we use anabolics and prohormones.  BUT traditional anabolics and prohormones are NOT selective.  Meaning they are anabolic in other organs such as liver, prostate, heart, etc.  So stacking Ostarine with other anabolics simply defeats the purpose of a SARMs selective action.  Using Ostarine on cycle with other anabolics simply makes it an expensive stacker (because let’s face it Ostarine isn’t cheap).

 

Anabolic Bro:  So it’s cool to use in Post Cycle Therapy (PCT)?

 
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Ostarine’s effect on various hormones
 

Me:  Well not really.  I say this because we don’t know if Ostarine is suppressive to your natural testosterone when you are using more than 3 mg’s per day.  3 mg’s per day is the most that has ever been studied in people.  And in older men using 3 mg’s per day for 86 days natural free testosterone dropped 23%, and total testosterone dropped 43% [1].  Bodybuilders are using Ostarine in doses 7 to 10 times more than what has been studied in humans (21-30mg’s/day).  Assuming a linear relationship in the dose response of natural testosterone you can assume Ostarine is very suppressive.  Of course most people don’t use it for 12 weeks straight, but it simply means we don’t truly know how suppressive it is in healthy young guys.

 

Anecdotally guys are reporting that Ostarine is suppressing their natural testosterone levels.  For example a male aged 35 ran Ostarine started taking 5 mg’s/day of Ostarine working up to 10 mg’s [2].  He had blood work done before and 7 days into his ostarine cycle.  His testosterone levels dropped from 15.9 nmol/L to 9.6 nmol/L, or a 40% drop in just 7 days.  There are other anecdotal reports of natural testsoterone suppression from Ostarine as well [3]  This means Ostarine is likely suppressive to your natural testosterone levels, and not something you should use during PCT.

 

Also worth noting, is Ostarine’s effect on estrogen.  In the same study referenced earlier on elderly men using 3 mg’s per day the found a 37% drop in estradiol.   What is interesting is that many guys have reported increased estrogen levels while using Ostarine, this is believed to be a result of increased expression of the aromatase enzyme (the enzyme that converts testosterone to estrogens).

 

Anabolic Bro:  Wut?  Cliffs?

 

Me:  Don’t use Ostarine on cycle unless you want a really expensive anabolic.  Don’t use Ostarine in PCT unless you do not want to fully recover your natural testosterone levels.  Ostarine is probably best used as a standalone in long cycles (12 weeks or less), or just prior to an anabolic steroid cycle (bridge into the cycle).  Ostarine on cycle is stupid.

 

-Travis DeGraff

 

Side Note – Ostarine is actually a drug in development.  The company currently studying Ostarine (enobosarm) GTx Inc. has just finished Phase III clinical trials [4].  This means that there are yet to be published studies (2 to be exact) on thousands of participants.  According to the early news they went well, which means Ostarine could be classified as a drug at any time.  It also means that it will no longer be sold as a supplement (legally that is), so if you are considering trying it, it may not be best to wait.  You can purchase Ostarine at Amazon such as this Blackstone Labs product called Ostapure:

 

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Ostarine On Cycle is Stupid

Ostarine On Cycle – Is it a good idea?

 

This is a typical question I hear often…

 

Anabolic Bro: Do you think stacking this [insert any prohormone or traditional anabolic] withOstarine on cycle will improve my results?  It’s a SARM.

 

Me: Do you know what the acronym “SARM” even means?

 

Anabolic Bro: It’s an acronym? Well the guys told me it’s the hot new anabolic option. Lots of people are saying Ostarine on cycle is great and that’s a SARM. So obviously other guys are using on cycle SARMs.  It’s like the opposite of a SERM bro.

 

Me:  SARM stands for selective androgen receptor modulator.  The purpose of a SARM is to promote anabolic growth in skeletal muscle and bone.  They were originally designed to help elderly people and cancer patients avoid sarcopenia.

 

Anabolic Bro:  That’s cool, I want muscle growth.

 

Me:  Yes, in general that’s why we use anabolics and prohormones.  BUT traditional anabolics and prohormones are NOT selective.  Meaning they are anabolic in other organs such as liver, prostate, heart, etc.  So stacking Ostarine with other anabolics simply defeats the purpose of a SARMs selective action.  Using Ostarine on cycle with other anabolics simply makes it an expensive stacker (because let’s face it Ostarine isn’t cheap).

 

Anabolic Bro:  So it’s cool to use in Post Cycle Therapy (PCT)?

 
ostarine-study
Ostarine’s effect on various hormones
 

Me:  Well not really.  I say this because we don’t know if Ostarine is suppressive to your natural testosterone when you are using more than 3 mg’s per day.  3 mg’s per day is the most that has ever been studied in people.  And in older men using 3 mg’s per day for 86 days natural free testosterone dropped 23%, and total testosterone dropped 43% [1].  Bodybuilders are using Ostarine in doses 7 to 10 times more than what has been studied in humans (21-30mg’s/day).  Assuming a linear relationship in the dose response of natural testosterone you can assume Ostarine is very suppressive.  Of course most people don’t use it for 12 weeks straight, but it simply means we don’t truly know how suppressive it is in healthy young guys.

 

Anecdotally guys are reporting that Ostarine is suppressing their natural testosterone levels.  For example a male aged 35 ran Ostarine started taking 5 mg’s/day of Ostarine working up to 10 mg’s [2].  He had blood work done before and 7 days into his ostarine cycle.  His testosterone levels dropped from 15.9 nmol/L to 9.6 nmol/L, or a 40% drop in just 7 days.  There are other anecdotal reports of natural testsoterone suppression from Ostarine as well [3]  This means Ostarine is likely suppressive to your natural testosterone levels, and not something you should use during PCT.

 

Also worth noting, is Ostarine’s effect on estrogen.  In the same study referenced earlier on elderly men using 3 mg’s per day the found a 37% drop in estradiol.   What is interesting is that many guys have reported increased estrogen levels while using Ostarine, this is believed to be a result of increased expression of the aromatase enzyme (the enzyme that converts testosterone to estrogens).

 

Anabolic Bro:  Wut?  Cliffs?

 

Me:  Don’t use Ostarine on cycle unless you want a really expensive anabolic.  Don’t use Ostarine in PCT unless you do not want to fully recover your natural testosterone levels.  Ostarine is probably best used as a standalone in long cycles (12 weeks or less), or just prior to an anabolic steroid cycle (bridge into the cycle).  Ostarine on cycle is stupid.

 

-Travis DeGraff

 

Side Note – Ostarine is actually a drug in development.  The company currently studying Ostarine (enobosarm) GTx Inc. has just finished Phase III clinical trials [4].  This means that there are yet to be published studies (2 to be exact) on thousands of participants.  According to the early news they went well, which means Ostarine could be classified as a drug at any time.  It also means that it will no longer be sold as a supplement (legally that is), so if you are considering trying it, it may not be best to wait.  You can purchase Ostarine at Amazon such as this Blackstone Labs product called Ostapure:

 

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