Is There an Alternative to Steroids?
If you're an athlete, parent or relative of an athlete, you need to read this article. With Congress continuing to crack down on steroid use in professional sports and everyone knowing that steroid use in sports is wrong and harmful to the athletes, why is steroid use growing? Surveys show that a large percentage of young athletes would still take the chance to use them to reach their goals and fulfill their dreams. The primary reason athletes use steroids is to gain "the edge" over their opponents, which is what every athlete is looking for. They are looking for that rapid ability to get stronger, quicker and faster in order to reach their desired goals. The optimal alternative would be that the actual goals could be reached without the use of steroids.
Chuck Detwiler, a former NFL Player, Former College Football Coach and High School Coach presently, along with other Retired Professional Athletes and Health Industry Professionals, have banned together and have been fervently fighting the battle of steroid usage. They have also been searching for healthier alternatives for athletes, to replace steroids. Detwilers says, "Athletes have the right to get as strong and fast as they can. The problem is that some athletes think the only way to get those types of results at the rapid rate needed is by using steroids or other questionable enhancers."
Adrian Weber, a colleague of Detwiler whose is a Formulator for natural supplements and Baseball Coach says, "I have seen the devastation that steroids can do first hand to young athletes and them continuing to go down that path to achieve stardom. Until I met Chuck a few years ago I thought we were fighting a losing battle."
"In dealing with the steroid problem in the US that is still out of control, a group of retired professional athletes and health industry professionals have found an alternative to steroid use. Electro Stimulation has been found to be that alternative. It does everything that steroids do and more, without harmful effects on the body."
So is there any alternative?
Detwiler says, "Congress and the public need to look no further, we have absolutely found the alternative choice to replace steroids and it is Electro Stimulation. Electro Stimulation will far surpass what steroids can do for athletes, with no adverse effects on the body, short or long term. Over the past couple of years we have seen amazing results in young athletes that have used Electro Stimulation with a device called the Compex Sport.
Jamie Daley, another colleague of Detwiler whose a professional Beach Volleyball Player, High School Volleyball Coach and Certified Trainer says, "Even using steroids, once an athlete is in season and is no longer doing their strength training regiment, steroids are no longer helpful. The athlete will still start to diminish strength wise and they don't help with recovery after performance. E-Stim not only can help maintain the athlete's strength but increase it while the athlete is in season with no fear of injury or adverse effects on the athlete's performance or body.
E-Stim has been proven in European clinical tests to build muscle size and strength, as well as improve endurance and aide in faster muscle recovery on a post event basis when the current is at a high level. Compex is the leader in Electro Stimulation for Sports in Europe since 1999.The Compex Sport was introduced to the US several years ago but only to elite professional athletes and extreme bicyclist and triathletes. Because of Detwiler and others request Compex Sport is now being offered to the general public.
Compex Sport has been used and continues to be used by Elite Professional Athletes for years. Jerry Rice (former NFL great), Justine Henin-Herdenne, who is the Women's Number One Ranked Tennis Player in the World, Simon Lessing, 5 time World Champion Triathlete, Hermann Maier, Champion Skier ( 3 World Championship Titles), Joane Somarriba , 3 time Women's Tour de France Winner and Petr Vabrousek, 2 time Ironman Champion Triathlete just to name a few use or have used Compex extensively in their training regiment.
Jerry Rice says, "When I was playing it was my secret weapon. It helped me get the size and strength I could not get with just weightlifting and maintain it during the session."
E-Stim has been used for rehabilitation and therapy for decades. Carole Bergeron, a R.N. that is working with Detwiler and his group and who has worked on many clinical trials, said "The difference between E-Stim for rehab and the Compex Sport device is the power of the electrical current. E-Stim devices used for rehab work are low current devices whereas the Compex Sport is very powerful."
Detwiler says "We have seen athletes in basketball (both male and female) increase their vertical jump 3 to 7 inches using the Compex Sport, with no other change in their training. We have seen athletes in football get quicker and stronger using the Compex Sport. We know that Compex Sport can do everything that Steroid can do plus other beneficial things that Steroids can't, with no harm to the body."
Bergeron says, "Compex Sport can go where no steroid or even weight training can go. The device can actually target the correct muscle fibers for the sport the athlete is participating in. Some sports require slow twitch muscle fibers for endurance such as marathon runners or cyclist. Some require intermediate muscle fibers for strength such as football or wrestling. Some require fast twitch muscle fibers for explosive strength such as sprinters or basketball players. Compex Sport can be programmed to work on primarily each of those specific muscle fibers to optimize performance in a given sport. Weight training cannot do that and neither can steroid use."
Unlike other professions or disciplines, when an athlete is performing during the season, his or her body is in a diminishing capacity. His or her muscles are getting weaker as the season goes on because it is impossible in most sports to sustain a strength training regiment during the season. Trying to maintain a strength training regiment will affect the athlete's performance adversely.
Detwiler says "The off-season is so vital to an athlete. That is when the athlete hones his or her skill, recovers from injury and works on getting stronger and faster. The off-season is a very short window. That is why athletes are looking for shortcuts, looking for something that will give them the edge.
Simon Lessing, says "I have dominated my sport for years the Compex has given me a added advantage over my competitors. It helps me recover faster from workouts and events, which allows me to train harder."
Rick Stacci, a Certified Trainer, who trains top athletes says, "I train a lot of elite athletes, and anytime you can increase an elite athlete's strength by 3-5%, that is incredible. I also think that potentiation (muscle warm-up) is a great modality (therapeutic agent) because athletes are not always hydrated properly when they compete. This 3 minute warm-up allows them to go right out and use that muscle group at full speed."
Finally Detwiler concluded, "Any athlete from High School to Pros trying to excel in their sport needs to start utilizing E-Stim and get a Compex Sport device. It is truly the answer to the steroid problem."
For more information on the Compex Sport go to http://www.sagelectrostim.com or call 800-344-0726.