One of the most frequently mentioned studies was conducted in 1965 by doctors Fowler, Gardner and Astronom from the University of California in Los Angeles. They worked with 4.7 College students with normal health, 10 among whom were Rugby players. It should be said that in the interest of objectivity, this kind of research is being conducted "double-blind model": neither the experimenters nor the studied persons do not know which group receives more info the real steroids and some a placebo. One group of 9 people received 20 mg / day Nibali (Methenolone acetate), the second group of 10 people received the same, but participated in the program of training with burdenings. The experience lasted for 16 weeks. In the result there were no significant changes neither in body weight nor in the volume of muscles, nor in the thickness of skin-fat folds. Moreover, the experimenters failed to obtain any statistically significant data on changes in dynamic performance of the power grip or the high jump or the length. Almost this experience of Fowler and his colleagues have fixed what was subsequently taken for granted: the use of steroids in usual therapeutic doses is unlikely to increase muscle volume or strength in healthy young people in the absence of relatively intense training loads.
In 1973, doctor Tom Fahey and Harmon brown of the University of California at Berkeley presented the results of another comprehensive "double-blind" experiment. This time two groups of 14 people participated in an advanced training program with weights. One of them in the second, fifth and seventh week 9-week experience were given an injection of Andro-Lona decanoate in the dosage of 1 mg per 1 kg of body weight. Exercises included bench press and leg press (5 sets of 5 reps each), pull over the head in a high block, bending hands with a barbell (3 sets, 5 repetitions each) and deadlift (5 sets of repeat 1-2 times a week). It turned out that the group receiving steroids had built up more muscle mass (an average of 1.19 kg), and also increased the results in the bench press and the deadlift at 3.6 kg and 8.6 kg respectively. However, no differences in muscle volumes (anthropometry) have been identified. The authors concluded that in terms click here of their experience, which were performed without protein additives was carried out on the background training of moderate intensity, the dosage used had no pronounced effects on muscle volume, strength, and body composition.
Dr. Stromme, Mines and Aakvaag from the Norwegian College of physical education and sport and Hormonal and isotype laboratory in Oslo later tried to continue the experiment of the above professionals, using a higher dosage of steroids, a higher training load and increased protein supply. They subjected the study of first-year students of College of physical education, giving the experimental group in 10 man mesterolone (mastora-num) in a dosage of 75 mg daily for the first four weeks and 150 mg daily for the subsequent four weeks. All subjects trained three times per week, doing exercises with weights (3 sets of 5 reps). As a result, the "steroid" group was marked with a bit more weight gain, strength, and circumference of the lower limbs. But no significant differences between groups were not identified.