Bodybuilding is for women too. Females who spend hours daily in the gym, pumping iron to build muscles and increase strength also seek the help of anabolic roids for results that are supernatural and unnatural. Men are meant to have muscles for the reason that it is they that are tasked with physically demanding jobs. Women on the other hand, are delegated with chores and duties that do not require that much strength. However, nowadays the clamor for equality between the sexes has led to changes and alterations of roles, expectations and appearances.
Women bodybuilders are no different from their male counterparts. Hard work, aches and muscle pain are ingredients of their everyday routine. They lift weights that are so heavy it makes then scream and moan. They stretch every muscle and feel like all their bones are breaking when they get under the power of exercising machines and endless repetitions in the gym.
But if they took 15 mg of Dianabol a day for five weeks -- Mix says it might have been three weeks, Shea says six -- it could have given them an advantage, especially if none of their opponents was using. Victor Conte, the BALCO mastermind, says a cycle of that size and length could have given them benefits for "four months or longer." But Charles Yesalis, professor emeritus of health policy and administration at Penn State University and a leading expert on doping, says such doses of Dianabol might have given the players a boost for only up to two months.