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The Internet and Steroids: A Less Than Honest Relationship

Melrose, Don PhD, CSCS*D; Ocker, Liette PhD; Bonnette, Randy EdD; Spaniol, Frank EdD, CSCS*D, FNSCA

Strength & Conditioning Journal: April 2011 - Volume 33 - Issue 2 - pp 95-99
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e318211cb16
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THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE IS TO INFORM STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROFESSIONALS ABOUT POTENTIALLY DISHONEST TACTICS USED ON THE INTERNET TO SELL AND DISTRIBUTE ANABOLIC STEROIDS. PRODUCTS PURCHASED THROUGH THIS MEDIUM MAY HAVE BROAD, DIVERSE, AND UNFORESEEN CONSEQUENCES FOR USERS. BY DISSEMINATION OF THIS INFORMATION, STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROFESSIONALS CAN USE THEIR INFLUENCE TO EDUCATE THOSE INDIVIDUALS MOSTLY AT RISK FOR OBTAINING STEROIDS THROUGH THIS MEDIUM.

Department of Kinesiology, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas

Don Melrose is currently an associate professor of Kinesiology at the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi where he also directs the Sports Performance Lab.

Liette Ocker is currently an associate professor of Kinesiology at the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Randy Bonnette is an associate professor of Kinesiology and department head for the Department of Kinesiology at the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Frank Spaniol is a professor of Kinesiology at the Texas A&M University where he also directs the Biomechanics Lab.

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