It is common knowledge that sportsmen use different supplements and medications to increase their athletic performance. Natural steroids, which are produced on the basis of herbal components, usually aren’t prohibited in sports. However, more potent and more effective meds are considered as doping and are banned to be used by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and most professional sports associations. First and foremost, it concerns anabolic steroids. So do not believe anyone who offers you, for example, Primobolan cycle and says that it is completely legal.
There are many athletes who secretly took steroids. However, nothing stays buried forever. Barry Bonds is one of the steroid users who became famous all over the world.
Biography of Barry Bonds
Barry Bonds is a famous American baseball player. Barry was born on July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California. He is best known as the best home run player in the main baseball league.
In the game on August 7, 2007, Barry made a 756 hit and set a new record. Thanks to this, Bonds surpassed Hank Aaron, the athlete of the man who had the most home runs in the history of American baseball. The athlete also made a new home run record for one season. In 2001, the athlete made 73 home runs, surpassing the record of Mark McGuire. Bonds also broke previous records of old sportsmen (60 home runs in 1927 and 61 home runs in 1961). Bonds is known for his strength and comprehensive talent. Sporting News named Barry Bonds the best player of the 1990s, he was seven times declared the best player in the National League of the USA. From 1986-1992, the athlete played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, being the left player of the outer field. After that, he became a free agent, and then he was selected into the team called San Francisco Giants.
In 2001, Barry Bonds was voted the best sportsman of the year in the United States based on a survey conducted by the news agency Associated Press.
Bonds scored 136 points in the poll and outstripped the bicyclist Lance Armstrong, who won the Tour de France race for the third time in a row. The third place was shared by baseball player Ichiro Suzuki and golfer Tiger Woods, who scored 43 points each. Famous American basketball player Michael Jordan with 3 points took only 15th place. 82 sports journalists took part in the survey, who listed the names of the top 25 sportsmen in their questionnaires.
Barry Bonds doping scandals
Barry Bonds can be boldly named in the 90s as the best player because in the National League he became the best 7 times. However, despite the great achievements, Barry Bonds had a strange relationship with the press and fans. He earned a reputation as an athlete, eschewing public life and unfriendly to reporters. In addition, Barry was long and persistently accused of using steroids and other drugs that increase sports performance. In 2003, Bonds and his trainer Greg Anderson became suspected in the case of the use of steroids. Bonds then testified that he had unconsciously been taking steroid products.
In November 2007, based on testimony, Barry was four times convicted of perjury, and once in opposition to the law. A few weeks before, the athlete announced the withdrawal from the games of the 2008 season.
What types of steroids were used by Barry Bonds?
Although actively denied by the sportsmen, a book written about his steroid use called Game of Shadows has some details about using of steroids by Barry Bonds. So, the sportsman has used designer steroid drugs, namely creams (topical steroids). Also, he used testosterone deaconate (to increase his rates of free testosterone), Deca, Trenbolone, HGH, and probably steroid cutting cycle. His before and after steroids results were pretty good.
Some experts provide the following description of a potential cycle of the baseball player:
- Trenbolone Acetate – Barry may have used an oral version of the drug. Trenbolone is five times stronger than testosterone. This is an excellent tool for improving sports performance. It improves strength, speed and aggressiveness, which is very important in a sport like baseball. Trenbolone is one of the most potent steroid drugs by the criterion of the ability to increase strength and muscle mass.
- Testosterone – Barry was accused of using testosterone cream. However, most likely he used the injectable form of testosterone which provides a stable and powerful effect. Testosterone contributes to the growth of muscle mass and strength, as well as increases the features of men.
- Deca – it is a really powerful anabolic drug with an active substance called Nandrolone Decanoate. Deca is the slang name for this steroid substance that bodybuilders have been using all over the world for more than half a century. Deca is considered one of the most powerful injection steroids to date.
Disclaimer: the information presented above is an estimate of some experts. It is related to the steroids that Barry could use during a potential cycle, but it doesn’t pretend to be the truth.