Is the use of HGH rampid in League Tennis?

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  1. Inner Game

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    Seeing how most teams will do anything for a Nationals T-shirt...I'm wondering how many players take HGH.....come clean everyone...
     
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  2. Mike2228

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    I can't say for certain but I would imagine the stuff would be a bit pricey for recreational tennis players.
     
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  3. Rampid. Is anything at all rampid?
     
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  4. pyrokid

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    That seems really extreme.
     
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  5. JoelDali

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    I give all my players Winstrol in tablet form. We are steamrolling the 2.5 teams this year.

    :eek:
     
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    this is a joke right??
     
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  7. tennis tom

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    Oh, I think he means RAMPANT!.... What is HGH?....do you smoke it, ingest it or rub it on....Can you get it if you have a medical marijuana card?

    ....I take a shower everyday, sometimes twice a day.... King John, Richard the Lion Hearted's brother was distrusted by the populace because he bathed regularly....like once a month.

    For those interested in the topic of coming clean : http://weuropeanhistory.suite101.com/article.cfm/baths-and-bathing

    "Mad" magazine was one of my favorites, I wonder sometimes if Alfred E. Newman played tennis?

    Good topic BTW....for a slow Saturday night in July.
     
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  8. Archmage

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    What is the reasoning behind HGH supplementation for tennis players?

    Enhanced recovery? That's about all I can gather... but that'd be a good reason to supplement assuming one does so in moderation and avoids overgrowth of...organs... YIKES!

    HGH is injected, and it is prohibitively expensive for most.

    There are some oral Growth-Factor and HGH-promoting peptides available, and plants containing similar peptides, but I doubt most athletes would take the time to research what they're getting into.

    The amino-acid HGH-secretagogues are often poorly formulated. That, and amino acids are inexpensive to manufacture, yet the supp. companies gouge.

    We're not UFC fighters here...

    So yea - must be a joke?
     
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  9. dizzlmcwizzl

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    Before I answer could someone tell me if HGH is legal or illegal in the USTA league tennis.

    AND, can my anonymity be assured by Talk Tennis.
     
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  10. dak95_00

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    Of course this is a joke! It's coming from a person w/ Alfred E. Newman as their avatar.

    This is why I worry about people who take advice from other on this board. Some can't interpret anything they read or see. I'm going to start an equally ridiculous thread. Let's see how many respond "to assist me."
     
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  11. West Coast Ace

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    Man up and go with the suppository form. :)

    That's probably the only advantage those at the lower levels (< 3.5) would get. At higher levels the muscle building would be of some benefit.

    Wonder if the OP will ever tell us the real story. I wonder if he knows how little it would help at the recreational level. Most players would improve more if they ate better and got more sleep. The pros, different story entirely. And does he know that it is completely legal with a MD's ok? Guy I work with is a weightlifting nut - he thinks HGH will drop in price and eventually become the 'Flintstone's Vitamins' for the over 35 crowd.
     
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  12. goober

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    I think sandbagging with careful game management of wins and losses is more effective and cheaper than HGH :wink:
     
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  13. Limpinhitter

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    Oh, I thought Rampid was Pfizer's brand name for HGH?
     
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  14. bcart1991

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    I know cyclists who use HGH and testosterone just to be in the top group on their weekly training rides. They don't even compete.

    So I can totally see it being used by recreationally competitive tennis players.

    Yes, it is also pretty expensive.
     
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  15. gameboy

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    Hell, I would be happy to take HGH regularly if I can afford it. As you get older, you wish more and more for the fountain of youth. Couldn't care less about how my tennis game would improve.
     
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  16. skiracer55

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    No, but they do take...

    ...LSD...just remember, reality is for people who can't handle drugs...
     
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  17. Annika

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    I wish I had taken a growth hormone in my 20's. I mean so that I could have grown taller. Look at Isner! :shock:
     
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    "Rampid" a new word in the tennis player lexicon. Sort of a cross between limpid and rampant, describes my game to a tee. Thankyou!
     
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  19. Limpinhitter

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    Remember, only users lose drugs!
     
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  20. r2473

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    Depends......does HGH somehow stand for "unforced errors" or "arguing endlessly about etiquette / line calls / rules / anything and everything"?
     
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  21. surfsb

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    Roid rage maybe?
     
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  22. skiracer55

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    Ha ha ha ha ha....

    ...for some advice in the same mode for another sport (ski racing):

    - Always get high in the gates.

    - Leave no turn unstoned.

    - If you're not turning, go faster.

    - You can't get hurt in the air.

    - Skiing saves.

    - Slalom and GS are just events...downhill is a cult...
     
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  23. West Coast Ace

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    I'm sure you mean in your teens. By your 20s your bone structure is set.
     
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  24. RogerRacket111

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    Shrink your nuts for some recreational tennis :) you got to be nuts
     
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  25. wrxinsc

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    we have found blood doping to work well, but the all the planning ahead for the harvest is a ***** to coordinate. don't want anemic players at the sectionals after all.
     
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  26. kelawai

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    I know some players got beat and they complaints about the opponent is under rated or self rated player. Now we are talking about HGH?
     
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  27. tennis tom

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    That reminds me of a funny story. I was playing the Senior Tournament Circuit and started feeling a bit weird. I passed out and spent three days in the hospital. I'd lost half my blood due to an ulcer from taking Alleves by the handful; (the warning sign is dark, tarry colored stools, pardon me, I know it's Sunday morning).

    They gave me bags of new blood and within 48 hours of getting out of the hospital, I was playing my mixed match. I was surprised how well I played. In retrospect, I had been blood doped. Watch-out if your playing a night match and your opponent's name is Dracula.
     
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  28. wrxinsc

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    ^ doper. :)
     
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  29. West Coast Ace

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    Ain't that the truth. It's got to be something other than their sucking... :)
     
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  30. new_tennis_player

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    Barry Bonds says rec tennis players are in the clear.
     
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  31. sureshs

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    I got some HGH from Nadal and am trying it out
     
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  32. JoelDali

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    I got a $9000 Nadal raquet from Fabfed and I am trying it out.
     
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  33. gmatheis

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    I never really thought about it but I love that 5 hour energy for when I got very little sleep and have to be awake the next day.

    I've never tried it for tennis but I have a feeling it may work wonders.
     
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