2015.12.25 CSCS Daily Study Question:
Santa Claus was working out in his workshop’s weight room on the north pole when he noticed how ridiculously big one of his elves had gotten over the past year. Being the good boss that he is, Santa is always concerned for the well-being of his workers and wouldn’t want to see anyone suffering from adverse health effects associated with performance-enhancing drugs. If Santa were to conduct a random drug test for his workers / athletes, which anabolic performance-enhancing drug (of the following choices) would not be detectable in a urine-based test?
(A) Anabolic Steroids
(B) Beta-Adrenergic Agonists
(D) Human Growth Hormone
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(D) Human Growth Hormone
The question asks, “…which anabolic performance-enhancing drug (of the following choices) would not be detectable in a urine-based test?”
Anabolic drugs are those that stimulate anabolic-effects. Anabolism refers to the metabolic pathways of growth (building larger molecules from smaller molecules). Of the substances listed here, only anabolic steroids and human growth hormone (HGH) are anabolic. Between these two substances, HGH is not detectable (in noticeable amounts) in urine. Anabolic steroid use can be determined from urine-based tests by examining the testosterone to epitestosterone ratio present.
Beta-andrenergic agonists are performance-enhancing drugs that are related to epinephrine and stimulate effects such as lipolysis and thermogenesis.
Beta-alanine is a legal dietary supplement that acts as a nutritional muscle buffer. It is the rate-limiting substrate for carnosine synthesis in muscle cells. Carnosine contributes to the muscle buffering capacity of during high intensity anaerobic exercise.
Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning 3rd edition p. 183 – 187, 188 – 189, 190, 192 – 193
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2015.12.25 CSCS Daily Study Question