For most people, working out is simply a way to improve health and longevity and that’s probably its most important function. But let’s face it, there is a next level. Having worked with tens of thousands of people, I can definitively say that food is only a small part of what gets you to there. Think about it – the most athletic people you know don’t tend to be too restrictive with the way they eat. Some people find this frustrating but it’s actually the missing piece for a lot of people. The people we look up to must be doing SOMETHING different right?
There are important implications here not only for the integrity of sports but also for public safety and law enforcement. If we want to ban certain substances because they are harmful to society we need a much more effective method to test for them. The ability to mask our physical conditions could otherwise have deadly outcomes. What if drunk drivers, for instance, are able to effectively mask their conditions and therefore participate in dangerous behaviors undeterred? What if an airline pilot is able to hide a drug addiction as effectively as Lance Armstrong?