Let’s shift gears a little and talk about performance enhancing drugs in MX. Everyone seems to be familiar with doping in sport; do you think there are MX guys that are using performance enhancing drugs?
Do you think there should be mandatory drug testing in professional MX?
So, you definitely think there are performance enhancing drugs being used in MX.
Do you think this will ever happen in MX?
I couldn’t agree more, but to me, I am surprised there isn’t more of a push from the top athletes to call for random drug testing. I would think if you are at the top and you didn’t use drugs to get there, you would want everyone else tested to be sure that they aren’t elevating their game by using drugs. I would want to be drug tested every day to show that I had nothing to hide.
To me, I think a very dangerous consequence of not having performance enhancing drug testing in MX is that a lot of amateurs will undoubtedly conclude that the pros must be doing something extra, besides training, to be able to ride for the length of time that they do and incorrectly assume that drugs must play a role.
I certainly understand that. I could talk about drug use and what the AMA should do about it for hours. But before I let you go, lets just round this out with one last question. What is your number one piece of advice for the Weekend Warrior when it comes to training?
Thanks Jeff, I really appreciate your time.
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