Once I competed, I knew I was on my way out. Because the idea of culminating those years of training by ending up in a bathing suit the size of a child’s watchstrap and flexing on-stage seemed so absurd. It always bothered me that bodybuilders don’t do anything. Okay, if you show us your muscles, let’s see you actually use them and see two things: 1. who has the best body (admittedly, even that’s tough, as Lisa Lyon once wrote: “How can you judge a lily from a rose?)), and 2. who is the strongest and at what lift?
It is interesting to note that oxymetholone does exhibit some tendency to convert to dihydrotestosterone in the body, although this does not occur via the 5-alpha reductase enzyme. Oxymetholone is already a dihydrotestosterone-based steroid, so no such alteration can take place. Aside from the added c-17 alpha alkylation (discussed below), oxymetholone differs from DHT only by the addition of a 2-hydroxymethylene group. This grouping can be removed metabolically, reducing oxymetholone to the potent androgen 17alpha-methyl dihydrotestosterone (mestanolone). 387 There is little doubt that this biotransformation contributes at least on some level to the androgenic nature of this steroid. Note that since 5-alpha reductase is not involved, the relative androgenicity of oxymetholone is not affected by the concurrent use of finasteride or dutasteride.
William Llewellyn is a scientist and author in the field of nutrition and hormonal medicine. He is currently CEO and Director of Research and Development for Molecular Nutrition, a specialized sports supplement brand. As an inventor, Llewellyn has been granted patents on several performance based nutritional supplements, and entered into licensing agreements with some of the industry s largest companies including Cargill Inc. and Universal Nutrition. Llewellyn has also served as technical consultant for various movies, TV shows, and books, including the critically acclaimed documentary film Bigger Stronger Faster. He has also lectured at international medical conferences, and appeared in major media including EPSN, FoxNEWS, and ABC TV. Llewellyn is the author of several books including ANABOLICS and the Sport Supplement Reference Guide.