CROSSFIT: the 7 best products

CROSSFIT: the 7 best products

CROSSFIT: 7 products prohibited in competition but very effective

This article explores a selection of PEDs (Performing Enhancing Drugs) banned in Crossfit on the premise that knowledge is the key to power.

The information here is designed to give you an indication of how these drugs work in the human body.


  • Anabolic agents
  • Street drugs
  • Diuretics and other masking agents
  • Peptide hormones and analogues
  • Metabolic and antiestrogen modulators
  • Beta-2 agonists (allowed with prescription and TUE and by inhalation only)



In 2017, 23-year-old Australian Ricky Garard lost the $ 76,000 he won for his third place overall and first place in the Madison Triplet and Cyclocross events. It was also forbidden to participate in any event sanctioned by CrossFit during the 2021 season and his invitation to participate in the Reebok CrossFit 2017 was canceled. He tested positive for testolone and a beta-2 agonist called endurobol.

Testolone, also known as RAD140, is a research compound studied for the treatment of cancer and muscle wasting disorders. It is an orally bioavailable androgen receptor modulator (SARM) capable of increasing lean muscle mass and enhancing the effects of testosterone.



Endurobol (GW 501516 or Cardarine) is a research chemical developed in the 1990s to prevent and cure tumor formation in the colon, prostate, and breasts. Studies carried out in the early 2000s showed that GW 501516 and other PPAR agonists were also able to stop metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes through specific gene expressions. Endurobol has also been shown to be able to burn excess fatty tissue, improve recovery, and dramatically increase stamina.



Ostarine is a selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM). It was developed by a pharmaceutical company known as GTX to help people fight muscle wasting. The end result is achieved by binding the androgen receptors in the same way as prohormones or anabolic steroids.



Carlos Castillo, from the Latin America region, obtained a positive result and a sanction of 4 years.

LGD-4033 is an investigational androgen receptor modulator (SARM) for the treatment of conditions such as muscle wasting and osteoporosis. Ligandrol works the same as other SARMs: it selectively activates androgen receptors to promote anabolic activity exclusively in muscles and bones.



Growth hormone, produced by the pituitary gland, stimulates growth in children and adolescents. It also helps regulate body composition, body fluids, muscle and bone growth, sugar and fat metabolism. HGH stimulates many metabolic processes in cells. Growth hormone affects the metabolism of proteins, fats, carbohydrates and minerals. The major role of growth hormone is to stimulate the liver to secrete insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I). IGF-I stimulates the production of cartilage cells, leading to bone growth, and also plays a key role in muscle protein synthesis and organ growth.

ThehGH is prohibited both in-competition and out-of-competition under section S2 of WADA's List of Prohibited Substances and Methods. Some of the effects attributed to growth hormone, which could explain the interest in its use as a doping agent, especially in strength and endurance sports, include the reduction of body fat (lipolysis), l 'increase in muscle mass and strength (anabolic effect), as well as its tissue repair (recovery) effects on the musculoskeletal system. The anabolic actions of growth hormone are primarily mediated by IGF-I and include increases in total body protein turnover and muscle synthesis. Growth hormone also appears to be used in synergy with other performance enhancing drugs, which is believed to have an effect, even indirectly, on muscle anabolism and athletic performance.



Megan Benzik, an individual athlete, was banned for 4 years after testing positive for Anavar earlier in 2018.

Anavar is one of the most popular oral anabolic steroids of all time. Originally produced in 1964, Anavar was the brand name for oxandrolone. Anavar taken in the high doses required for building lean muscle can result in the natural suppression of testosterone production, liver damage, heart attacks and strokes.



Tony Turski, a 56-year-old athlete from Southern California who finished second in the Masters Men 55-59 division in 2017, tested positive for Anastrozole.

Anastrozole is used in combination with other treatments, such as surgery or radiation therapy, to treat early breast cancer in postmenopausal women (change of life; end of monthly periods). This medicine is also used in postmenopausal women as the first treatment for breast cancer that has spread to the breast or other parts of the body. Anastrozole fights and limits the amount of estrogen secretions in the body, which maximizes the effects of testosterone on the body.

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Comments (2)

  • Herve Duchet

    Basically, they prohibit anything that is good to earn what lol

    14 February 2020 at 8:31 AM
    • TOP

      Hello Hervé Duchet, thank you for reading our article.
      Indeed, many restrictions have been established in this discipline. We hope this information has helped more than one.

      24 February 2020 at 12:19 PM

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