Gym Laird #35 | Pat Davidson - The Good And Bad Of Steroids

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In today’s highly requested episode of the Gym Laird, Jim is joined by return guest, Pat Davidson, to discuss topic of steroids.

They discuss:

– The origins of steroids
– What made them try them
– What types of PEDs they tried
– Why people use steroids
– Testing for PEDs
– The demand different steroids put on the body
– Why nutrition is important when using
– What the research says are the benefits and downsides
– Athletes using steroids
– What adults and teens need to know about using PEDs
– The risks involved in using and buying
– Is “roid rage” real
– The mindset of people who use steroids
– How the media and celebrities push or endorse them
– If you decide to take them, why blood work is a must
– Why self care when using performance enhancers is important
– Is it worth taking any kind of steroids
– Jim and Pat’s personal thoughts on using PEDs

Pat Davidson, Ph.D, is an exercise physiologist, strength and conditioning coach, author, consultant, and traveling lecturer. Pat started out in the fitness world as an athlete who was looking to find any training and nutrition tool possible to make him the best he could possibly be at sports. This passion for training knowledge ultimately led Pat to pursuing a Master’s in Science in Strength and Conditioning, and a Ph.D in Exercise Physiology. Pat has worked as a Professor of Exercise Science at Springfield College and Brooklyn College, along with being the Director of Continuing Education and Training Methodology at Peak Performance in NYC.


Jim Laird has been working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach helping clients achieve their goals since 1997. He has 4 years of Division One coaching experience and over a decade of working with clients in the private sector. He has worked with everyone from housewives who just want to look good and feel good, to professional athletes in the NFL, LPGA, and MLB; his most notable client being Scott Downs who is currently with the Chicago White Sox and is going on his 13th year in the MLB. Jim has helped dozens of young athletes achieve athletic scholarships to Division 1 schools and also trains a team of female Powerlifters. As an elite level Powerlifter, Jim pushed his body to the limit for years, and now understands the difference between working out to be healthy, and working out to achieve a high level performance goal, and he want to help others do the same. Learn more about Jim on his blog:

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