Are all top paddlers natural?

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January 17th, 2018, 6:00 pm #1

Not to take away from their hard work, but a lot of guys (and girls) at the top levels seem unnaturally big...

While it is generally assumed that they don't take anything funky, do these giant athletes on the National Team ever get tested at events? Are they ever confirmed natural rather than assumed natural?
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January 17th, 2018, 6:20 pm #2

A very small percentage of paddlers are tested. I believe only in the Premier category.

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January 17th, 2018, 6:33 pm #3

Not to take away from their hard work, but a lot of guys (and girls) at the top levels seem unnaturally big...

While it is generally assumed that they don't take anything funky, do these giant athletes on the National Team ever get tested at events? Are they ever confirmed natural rather than assumed natural?
You can be "randomly tested" at CCWC and Worlds
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January 17th, 2018, 6:37 pm #4

Not to take away from their hard work, but a lot of guys (and girls) at the top levels seem unnaturally big...

While it is generally assumed that they don't take anything funky, do these giant athletes on the National Team ever get tested at events? Are they ever confirmed natural rather than assumed natural?
Paddling is predominantly an upper body sport, with a huge focus on anaerobic power and strength. The national team is composed of many of the country's top DB athletes with those qualities. It's not surprising to me that such athletes are substantially more jacked than the general population, and none of them are body builder sized. I can't speak for everyone obviously, but I've never heard of anyone juicing for DB.
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January 17th, 2018, 9:57 pm #5

Not to take away from their hard work, but a lot of guys (and girls) at the top levels seem unnaturally big...

While it is generally assumed that they don't take anything funky, do these giant athletes on the National Team ever get tested at events? Are they ever confirmed natural rather than assumed natural?
"randomly tested"... Mind elaborating on the quotation marks?

Does anyone know who is known to have been tested?
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January 17th, 2018, 10:18 pm #6

Not to take away from their hard work, but a lot of guys (and girls) at the top levels seem unnaturally big...

While it is generally assumed that they don't take anything funky, do these giant athletes on the National Team ever get tested at events? Are they ever confirmed natural rather than assumed natural?
they typically test the biggest looking paddlers they can find... so seats 5/6.. you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone sitting in seat 10 being drug tested
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January 17th, 2018, 11:40 pm #7

Not to take away from their hard work, but a lot of guys (and girls) at the top levels seem unnaturally big...

While it is generally assumed that they don't take anything funky, do these giant athletes on the National Team ever get tested at events? Are they ever confirmed natural rather than assumed natural?
I've raced against Russia and no one got DQ'd. So I'm assuming no one gets tested.
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January 18th, 2018, 12:34 am #8

Not to take away from their hard work, but a lot of guys (and girls) at the top levels seem unnaturally big...

While it is generally assumed that they don't take anything funky, do these giant athletes on the National Team ever get tested at events? Are they ever confirmed natural rather than assumed natural?
How you define unnaturally big?
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January 18th, 2018, 3:50 pm #9

Not to take away from their hard work, but a lot of guys (and girls) at the top levels seem unnaturally big...

While it is generally assumed that they don't take anything funky, do these giant athletes on the National Team ever get tested at events? Are they ever confirmed natural rather than assumed natural?
I have seen several people tested, and have been selected myself, at a workout, not at an event.
Anyone can be tested, at anytime, whether at an event or not.
So yes, IDBF does test.
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January 19th, 2018, 3:43 am #10

Not to take away from their hard work, but a lot of guys (and girls) at the top levels seem unnaturally big...

While it is generally assumed that they don't take anything funky, do these giant athletes on the National Team ever get tested at events? Are they ever confirmed natural rather than assumed natural?
OP is salty
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