Not too long ago, the US government effectively banned the sale of prohormones. With "andro" and anabolic steroids now illegal, bodybuilders and athletes were forced to once again rely only on protein powders, healthy foods, and heavy weights. There was no more juicing, no more cheating, and no more drugs being used in the pursuit of fast muscle and improved performance...
Ever since the Olympics were played in ancient Greece, athletes have been looking for an edge. At that time, athletes used some very suspect compounds in hopes of increasing their strength, quickness, and endurance. They ingested various substances with the hopes of giving themselves even a slight advantage over other athletes.
I remember when I was still at University, earning my degree in English, and had to read <i>Dante's Inferno</i>. For anyone who isn't familiar with this story, it's about the author's three-day descent into Hell, guided by his greatest inspiration, the Latin poet Virgil.