People working very hard at high-intensity high-volume physical tasks are going to get hurt, no matter why they're doing the work. One of the reasons that Training results in long-term improvement is that it properly assesses the current state of the athlete and logically plans for improvement in a way that is sustainable, safe, specific to the goal, and therefore productive. Random exposure to varying levels of volume, intensity, rest, technical complexity, and power output cannot be sustainable, safe, specific, and productive.
Clemens was one of the most accomplished pitchers in baseball history when he was accused of doping. Clemens won seven Cy Young awards, an American League MVP award, and two World Series titles, but all of that was called into question after Canseco's 2005 book accused him of using amphetamines, anabolic steroids, and human growth hormone during his career, though he was never suspended from the game. He was also named in the 2007 Mitchell Report, although he has consistently and unconditionally denied the allegations that he used steroids, including in testimony to a Congressional committee in 2008. Clemens was later indicted on perjury charges in 2010 and tried in court, but was found not guilty of perjury in 2012. Clemens has claimed that hard work helped him dominate the majors into the latter stages of his career, and not .
2. “I don’t eat before a workout, or a lot throughout the day. I eat a lot at night.”
If training first thing in the morning on an empty stomach works for you, fine; the research is mixed on whether fueling up before AM exercise affects performance (unless you’re working out for longer than an hour; if that’s the case, you’ll want 150 to 200 calories beforehand, and best if it’s a 2:1 ratio of carbs to protein, like a banana with a tsp of peanut butter). After a workout, and throughout the day, however, you’re better off constantly refueling to feel sated — not full — with a mix of good fats (nuts, avocado, oily fish), protein (eggs, lean meats, greek yogurt) and complex carbs (whole grains, vegetables, beans). Load up with food at the end of the day, and you can tank your metabolism and encourage your body to hold on to more fat.