It’s unlikely that Gatlin was targeting these long-term benefits. He was caught supplementing his testosterone supply, which eventually stops the body from manufacturing the hormone naturally. Abruptly ceasing the supplements after getting caught causes testosterone levels to drop way below normal, making it very difficult to participate in training for several months, until the body starts making the hormone again. Athletes also tend to feel awful during this testosterone hangover. It’s possible to wean yourself off large doses of supplemental testosterone slowly, but the process isn’t easily managed and some hormone swings are unavoidable.
The Story: In February 2005 Canseco released his autobiography and steroid tell-all, Juiced , Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big. In it he described himself as 'the chemist' having experimented on himself for years. He claimed to have educated and personally injected many players including Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro, Juan Gonzalez, Ivan Rodriguez, and Jason Giambi. In his second book, Vindicated , Canseco added Magglio Ordonez to the list of players he had educated and injected with steroids. He also said he introduced Alex Rodriguez to a trainer/PED supplier after Rodriguez had asked where he could get steroids.