Thursday, August 24, 2006
Going Gonzo at Ohio State
How far will a player go for an edge? Ohio State junior receiver Anthony Gonzalez might be taking it to an extreme by sleeping and studying in an altitude tent, a 6-by-6-by-8-foot plastic chamber that is placed over his bed. An attached device then draws air from the tent, removes a percentage of oxygen and pumps rarefied air back into the tent. This creates an atmosphere that is similar to living at an altitude of 8,000 feet. The idea is to increase Gonzalez's number of red blood cells, which carry oxygen through the body, and improve his endurance. Gonzalez spent $5,000 on the system last summer. Now is this cheating? The World-Anti Doping Agency is considering adding the tents to its 2007 prohibited list. That could result in the NCAA also banning the tents. Thanks to Buckeye Commentary.
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