The question vibrating below the surface of both docs is, has America become maddened by the need for victory? When our team is in the World Series, do we seriously give a damn what the home run kings have injected? We are devout in Congress but heathens in the grandstands. That is one of Bell's messages, and the other is that steroids have become demonized far beyond their actual danger to society. Which side do you vote on? Chris Bell marks his ballot twice: Steroids are not very harmful, but by using them, we reveal a disturbing value system.
"A regression is scaling back an exercise. Take the Squat, for example. Let's say we're programming Barbell Back Squats and an athlete is not demonstrating the ability to perform the lift with pristine technique and form. A regression would be to load them in a Goblet Squat where they're holding a dumbbell in front. That allows for better positioning and it forces them to work on their anterior core stiffness, among other things," Ibrahim says. "Regressions are all about scaling back to meet the athlete at their current skill and ability level."