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Beta blockers, anyone? - 10-01-2019, 12:48 PM

WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) has released the 2020 list of banned substances. Beta blockers are specifically listed for billiard sports in competition. You can use them if not in competition. By contrast, archers are not permitted to use beta blockers out of competition.


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10-01-2019, 12:59 PM

They stop the adrenaline response.
They definitely work.
Common with orchestra performers too.

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10-01-2019, 01:00 PM

Oh well there goes my shot.


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10-01-2019, 02:28 PM

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They stop the adrenaline response.
They definitely work.
Common with orchestra performers too.

Makes good sense to me.
Would they help with lie detectors? Pesky homicide “investigators”

They do seem like a good thing for those who can’t handle the pressure. I wonder if it’s a common thing. Someone must be doing it if they’re banning them
  
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10-01-2019, 02:42 PM

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Would they help with lie detectors? Pesky homicide “investigators”

They do seem like a good thing for those who can’t handle the pressure. I wonder if it’s a common thing. Someone must be doing it if they’re banning them
Ha. Dont ya know your not supposed to talk to those
guys or take their tests

I tried them twice a few years ago. They do work,
ultimately I decided it was better to make
the pressure my friend than rely on some crutch.

I was wondering that too. Also wondering what organizations are doing testing? In or out of
competition for p.e.d.
I know that Mario He popped for weed or something
but I dont know the who/what/when/ and why of it.
  
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10-01-2019, 02:52 PM

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Ha. Dont ya know your not supposed to talk to those
guys or take their tests

I tried them twice a few years ago. They do work,
ultimately I decided it was better to make
the pressure my friend than rely on some crutch.

I was wondering that too. Also wondering what organizations are doing testing? In or out of
competition for p.e.d.
I know that Mario He popped for weed or something
but I dont know the who/what/when/ and why of it.
Lol I’m not a chit chatter anyway. I like the pressure, it’s like my main reason for playing for money and always playing even. But there have been a few times, oddly enough when I played the league, that I could’ve used something like that. It was having others depending on me I think that I didn’t like.
  
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10-01-2019, 03:08 PM

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Lol I’m not a chit chatter anyway. I like the pressure, it’s like my main reason for playing for money and always playing even. But there have been a few times, oddly enough when I played the league, that I could’ve used something like that. It was having others depending on me I think that I didn’t like.
There are players who perform best under pressure - maybe adrenaline fuels their focus (or something).

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10-01-2019, 03:31 PM

It wasn't wacky tabbacky...it was a blood pressure med.

Aka: beta blocker.
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Ha. Dont ya know your not supposed to talk to those
guys or take their tests

I tried them twice a few years ago. They do work,
ultimately I decided it was better to make
the pressure my friend than rely on some crutch.

I was wondering that too. Also wondering what organizations are doing testing? In or out of
competition for p.e.d.
I know that Mario He popped for weed or something
but I dont know the who/what/when/ and why of it.
  
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10-01-2019, 03:42 PM

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It wasn't wacky tabbacky...it was a blood pressure med.

Aka: beta blocker.
Thanks BB.
Do you know who was testing or why?
Who pays for testing?

If pro mma has taught me anything its that
those tests are expensive and easily passed
by most that care to take precautions.

Pool doesn't seem to pay well enough for the
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10-01-2019, 03:45 PM

Been banned for a while in different sports. Shooting, archery, etc.

Wish I didn't have to take them, but I have little choice because of the condition of my heart.


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10-01-2019, 04:28 PM

Beta blockers are Rx only ! It's illegal to use them or buy them without an Rx. Also its illegal to get them from a 'friend' . And its illegal to give them to a friend. Golfers used them for years until mandatory drug testing began .
They are dangerous as they can drop your heart rate too low and can stop your heart!
I was on 3 high blood pressure meds for years, beta blockers being one.
They lower pulse rate. When abused , they will keep your heart rate down under
pressure, but when the pressure is off, heart rate can fall quickly to dangerous
levels.
Not a good thing to mess with.
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I was worried about Max with that 130+ pulse rate in Russia.
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10-01-2019, 05:52 PM

Late 80's-early 90's there was a BB scandal in snooker. Quite a few players got caught up in it before they were banned and testing started. Cliff Thorburn was the biggest name player involved.
  
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10-01-2019, 07:29 PM

I take a beta blocker daily. My heart rate runs about 45 b.p.m. I've got a thickened and enlarged heart, medicate for atrial fibrillation, not to mention type-2 diabetes. I'm on eight meds daily.

If someone ever tells me I can't play pool if I take BB's....then I'm quitting pool.

I would rather live, thank you.

In professional pool, there should be an exception for those clinically diagnosed with heart disease. JMO

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10-01-2019, 07:37 PM

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I take a beta blocker daily. My heart rate runs about 45 b.p.m. I've got a thickened and enlarged heart, medicate for atrial fibrillation, not to mention type-2 diabetes. I'm on eight meds daily.

If someone ever tells me I can't play pool if I take BB's....then I'm quitting pool.

I would rather live, thank you.

In professional pool, there should be an exception for those clinically diagnosed with heart disease. JMO

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Very kind thing to say. Thanks.

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