Shane Roller Has Permission For TRT
Posted on 24 Jun 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Shane Roller recently spoke about being prescribed TRT and opting not to use it. Here are the highlights…
On Opting Not to Use His TRT Exemption: "I'm training a little bit smarter. I'm ready to go compete, but I'm getting my body ready in a different way. I see what happens with the guys who have done it and abused it, and I don't want to be in that category at all"
On Being Labeled a Cheater: "If I didn't think there was a chance to be put in that group, I would definitely be on TRT," Roller said. "But I don't want to be viewed as a cheater – ever – so I backed off, and I'm trying to find other ways to keep my levels up."
On Being Recommended RT: "I was kind of shocked," he said. "I was 31 years old. But one of my managers was reading up on it a lot, and he said it happens to gymnasts when their diets change. It kind of makes sense with how hard I was training for a couple of my fights. Probably my age had something to do with it. I was 31 trying to train like I was 20, and I think that had a lot to do with it."
On Those That Use TRT: "If you're taking it right and doing what your doctor is saying, they should never be prescribing to where you'll test out of range," Roller said. "There are guys that are doing that. There are guys taking regular steroids, which is the same thing. They're taking regular steroids and cheating, so people are going to get caught that are doing it."