Everyday athletes are going to some extreme measures to get fitter. Get the download.
It's not exactly Lance Armstrong-level blood doping, but average exercisers and athletes are employing certain tricks to boost their performance. “We had one client who wore a high altitude training mask while training because he wanted a cardiovascular competitive edge over the guys in his pick-up basketball league,” says Chris Grys, general manager at Equinox South Beach. The fact is if it gives you a leg up, it’s tempting to try the latest meds, gear or supplements. Who wouldn’t want to be faster or stronger? But there are a few trends popping up in gyms that are either more hype then health or in one case, downright dangerous. We take a look at three below.