Join date: Dec 2010
Location: Wisconsin, USA
From another board
" he was using diuretics pretty heavy leading up to the show.. He said it was his last show and wanted to go all out.. Said he didn't want to do what it took to gain 20 pounds to be competitive.. But yet went to extreme for his conditioning "
Join date: Oct 2002
Location: New York, USA
If anyone is interested in the diuretic topic (I don't have much to add to the information concerning Seccarecci's death), I actually grabbed my phone while running errands and reached out to the former head of the WNBF, now head of another federation, longtime Pro competitor, and all around damn knowledgeable guy concerning bodybuilding (especially natty/tested competitions).
He said that testing for diuretics is standard in the expanded panel being used by WADA-accredited labs. A run of the mill drug test would detect PEDs, with diuretic testing as an available option should a promoter wish to do so.
As I've said in other threads, the level to which a federation holds their athletes accountable for banned substances is quite variable. I can rattle off a list of names of competitors who have failed WNBF show tests, and a month later are competing in a different "drug tested" federation. Does that mean that all natties use diuretics, or even (gasp!) some type of anabolics? Nope. It simply means that just like in any sport, some people play by the rules, and others don't.
I'd say his proclamations of wanting to go out with a bang, and it being his last show was rather... prophetic.
Might be too soon. And the following statement will be rather cynical of me, but these guys are in control of their own lives, and it is their decision to do something stupid like pushing it. They do call it "pushing it" for a reason. I can only feel so bad when this type of thing happens. What did people expect to happen?
Most interesting, is what do these young guys expect to happen pumping gram upon gram into their system to "catch up" to pro level quickly. Its like a time bomb, no one knows when its going to go off, but its certainly armed.
Join date: Sep 2009
Location: Illinois, USA
Professor X wrote:
THE FINDING - According to a first reconstruction carried out by the coroner, Marcello Chironi, the cause of death would be attributed to an accidental fall as a result of a strong illness. Maybe a heart attack. The man suffered, in fact, of heart problems. To confirm the hypothesis of the fall of a serious head injury reported by Seccarecci. The investigations are still ongoing to clarify the dynamics of what happened. To give the alarm was the mother of Seccarecci, which opened the door to the room of the residence finding the corpse of his son on the kitchen floor with a large spot of blood under his head.