Sports medicine expert Dr. Dan Hamner says its entirely possible to elevate testosterone levels through sexual intercourse and is surprised Landis didnt use that excuse when he was first accused of doping.
Hamner admits Landis would have to have a lot of sex over a two or three day period to raise the testosterone level sufficiently, but says its certainly plausible.
On the other hand, Hamner says hes surprised more athletes involved in endurance sports arent taking MORE testosterone.
He says events like the Tour de France, marathon running and even NBA basketball decrease the levels of testosterone and that leads to problems like a decreased sex drive, excessive pounding on the body and depression.
In fact, Hamner figures that a guy with an arthritic hip like Landis should argue that its medically necessary for him to use steroids in order to keep his testosterone levels at their most optimum.
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