June 28, 2017

About Millard Baker

Millard Baker writes about anabolic steroids and performance enhancing drugs and their use and impact in sport and society. He discusses the medical and non-medical uses of anabolic-androgenic steroids while advocating a harm reduction approach to steroid education.

Duchaine’s Sixth Sense

“Duchaine’s Sixth Sense” was posted (pseudonymously) by Richard Underwood on the internet newsgroup misc.fitness.weights on January 27, 1998:

It was a beautiful September afternoon when my flight landed in San Diego. At first I didn’t even know if I would make it. I’d heard the horror stories about the notoriously difficult appraoch into Lindburgh Field, this compounded with my manic fear of flying and the fact that this was going to be my last assignment before I retreated for a four week sabbatical made me unusually jumpy. At every “thud” or “bump” my pulse quickened and I felt that rush of adrenaline not unlike that felt when one is in a near auto accident. Perhaps my distress was visible, because the old bag flight attendant approached more than once to ask if she could bring me anything. I have to admit, three vodka and tonics later my fear of flying was greatly alleviated and I was feeling pleasantly buzzed. In fact, the old bag started to appear more attractive after all, I thought perhaps I had rushed to judgment. [Read more…]

John Romano’s Eulogy for Dan Duchaine

John Romano published this tribute to Dan Duchaine for¬†RxMuscle on November 3, 2009. The eulogy “My Friend Dan Duchaine by John Romano” is reposted in its entirety below: [Read more…]

Dan Duchaine: Interview by Dante Trudel for Hardcore Muscle

Dante Trudel interviewed Dan Duchaine for the Hardcore Muscle newsletter in November 1995. The entire text of the “Harcore Muscle Interview with Dan Duchaine” is reposted below: [Read more…]

Dan Duchaine: Interview by Millard Baker for Mesomorphosis

I interviewed Dan Duchaine in December 1997 for the¬†website, Mesomorphosis. The entire text of the “Dan Duchaine: The Steroid Guru Interview” is republished below: [Read more…]

The Backstory Behind the “Underground Steroid Handbook”

The story of how Dan Duchaine and Michael Zumpano, founder and CEO of Champion Nutrition, co-authored the “Underground Steroid Handbook” is very interesting. An account is included in the book “Steroid Nation“. While “Steroid Nation” has been criticized for its sensationalistic attacks on Duchaine’s personal life, an excerpt that includes the interesting backstory behind the “Underground Steroid Handbook” is worth reading [Read more…]

Dan Duchaine’s Portrayal in Steroid Nation

Dan Duchaine is featured in the book Steroid Nation by Shaun Assael. Assael’s narrative is very antagonistic towards bodybuilding / supplements /steroids and makes every effort to demonize Duchaine by relentlessly attacking his personal life. The book’s portrayal of Duchaine has been criticized as being overly sensationalistic with several inaccuracies. [Read more…]

Dan Duchaine: Interview by Scott Harrah for MuscleZine

Scott Harrah interviewed Dan Duchaine for MuscleZine entitled “Dan Duchaine Unchained: The ‘Guru’ Breaks the Silence on Steroids“. Duchaine freely discussed the less glamorous side of steroid dealing. Dan went to prison twice for selling bodybuilding drugs. He discusses his experiences in some detail. [Read more…]

Dan Duchaine: Interview by Nelson Montana for Testosterone.net

Nelson Montana interviewed Dan Duchaine for Testosterone.net (the predecessor of T-Nation) during the late 1990s. Montana introduces Duchaine describing his contributions to bodybuilding via his articles and books about anabolic steroids. [Read more…]

The Dan Duchaine Tribute Show on OFF Topic Radio

Dan Duchaine was the subject of a tribute show on OFF TOPIC Radio with Aaron Singerman and Carl Lanore.

OFF Topic #33 – The Dan Duchaine Tribute Show (September 3, 2009)

The Dan Duchaine Tribute Show – A star-studded line up including Will Brink, Patrick Arnold, Michael Mooney, John Romano, Millard Baker and Nelson Montana all recall personal stories about the Original Guru himself, Dan Duchaine. [Read more…]

Dan Duchaine and Polycystic Kidney Disease

Dan Duchaine died on January 12, 2000 of complications resulting from polycystic kidney disease (PKD). He was 48 years old. While many anti-steroid crusaders would like to imagine that Dan’s PKD was the result of his self-experimentation with anabolic steroids, this is completely false. PKD is an inherited disordered that is passed down through families. [Read more…]