Just listened. So, if you listen to the whole segment you hear that he is interested in what hormone replacement therapy / anabolics at the later stages in our life cycle would do for longevity of performance. As a biochemist, I think that he has a clinical interest, and as an ex-power lifter, a performance/historical interest in the appropriate and timely usage of these treatments.
I'll channel a little Dave Tate here [paraphrased from my notes of an interview I saw]:
"We're dealing with young athletes looking toward professional athletes as comparisons. The problem with that is 90% of the professional athletes are going to be professional athletes with or without drugs due to genetics and skills.
The late maturers are generally the ones that are going to be at the higher level. The kids that aren't making he team at jr high levels. If they stay, they'll be the best in high school. What generally happens is that the kids that aren't playing / sitting the bench are working their skills and drills. The more mature athletes are running plays. That works really well until the other kids mature, an then they blow the early maturers away. Human potential is a lot higher than we think it is.
I think that drugs shouldn't be a part of the issue. In most sports it's a part of the sport. It's there. Those who get caught are labeled the bad person. Drugs have been a part of sports since the 60s. It's not going to go away. People who get locked into a vision, that's it. Nothing matters. Most people in society will never understand that.
I'm not pro nor con anabolics. It's your ace card. If you're an athlete and you get ONE ace card, when are you going to play it? If you have to play it to make your high school football, you're probably not going to play in college. If you play it to make your college team, you probably aren't going to make pro. If you play it to make the combine, then you're probably going to go pro, but how long are you going to be there? If you play it after five years in the pros to get another five years, well now you're making another $5 - $10 million dollars. It's all a matter of when do you feel you have to flip that card, because you can only play it once.
The problem I have with it is that you have high school kids flipping that card. I have a problem with people that are flipping it too soon. Just because you hit a sticking point, doesn't mean you aren't going to go any further. You need to try something new."