Though UFE promotes drug-free competition, we do not adhere to the complete list of banned substances as outlined by WADA. This means that we do not test for any ingredient contained within a nutritional supplement that you can purchase at a reputable retailer. We also do not test for recreational drugs, nor do we test for ephedrine.
We are strictly testing for pharmaceutical grade substances which can cause extraordinary results beyond what can be achieved naturally. This includes steroids, masking agents, prescription diuretics, growth hormone and related drugs.
When these drugs are used in competition, it often leads to extremely costly drug regimes and, in many cases, health consequences. We want to give competitors who want to avoid these issues an outlet to compete and test the limits of their physique naturally!
*Athletes are 100% responsible for ensuring that no supplement they are using contains any of the substances we test for, or causes a positive result for a T/E ratio greater than or equal to 6:1 (supplements containing DHEA or SARMS are known to elevate T/E ratios for example).
While it should be noted that competitors may not necessarily be disqualified for using medically prescribed hormone replacement therapy, all competitors are 100% responsible to ensure they do not test positive for a T/E ratio greater than or equal to 6:1.
A positive result for a T/E ratio greater than or equal to 6:1 or for any pharmaceutical substance over the stated threshold (refer to our published lab reports) will result in a disqualification, regardless of cause.
A signed doctor’s note on letterhead detailing the list of prescribed medications being taken may be required in the case of any substance detected, but below the treshold to avoid disqualification.
Ultimate Fitness Events will employ urinalysis as the method of drug testing used. Urine testing is recognized as the best practical way to screen for drug use. We contract the services of a laboratory in the U.S. that uses GC/MS testing, the “gold standard” in urinalysis testing, which can detect even trace amounts of steroids and their metabolites. At any given event, tests will be conducted on the winners OR a random selection of competitors OR competitors who were “flagged” by judges for drug testing to ensure that the best cross section of competitors has been tested throughout the year.
All results will be posted when lab results are received. Competitors who fail their first drug test will be disqualified from the competition at which they tested positive, but may return to competition once they are “clean.” These competitors, however, will remain on a “flagged list” and will be tested at each competition they participate in. Should they test positive at any time, they will be permanently banned from competition with Ultimate Fitness Events. In addition, should a competitor that has won a monetary prize and/or trophy test positive for banned substances, they will be expected to surrender all winnings and awards received at the competition. Failing this, UFE will employ legal measures to collect all winnings and may also take legal action for damages caused to the reputation of the organization.
Below is an illustrative example of some of the substances that competitors will be tested for at UFE events. This is not necessarily a comprehensive list and, at any given event, the range of substances tested for could increase significantly. This list is mainly to educate those who are looking to see what types of substances are not allowed in competition.
Anabolic steroid GC/MS procedure detects urinary metabolites and/or parent substances of the following drugs :
1-Androstendiol / 1-Androstendione / 1-Testosterone*
Boldenone / Boldione / Quinbolone*
Clenbuterol (anabolic agent)
Danazol / Ethisterone
4-Hydroxytestosterone / Formestane (anti-estrogen)*
Epitestosterone (>200 ng/mL) (masking agent)*
Nandrolone / 19-Norandrostenedione / 19-Norandrostendiol (Bolandiol)*
Norethandrolone / Ethylestrenol
Probenecid (masking agent)
Testosterone / Androstendione / Androstendiol / DHEA*(T/E Ratio > 6)
* Steroids producing similar metabolites in urine are detected and reported as group.
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