Steroids are used by athletes in baseball, football, and in Olympic events in hopes of finding the edge to make them the best in their sport. By mimicking the anabolic effects of testosterone, steroids help build tissues, help muscle recovery after injuries, and strengthen bones. "We live in a very fast world now and, we're always looking for a shortcut. We always want to get rich the fastest way, we want to get famous the fastest way, we want to get strong and be competitive the fastest way," Arnold Schwarzenegger said, on why athletes take steroids. Some athletes simply do not feel like they can compete with the best in the world without a little help.
Steroids can do wonders for your body, not only on the positive side, but the negative side as well. We all know they work, but are we willing to risk our health and life to get stronger and bigger? As we all know, Performance enhancing drugs really do enhance physical performance. They increase muscle size and strength, and help you train in less time. Today everyone seems to be looking for shortcuts to do just about everything.
Steroids that are used today have expanded from the older techniques like caffeine and sugar, which the world population uses everyday now and athletes are trying new things to make sure they come out on top. Allowing mandatory drug testing will help sports in many ways. The need for regulation and control over the drug problem is huge and there is only one solution. Mandatory drug testing should be allowed in athletics in order to maintain the health and safety of athletes along with preserving fair competition within sports and preventing consumer fraud. Maintaining Health Mandatory drug testing in athletics will prevent steroid use and maintain the health and safety of the athletes.
This unhealthy increasing of testosterone actually does improve the fighters training prior to their fight which gives them an unfair advantage. There are fighters that actually need to use TRT to stay healthy so they can compete. Chael Sonnen, UFC fighter is an example of this as he has stated, "I may have to stop the sport" after TRT was recently banned from the UFC (MMAJunkie Staff 3). Some fighte... ... middle of paper ... ...erforming enhancing drugs always seems to stir up a ton of controversy. This is still the case in mixed martial arts as fighters have been given advantage with the usage of TRT and other PED's as they have often not gotten tested prior to fight day.
Steroids increase muscle mass and strength which helps athletes recover quicker from injuries. Athletes also seek this effect through the use of over the counter substances such as Cocaine, Marijuana, and Steroids especially at the high school level. These drugs do have some medical uses but are carefully controlled when used for medical reasons and are illegal unless used in accordance with a prescription. Efforts are being constantly being made to ensure that sports can once again be played with true sportsmanship spirit. It is for countries and Participants to help in jointly maintaining the pride of participation and competition.
Many of the steroid arguments about players would subside and overall the playing fields for athletes would be more equal, and would yield greater competition. While steroids have had a presence in sports, they will only continue to be around and create a bigger and bigger presence unless something is done. Since taking asteroids out of every sport is nearly impossible, the only way to keep the game fair may be to legalize steroids. The legalization of steroids does not mean that every player has to take them, it is still a choice, it just means that players have the opportunity to take them and try to increase their athletic ability without getting in trouble.
Physical appearance is just as important as being competitive to a lot of athletes, steroids will improve muscle tone and decrease body fat along with Dailey exercise, this alone draws in loads of steroid users. While performance enhancing drugs may benefit people physically they can also destroy the body. Some of the physical, mental, and emotional problems they cause may shock many. Performance enhancing drugs harm more than help you. Some of the effects of taking the drug are increased chances of Acne, Male pattern baldness, Liver Damage, and stunted gr... ... middle of paper ... ... for decades; people may say that the use of steroids has been nothing but a nuisance to the pro industry.
To relieve the suffering, steroids were given to them so they would be able to build body weig... ... middle of paper ... ...gal, both in society and in sports.”(Monroe100) She argues that the legalization will actually benefit costs and their usage. “Also, making steroids legal would end the law-enforcement costs and efforts associated with steroid use.”(Monroe100) This may seem like the right solution but would it really help? Making it legal would only increase its usage and may encourage more people to abuse them. Those who oppose to this idea believe that it will increase the chances of violence and temper loss. “Do you think that steroids should be legalized?
When athletes compete for excellence in sports, the use of steroids or other supplements often times may be a cause for disqualification in a sports event. Many athletes today subscribe to the idea that steroids should be allowed in sports competition. They admit that steroid and supplement use enhances natural athletic ability and endurance and, thus, promotes athletes to perform better in competition. These same athletes are convinced that doctors and the government advance the “side effect” argument mostly as a scare tactic to preserve the “purity of athletic competition. Is there enough research to support the dramatic effects of steroids on sports performance and the side effects that could ultimately lead to a death sentence?
The human body can produce the same substances naturally, without taking drugs, but people continue to load up on these supplements such as creatine or androstenedione. If the athlete is patient and works hard he can achieve the same strength that he would obtain using supplements. Athletes are trying to cheat using unnatural shortcuts to gain their muscle instead of spending the long hours in the weight room. Athletes should not take these supplements because it is harmful to their health, to sports, and to future athletes who follow their example by using these dangerous substances. These ergogenic aids popularity is growing among young teenage athletes which see big superstars taking certain drugs and they expect their athletic ability to be boosted if they take these drugs too.