Pros And Cons Of Barry Bonds

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Barry Bonds, a seven-time National League Most Valuable Player and, 14-time All-Star, holds the Major League Baseball (MLB) record in career home run with 762. Even with these records and accolades, Barry Bonds is considered to be one of the most polarizing players of all time. This controversy stems from his history of using performance enhancing drugs (PED). In fact, from a recent Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) ballot he received under 50 percent of the vote when he needed at least 75 percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in order to be elected into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.
Barry Bonds is just one of many athletes who have had a bad reputation for using PEDs during their career.
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With the increased ribonucleic acids, the body can create more protein in the ribosomes of the cell. As athletes are trying to increase their muscle and strength, their body will need more ATP, and protein. Another type of anabolic that helps athletes increased muscle mass is human growth hormone (HGH). In additional to increased muscle mass, HGH helps athletes decreased fat stores in their body, and accelerated muscle recovery. Our body produces HGH naturally. The additional hormone will our pituitary gland product cells, tissues, and protein quickly. However, there are research that shown HGH does not help athlete’s performance. Meanwhile blood doping increases the number of red blood cells and hematocrit, which leads to higher protein hemoglobin. Therefore, hemoglobin will carry more oxygen from the lungs to muscle, which allows athletes to have higher performance without using the anaerobic energy …show more content…
In addition, Savulescu argued that WADA banned meldonium because it was a new drug and artificial. An example that shows WADA had a natural bias was when it banned Erythropoietin, which is unnatural. Meanwhile hypoxic air tents, which is similar to blood doping, is not on the banned substances list. A study on meldonium conducted by Christian Gorgens and his colleague showed meldonium had an effect on the endurance performance of athletes and also improved rehabilitation after

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