Steroids Should Not Be Banned Essay

1329 Words Oct 11th, 2016 6 Pages
Sports by their very nature are very competitive and even a marginal improvement in performance, endurance and strength can spell the difference between winning and losing. It has been noted in our society today that the use of steroids in sports is illegal. Steroids can lead to an unfair advantage for those who utilize them. An unfair advantage in this situation would be giving an athlete who has the same capabilities as another, like the same coach, training and skillset, a leg up by having the steroids enhance the athlete’s muscle mass and oxygen capacity which will allow for an overall improvement in the athlete’s capabilities. A steroid is like a clone of a hormone. It may not be the hormone itself but it can behave like one once consumed by a person. The steroid in and of itself is used for many medical reasons; however, if it is used by an athlete who is under constant physical training, it can lead to increased muscle capacity. This increase in physical capability is what causes steroids to be a form of cheating in the athletic community. Not only are they illegal in the professional sports business, but steroids also have many side effects, which can be detrimental to one’s health, and it can also lead to abuse of the drug itself. The steroids most noted in abuse by sports and athletics are anabolic steroids. Anabolic means, “body building tissue.” When anabolic steroids are consumed, they will enhance the muscle mass leading to the enhancement of one’s muscle…

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