The Benefits Of Athletes Should Use Steroids In Sports

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Plenty of Athletes in sports today use steroids. Not all of them get caught, but when they do it’s a big price to pay. Most athletes think steroids are worth the risk, but they really aren’t. Although steroids help a minority of professional athletes increase their physical strength and performance, the media reports show professional sports are dominated by the majority who use steroids to get an advantage. Many athletes use steroids, and drug test are always catching people. Most healthy males produce less than 10 milligrams of testosterone a day and females produce testosterone but only in minute amounts. But some athletes can use up to hundreds of milligrams per day, for going over the normally prescribed amount for legitimate medical purposes. …show more content…
You may have paranoia and Insomnia with steroid use (Lewis). Steroid use could lead to you having urinary problems (LARSEN). Steroid use will decrease the testicle size in men (LARSEN). Steroid use will cause overly aggressiveness from people (Lewis). When women use steroids, they might have an increase in facial hair (Lewis). Women will start to develop more hair than usual (LARSEN). Men will have increased fat percentage in their pectoral area (LARSEN). Women have an increased breast size from the muscle they put on (LARSEN). You could be arrested for using steroids illegally (“Are”). Athletes who are caught using steroids will lose their awards (“Steroids”). Professional athletes can be cut from the league completely …show more content…
Athletes are banned from their sport if their hematocrit range is above 50% (“Steroids”). Baseball always has the biggest problem with steroids being used by the athletes (“Alex”). In professional sports such as the NFL and the MLB players use steroids to help them get stronger and better on the field. If players are caught using steroids in the NFL they get a mandatory four-game suspension for a first offense of using steroids, a six game suspension for the second offense, and a full season of the their third offense. Then MLB suspends the players 50 games for their first offense and 100 games for the second offense even if the player is only in the minors. In college sports the players can be suspended for one year for the first offense using steroids for their sport. Cycling is a sport where many athletes have been caught taking steroids or performance enhancing drugs to make them faster. Neil Armstrong, who is a famous cycler was caught and stripped of all his awards

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