Athletes And Performance Enhancing Drugs

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Athletes of all ages are always looking for that extra edge to excel in their sport. Living in a world filled with competition, this could be a challenge for certain athletes who want to progress and get to the next level. Many athletes have a strong desire for recognition and fame. Unfortunately, that makes some athletes who are determined to win at any cost, motivated to experiment with illegal substances even knowing the consequences. Being in sports that require significant strength and endurance my whole life, I have had experience with performance enhancing drugs in the past and currently. I believe the safest way to achieve your goals is to train naturally, but many athletes do not have the patience for that and choose to take substances that put their health at risk. In most cases, if an athlete believes that they have reached their “peak” of performance or feel they are struggling to progress they will likely seek out something to enhance their performance. Depending on their sport, they will want to increase their strength, energy and endurance. Performance enhancing drugs deliver a significant boost in those areas, which attract athletes to use them. Also, how easy an athlete can get ahold of these substances is almost scary. Any athlete can simply order almost all performance-enhancing drug you can think of online. This is also a huge health risk because most athletes are unaware of the ingredients and the source isn’t guaranteed to be reliable, any site could
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