Bodybuilder Research Papers

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Bodybuilding strains your muscles, and affects your heart which could send you to the hospital or even result in death. It puts a big amount of strain on your joints which could result in hypertrophy, arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis. Bodybuilder not only tan their bodies as much as they want, but they also have a unique, different, and in a sense weird fashion style. In a 2006 study published in the "Cardiology" topic, they showed that lifting more than half your body weight can result in a torn aorta. The study also says that 10 out of 31 bodybuilders who get a torn aorta die, but biking and running can help prevent these injuries (LAURA NIEDZIOCHA 1). Steroids are also another big issue because not only are a few illegal, but they also can hurt you if you don’t use them correctly. All in all, there are many complications that can happen, but if you have an experienced guider or trainer you can reduce some of the risks. The number one thing that leads to tendon inflammation, or any…show more content…
There are many different types of steroids, but the main type’s bodybuilder’s uses are anabolic steroids. They improve male testosterone, and raise the rate of skeletal growth (NIH 1). Anabolic’s were previously used to treat hypogonadism, when the testes don’t create enough testosterone for normal growth, but scientist found out it could improve growth in certain parts of the body. According to a survey, done on randomly picked 12th graders, 56.6% of them in 2005 were aware of what harmful steroids was (NIH “What are anabolic steroids” 1). Young future body builders could grow up and use steroids, not knowing what they are then get eliminated from the competition. Negative side effects of steroids could be endometriosis, anemia, osteoporosis, and other horrible complications. Even though steroids could help you win a competition they could also lead you to
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