Sport Enhancement Drugs

1667 WordsJan 29, 20187 Pages
Steroids in Sports: Exploratory Essay The sports world has changed drastically over the past 10 years. The use of steroids has risen within that amount of time and it has changed the view of sports and the game itself. As a fan of all sports, it interests me why athletes feel like it’s ok or acceptable to take drugs to enhance their performance on the field of play. Athletes are always looking for ways to improve their skills on and off the field. With the use of steroids, athletes everywhere, not just “well-know” or “popular” athletes are putting their entire career on the line with steroid use. The use of steroids and other substances to enhance sports performance has risen to an all-time high over the last few years. Steroids are available to everyone, not just “athletes” since steroids are used for other uses, for example in cattle, farmers are injecting their cattle, especially males, with steroids to make them bigger and increase the amount of meat that you can get from one cow. Steroids are mainly used for building muscle mass at a rapid pace and it allows people to work out longer or lift heavier weights for a longer amount of time allowing the body to grow faster. Skepticism in baseball started back in the summer of 1998 when Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa were chasing the all time home runs total list. As the season continued on and the home run count was decreasing by every game, a reporter found out that McGwire had a collection of a weird dietary supplement
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