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  • Performance Of Professional And Pre Professional Athletes
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    Zac BodenheimerDr. Rambo English 101-132 December 2004 Unfair for Ephedra? On June 24 at 10: 10 a.m. a Baltimore Orioles pitcher named Steve Bechler died at North Ridge Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The team physician attributed his death to a heat stroke from the symptoms he saw such as an elevated body temperature of 108 degrees and major organ failure (Mileur pars. 2-3). However, as his death was investigated and his corpse was examined more closely a medical examiner said that ...
  • Drug Use Among Its Athletes
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    The Importance of Drug Testing in Collegiate Athletics Athletics have existed in our world since the beginning of the human race. The spirit of competition has inspired many men to push their bodies to the utmost limits in an effort to excel to the highest possible levels for their respective sports. This immense desire for athletic perfection has driven some athletes to seek an unfair edge over their competition. This advantage comes in the way of illegal performance enhancing drugs. The topic ...
  • Known Drug In Use
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    "The overwhelming majority of athletes I know would do anything, and take anything, short of killing themselves to improve athletic performance" (Donohoe, Johnson 1). This statement is made by a once Olympic hammer-throw champion in 1973. It hardly portrays the importance that substance abuse has with regard to athletes and sports. If you are one of the many athletes in the United States, you have no doubt in your mind that this is an ongoing problem in the wide world of sports. If you live brea...
  • Use Of Drugs By Athletes
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    Do athletes engage in more deviance than non-athletes In the study of athletes and drugs, one major topic that was discussed was the use of drugs by athletes at all levels. With much controversy dealing with the issue of drug testing in high school, college and professional sports, many people are debating whether or not the use of drugs is a problem in the athletic system. With the problems of drugs appearing in the world of sports, many parents believe that if they place their children into a ...
  • Athletes And Drug
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    THE WAR AGAINST ATHLETES In schools around the country, many athletes are being subjected to a great indignity. They are being stripped of their personal privileges. They are scorned and questioned of their morale, without cause or evidence. The trust once shared between students and teachers, the bond between children and parents has been torn apart. Athletes ranging from middle school to high school are being subjected to tests for drug use. Drugs that only thirteen percent of the student popu...
  • Steroid Use
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    Steroids Ever since their introduction into sports in the later 1950's the use of anabolic steroids has been a controversial issue. Much debate has arisen dealing with whether steroids should be allowed for performance enhancement. If you " re not familiar with them, The 1994 Merri an-Webster Dictionary defines an anabolic steroid as, "any of a group of synthetic hormones sometimes taken by athletes in training to increase temporarily the size of their muscles". However, it's not just the athlet...
  • Supplement Problem Among Young Athletes
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    In today's modern age muscle supplements have become the answer for many young people to develop the body which they want to achieve. Younger users are taking supplements without thinking about the consequences that go along with taking them. Young athletes are choosing to buy muscle substances that they know nothing about. To get to the solutions on how to fix the supplement problem among young athletes, it is most important that we educate both the athletes, and their parents about the risks i...
  • Anabolic Steroids
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    PLAY SAFE, PLAY FAIR Athletes, whether they are young or old, professional or amateur, are always looking to gain an advantage over their opponents. The desire for an 'edge' exists in all sports, at all levels of play. Successful athletes rely on practice and hard work to increase their skill, speed, power, and ability. However, some athletes resort to drugs to improve their performance on the field or the court. You may have heard them called 'roads, juice, hype, or pump. ' Anabolic steroids ar...
  • Drugs By Professional Athletes
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    Steroid use in athletics In the last decade many records have been broken in the world of athletics, is this do to harder training and work ethic or the ill-mannered testing of anabolic steroids. With technological advances the development of athletes is at the fingertips of scientists. With one shot an athlete could boost testosterone levels by over a hundred percent. Is this safe Or is this fair to the athletes who years ago did not have this option. Researchers have examined such supplements ...
  • Football Players Use Oxygen
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    Training of an Athlete When training a football player, or any athlete for that matter you want to make sure that they are not smoking. Smoking is very harmful and addictive to the body and causes increased airway resistance. When smoking is done it takes 24 hours to clear the poisons from 1 cigarette. The effects of smoking can be damaging for life by causing heart disease, cilia damage, throat cancer and other many life-treating effects. If an athlete is smoking the results of smoking they wil...
  • Athletes Use Of Performance
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    Statement of the Problem In the passed few years there has been an increase in the popularity of performance-enhancing supplements that are used by athletes. Some of the most popular of these supplements are creatine and. They are used by some very famous athletes in professional sports. There are many problems that go along with using these supplements that are not only health-wise, but also the message that is being sent to children involved in youth athletics. Athletes today are not thinking ...
  • Drugs By Professional Athletes
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    In the last decade many records have been broken in the world of athletics, is this do to harder training and work ethic or the ignorant testing of anabolic steroids. With technological advances the enhancement of athletes is at the fingertips of scientists. With one shot an athlete could up testosterone levels by over a hundred percent. Is this safe Or is the real question is this fair to the athletes who years ago did not have this option. Researchers have examined such supplements as dianabol...
  • Their Athlete For Steroid Use
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    A Struggle for Size Athletic competition has been part of society since the early beginnings of man. Gladiators, wrestlers, and sprinters are some the early types of athletes that competed. Mankind seems to have been born with a desire to compete; every man feels the need to have dominance over another man. These facts are even apparent in today's society. Now there are all kinds of sports to choose from, and many of these sports are played at a professional level. These sporting events give ind...
  • Decline In An Athlete
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    Athletes of today would love to play their sport forever. However, as e know this is quite impossible. Many things can lead to the decline in an athlete. The use of drugs off the field, injuries, and sickness or disease are all possible ways for decline in an athlete. The use of drugs has affected many athletes in the past. Whether it is steroids or other performance enhancers, drug use will always bring an athlete down. Even though they might feel really good when they first start to take it, i...
  • Creatine Use Among High School Athletes
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    Based on their recently completed survey of high school athletes, Mayo Clinic doctors are recommending a large-scale study on the use and long-term effects of creatine, a supplement used by athletes who believe it enhances athletic performance. The survey of high school athletes completed at the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center showed that users of creatine usually rely on friends for their information about the supplement and most either aren't aware of the dosages they take, or take more tha...
  • Athletes And Sporting Performance
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    "He's at the 40, the 30, the 20, the 10, the 5, TOUCHDOWN! !' Can you imagine the joy of having 100,000 people chanting your name and cheering as loud as they could just for you? Now try imagine having all of that, then having it taken away because you tested positive for illegal drugs. This is the harsh reality for several professional athletes. They get a small taste of greatness but instead of working harder they take a drug and immediately notice improvement. So they take some more until the...
  • Mini Thin Adrenaline Stimulant Side Effects Ephedrine
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    Ephedrine Effects On Athletes Ephedrine Effects On Athletes Essay, Research Paper a Ephedrine Effects on Athletes Ephedrine mild, slow-acting drug used to treat moderate attacks of bronchial asthma and to relieve nasal congestion from hay fever or infection of the upper respiratory tract. Non-addictive, ephedrine may cause insomnia and restlessness. Comes from Ephedra plant also known as Ma Huang. Uses for Ephedrine-? Asthma sufferers.? Weight Loss-Increases Metabolic Rate? Performance Enhancer?...

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