The Substance Of Anabolic Steroids Essay

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Introduction: Jeremy Carlton is a 28 year old male bodybuilder from Redding California. He has been working out since high school since he was a football player, wrestler and 100 meter sprinter for track and field team. He worked out regularly during his high school years and followed the coaches’ workout routines, but in college he felt like he was not getting the results that he wanted. He decided to do some research on bodybuilding forums and came up with a diet that was high in protein. He thought since he was not able to drink whey protein shakes like the other athletes because of his lactose intolerance that he would need to consume massive amounts of protein from other sources. Along with his high protein diet, Jeremy was taking a large amount of nutrient supplements that were to help with building muscles. After a few years of doing this he decided that the results he was getting still were not enough so he decided to look into illegal substances to get the desired results. The substance that he chose to use was anabolic steroids. He chose steroids because he read that “Besides making muscles bigger, anabolic steroids may help athletes recover from a hard workout more quickly by reducing the muscle damage that occurs during the session.”(mayoclinic.org) After 6 months of use and achieving goals that he wanted, he became concerned with his health because he knew of some of the risks associated with steroid use. He went to the doctors to get a physical and have a talk…

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