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Anabolic Steroid Use 1. I do not believe that the techniques professional athletes use to train should be regulated in anyway. The main reason behind this is because coming up through the high school level and especially the college level, athletes are given instructions by trainers on how to train properly. The athletic trainers teach proper lifts, nutrition, and appropriate work out routines. With all of this knowledge professional athletes should have all the tools necessary to train properly. However, most, if not all, athletes have personal trainers that regulate their training programs. I do believe that professional athletes should be regulated in what they use to enhance their performance. Mainly this is because of all of the dangers that are associated with any substance that is used to enhance performance. Anabolic steroids are very dangerous to the body, but other substances that are legal can also be dangerous to the body. For example, in 2003 the late Steve Bechler, a pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles, was taking a substance that contained Ephedra for weight loss. Ephedra was legal at the time, but no trainer was aware Bechler was taking this substance. After complaining of dizziness 24 hours earlier, Bechler had died at the age of 23 due to the in proper use of an enhancing supplement. I think that high school student-athletes should be regulated in both techniques used during training as well as substances used to enhance performance. The high school years are when heavy lifting begins in athletics and students should be regulated closely by athletic
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