Evaluation Essay

Evaluation Essay - Means 1 Andrew M Means Plattner 24 April 2011 Evaluation Essay Juicing Up I would have a dramatic energy boost and this

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Means 1 Andrew M. Means Plattner 24 April 2011 Evaluation Essay Juicing Up “I would have a dramatic energy boost and this substance is otherwise harmless.” With the desire of achieving greatness, Alex Rodriguez gave his explanation for using steroids and banned substances (A-Rod Steroid Press Conference). Why do athletes use steroids? Why do athletes feel insecure about their athletic performance when they are already great in what they do? This very question still remains unanswered as athletes still continue to use steroids. People look up to so many of these legendary athletes besides Rodriguez, such as Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire Marion Jones, and Ben Johnson. However, these very athletes have abused anabolic steroids severely. The sad part about the issue is that these great athletes are rubbing off on teenage athletes in America, and they are now using steroids already. Although there are many strength benefits for using anabolic steroids, Anabolic steroids are derivatives of testosterone. Testosterone is the male hormone that stimulates and promotes the growth of skeletal muscle and body mass. Anabolic has the Greek origin which means “to build” (History of Steroids). Steroids date back to the 1930’s when German scientists discovered that steroids increased athletic performance through a series of medical experiments (History of Steroids). These scientists found that the anabolic steroid basically mimics the functions of testosterone, which is retaining protein and building muscle.
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2011 for the course ENG 1102 taught by Professor Mcintyre during the Spring '11 term at Kennesaw.

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Evaluation Essay - Means 1 Andrew M Means Plattner 24 April 2011 Evaluation Essay Juicing Up I would have a dramatic energy boost and this

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