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Nicole Gendreau Assignment #2 Kin 355 sec 3 September 26, 2011 Outline a. Topic Changes in VO2 max, cardiac structure, and function from the use of ergogenic aids during exercise. Focus on altitude training, anabolic steroids, and human growth hormone b. Title American Athletes Increase Adolescents Use of Steroids c. Introduction The purpose of this study is to support the use of natural dietary supplements to increase performance by exposing negative cardiovascular changes during the use of steroids and HGH, and their effects on strength and endurance. This research paper is going to determine the best way to increase performance with similar benefits of steroids without the negative effects It is an important topic because younger athletes are learning from their idols, and following their lead without the knowledge of the negative implications steroid and HGH use can cause. Famous athletes caught using steroids o Baseball: David Ortiz, Barry Bonds, A Rod, Mike Jacobs (HGH) o Olympics: Tyler Hamilton (cyclist), Marion Jones (track and field), Ben Johnson (sprinter) What is a steroid? o “Anabolic-androgenic steroids are synthetic derivatives of testosterone that act to increase protein synthesis and the development of male secondary sex characteristics” (Berg, Neumark-Sztainer, Cafri, Wall, 2007). increase muscle mass and strength
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increase aggression Adolescent steroid use o In 2004 1.5% of adolescents reported steroid use (Berg et al., 2007). One second could determine a record-breaking win in a 200-meter butterfly swim for Michael Phelps. To be the best is important for many young athletes at the collegiate and high school level. The increase in competition has led these athletes to explore methods to give them an advantage in performance. The insufficient results from increased use of natural dietary supplements has led athletes to explore ergogenic aids that could increase performance dramatically. Anabolic steroids and human growth hormone are two ergogenic aids that have been proven to increase performance. The popularity of steroids and HGH has led recreational athletes and exercise fanatics to experiment with these ergogenic aids as well. The focused
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2011 for the course KINESIOLOG 355 taught by Professor Elizafrechette during the Fall '11 term at UMass (Amherst).

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