Offbeat — 06 February 2014

Athletes Use Steroids

You would have heard many stories about athletes being caught by sports authorities and organizations for the use of certain steroids. However, did you think about the reasons behind their illegal usage of prohibited steroids? Although most of the athletes are aware of the dangers and consequences of using prohibited steroids, they still use them for several different reasons. Check out why they commonly do so.

Incorrect learning

During various trainings, young athletes are majorly taught to win and achieve. Thus, they become more concerned about displaying a strong performance rather than thinking about making those achievements in an integral manner. Some of these athletes believe that they can perform better by adopting practices like the use of steroids. Therefore, they turn toward this illegal method of boosting sports performance.

Performance pressure

Related to the above reason, another reason of using steroids is the pressure of performance that athletes receive from their society, peers, seniors, fans and coaches. When everybody has high expectations from their game, they turn toward performance-enhancing practices like using steroids.

Faster results

Many young athletes believe that they need to grow and develop faster in their game if they have to beat the competition. Thus, they rely on performance boosters like steroids that make them achieve faster results in comparison to their fellow players who offer them tough competition.

Easy accessibility

For youngsters in many societies, steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs are easily available at several places like schools, colleges, gyms or Internet. Thus, many athletes are already addicted to these easily accessible drugs. That is the reason they continue using them even during the time of their sports performances.

Lack of fear

There are some athletes who do not have a fear of being caught. They live under a presumption that they would not be caught while using steroids. This lack of fear makes them motivated to use steroids illegally.

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Written by Anupam Jolly

With a bachelor’s degree in technology and over five years of experience in online content generation and distribution, Anupam Jolly has been creating and editing content spanning across a variety of domains. An avid environmentalist, Anupam Jolly believes that if humans can degrade the environment, they can save it from disaster too.

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Anupam Jolly

With a bachelor’s degree in technology and over five years of experience in online content generation and distribution, Anupam Jolly has been creating and editing content spanning across a variety of domains. An avid environmentalist, Anupam Jolly believes that if humans can degrade the environment, they can save it from disaster too.

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