Steroids in sports have been widely used especially in competitive sports like bodybuilding, baseball, track field and cycling. These are sports that require powerful muscle strength and stamina. Although anabolic steroids are the commonly used ones, there are also different forms of steroids that are used, which do not only increase muscle strength and recovery.
There are also steroids in sports that are used to reduce joint pain. Yep, believe or not, joint pain is one of the effects of over training. If you train for heavy and powerful movements vigorously, you are bound to experience joint pain due to the impact. Sports like basketball, football and tennis have tremendous impact on the knee joints, elbow joints and shoulder joints.
Taking steroids that can relieve these pain allows the athletes to continue training like crazy and not pain will disrupt their intense training. Steroids like Nandrolone Decanoate, which is also known as Deca Durabolin helps the joints by storing water in them. This reduces friction between the joins and relieves pain.
Steroids in sports like bodybuilding is definitely common especially with this substance called diuretic. Diuretic is initially used to treat patients with high blood pressure but is abused by athletes that want to drop a pound or two fast in order to enter a certain weight class.
When you use diuretics, your body will just flush out water from your system along with other vital minerals that is crucial in our body functions. In Sydney Olympics 2000, there are two Bulgarian weight lifters that are caught using diuretics in order to lose body weight and they were thrown out of the Sydney Olympics.
In body building competitions, bodybuilders use diuretics to lose water under the skin to look super ripped! Basically, under the skin, you have the fat layer and the water layer. Now with both the water and fat layer depleted, the skin would be really thin and the muscle definition would be really clear. This is of course considered as cheating because they did not really train and diet to achieve that sort of muscle tone.
Steroids in sports have caused many professional athletes to lose their credibility. Once caught, they are often banned in any professional competition. It is a very serious issue because not only it is cheating, it is also putting themselves in danger and also setting a very bad example for future athletes.