Assignment 3 – Ergogenic Aids
Ergogenetic aids are used to directly influence the physiological capacity of a particular body system thereby improving performance they also are used to remove psychological constraints which impact performance and increase the speed of recovery from training and competition.
Every athlete wanting to improve their performance whatever they are trying to achieve wants to do it quickly and get good results. For example building muscle, people want to do it fast instead of it taking a lot of time and training. This is what Ergogenetic aids are used for to enhance performance. There are several different Ergogenetic aids such as the most common ; steroids, human growth hormone, creatine, amphetamines, blood doping and erythropoietin. These are the 6 I will be analysing in this report.
Not all Ergogenetic aids are illegal, for example altitude training. There is nothing sopping an athlete doing this to improve their performance. However others are illegal such as steroids. If an elite athlete got caught taking steroids they would be severe consequences. For example; Floyd Landis after winning the 2006 Tour de France, had a urine test come back positive for performance enhancement and was stripped of his title. There would also be a hefty fine and in some cases an athlete cold get banned. Especially in sports like football and rugby if a player got caught using illegal Ergogenetic aids they would get banned for up to two years.
There is such a wide variety of steroids available which are reasonably priced. Ones from helping you lose weight to helping you put it on. Each one does something different to your body. This is why they are used by all people not just athletes. Steroids are drugs that mimic certain natural hormones in the body that regulate and control how the body works and develops. There are two main groups of natural steroids - anabolic steroids and