Throughout history, competition has sculpted the world we live in today. Humans drive to be the best, to be the wealthiest, to be the most popular, and it is this instinct which has created the culture and societies we live in today. The most obvious is war, a countries’ desire to prove they are the most powerful. There are also businesses trying to turn the biggest profits, politicians trying to be elected into office, women trying to be the prettiest, men trying to be the most handsome, and of course athletes trying to be the best. But competition sometimes drives people to do foolish things. Businesses will fudge their records, politicians will take bribes, women and men will get plastic surgery, and athletes are taking steroids, and it is these performance enhancing drugs that our group has researched and prepared our report on.
Every year more and more athletes are under pressure to become the best, and they have turned to steroids. They put their sport before their health and the people around them. They decide to take illegal performance enhancing drugs to get stronger and faster. They disregard the harmful side affects in hopes of becoming better than everyone else. Fifty years ago people still believed that the more red meat you ate before a game the more energy you would have, but now we know that a balanced meal of carbohydrates, such as pastas; protein, such as red meat and chicken; and vegetables for vitamins is the key to having the energy for a game. With the greater understanding of the human body came this evolution in nutrition, but an evolution in drugs came along with it.
As doctors discovered how muscles work and regenerate after a workout, they developed performance enhancing drugs that sped up the recovery process of muscles. While many people may believe that just taking steroids makes you stronger, athletes actually still have to work out. Steroids just speed up the recovery process so the athlete...