Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Personal Narrative My Friends Steriod Use Essays

Personal Narrative: My Friends Steriod Use The media has done an excellent job of creating the ideal body type, with a bombardment of images of what we should look like. However the odds of the average person being able to fit this model are very slim indeed. Since 1997 I have been a member of a health facility where I have worked and worked trying to mold myself into that ideal type. It seems that the closer I get the farther away I am from my goal One day one of my close friends and work out partners suggested that we go on a cycle of anabolic steroids to improve our performance in the gym and give ourselves the boost that we were looking for. I immediately dismissed his suggestion thinking that it was just a passing thought.†¦show more content†¦Are they comparable to a smoker who feels that they are not at any real risk of getting lung cancer? Anabolic steroids are the synthetic derivatives of the naturally occurring male anabolic hormone testosterone. This hormone triggers the maturing of the male reproductive system in puberty, including the growth of body hair and the deepening of the voice. The hormones anabolic effect helps the body retain dietary protein, which aids in the development of muscles. When asked others that have taken these drugs claim that they feel almost immediately stronger, and are able to lift the weights that they could not before. The drugs are either taken through injections or orally. My friend decided that the use of needles were the safer method as the damage to the liver was more serious when taking them in an oral method. While the results were not immediate to the eye, a change in behavior was starting to show. The average adult male, who lifts weights on a regular basis is able to put on 5 pounds per year of lean muscle mass. My friend had this number doubled within the first month. His next cycle was of a drug known as REVORVIT B. The label was written in Mexican and had a small picture of a pig on the front. The only English writing on the label read â€Å"Not Intended for animals that will be used for Human Consumption.† I remember when showed this I had concern for my friends well being. What would be the

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