1 week, 4 days ago
Allowing steroids in professional athletics further increases inequality because not every athlete/team can afford the same skilled doctors and drug cocktails.
9 months ago
There still needs to be rules. The specific sport would have to split into enhanced and non-enhanced athletes.
Professional athletes have devoted their lives to athletic excellence, and steroids let you become the best possible athlete.
Steroid use is unfair because steroid users have an unfair advantage over nonsteroid users.
Steroid use increases organ size which bloats abdomen which produces ugly (unaesthetic) proportions
Steroids make you not reproduce (somewhat) and it's good to have foolish steroid users not reproduce
Young non-professional athletes imitate professional athletes -- including taking steroids -- precisely because professionals are the best, and young people are irreparably harmed by taking anabolic steroids.
In Greek, 'aristos' means 'the best', not 'the best natty'.
Anabolic steroids are no different from carb loading or concentrated protein or creatine or caffeine.
Steroids don't make you a better athlete. They just make you build muscle faster and ESPECIALLY recover faster. But that doesn't make you a better athlete.
As a Spartan, I eat blood soup to make myself stronger, so that's basically like better steroids
Sports are not purely goal-oriented and steroids are a way of getting better without reference to any activity
Ancient Greek athletics are dedicated to the gods, which implies some kind of purity, and steroid use is impure..and violates the oath not to cheat
Steroid use implies a motive to win or dominate at all costs, so go ahead and use them if you just want to win. But if you also want to enjoy the game or follow the rules or glorify the gods or honor your city then winning isn't the only thing.
Steroids are really really bad for you. They should be illegal for all humans, athletes or not. Like cocaine.
If you're a gladiator, might as well take steroids cuz you're gonna die anyway..need that edge
One league should have steroids and one should not
Relying on a chemical makes you psychologically dependent which makes you sad and a failure even if you're not full of rage