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How does steroid use change performance levels in track and field?

Steriod use is against the rules because of the enormous unfair advantage it creates and the negative health effects it causes.  Steroids allow an athlete's body to be fully recovered overnight from a very hard two-a-day workout the day before. This allows users to do twice the amount of lifting, running, jumping, sprinting, and throwing on a daily basis, and because of this the body continues to get stronger and adapt to the workouts. The body becomes so fit and powerful that the average athlete playing by the rules has no chance. It is easy to see that day after day this type of training tilts the playing field. Unfortunately, steroids destroy the perceptions of reality that the public has for track and field and sports all together.

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