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Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho facing doping ban

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    Doping everywhere. I know the word "doping" is a very lose term now. In this guys case, he was caught using a 'fat burner' that contained a banned substance. They are saying he could be facing up to a two-year ban. So I'll go ahead and pose the obvious question here. Do you think the use of performance enhancing drugs make a significant difference in an athlete's performance? Or, for the most part, has it been blown out of proportion?
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    Depends. I think a ban on taking 'performance enhancers' should be lifted when it comes to taking steroids for serious injuries, or to speed up recovery, again from injuries.

    I know it would be hard at first to police this. But steroids simply just work in speeding up recovery time. As long as any given player has to go through the organization's protocol on properly using said steroid for whatever injury, I really don't see a problem with lifting that portion of the ban.

    For performance enhancing for the sole sake of making you 'better', 'doping' can clearly only get a person so far. You can't sit on the couch all day binging on Netflix and shot steroids into your arm at the same time and just instantly get jacked. You still have to work, and work really hard to maximize your athletic potential. Yes, these drugs and supplements can and do give you a serious boost, but only when you are willing to also push yourself beyond your comfort zone.

    That said, I still don't like the idea of most performance enhancers that aren't either aiding in recovery, or just simply putting your body in a state where it can focus best.

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    Dallasite Wrote:

    You can't sit on the couch all day binging on Netflix and shot steroids into your arm at the same time and just instantly get jacked.

    That reminds me of one of my favorite Robin Williams jokes: