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ClaireScott

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Ok, I have a question for you, guys. Every time you take something before sports or exercises don't you feel like you're a cheater? Isn't it better to just find something that motivates you and makes you feel stronger? I mean I was so depressed before I started doing sports. Like I'm no one, didn't achieve anything, and so on. At some point, I realized that I have to do something and I went to a psychologist. It helped me a lot, but I also have told myself that I won't take any drugs or steroids or something. Maybe I'll never be the best cyclist, but at least I'll be happy.
 
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Islandgrower

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Ok, I have a question for you, guys. Every time you take something before sports or exercises don't you feel like you're a cheater? Isn't it better to just find something that motivates you and makes you feel stronger? I mean I was so depressed before I started doing sports. Like I'm no one, didn't achieve anything, and so on. At some point, I realized that I have to do something and I went to a psychologist. It helped me a lot, but I also have told myself that I won't take any drugs or steroids or something. Maybe I'll never be the best cyclist, but at least I'll be happy.
Honestly no because it is still my/your ability which is being used. Meaning you can not do something that you are not capable of because you take something .
 

MImedpatient

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Ok, I have a question for you, guys. Every time you take something before sports or exercises don't you feel like you're a cheater? Isn't it better to just find something that motivates you and makes you feel stronger? I mean I was so depressed before I started doing sports. Like I'm no one, didn't achieve anything, and so on. At some point, I realized that I have to do something and I went to a psychologist. It helped me a lot, but I also have told myself that I won't take any drugs or steroids or something. Maybe I'll never be the best cyclist, but at least I'll be happy.
If someone has to take some mild pain killers to compete, because of chronic pain, or if someone has to take anti anxiety meds to compete because they are overwhelmed by the social aspect of it, would you consider it cheating? or would you consider it increasing the athlete pool by having them participate?
Steroids and attention enhancing drugs, yeah I get where you are coming from. If someone is taking them to get an edge on someone else, they are cheating
 
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