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Fitness Center Lesson 8
Basic Weight Training

Anabolic Steriods – compounds similar to natural hormones that help individuals to gain muscle mass.

Side effects of steroid use in Males:
  1. Increased in hostility
  2. Acne
  3. Breast growth
  4. High blood pressure
  5. Liver cancer
  6. Prostate cancer
  7. Sterility
  8. Atrophied testicles
Side effects of steroid use in Females:
  1. Increased hostility, eating compulsions
  2. Facial & body hair growth
  3. Baldness
  4. Deepening of voice
  5. Decreased breast size
  6. High blood pressure
  7. Liver cancer
  8. Menstrual irregularities
  9. Enlarged genitals
Smoking:
  • Decreases performance & training capacity
  • Interferes with the body’s ability to recover from a demanding workout
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