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Ergogenic Aids/Performance Enhancing Drugs

Ergogenic Aids/Performance Enhancing Drugs

Author: Jordan Thompson

High School Physical Education Course 2

2.9 Identify and evaluate ergogenic aids that claim to enhance body composition, appearance, physical fitness, and performance.

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Effects of Performance Enhancing Drugs

Watch the video that accompanies the information on this page and become familiar with the effects of performance enhancing drugs.

Source: Effects of PEDs (2014). USADA.Retrieved from

Ergogenic Aids in Sports (Performance enhancing drugs)

Performance enhancing drugs have infiltrated the sports world! Certain types of ergogenic aids have been used by professional athletes. This is a hot topic in sports today. Click here for a timeline of events.

Be sure to watch the video on this page as well.

Source: Performance enhancing drugs in sports fast facts (2015). CNN. Retrieved from

Types of Ergogenic Aids

Here is a list and brief explanation of some types of ergogenic aids. Go over the different types, and know the difference between healthy and dangerous ones.

Types of Ergogenic Aids

Source: Krans, B (2014). Performance enhancers: The safe and the deadly. Heathline.