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4.3: Supplements

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  • Many active people use nutritional supplements and drugs in the quest for improved performance and appearance. Most of these substances are ineffective and expensive, and many are dangerous. A balanced diet should be your primary nutritional strategy.

    Below are links that provide additional information about the use of supplements during exercise:

    Benefits and Side Effects of Steroid Use

    Claims versus actual effects of performance aids


    1Information pulled from
    2(ACSM 2002)
    3Information is from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and

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    American College of Sports Medicine position stand. Progression models in resistance training for healthy adults. Retrieved April 25, 2017, from

    N. (n.d.). Strength And Fitness UK. Retrieved April 25, 2017, from