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Test Tubes Super Jocks

Scientists have been brewing up recipes to help athletes do better in sports since the days of the caveman. Back then, caveman scientists told hunters to eat lots of camel fat if they wanted a better chance of hunting down a woolly mammoth.

Since then, athletes and sports stars have come up with all sorts of recipes to run faster, jump higher or hit the ball harder. These potions include bee pollen, power bars, Wonder Bread, crazy hormones and even cells from other people. Some of these mixes have led to gold medals and world records - while others have led to nothing more than damaged brain cells and bad acne. Sports scientists have created the weird, the dangerous and the just plain freaky.

Surf on through the Sports Lab - and discover some of the concoctions athletes are taking to get their game to the next level. You'll find out about the dangers of steroids and why athletes take them, the latest on test tube Super Jocks and what a Japanese runner snacked on to make it first across the finish line.

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    Jeterfan14
    "Solemn_Angel" wrote:Not always. For the most part, cheerleaders just hype up their team. If they do, it's just for fun. Theres actually a whole season dedicated for competitive cheer so your point is invalid
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    BeautifulBelle
    Cheerleaders might just "hype up the team", but it still deserves to be called a sport. They're throwing each other in the air, performing possibly dangerous stunts, not even mentioning that they have to wear those skimpy outfits in freezing weather. 
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    Solemn_Angel
    Not always. For the most part, cheerleaders just hype up their team. If they do, it's just for fun.
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    Hoellu
    Hoellu posted in Cheerleading:
    "BeautifulBelle" wrote: "Solemn_Angel" wrote:A sport is a physical competition. Cheerleading is physical, but they don't compete. They just hype up the players that do compete. So it's not really a sport. It still looks fun though. Actually, cheerleaders do compete. There are cheer competitions.  Agree! 9o9
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    BeautifulBelle
    "Solemn_Angel" wrote:A sport is a physical competition. Cheerleading is physical, but they don't compete. They just hype up the players that do compete. So it's not really a sport. It still looks fun though. Actually, cheerleaders do compete. There are cheer competitions. 
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