Inhalers as PEDs

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Inhalers are becoming increasingly more prevalent at track meets. This is partly due to the increased rates of asthma in this country but even then the number of athletes with inhalers is outpacing even what might be expected by those statistics alone. Is it some nefarious plot by athletes to cheat? Is it that athletes somehow have a higher rate of asthma than their sedentary counterparts? Or maybe athletes are just more likely to be diagnosed with asthma than their couch-potato counterparts because the couch-potatoes never find out they have asthma unless the Mr. Frosty pulls away faster than 5mph and they actually have to walk briskly to catch up. What do you think?
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Mike Young

Mike Young

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Mike has a BS in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University, an MSS in Coaching Science from Ohio University & a PhD in Biomechanics from LSU. Additionally, he has been recognized as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength & Conditioning Association, a Level 3 coach by USA Track & Field, a Level 2 coach by USA Weightlifting.
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