The 21-year-old Canadian followed up her Newcomer of the Year campaign by winning the WTA Most Improved Player award in 2014. 11 in the world and could be on her way to becoming tennis' next big star. By the age of 10, Wei was the youngest player to qualify for a USGA amateur championship. The American-born Canadian won an Olympic bronze medal playing for Team Canada in 2012 and is a defender for the Houston Dash.
If you can't get enough of Sesselmann on the pitch, you can find her on the Fitness DVD program Fit As A Pro with Lauren Sesselmann, which she produces and hosts, and making her acting debut in the horror film Dark Awakening.
are steroidal androgens that include natural androgens like testosterone as well as synthetic substances that are structurally related and have similar effects to testosterone.
They are anabolic and increase protein within cells, especially in skeletal muscles.
AAS also have varying degrees of androgenic and virilizing effects, including induction of the development and maintenance of masculine secondary sexual characteristics such as the growth of the vocal cords and body hair.
The word anabolic, referring to anabolism, comes from the Greek ἀναβολή anabole, "that which is thrown up, mound." They are one of three types of sex hormone agonists, the others being estrogens like estradiol and progestogens like progesterone.
Ergogenic uses for AAS in sports, racing, and bodybuilding as performance-enhancing drugs are controversial because of their adverse effects and the potential to gain unfair advantage in competitive physical competitions.
Their use is referred to as doping and banned by most major sporting bodies.
These effects include harmful changes in cholesterol levels (increased low-density lipoprotein and decreased high-density lipoprotein), acne, high blood pressure, liver damage (mainly with most oral AAS), and dangerous changes in the structure of the left ventricle of the heart.
Conditions pertaining to hormonal imbalances such as gynecomastia and testicular size reduction may also be caused by AAS.
Laura Williams has worked in recreation management since 2004.
She holds a master's degree in exercise and sport science education from Texas State University, as well as a B. in exercise and sport science from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Just by hitting the field or the court, athletes give children the opportunity to see that physical activity has the ability to pay off.