It IS true that NSAIDS are counterproductive to building muscle. Unfortunately, I HAVE to take this crap in order to get through certain workouts! I take 25-50mg. the night before ME and DE upper body days so I could get through the workouts.
Here’s how I look at it. What’s more counterproductive to me getting bigger and stronger:
A. Taking vioxx 2-3 times a week so I can do would I love most in life - lift heavy weights!
B. Don’t take vioxx and resort to a life of cardio and calf raises.
I chose A.
And by the way, I’m not one of these lazy pieces of shit who just relies on pain killers to get through my pain. I’m busting my ass to actually make changes in my shoulder musculature and the soft tissue surrounding it. I spend good money to see one of the best soft tissue specialists in the country 2-3X/week, I’m doing tons of external rotator work as well as flexibility work for my internal rotators. The day I don’t need the NSAID’s anymore, believe me, I’m throwing the shit in the garbage.