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Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen

increase muscle mass in long-term resistance training - interesting research just out:

Granted, these test subjects were pretty old (although not much older than me), but it’s interesting nevertheless.

interestingly this article argues that ibuprofen and acetaminophen both reduce protein synthesis after training… http://ajpendo.physiology.org/cgi/content/full/282/3/E551

Hey BB, Here’s a link to an article written by Dr Fahey on this subject http://www.masterstrack.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=657

Dr Fahey was one of the leading Discus throwers in the 59 year old category last year. You might also like the Master’s track forum the article is in.

[quote]hel320 wrote:
Hey BB, Here’s a link to an article written by Dr Fahey on this subject http://www.masterstrack.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=657

Dr Fahey was one of the leading Discus throwers in the 59 year old category last year. You might also like the Master’s track forum the article is in.[/quote]

Thanks Hel, both for the article as well as the forum link. I was also quite surprised to see the original article I posted in the thread that was recently sent to me by a friend. Only difference it seems is the age and condition of the subjects: 60-78 year-olds vs. trained athletes. Suppose the safest thing to do is to use NSAIDs sparingly. Since I take coumadin for a permanent a-fib condition, I can’t take ibuprofen, but occasionally pop a tylenol for aches and pains.

Interesting studies guys. I had seen the first one posted on Science Daily here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080406153404.htm

I has always assumed that pain killers were counter productive. I would suggest that this is worth watching but I’d be interested to know if anyone has any anecdotal experience with pain killers. A friend of mine used to call Ibuprofen his “secret weapon” but that’s probably because he was in pain most of the time. It seems that pain killers before his workout allowed him to get on with it.

I would highly suggest to prophaclty take milk thistle as a preventive measure in case you use NSAIDs on a semi to frequent basis. Yes, I know my spelling sucks ass!