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Joe Defranco

does anyone know what he has his athletes smell before they do a heavy set. In a couple of his videos his athletes take a wife so something from a bottle that looks like maybe bleach. Does anyone know what that is and why he has his athletes do it?

ammonia caps.

“Ammonium carbonate is mixed with perfume to create a stimulant. The ammonia fumes from the salts irritate the membranes of the nose and lungs, which triggers a reflex causing the muscles that control breathing to work faster.”

http://www.criticalbench.com/powerlifting-ammonia.htm

nose tork

[quote]johnnytang24 wrote:
nose tork[/quote]

that’s the good stuff

I tried an ammonia cap for entertainment once. I nearly fell out of my seat.

When I did it for the first time I took a huge sniff and it felt like little gnomes crawled inside my nose and cut slits in my nose and put salt and vinegar in the open wounds, all within half of a second. It was awesome.

It was when I was doing Smolov and I was supposed to do 3 reps but I uncontrollably did 5.

[quote]OrangeBroccoli wrote:
When I did it for the first time I took a huge sniff and it felt like little gnomes crawled inside my nose and cut slits in my nose and put salt and vinegar in the open wounds, all within half of a second. It was awesome.

It was when I was doing Smolov and I was supposed to do 3 reps but I uncontrollably did 5.[/quote]

I love the descriptive writing!

so is there like a certain time or amount you should use. How would one go by using it and is it really even needed?

smell the glove