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Minoxidil and Strength Gains

I know this sounds completely off the wall, but myself and a coworker recently began using topical Minoxidil and have seen a positive change in our strength. We haven’t changed anything else… no supplement change, no sleep, or diet change. For whatever reason about 2 weeks after we began use our strength started to go up. Has anyone else heard of this or had this happen?

So from what I gather you’re rubbing Rogaine all over yourselves for the purpose of vasodilation. I’d be interested to see what the more scientifically inclined think of this.