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NSAID and Training

I know I’ve read about it before, I have seen it on T-Nation before, but I just can’t find it tonight.
Are NSAIDs (ibuprofin, naproxin) counterproductive to muscle growth, and why?
Are there benefits to using them before training?

Dave Barr touched on this and I think he did again in his recent Prime Time thread. I do beleive they inhibit protein synthesis. I think there was something about the also lowering of cotisol which in and of itself isnt a HUGE evil and is needed to an extent, just not in hugely elevated amounts.

You might try PMing him if he doesnt chime in here, and or LL.

Hope that helps,
Phill

Here’s a Q&A I did elsewhere:

My understanding is NSAIDs inhibit prostagladins. Prostaglandins are responsible for protein synthesis.