T Nation

Smelling Salts


has anyone here used smelling salts?
how effective are they?


I used them at Jr Nationals for Olympic lifting and got all goofy and bombed my first 2 cleans. I think they have merit for more powerlifting type exercises where aggression or a boost whatever you want to call it is needed, but for some things that are more technical I think they are a hindrance.


An ex-girlfriend of mine used to do them with her powerlifting friends and look how she turned out: freaked out.