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Working Out on Major Painkillers?


#1

Wonder if you wouldn't feel any burn... just curious.


#2

A lot of painkillers have anti-inflammatory effects, which isn't what you want when lifting. You'd really be willing to take pain pills every workout just so you couldn't feel the burn?


#3

If you were on 'major' painkillers, you'd be hard-pressed to even make it to the gym.


#4

The burn is the best part. Why don't you go eat a hamburger without any meat?


#5

oh i like the burn burn me up im on fire, but seriously just floatin through a workout would just be different, maybe ergogenic?


#6

Not feeling the burn wouldn't make the workout easy...
Dude, this is overall just not a great idea.


#7

I'm with Artem.

Gassed up on meds is not the time to be trying to hold hundreds of pounds over your head/chest/near the back of your neck.


#8

it rox, u can go heavier.

but u can only do it with like percocet or vicodin ...one of those and they both kind of suck IMO


#9

Yeah, you still feel it. I was having some major shoulder pain a while back and took 3 Percs before a workout. I felt a burn, and a shit load of vomit coming up about 1/3 of the way through the workout.


#10

You could also seriously injure yourself and not know it because you can't feel pain. Anyone who would try it is definitely deserving of the next Darwinian award.