I'm currently prescribed to take muscle relaxers for some muscle strain I have in my right leg, what kind of affect if any would it have on my workouts and gains?
I've been taking them about an hour or two after i finish working out, I haven't noticed any drop in my workouts, but I wonder if it has any affect on growth and rebuilding.... anyone have any insights? any longterm affects?
I'll bump this for you..
But I wouldn't have a guess. I wouldn't worry too much about it, if it's a temporary prescription, though. I can't imagine you'll see any major effects.
I'm not sure I would workout my legs if I had any effects from a dose of a muscle relaxer in me though. I have no basis in fact for this statement, but it seems it would be counter-productive to the tension required for using that muscle. I'm not sure that would be safe.
I was wondering the same thing actually. I have some anti-inflammatories called Naproxen (sp?) and I was wondering if they would do anything to help my gains at all?
Naproxen? Naproxen Sodium?
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you might even find you have a better lift just because so much soreness will be gone. i would say that the effects are similar to that of a higher level pain killer like an oxycontin or percacet(sp?).When i was on muscle relaxers, I didnt notice any real decrease or increase in my gains.
lol your gonna have the best sleep of your life tho,you will notice that!
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Very interesting thread.
Last edited by ZenMonkey; 12-02-2008 at 06:48 PM.
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