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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Ibuprofen increases muscle mass/strength?


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    The people were between 60 and 78, there's no way in hell you can translate this study to a young powerlifter or bodybuilder. At that age the ibuprofen was probably helping with muscle soreness a ****load and the group taking the actual drugs could probably work out better.

    This study wasn't done with only ibuprofen either, they also used acetaminophen.

    Ibuprofen is an NSAID which can actually delay/inhibit muscle growth. I would definitely NOT say this study provides strong evidence that ibuprofen can instead actually increase muscle growth.
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    A lot of guys I know take a few on game day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bupp View Post
    A lot of guys I know take a few on game day.
    Sure, that makes sense. It has nothing to do with increasing muscle mass however.
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    in older adults it has validity... wouldnt happen with a younger adult. My guess is because of the chronic inflammation that happens as you get older.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryuage View Post
    in older adults it has validity... wouldnt happen with a younger adult. My guess is because of the chronic inflammation that happens as you get older.
    That was what I was thinking, too.

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    I lifted today 200 6X for the first time today. I think I pulled a muscle in my back. Nothing major it just aches when I push my elbow behind my back. I took two ibuprofen for it and it didn't do much after a few hours. Then i took glucosamine and it worked like almost right away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Invain View Post
    At that age the ibuprofen was probably helping with muscle soreness a ****load and the group taking the actual drugs could probably work out better.
    Agreed.

    At that age, so much progress is hindered by arthritic types of aches/pains limiting range of motion, etc. An occasional NSAID (such as ibuprofen) could definitely help workout recovery in that population.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo View Post
    I lifted today 200 6X for the first time today. I think I pulled a muscle in my back. Nothing major it just aches when I push my elbow behind my back. I took two ibuprofen for it and it didn't do much after a few hours. Then i took glucosamine and it worked like almost right away.


    glucosamine working right away makes absolutley no sense
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo View Post
    I lifted today 200 6X for the first time today. I think I pulled a muscle in my back. Nothing major it just aches when I push my elbow behind my back. I took two ibuprofen for it and it didn't do much after a few hours. Then i took glucosamine and it worked like almost right away.
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    oh yeah well i drank haterade and then posted this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatred View Post
    I ate some cheese today. Then I took a nap.
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    i thought advil is some sort of pain reliever. during after-workout muscle pain i usually just get some ]epsom salts and soak in the tub.
    Where to find bath salts and dead sea salts?

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    its an antiinflammatory likely resulting in decreased doms

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