The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís 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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    Can antidepressants affect getting big?

    Mods, feel free to move thread where ever, wasn't sure where to place it.

    Weird question- But does anyone have any experience with antidepressants and weightlifting? Does antidepressants "affect" anything, slow growth or something?

    Kind of a stupid question but want to double check.

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    It might alter your hormones, just make sure it doesn't hamper your appetite!
    Last edited by primal21; 10-08-2009 at 11:42 AM.

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    I am on lamictal, an anti-depressant/mood stabilizer. So far I have had no issues with lifting.

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    Are you referring to SSRI's like Lexapro, Zoloft, etc? I've read around that people have experienced sides from them like being tired, drowsiness, and some weight gain initially that might affect your lifting. But I don't think they affect hormone levels or muscle hypertrophy directly.
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    From what I know the side effect of AD is weight gain. I don't think that should affect lifting.

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    one thing it can do is improve your sleep quality, but it shouldnt have any bad effect on lifting.

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