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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  1. #1
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    Muscle relaxers slow muscle growth?

    I was prescribed muscle relaxers for spasms in my back, and I am curious if I take these, will my growth slow down?

    I don't know if muscle growth is affected by the muscles being relaxed. Thanks
    give me gains or i will headbutt every mirror in the gym...

    bring the pain...

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  3. #2
    Senior Member DNL's Avatar
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    If you are prescribed medication, then you are either have a serious problem, or the doctor was trying to make $ off of you. Either way i think you should take some time off and let the spasms go away. IF you end up getting injuries then i would say that will slow down your growth.

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    Moderator Adam's Avatar
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    The muscle relaxers should not effect you at all/much growth wise.
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  5. #4
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    I'm military, so it's free, and I do not think I have spasms, sometimes the doctors really don't know what they are doing.

    Anyway, thanks guys, I just wanted to make sure.
    give me gains or i will headbutt every mirror in the gym...

    bring the pain...

  6. #5
    General of Froot Soldiers TwiloMike's Avatar
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    I'm curious- if you didn't report spasms in your back then why did your doc prescribe you meds for it? Something isn't being told here.
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