Do pain killers reduce the hypertrophic response?

Discussion in 'Basic Training Principles and Methods' started by Vaymigade, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. Vaymigade

    Vaymigade New Member

    I think i read this in the FAQs. Is this true, and if true how significantly does this affect hypertrophy. And are there any alternatives to reduce inflammation other than an NSAID that is safe.
  2. Aaron_F

    Aaron_F New Member

    Potentially they will reduce protein synthesis.

    However it will depend on dose and duration.

    Either way, chronic use of anti-inflammatories is not really recommended.
    If you have an inflammatory disease state, high doses of fish oils may decrease the inflammation, but there is also potential that they will reduce protein synthesis via being competitive inhibitors of COX
  3. Vaymigade

    Vaymigade New Member

    I have iliotibial band i guess that cuts out all leg exercises out for a while. Do you know how long this lasts before it stops rubbing against the bone?
  4. Aaron_F

    Aaron_F New Member

    Depends on the state of the problem,

    but recovery is more important than training

    sucks, but its a part of life

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