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Why Viagra is a great workout partner

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Why Viagra is a great workout partner for athletes


BY TERI THOMPSON, CHRISTIAN RED, MICHAEL O'KEEFFE and NATHANIEL VINTON
DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITERS

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 11:26 AM



When the Daily News approached John Romano about athletes' love affair with Viagra, the senior editor at bodybuilding magazine Muscular Development laughed.

"All the good secrets are getting out," Romano chuckled.

Viagra, first studied as an aid for hypertension, remedies erectile dysfunction by relaxing blood vessels in the penis.

Athletes have found plenty of other reasons to embrace Vitamin V, though.

Romano said many athletes take Viagra with anabolic steroids before a workout, hoping Viagra's ability to dilate blood vessels will help deliver the anabolics to their various muscle groups.

"The object of nutrient delivery is to get as much of it in the muscles ahead of time as possible," said Romano, who said he used Viagra for that reason.

"You want to fortify the blood with whatever you're going to pump in there. Viagra is tailor-made for that because you're slamming in all kinds of amino acids and whatever else, then expanding the muscles and pumping it in there."

Romano pointed to a wide variety of legal nutritional supplements built around the molecule nitric oxide (NO), which is a key component of Viagra.

These supplements - with names like "NO Explode," "Nytric EFX" and "Satur8" - are marketed as preworkout vaso-dilators.

Athletes are notorious for taking any pill or potion that seems to boost their performances, but research indicates Viagra is more than just a fad.

Kenneth Rundell, a respiratory researcher at Marywood University in Scranton, Pa., said Viagra could increase stamina for athletes who compete at oxygen-poor high elevations.

"Any sport that's primarily an aerobic sport would benefit - cross-country skiers, cyclists, marathoners, 10K runners, 5K runners," he said.

For a 2006 study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, scientists using trained cyclists at high altitudes as test subjects found the drug had a similar effect on the lungs as it did on the penis, improving blood flow and moving more oxygen to muscles.

Those findings echoed a 2004 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Scientists discovered improved pulmonary and cardiac performance in Viagra-fueled mountaineers at Mount Everest's base camp, 17,600 feet above sea level.

Other athletes count on Viagra to kick-start their sex lives.

Long-term steroid use, says Gary Wadler, a Long Island physician and an adviser to the World Anti-Doping Agency, causes testicular atrophy, which leads to impotence.

"That may be why these guys started using it in the first place," said Michael Dusa, a Hamden, Conn., chiropractor who treats athletes.

"I suspect they started taking it for impotence and found that it had other benefits, too, but bodybuilders are not the kind of guys who will admit impotence."
 
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bump. im trying this out monday when i train legs.. gonna take 50mgs lol

ill update you guys and let you know if i got wood.. haha
 
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bump. im trying this out monday when i train legs.. gonna take 50mgs lol

ill update you guys and let you know if i got wood.. haha

Nice to squat while being hard :keke:
You might get double the attention :49:
 
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Nice to squat while being hard :keke:
You might get double the attention :49:

lol actually i just started squatting again so this might be interesting.. personally i dont think i will get an erection without actually being aroused.. i should be fine..
 
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Every time I've take Viagra, I always get a head rush and feel like I'm about to pass out. Not a very good experience for me... Best of luck to you. Should get one hell of a pump to your legs though... On a side note I know a lot of people take viagra before popping drugs like X.
 
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You could hang extra weight off your boner too... :p
 
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lmao!! im scared to try that, i dont wanna get a boner in the weightroom:uhoh2:
 
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very interesting. maybe worth a try.
 
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i had an amazing pump.. even though i took majorly long breaks in between my sets because i was watching the tie breaker in the U.S. Open i could definitely tell the difference, im clearly off season mode and i had this one vein in my inner thigh that i had never seen before.. it was wicked! gonna do it again today for chest..

p.s. the only downfall is that i had a major headache, this is quite common with viagra though, today im gonna pop some caffeine pills mid workout to calm the headache down..
 
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Next time try working out while staring at the cardio-bunnies on the treadmill and see which vein pops out... :p
 
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well i did my chest workout today and the pump was unreal, i took the caffeine near the end of my workout and so far i have no headache ( i have to thank my buddy who is a nurse for this advice) as far as the boner goes, while driving home from the gym, my drive is like 30mins daily, for some reason i had a chubby the whole ride home lol.. nothing too serious though.
 
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serb where did you pick the viagra up?
 
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^ i don't know you well enough to know if your joking, seriously?
 
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na man..

but iam a self-proclaimed doctor in my own mind.. :coolguy:
lmao! dude can you get it at a pharmacy or does it have to be prescribed? it sounds ridiculous but i wanna try it out.
 
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lmao! dude can you get it at a pharmacy or does it have to be prescribed? it sounds ridiculous but i wanna try it out.

well i cant really tell you where i get it.. but i have my way :)

you could always ask your grandpa? lol

i think you can get it online for cheap, im sure at your age your doctor wont give you a script for it just yet lol trust me i tried.. you could always go to a bingo and make friends with some old dudes? :dunnodude:
 
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here is a good site that has it for a cheap price.. all the pills are 100mg.. you dont need that much for a workout.. split the pill in half if you are going to try this.. this site is legit i know the owner.. cheers

http://shop.airsealed.com/cat_erectile.cfm
 
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