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2004/03/20 12:06:53 (permalink)
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ECA & Sports Performance

(Not sure which froum this should be in)

Obviously men guys take eca for a pep before a weights routine to as a bit of a pep. How many of you guys take eca (herbal ephedra products) before high intesity cardio or other competitive sports ?

My dilemma is this - I regularly play squash at a reasonably high competitive level. Whenever I take eca 15-20 mins before a match my performance dramatically increases, my concentration, speed round the court and overall performance are greatly improved.

Now whenever I play and dont take eca, my game is nowhere near as good when I do. I thought this my be in my head or coincidence, but it is not, I am consistenly rubbish when not using eca before a game and the complete opposite when I do.

How do you guys find eca affects your performance and can you perform in a competitive sport better without it ?

Also, are there any risks in doing high intensity cardio while on eca ?

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    red_calx
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    RE: ECA & Sports Performance 2004/03/21 02:58:08 (permalink)
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    bump...

    Or does thie need moved to "other performance hancing drugs" ??

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    RE: ECA & Sports Performance 2004/03/21 03:54:45 (permalink)
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    i think that some of it will be in the mind without denying the obvious physical benefits. taking it before "whatever" almost gets religious. you are only as strong as your mind (taking into account physical limits)

    eca raises heart rate and also blood pressure. risks? dont know. but i wouldnt want to do something that is really pushing yourself for a long time. also tolerance builds up quickly so thats another factor to consider. i now need to take 2 and a half caps and 70mg caffeine to get a decent kick out of it. before it used to be 1 cap.
    hth
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    RE: ECA & Sports Performance 2004/03/21 12:24:10 (permalink)
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    ok thanks block - I hope it is in my head, but my feeling is this is not so, my game is just consistently pants every time when I dont take eca and the opposite every time I do.

    I will post this again in "other perfromance hancing drugs" maybe some other bro's can share their experiences.

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