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2004/03/21 12:28:04 (permalink)
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ECA & Sports Performance

(Orginally posted in cardio forum but hopefully the response will be better here)

Obviously you guys take ECA for a pep before a weights routine. 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 every time 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 ?

thanks in adavnce
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    muscle egg
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    RE: ECA & Sports Performance 2004/03/21 14:04:46 (permalink)
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    without doubt it improves performance,risks an not a problem unless you had an anderlying health problem ,ie high blood pressure or something simialair,i would not use it all the time though,it can soom become a necesitty,
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    red_calx
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    RE: ECA & Sports Performance 2004/03/21 15:55:17 (permalink)
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    cheers muscle egg.. too late for it being a neccessity, it already is, my game is pants without it. lol
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    RE: ECA & Sports Performance 2007/09/26 17:51:55 (permalink)
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    I had the same type of question as red_calx. I'm taking ECA simply to lose fat before starting a really serious weight training cycle. I try to run, and im great for the first 15 or 20 mins, then just die off. When I lift, I start off strong and then just get weaker and weaker (my reps decrease, and the end of my workout gets really weak). I'm pretty positive is because of the ECA, but is this bad or what?
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