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2007/06/09 04:32:45 (permalink)

EPO??


EPO, does it work well in improving cadio performance and is it relativly easily obtainable?

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    Will8801
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    RE: EPO?? 2007/06/09 12:51:08 (permalink)
    EPO = Evening Primrose Oil?? not sure about cardio performance but works well when my mother's gets her hot flushes


    Seriously EPO helps the body produce more red blood cells which hold oxygen hence better aerobic performance. (I think somebody on here will give a better description than that).

    I remember it being available a couple of years back but that stuff had to be refridgerated or it would lose its potency. Thing is, even if you did find some you cant be sure it has been handled properly and kept at the right temperature.

    I think its mostly used in conjuntion with cancer chemotherapy and kidney dialysis patients.

    Im struggling on why you could possibly want to use the stuff. Are u wanting to use it to enter the Tour de france or for general fitness?

    Either way its not worth the bother.


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    RE: EPO?? 2007/06/09 21:04:50 (permalink)
    Thanks for the info.

    Not looking to do TDF.....
    See my post in Steds forum re 1st cycle after 12month break. Looking to do a few adventure races in near future, have a lot of mountain biking, kyaking etc exp and looking to shape my muscles, drop BF and increase aerobic capacity.

    Used to do a lot of mountaineering and climbing Aconcagua in 2008 as well as running the Marathon des Sables, so looking for that special advantage in training, obviously not using during events .........................

    Thanks
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    RE: EPO?? 2007/06/09 22:17:50 (permalink)
    To be honest mate its none my business what u want to use it for cos ive used quite few different 'substances' myself for just general fitness so its a bit hypocritical of me to judge you like that.

    I know that large doses of EPO can cause a stroke in certain individuals but misuse/overuse of any drug has its complications. I am sure that most of the cyclists in the Tour de France would have some kind of medical back up to make sure they are taking it in the right doses.

    Your problem would be to get quality EPO that has been stored at the right temperature. Price would be an issue as well, I should think its quite pricey.

    The EPO I remember came in ready filled syringes and the amount of EPO in each one varies cos there are several different strengths.
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    RE: EPO?? 2007/06/10 19:24:08 (permalink)
    If you wish to increase your red blood cell count then first you need to know what your current RBC count actually is. EPO is taken over a period of time to increase the count, Some cycling organisations wont allow a rider to compete if his RBC count is over 50%. A normal guy is around 45/46% I belive. This allows for guys who have naturally high levels not to be punished for nothing but also allows 'some' degree of abuse by guys who have low/lower counts.

    Anabolic steroids nearly all increase the RBC count quitea bit, some more than others and dose plays a big part too.

    EPO needs to be used correctly and the RBC count monitered so as not to sneak higher and higher with the count otherwise the blood gts too thick and if an athlete becomes dehydrated this could make the blood even thicker and bring on an heart attack when the heart rate falls and cannot keep the blood flowing effectivly.

    Its expensive and hard to find I understand if not well connected.
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