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    ArA before BJJ???


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    I am running ArA right now. I lift 3-4 days a week but some days I do BJJ but don't lift (like today...one day per week tops, though). Should I dose ArA before those sessions? If you aren't sure what BJJ is, it is similar to wrestling as far as muscle work and cardio are concerned (although not quite as fast-paced as wrestling). Usually roll for 1-1.5 hours. Thanks!!!

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    Just get Cardiotryx for BJJ days
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    Quote Originally Posted by burpees View Post
    Just get Cardiotryx for BJJ days
    Thanks for the tip. Too much stockpiled right now to look at other stuff but between (G)PLCAR and cordyceps powder I have good endurance supps. Will check that stuff out in the future, though. For now just trying to workout whether or not BJJ-only days would be an effective time to get more ArA into my system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyrub42 View Post

    Thanks for the tip. Too much stockpiled right now to look at other stuff but between (G)PLCAR and cordyceps powder I have good endurance supps. Will check that stuff out in the future, though. For now just trying to workout whether or not BJJ-only days would be an effective time to get more ArA into my system.
    Save it for lifting days only IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post

    Save it for lifting days only IMO
    Thanks! Would this also be true if only lifting 3x per week, or in that case should I dose one BJJ-only day to get up to 4 doses?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyrub42 View Post
    Thanks! Would this also be true if only lifting 3x per week, or in that case should I dose one BJJ-only day to get up to 4 doses?
    Many dose only 3x a week. What dose of ArA are you running?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post

    Many dose only 3x a week. What dose of ArA are you running?
    I am trying just 1g (4 pills) for one run to see how it compares to 6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyrub42 View Post
    I am trying just 1g (4 pills) for one run to see how it compares to 6.
    I agree with the above. Save it for just lifting days, even if it's 3x weekly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronuconn View Post
    I agree with the above. Save it for just lifting days, even if it's 3x weekly.
    Cool, sounds like everyone agrees. I will stick to lifting days (should be 4x per week anyway). Thanks, and thanks to Jiigzz and Kbayne also!
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    IMO, I would dose it 4x a week instead of 3 times a week.
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    4x a week is perfect, if one of those days is BJJ rather than lifting, thats fine.

    If you are already lifting 4x that week, then skip the pre BJJ dose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyrub42 View Post
    Cool, sounds like everyone agrees. I will stick to lifting days (should be 4x per week anyway). Thanks, and thanks to Jiigzz and Kbayne also!
    Well, if you are with the four times a week anyways, then you'll be all set.

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    I hated ArA as it exacerbated all of the inevitable bumps and bruises that come from grappling. I found myself limited far too much while using it outside of just a lifting capacity.
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    I thought the header read, "ArA before BJ???" . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    I hated ArA as it exacerbated all of the inevitable bumps and bruises that come from grappling. I found myself limited far too much while using it outside of just a lifting capacity.
    Yeah that was definitely a worry the first time I tried ArA and also first time trying original Erase Pro. Luckily, ArA only has slight sides for me (light headaches, little bit of tendon pain here or there and only after training), and original Erase Pro had zero sides and body comp effects were freakin amazing. I am still not sure if I will ever try combining them, though, since the potential for sides is there. I might have to since ArA's strength effects are incredible and EPro's recomp/drying effects were freaking incredible and both give insane vascularity. We'll see if I can get my hands on some more original EPro I guess.

    Damn, though, dude. 5'10" 220 lbs. I bet you were giving a lot more bumps and bruises than you were getting
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    Good lord when I read this title, I thought you were asking if ARA before a BJ is good lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by criticalbench View Post
    Good lord when I read this title, I thought you were asking if ARA before a BJ is good lol.
    hahahaha, that pump logic
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    Quote Originally Posted by criticalbench View Post
    Good lord when I read this title, I thought you were asking if ARA before a BJ is good lol.
    That made me chuckle !

    I don't think it's going to make a difference. I would dose pre lifting . A good intra would be a good idea to guzzle before rolling . Iforce compete comes to mind or PES amino IV.
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    Those pumps while rolling would be awful......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montego1 View Post
    Those pumps while rolling would be awful......
    Not so bad, really. I usually lift before bjj anyway so I am always pumped by the time I get there. Even if I am not pumped when I start, an hour or two of heavy rolling will pump u up as much as anything. Doesn't really make much of a difference by the end of practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyrub42 View Post
    Not so bad, really. I usually lift before bjj anyway so I am always pumped by the time I get there. Even if I am not pumped when I start, an hour or two of heavy rolling will pump u up as much as anything. Doesn't really make much of a difference by the end of practice.
    Do u take a shower after u workout before u roll ?

    Feel sorry for the guy who has to start his rolling with a guy who already smells like a bench press cushion
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    Quote Originally Posted by burpees View Post
    Do u take a shower after u workout before u roll ?

    Feel sorry for the guy who has to start his rolling with a guy who already smells like a bench press cushion
    Haha, no but it really doesn't matter. jiu jitsu smells way worse than any workout equipment (except old gloves...which I guess would be a tie...damn I have gross hobbies). Also my gym is pretty much next to the bjj academy and I also change clothes between the two activities so I don't fester or anything.

    Funny though, despite the rainforest climate (super humid air, rains like 200 days a year or more, summer typhoons, etc...), we haven't had a single case of ringworm since I've been a member, which is awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyrub42 View Post
    Hi,

    I am running ArA right now. I lift 3-4 days a week but some days I do BJJ but don't lift (like today...one day per week tops, though). Should I dose ArA before those sessions? If you aren't sure what BJJ is, it is similar to wrestling as far as muscle work and cardio are concerned (although not quite as fast-paced as wrestling). Usually roll for 1-1.5 hours. Thanks!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyrub42 View Post
    Haha, no but it really doesn't matter. jiu jitsu smells way worse than any workout equipment (except old gloves...which I guess would be a tie...damn I have gross hobbies). Also my gym is pretty much next to the bjj academy and I also change clothes between the two activities so I don't fester or anything. Funny though, despite the rainforest climate (super humid air, rains like 200 days a year or more, summer typhoons, etc...), we haven't had a single case of ringworm since I've been a member, which is awesome.
    Crazy lol good stuff tho

    I do amateur boxing I like to keep em at a distance lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by burpees View Post

    Crazy lol good stuff tho

    I do amateur boxing I like to keep em at a distance lol
    Haha yeah that is definitely less gross than bjj ...both are really useful for self-defence (or wasting time with your friends haha)
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