Should a sprinter use ephedrine?

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    Should a sprinter use ephedrine?


    Clearly this is a stimulant and it will improve coordination and fast twitch response. I see conflicting articles on its benefit on sprint performance (100-400m) because of high blood pressure. I know the media hypes the danger of this supplement but what is the heart exploding threshold? I plan on using it 1 bronkaid (25mg ephedrine) preworkout as im not so much interested in the cutting aspect of it

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    I wouldn't do any intense cardio on ec. I would use something more mild. Any reason you're set on ec? The guaf will help with lung capacity but I would be concerned about BP and heart rate getting too high with sprints. I do like to err on the side of caution though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Afi140 View Post
    I wouldn't do any intense cardio on ec. I would use something more mild. Any reason you're set on ec? The guaf will help with lung capacity but I would be concerned about BP and heart rate getting too high with sprints. I do like to err on the side of caution though.
    I heard about the increased lung capacity and the stimulant benefits. Anything better out there that's safer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprinterguy4 View Post
    I heard about the increased lung capacity and the stimulant benefits. Anything better out there that's safer?
    I would just use a more mild pre like white flood reborn. Alphamine is nice for cardio too even if you don't care about the fat loss components.
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    I'm of the mind that if you can tolerate it, go ahead but monitor yourself closely. I've done HIIT on EC and felt great, but this was after I titrated my dose and was used to its stimulant effects.
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    this is all individual, there is no one-size-fits-all answer for OP, many ppl thru the yrs have used ephedrine let alone a boatload of other powerful stims, in sprinting type activities -- and i have yet to hear or read of exploding hearts

    use your own judgement
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    You're just taking ephedrine without the caffeine? Try it during one of your training. I love it personally, and I stack it with my preworkout. I've done sprints with it but not more than 100m at a time
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post
    You're just taking ephedrine without the caffeine? Try it during one of your training. I love it personally, and I stack it with my preworkout. I've done sprints with it but not more than 100m at a time
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    I have read some articles about ephedrine being used by sprinters but I am really not into it. I'm in a medical profession and I know and witnessed the dramatic effect by just 5mg of ephedrine in blood pressure. It could raise up to 30mmHg in a matter of 5 minutes. I am not against using it but I would suggest to seek professional advice first to know the right dose that you need rather than by just using it on your own.
  

  
 

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