A unexpected SUPER training “stimulant”

For the last week I’ve been doing something new.

I’ve read about this new “surprise” fitness study which discuss the benefits of taking a paracetamol tablet before intense workout/aerobic.
This allows the athlete to train longer,since the effect of paracetamol is to keep the body temperature lower for longer thus allowing the athlete a much more effective session.

So I decided to test this theory….I got nothing to loose because it is a very safe painkiller and at my age…well, there are MANY pains and aches to contend with during training.

I started taking my one tablet 40 minutes before training for the past week
and I believe it elevated my training to a new level. I now train with
significant higher intensity for longer and also feel less pain
throughout the training…next day muscle soreness is also significantly
less than normal.

My max weight has also drastically increased on all excercises (between 10% to 20%)…but I believe it to be an outflow of the above positive factors.

Regarding the safety of it…well paracetamol is just about the safest of all painkiller tablets and is very easy on both kidneys and liver. I think the importance is not to take more than one tablet and to take it only on training days.

Try it and let me know if u agree with me.

Since I’ve started training (for the past 8 years) I believe it to be the single thing that made the most difference for me in my training…but maybe it is just me?

Anyway…happy training!



Author: gertlouw

In the deepest south of South Africa you will find me. Dwelling in the most beautiful city in the world, Cape Town. I live close to God and try to follow in the footsteps of Christ as led the Holy Spirit. Other passions include Karate and Judo and wrestling (and off course surfing for many years). Karate I did for many years, Judo 4 yrs and for a short period kickboxing until I was knocked silly one time with blood all over and teeth protruding through my lip, but if I have to choose over, I would choose wrestling…simply because of the brutal power against power game with your opponent. Love it. Love my home theatre hobby, my youtube channel and spending time with family! And off course me and my son's new adventure https://mediax.photography ...and love flying my drone - DJI Phantom 4 Pro For those interested, this blog is my database of all my fitness and transformation knowledge. And NO (!) I am not getting any money for it and neither do I promote anything on it or getting sponsored by anybody. My blog is simply where I want to help other guys living a healthier life and become the best they can be, inside and out and ultimately it is my legacy I want to leave my one and only son – now 13 y/o and already eager to get his 6-pack! So donations very welcome! Just click the donation button... I started my healthy living after a very close call with death at age 40. After much hardship one of my main aims now is to assist other guys with healthy living and transforming themselves inside and out. I don’t know how much grace will still be given me, but I live now every moment to be the best I can be. To be the best bodybuilder I can be, the best father, best husband and best friend to those whom my paths crosses. I want to live a life worth living and not just do what excites me or pleases me. Feel free to contact me directly if you wish. Reading this far, the last bit important info on me you need to know, is that my anchor in life is Jesus Christ. Please bear in mind, English is my 2nd language and as a result their might be spelling, grammatical and other language errors in my blog – I do apologise for this! Wish you all many blessings. Gert Louw

4 thoughts on “A unexpected SUPER training “stimulant”

  1. Hi Gert! Even being a very safe pain killer it is still a drug. I am a little bit concerned if the human body accustom and when we really need for a flu or something like that, the drug will not work anymore.
    Anyway I am not against a trial for a determined period.
    I agree with you that in our age the painkillers make a huge difference.
    I am 45, training 6 days a week but to far for having a physical conditioning like yours!
    Great pics!

    1. Sergio – yeah u are right it IS still a drug and caution must be used.
      I think I will only use it during my 3 months building phase and not more than 4 times a week.
      For me…eish man, it made a HUGE difference…being 49 and lifting so heavy is not easy on this body and I have to content with a lot of aches and pains…but such is life…nothing good comes without pain. (Anycase if I did not train I am sure I would have moer aches and pains!)
      I only train 4 times a week. See u train 6 (my body can’t handle that)…
      Thanx for the comment on my pics.
      WIsh u MUCH success my friend.

  2. Gert, thanks for this and for the pictures you include. You really do look magnificent……these pictures are very worthy of being saved ! Well I think I am going to try it for my cardio work because my knees are giving me a problem. For your training I do believe that you put a lot of mental energy and discipline into it into it and that allows you to wring the absolute max out of the training……this is what this stimulant probably allows you to kick up a few notches. Again thanks for the information and the incredible pictures of your magnificent body…… Have a great week ! John

    Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:02:11 +0000 To: jlchester@msn.com

    1. John – thanx for the comment. It really made a huge difference for me. I am actually eager to hear other peoples experience with this strategy as well to see how it compared with my experience. I changed nothing except adding the paracetamol to before training. The intensity of my training has increase anything from 10% to 20%… Hope it works for you as well John. Keep trying my friend…never give up! It is worth it. Wish you a GREAT day. Gert

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