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    taking stimulants before workouts/cardio

    I got into the habit of taking a mild dose of stimulants (green tea extract, guarana extract, yohombine, etc) about 30 minutes before working out.

    I believe my workout density improved as a result.

    Are there any drawbacks to taking stimulants before working out on a regular basis?

    I read somewhere that continued use of stimulants burns out your endocrine system, or something along those lines.

    Is that true?

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    I don't really think so - not unless you've already got significant problems.

    Preworkout stims are wonderful for releasing free fatty acids - the catecholamines enhance lipolysis in mammals.
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    What Built said.

    You'll only get adrenal burnout if you are using pretty significant amounts of stimulants for a prolonged period of time.

    A nice cup of coffee or an equivalent isn't going to hurt you. Hell, I love a pre-WO cup of coffee about an hour before.
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    No gym for home, work out floor with 30, but is it for 20 like 30 lb when you no lift it to be for men, for 30 lbs instead? or half is 10 for 20 pounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danzik17 View Post
    What Built said.

    You'll only get adrenal burnout if you are using pretty significant amounts of stimulants for a prolonged period of time.

    A nice cup of coffee or an equivalent isn't going to hurt you. Hell, I love a pre-WO cup of coffee about an hour before.
    Is there any legitimate research on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sexy_animal View Post
    Is there any legitimate research on this?
    probably not Built is known for making stuff up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FishOrCutBait View Post
    probably not Built is known for making stuff up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Built View Post
    ROFLMFAO!
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    yeah, eventually you will be tolerant to stims, and will need a break. a cycling approach is best, maybe for every 4 weeks on, take 2 off. this may avoid "burnout" and will slow your body building a tolerance.

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    Or just do what I do: increase the dose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built View Post
    Or just do what I do: increase the dose.

    HI!
    Yup. When the normal stack stops working, try throwing meth into the mix. I hear it works well.
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