Two articles on PainSci cite Aidar 2021: 1. A Deep Dive into Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness 2. The Science of Pain-Killers
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Ten national-level paralympic powerlifting athletes were assessed for post-training fatigue and oxidative stress with ibuprofen versus a placebo. (“Oxidative stress” is a general biological signature of a body under strain, measurable after bouts of intense exercise.) There were no differences in oxidative stress… but, surprisingly, the athletes with ibuprofen in their veins were stronger and had less fatigue.
~ Paul Ingraham
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BACKGROUND: Paralympic Powerlifting (PP) training tends to promote fatigue and oxidative stress.
RESULTS: The IBU showed a higher PT (24 and 48 h, p = 0.04, ɳ2 p = 0.39), a lower FI (24 h, p = 0.01, ɳ2p = 0.74) and an increased lymphocyte count (p < 0.001; ɳ2p = 4.36). There was no change in oxidative stress.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of IBU provided improvements in strength and did not protect against oxidative stress.
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