used to hang out with a bodybuilder in late 80s just after i finished racing...there was a quantum difference in the diets and knowledge of nutrution between the bodybuilders who seemed to know all about long chain amino acids and the cyclist who were still eating frozen pizzas...despite the cyclist I knew performing at a far higher level than said bodybuilders...samhocking said:I can't remember where I read it. The study i'm thinking of was a swimming study iirc. Like nearly all other double-blind studies, they couldn't find any ergoneric effects of salbutomol, but did with the subjects taking two other asthma drugs alongside it iirc.topcat said:what two substances?samhocking said:I thought you had to take Salbutomol with another two substances to begin seeing performance benefits in non-asthmatics within a race? On its own, it would be an out-of-competition poor mans fat moving muscle building anabolic.
One of the most recent studies is probably Michael Koehle's 48 cyclists study. 14 tested as having EIA in the lab. Lung function did improve in both the asthma and non-asthma group, but that didn't translate into any improvements in time-trial performances whatsoever. His conclusion was the diffusion of oxygen from the lungs into the blood is the limiting performance factor in endurance athletes, not getting more air into the lungs and improving lung function.
salbutomol is used by these guys for a reason and will be done so in conjunction with other substances - which Cound through the mother will know all about...
it perhaps not surprising there's not lab/academic studies on this but the locker rooms or hardcore gyms and the bars of Flanders will be where you get the low down on the effectiveness of PEDS...rather, than say, the rarefied atmosphere of the Scottish Centre of respiratory illness