Stimulants and supplements

Doconc

Member
I have a disconcerting observation that numerous top swimmers at bigger meets cAnt stand still, are screaming primal screams before races, and then vomiting afterward.

those are all symptoms of C4 use and high caffeine supplements

please tell me this isnt pernicious and widespread?!
 

Doconc

Member
I think it’s cheating - It’s appalling teams/coaches stand idly by
What does it tell ur kids when u enable this?

there are side effects as well
 

BASESWIMPARENT

Active member
I don't think it is technically cheating (I mean I don't think it is a banned substance). I know of one club that brought doctor in to talk about not using it but his lecture was not the fire and brimstone one the coach was looking for. Most coaches I know really frown on it and if caught the swimmers are pulled from the meet. But I am pretty sure it is still used.
 

Doconc

Member
Ephedrine and high caffeine is not much different than meldonium

same with inhalers and other help

cheating. Using chemicals for an edge
Bullshit
 

BASESWIMPARENT

Active member
I am not a chemist. I am just telling you what I know. It is not a banned substance. Coaches don't like it at all but C4 in particular is used a lot before practices and workouts. Swimmers that I know see it as an OK supplement. I am talking about C4 specifically. The problem with inhalers is that due to some of the air quality in these pools, swimmers have trouble breathing. So I don't know who is using legit and who is using to get an edge.
 
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