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    Would taking cholesterol meds help vo2

    Does a cholesterol medicine help or is it unrelated to effecting your v02 max......just wondering....

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    physiologically speaking, I don't see how it could have any effect on your oxygen uptake.

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    No.

    But riding hard and proper recovery does.

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    ....Lance....is that you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryguy135 View Post
    ....Lance....is that you?
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    I will bite, what is your line of thinking that it might?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryguy135 View Post
    ....Lance....is that you?
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    Really? Just go on EPO, steroids, amphetamines, and growth hormone. What the heck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    No.

    But riding hard and proper recovery does.
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    I doubt a cholesterol lowering medication will have any effect on your lung capacity.

    However, exercising, improving your aerobic fitness, and weight reduction may improve your cholesterol levels enough to allow you to stop taking cholesterol meds
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    Blood pressure med took a lot of my performance away. I lost 60lbs and fixed that.
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    Actually for some of us on our cholesterol lowering meds, not me, can cause all kinds of physical problems. My mom can not take it, causes her body aches and weakness. My dad has no issues as I have no issues. When I did first start I did have an extreme headache for about a week until I stopped and then restarted without issue. I know it can also cause liver issues, that's where the stuff is either made or stored in our bodies so frequent blood tests are necessary. I go every three months, like it or not. At least it works and got my insurance company off my back about my bad levels.
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    If you have normal cholesterol it could lower it too much and then your hormones would suffer.... and you would be way worse off.

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