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Old 10-26-07, 08:58 AM   #1
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I was thinking of giving Optygen a shot and was wondering how others incorporate it into their training. Is it a case of loading and maintaining during heavy training or do you take it all year round?
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Optygen is completely and utterly useless/worthless.
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Old 10-26-07, 11:45 AM   #3
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Optygen is completely and utterly useless/worthless.
perhaps but that still doesn't answer my question.
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perhaps but that still doesn't answer my question.
yes it does. Don't bother.
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We did this already

Optygen: Any opinions?
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Old 10-26-07, 12:26 PM   #6
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no....we went through the whole 'its great/it's sh*t' debate with that thread....i'm asking a specific question in regards to training and usage
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Old 10-26-07, 12:27 PM   #7
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yes it does. Don't bother.
call me stubborn......but i'd like to test the stuff out for myself.......then i'm going to try some dimpled wheels to see if i make it onto the fairway
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Old 10-26-07, 01:02 PM   #8
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call me stubborn......but i'd like to test the stuff out for myself.......then i'm going to try some dimpled wheels to see if i make it onto the fairway
answered your own question
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Makes...me...fart...

...well, more than usual....
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Old 10-26-07, 02:04 PM   #10
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call me stubborn......but i'd like to test the stuff out for myself.......then i'm going to try some dimpled wheels to see if i make it onto the fairway
OK, waste your money. To actually answer your question, then, use it however you want. It won't work either way.
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Pcad falls into the Optygen abuser category. I break the capsules and snort the contents.
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Don't bother using it during training- take 1.5 to 2x the preload dosage during the loading phase.

Do it before events.
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following the labels works pretty well... another rider I know takes the pure form- cordiceps (much cheaper) and essentially the same effect. EVEN IF IT DOESN'T WORK, the placebo effect is still efficient.
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to answer your question-- you could try the instructions (loading then maintenance) but up the dosage to 2x the loading on RACE DAY. try out out-- it worked for me, I could last a bit longer on the climbs without feeling it
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Didn't do dick for Pcad today. That is all.
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following the labels works pretty well... another rider I know takes the pure form- cordiceps (much cheaper) and essentially the same effect. EVEN IF IT DOESN'T WORK, the placebo effect is still efficient.
did you get that name right? cordiceps didn't turn up anything in my searches
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did you get that name right? cordiceps didn't turn up anything in my searches
It's a fungus that attacks insect species. The spores invade their brain, force them to climb to a good spot for maximum environmental spread of more spores, then it kills them and a fungus stalk sprouts out of the head of the insect.

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Hi,
I have tried cordyceps. It appears to reduce inflammation in the lungs. Not as well as my asthma inhaler, but well enough that I use it from time to time. You should be able to find it in your local
health food store.

I think anyone that likes it a lot should get their lungs checked.
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At the end of the cycling day, sometimes you have the snot, and sometimes you do not.

That is all.
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It's a fungus that attacks insect species. The spores invade their brain, force them to climb to a good spot for maximum environmental spread of more spores, then it kills them and a fungus stalk sprouts out of the head of the insect.
Anything that grows inside insect brains is good enough for me.
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if you want to go down that path of what is in our diets, most of us would stop eating anything processed BUT that is just too much work!

Back to the point, its spelled CORDICEPS on optygen but is more commonly spelled as CORDYCEPS (with a Y)-- so try both searches.
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Anything that grows inside insect brains is good enough for me.
Just so long as it doesn't develop a taste for human tissue.

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At the end of the cycling day, sometimes you have the snot, and sometimes you do not.

That is all.
And sometimes you still have your $49.95 left in the bank.
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You will do better spending the 50 bucks toward a coach.
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