Cialis as a Pre-Workout: When You Need Help Getting it Up

Bodybuilders and supplement suppliers are always searching for new ways to improve pumps, gains, and overall bodybuilding experiences. New products stock shelves in wondrous numbers, and we certainly contribute to that trend with some of the best products you can use to supplement your routine. Sometimes, though, it just isn’t enough; we plateau. A pretty trendy method to surpass some of our plateaus, however, is quite the strange one, indeed: Take Cialis as a pre-workout supplement. That’s right; the drug used to help older men take the wife out for a nice evening can also allegedly provide you with some of the best pumps of your life.

While the primary focus of Cialis is to treat erectile dysfunction, the reasoning behind its alleged effectiveness in the gym is pretty simple: Tadalafil. Cialis’ main ingredient, Tadalafil, is designed to increase blood flow (by increasing the blood flow  to the penis, Cialis can help fight against erectile dysfunction). When used as a pre-workout, the increased blood flow allows the user to effectively have more energy and certainly more stamina to get in those good, extra pumps. How, though, does Cialis increase blood flow? Tadalafil is capable of relaxing blood vessels, opening them up to an increased flow.

There are, however, additional benefits to using Cialis as a pre-workout. Particularly, for those of us on cycle - especially near the end of said cycle - blood pressure can peak at some fairly unhealthy levels (and lifters with naturally high blood pressure often worry about their levels, too). First, high blood pressure, often referred to as the silent killer, can, as its dark nickname suggests, cause death if left unattended. Over time, high blood pressure erodes your body, and it can leave you with various disabilities or result in a fatal heart attack or severe stroke. My family, for example, deals with chronic high blood pressure; my father has taken medication to keep his at a reasonable level since his 20’s, and I’m sure I’m not long for the medication myself. In any event, Cialis doubles as a blood pressure reducer, and when weaning yourself off of a cycle, that could be pretty important.

Now, while the aforementioned benefits of taking Cialis as a pre-workout supplement are pretty great in and of themselves, there is more to the whole increased blood flow piece. The greater the blood flow typically increases the water, blood, and nutrient flow to the muscles. In other words, each pump, in theory, could actually provide greater gains than your usual routine. Multiple lifters who have used Cialis as a pre-workout supplement have suggested that the drug results in some of the best pumps they’ve ever experienced. I have not tried Cialis as a pre-workout myself, so I cannot personally confirm these claims; there are, however, multiple reports and articles on the subject. If all of this sounds great, then one of the biggest benefits of taking Cialis as a pre-workout supplement is that it lasts in the body’s system for up to 36 hours. That great pump you had in the gym and the rewarding feeling afterward could legitimately last for a day and a half.

All of this sounds great, of course, but there are some side effects to be aware of for those who may want to try Cialis as a pre-workout supplement. Obviously, as a drug designed to treat erectile dysfunction, you could find yourself in an embarrassing scenario or two under the proper circumstances. Outside of the menial, Cialis has been reported by multiple users to cause mild to severe headaches, and it’s been suggested that, as a pre-workout supplement, you only use about 3-5 mg of the stuff. Additionally, Cialis can cause flushing of the skin. Worse yet, the lowering of blood pressure can actually be pretty scary should your levels drop to unhealthy levels. Dizziness and lightheadedness can result, particularly when combined with other pre-workout supplements. A combination of the two can dramatically lower your NO, which can leave you in a pretty weightless, dizzy state - or worse.

From my research, the general consensus is that Cialis is a pretty effective pre-workout supplement. Tadalafil is capable of relaxing blood vessels and increasing blood flow in effect, which can enhance your overall energy and give you some pretty good pumps. The enhanced flow of blood, water, and nutrients to the muscles means your pumps and gains should be otherworldly. While Cialis’ ability to decrease blood pressure can be beneficial to lifters who typically have high blood pressure or experience such at the end of a cycle, if used with other pre-workout supplements, your body can experience unnaturally low NO levels, resulting in dizziness, lightheartedness, or worse. At the least, daily use of Cialis as a pre-workout supplement will most likely result in constant headaches, flushing, and an overall poor disposition. If you need an occasional boost for a tough workout or a pick me up at the end of a cycle, using Cialis on occasion could provide you with desirable results - and for up to 36 hours.

As in every situation, and perhaps especially for this one, consult your doctor before committing to use. If you have used Cialis, let us know your results and how you felt during and after your workouts.

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