224671 Bullies, 3583 online  
  • Register
Our Sponsors:

Results 1 to 10 of 51
Page 1 of 6 1 2345 ... LastLast
Sponsored Links Spacer Image
  1. Rebel Zero is offline

    Featherweight

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    45

    Posted On:
    3/30/2007 5:33pm

    Bullshido Newbie
     Style: MMA, Pitying Fools

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    Smooth Ass Joints

    Hello, all:

    Got a question for the Bullshido masses. Does anyone take any supplements for their joints? I'm starting to get a bit of pain and stifness in my knees, and I was wondering if anyone knew of anything I could take to promote health in my most used and worn joints.

    It doesn't hurt enough to need pain relief. I'm just interested in a quality product that will help everything stay smooth and injury free.

    Any ideas?

    RZ
  2. Teh El Macho is offline
    Teh El Macho's Avatar

    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Porcupine/Hollywood, FL & Parmistan via Elbonia
    Posts
    11,762

    Posted On:
    3/30/2007 6:07pm

    supporting member
     Style: creonte on hiatus

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    A common OTC combo for pain and stiffness in ligaments includes the following:

    1. MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)
    2. Glucosamine
    3. Chondroitin (Chondroitin sulfate)


    Keep in mind that if you are allergic to shellfish, glucosamine and chondroitin may not be safe for you. You never know if they are of shellfish or from terrestrial animal origin.

    If you are not allergic to shellfish, you can also add fish oil capsules (or flaxseed oil if you are allergic) to your diet. You may need to make sure you take moderately high amounts of selenium, folate/folic acid (B9), B12, antioxidants (vitamin C and E), and specially vitamin D.

    Ginger has been reported as a good pain reliever and anti-inflamatory as well. Swimming is reported as a good therapy for osteoarthritis.

    I have some pain in my knees as well, so what I usually do is that I always carry ACE wraps (or knee wraps) and icy-hot or tiger balm. Before I work out or roll, I put icy-hot on my knees and massage deeply (it has to be enough to give you a mild burning sensation). Then I wrap the knee with the wraps. That gives me support and also allows the knee joins to warm up.

    I would imagine that a good supplementation with the above nutrients will help in keeping things well-lubricated. Furthermore, I think people should make it a habit of massaging their knees and elbows with icy-hot or tiger balm after heavy training.

    Good luck.
    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

    My crapuous vlog and my blog of training, stuff and crap. NEW: Me, Mrs. Macho and our newborn baby.

    New To Weight Training? Get the StrongLifts 5x5 program and Rippetoe's "Starting Strength, 2nd Ed". Wanna build muscle/gain weight? Check this article. My review on Tactical Nutrition here.

    t-nation - Dissecting the deadlift. Anatomy and Muscle Balancing Videos.

    The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris
  3. jtkarate is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    490

    Posted On:
    3/31/2007 12:34am


     Style: karate,judo,JJ,Aikido,TKD

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Been drinking a can of joint-juice each morning for about a month and seems to be helping some.
  4. Shinshoryu is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Absurdisburgo
    Posts
    294

    Posted On:
    3/31/2007 1:26am


     Style: Aikido

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Take some rest. If problem persists, go see a doctor.
  5. kobudo is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    200

    Posted On:
    3/31/2007 2:33am


     Style: Mixed grappling & fencing

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I don't take any supplements, but I have noticed a non-painful popping in my left wrist and right elbow when I do push-ups over the last few years. The wrist pops first, and the elbow pops further up. It gives me a nice little rhythm section to listen to while working out -- pop-pop, pop-pop, pop-pop... I've never damaged either joint, and it's not getting any worse. it's just kinda wierd.
  6. HonkyTonkMan is offline
    HonkyTonkMan's Avatar

    Y SO SRIUS?

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Black Belt City, Mississippi
    Posts
    5,434

    Posted On:
    3/31/2007 5:45am

    supporting member
     Style: TKD, BJJ

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Listen to El Macho.

    I did, and my knees are doing 100 times better, not to mention my overall training ability (less pain more gain) has increased.

    I started taking Prenatal vitamins (they have double folic acid in them).
  7. PizDoff is offline

    .

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    18,598

    Posted On:
    3/31/2007 9:59am

    supporting memberstaff
     Style: Grappling

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    El Macho pretty much ended the thread right there.

    I would also add I like to massage my joints affected when warming up to stimulate additional blood flowing before training or lifting. The warm-down is crucial as well; you should include unweighted reps, massage and stretching before jumping into an alternating hot-cold shower. My favourite!
    Surfing Facebook at work? Spread the good word by adding us on Facebook today! https://www.facebook.com/Bullshido
  8. new2bjj is offline

    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    1,935

    Posted On:
    3/31/2007 2:29pm


     Style: TKD, MT, KEMPO

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    El Macho is right, but I would also add, be easy on your joints. No supplement in the world, or perscription med, for that matter, can replace the finite amount of lubrication/cartilage in your joints. If anything really could, then money it could make would dwarf what they make on MSM, etc.
    What I mean, is, don't do anymore high impact training than necessary- i.e. kicking the bag to failure, jumping until your sore, etc.MSM asnd all that stuff helps a lot of people for mild stuff, but joints aren't like muscles. From a guy that has a lot of aches and pains from the old "no pain, no gain" philosphy that all those roid freaks propagated back in the 70-80's.
  9. Odacon is offline
    Odacon's Avatar

    Senior Member

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    3,627

    Posted On:
    3/31/2007 5:33pm

    Join us... or die
     Style: Bits and pieces

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
  10. Rebel Zero is offline

    Featherweight

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    45

    Posted On:
    4/01/2007 11:28am

    Bullshido Newbie
     Style: MMA, Pitying Fools

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Thanks for the advice, everyone. I'll give it a try and see how it goes.

    El Macho, I read your hyper-link on supplements for people over 30 and I was wondering what type/brand of amino acids you use.

    Thanks again.

    RZ
Page 1 of 6 1 2345 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Powered by vBulletin™© contact@vbulletin.com vBulletin Solutions, Inc. 2011 All rights reserved.