This is a weird story that popped up yesterday. Basically, a study has found that
..over-the-counter painkillers may promote muscle growth in older patients during weight training...
In 24 patients with a mean age of 64, recommended daily doses of ibuprofen and acetaminophen were associated with gains of about 50% in muscle volume and strength compared with placebo after 12 weeks of resistance training, Chad Carroll, Ph.D., of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., and colleagues reported at the Experimental Biology meeting here.
"These results suggest that chronic consumption of ibuprofen or acetaminophen during resistance training induces intramuscular changes that enhance the metabolic response to resistance exercise," said Todd Trappe, Ph.D., also of Ball State.
I really don't know what to make of this one!
Have a look at the full story: OTC Painkillers Also Help Grandpa Get Buff (!)
It is also reported by Eureka here.
Maybe these guys need some?
Talking of older people weight-training, there was a story in the NY Times yesterday about bodybuilders in their 60's and 70's: 60-Plus, Ripped, and Natural Competitors