I was wondering if anyone had heard of takin an asprin before workouts giving you a good pump for workouts?? There is a buddy of mine that says he does and it also keeps him from bein so sore and from any joint pain that may occur....
This is an interesting question.
Back in the day when ECA stacks were all the rage guys would take aspirin pre-workout all the time. Aspirin was used to enhance the effects of the ephedrine.
But I wouldnt recommend doing that on a regular basis. Aspirin has been found to negatively effect muscle development by decreasing protein synthesis. (source: J Biol Chem. 2007 Apr;282(14):10164-71. Epub 2007 Feb 6.)
Since protein is the fundemental building block of muscle, decreasing protein synthesis inhibits the muscles ability to grow. It can make all that protein we eat as wannabe bodybuilders ineffective.