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Mar
12
comment Optimum heart rate for fat loss
@michael - Totally agree with you. I do long distance cycling (centuries+) and my training of choice for the past 6 years is a form of HITT. The tradeoff is that I'm in condition several weeks quicker and I ride shorter training rides, than if I train using long, slow distance.
Jun
8
comment How bad is high fructose corn syrup relative to the alternatives?
+1 for the link to Robert Lustig's video.
Jun
8
comment How bad is high fructose corn syrup relative to the alternatives?
The body metabolizes HFCS and sucrose in much the same way since both consist of fructose and glucose. The glucose component is separated from the fructose component in the gut. The glucose is then available to be metabolized by any cell in the body. However, the fructose is only metabolized by the liver. The liver synthesizes glycogen until the liver glycogen stores are re-filled; and after that it synthesizes tri-glycerides (fat). I only have 133 characters left, so here's a wikipedia link for a start... goo.gl/3LNxz
May
31
comment Will wearing ankle weights all day long make any difference?
+1 - It's totally unnatural to carry weight on one's extremities for any sustained period of time. Ankle weights ruin one's stride and otherwise create a horrible imbalance on natural movement.
May
9
comment How do I prevent and/or treat dehydration?
You live and workout in hot, dry AZ. I live and workout in rainy, cool, OR. Our hydration needs are different. Of course we need enough H2O, and we also need a good electrolyte balance.
May
9
comment How do I prevent and/or treat dehydration?
Please clarify. What is your workout? Proper hydration depends on the individual, the particular workout, the workout intensity, and the temperature (environmental) conditions. As an example, in my case, being properly hydrated depends on whether I'm doing an endurance cycling workout vs. strength training in the gym (+/- whether the surrounding temp is hot/cold).
Apr
2
comment How do I determine what a paleo diet is?
So, the "paleo" diet is not actually a "paleo" diet? Seems like the modern interpretation of a "paleo" diet is not a hunter-gatherer diet but one where one actually eats very few processed foods. It seems to follow [Michael Pollan's ideas][1]? Just asking? [1]: michaelpollan.com/books/food-rules
Apr
1
comment How do I determine what a paleo diet is?
This link says to avoid legumes. Why? Fresh fava beans are quite good and I can't imagine my paleo ancestors refusing them.
Apr
1
comment How do I determine what a paleo diet is?
Just asking, it looks more like eating "closely to natural foods" as opposed to "processed foods"?
Mar
24
comment Opening up my chest and shoulders
Part 2 of (De)-Constructing Computer Guy...The other 23 Hours...
Mar
24
comment Opening up my chest and shoulders
Eric Cressey's stuff is quite good. I have the DVD, "Magnificent Mobility". It helped change my perspective on stretching and flexibility.
Mar
24
comment Opening up my chest and shoulders
Here's a link to an article on T Nation, titled "Deconstructing Computer Guy". Don't let the horrid site design throw you off because the article is quite good.
Mar
24
comment I don't walk, jog, run but I hope to. How can I get into habit of running?
@Goma - For whatever reason you seem set on walking/jogging/running...but like Yevgeniy says, "If you don't enjoy it or can't get into it, consider other physical activities instead."
Mar
23
comment Stationary cycling and soreness
@Duncan - The original poster wants to do "do cardio 3 times a week for about 50 minutes each session" - This should be easy to do without soreness.
Mar
23
comment Is there a best time of the day to exercise?
+1 - The best time to exercise is when you'll actually do it on a regular basis! The key is to workout vs. not working out.
Mar
23
comment Is there a best time of the day to exercise?
+1 - The best time to exercise is when you'll actually do it on a regular basis! The key is to workout vs. not working out.
Mar
23
comment Stationary cycling and soreness
@Duncan - Nah. Longer than that. I ride 100+ mile (160+ km) rides which means 5 - 7 hours on the bike with only short breaks, and I don't suffer much, if any, soreness. Of course I'm used to it. '~)
Mar
20
comment Best exercise to lose belly fat fast
Running cuts visceral fat. sweatscience.com/… -- I would think that high intensity cycling would do the same.
Mar
13
comment Are there any specific exercises I can do to strengthen my knee?
@Steve - You don't provide enough information. The type of pain and the location could be helpful. For example, pain in the front of the knee would indicate a different problem (and treatment) than pain on the outside of the knee. You did mention "giving way" which could easily indicate a ligament injury. A professional opinion is probably a good idea, but in the meantime here's a link: orthopedics.about.com/od/hipknee/a/kneesymptoms.htm
Mar
12
comment Should I drink water before, during or after eating?
@Greg - Your theory is interesting, but I have not been able to find solid scientific references to confirm it. There're tons of links in both directions, but very few are solid science. Many are anecdotal, some cultural....