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Jul
10
comment How many pounds of water retention will be caused by 2300 mg of sodium?
@AndrewGauthier That's going to be so highly individual, it can't be answered. What's your glomerular filtration rate compared to mine? Etc etc etc.
Jul
10
comment Exercises for strengthening foot twisting
Sit with your legs sticking straight out, feet in the air, with your ankles about a foot apart. Try to touch your toes together without moving them closer together. If your toes move towards each other, then you have enough strength to snowplow and its a technique issue. The amount of strength it takes to snowplow is negligible.
Jul
10
answered How many pounds of water retention will be caused by 2300 mg of sodium?
Jul
10
comment How many pounds of water retention will be caused by 2300 mg of sodium?
@Noumenon - No. Saline solution is .9%, which is approximately the osmolarity of blood. This is about 9 grams per liter, not 35 as in seawater.
Jul
10
comment Road bicycles for weight loss
@spudone - True. I always forget about that since I have a pm. Good point, thanks!
Jul
9
comment In bodybuilding, how do I train my traps and lats without involving my biceps?
Your triceps serve to extend your arms (i.e. straighten), not bend. You'd only be working them during the eccentric phase. The lats originate along the spine and the top of the iliac crest, and insert on the humerus. Their sole function is movement of the arm and shoulder girdle. Saying that twisting situps work the lats is like saying that calf raises work the abdominals.
Jul
9
comment In bodybuilding, how do I train my traps and lats without involving my biceps?
How does a twisting situp work your lats? The function of the lats are to adduct the upper arms. And how does a wide grip pulldown emphasize the triceps?
Jul
9
comment Can anyone recommend science-based skeptical literature or media about exercise?
@KevinHolmes - It's proven fact that exercise, especially weight bearing exercise, preserves muscle mass as you age. Strength training is a weight bearing exercise. Here's a couple studies for you: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24460174 physsportsmed.org/doi/10.3810/psm.2011.09.1933
Jul
8
answered Road bicycles for weight loss
Jul
7
comment Nutrition before sleeping during intensive training program
I find it amazing that you can pinpoint the pain to the transverse duodenum.
Jul
7
comment Dieting and exercise
Just to add, a body like hers takes strict attention to diet, and a LOT more than "10 minutes of cardio and core and weights and work on my legs". Try hours on each, not 10 minutes for all.
Jul
7
comment Chubbyness from the face and body
possible duplicate of Best exercise to lose belly fat fast
Jul
2
comment Overhead presses when hyperlordotic
Are you sure that you are hyperlordotic and that it isn't just your natural curvature?
Jun
29
comment Arm size growth and halt
Can you summarize the articles, rather than just linking and saying "go read"? If the links ever die, the answer is useless.
Jun
29
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Jun
29
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Jun
26
comment If I lift on the moon will I get stronger?
@tannman357 - No. The same rules apply in reverse. You would just not be able to lift as much on Jupiter as you can on Earth. If you want to simulate it, Jupiter is about 2.5x that of Earth, if you weigh 200 lbs go strap on another 300 lbs and walk around. You'll get just as strong as you would walking around normally on Jupiter.
Jun
26
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Jun
25
comment D-Ribose and keto
Do you have sources for the chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia claims? Everything I can find on it shows it to have insufficient evidence for those claims, and the studies that I can find are all funded/done by the labs themselves. If this genuinely helps I would be interested, as I have a couple friends with fibromyalgia.
Jun
24
comment Is the muscle pump after exercise due to increased cellular Na (due to reduced ATP availability)?
@TomM - Muscle evo quote-"For one, these are the results from just one study. As I mentioned in The Sherlock Holmes Guide to Separating Fitness Fact from Fiction, one study is not really news. It’s only when you get several studies showing the same thing, ideally from different research groups, that it’s worth sitting up and paying attention." For the Kaatsu method, the originator almost killed himself doing it, and the only other link is a hockey player that got hospitalized trying it. It may be a great thing, but I'm not holding my breath on it. :p