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by josh60
Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Caloric Intake/Cutting
Replies: 133
Views: 37713

Re: Caloric Intake/Cutting

I'm not saying you can extract 1500 calories from 1000 calories - never did say that, either. You don't say it in so many words, but there is always an "however..." clause that indirectly amounts to just that. Is it not possible that she just isn't burning that much, even with 2 hours of exercise p...
by josh60
Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: leg training without pressure on feet
Replies: 20
Views: 10328

Re: leg training without pressure on feet

another question: how would you compare the stress on the feet at soccer, running and squats? Running puts a stress of up to 10 times body weight on the knee joint (see, for example, http://www.kneeclinic.info/knee_sports_injuries_running.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ) albeit ...
by josh60
Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ode and Origins by Paul Carter
Replies: 2
Views: 2217

Re: Ode and Origins by Paul Carter

Oscar_Actuary wrote:"bottle of farts"

I'm stealing that.
What do you need a bottle of farts for?
by josh60
Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Caloric Intake/Cutting
Replies: 133
Views: 37713

Re: Caloric Intake/Cutting

I would think there is a difference between words "Starvation" and "a minor caloric defiency".... Plus, another point I would throw is that people who eat in a slight caloric defiency, usually eat much cleaner. I was thinking of calorie restriction experiments on other animals (yeast, worms, rodent...
by josh60
Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Caloric Intake/Cutting
Replies: 133
Views: 37713

Re: Caloric Intake/Cutting

Sure the body is, like everything else, a heat engine. It seems we all agree upon this principle, but when it comes to its application opinions differ. ...we don't have a good way of comparing the available energy from those different fuels, and the body uses them i n very different ways. No argume...
by josh60
Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Caloric Intake/Cutting
Replies: 133
Views: 37713

YMMV

robertscott wrote:that cortisol shout is a good point. Saying it's all thermodynamics completely discounts the role of hormones.
Right. That's why my car drives 100 MPG since I started adding cortisol to the fuel.
by josh60
Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Caloric Intake/Cutting
Replies: 133
Views: 37713

Re: Caloric Intake/Cutting

However, since the human body is slightly more complex than a heat engine, perhaps there are other things going on which mean that she does eat what she says she eats and does what she says she does, but doesn't lose any weight yet still remains with in the laws of thermodynamics....? No way. The h...
by josh60
Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Caloric Intake/Cutting
Replies: 133
Views: 37713

Re: Caloric Intake/Cutting

The thermal energy released from food being burned in a calorimeter is a gross estimate at best of the chemical energy available to be released metabolically. True, but we do know that the error is on the side of overestimation, meaning you cannot get more calories than the calorimeter reading, so ...
by josh60
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Caloric Intake/Cutting
Replies: 133
Views: 37713

Re: Caloric Intake/Cutting

Both do over 12 hours of exercise per week. One, I reckon, eats about 1000 calories per day With all due respect, the first law of thermodynamics, aka conservation of energy, can never be broken, regardless of complicated diagrams like the one by ironman. Eating 1000 calories a day means the total ...
by josh60
Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Low-Volume Training - please help
Replies: 27
Views: 19750

Re: Low-Volume Training - please help

1) 60s-120s is considered to be the optimal rest if you goal is maximal hypertrophy. So 90s is good. If you got more energy left, perform the set after 60s of rest. If the last set was a total nut buster, rest for 2 minutes... This made me think that maybe the idea of a fixed rest time between sets...
by josh60
Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: back pain with heavy squats
Replies: 38
Views: 17439

Re: back pain with heavy squats

Matt Z wrote:That depends on the machine, the settings, how tall you are and whether or not you bothered to use the safety pin(s) (if available).
The one I use has a built in safety pin that cannot be adjusted but is higher than me kneecaps, so I guess I'm Ok, assuming it will hold the megatons I press :-)
by josh60
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: back pain with heavy squats
Replies: 38
Views: 17439

Re: back pain with heavy squats

if your legs come too far back, and your flexibility ain't great, your back'll round. Maybe so. Since I'm really worried about back injury I'll ask someone to take my picture when my legs are curled to the maximum, but anyway this should be easy to control by not going too "deep". One of the advant...
by josh60
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: back pain with heavy squats
Replies: 38
Views: 17439

Re: back pain with heavy squats

...hurt their horribly rounded back... I'm not taking sides on the "to leg-press or not to leg-press, this is the question" question, but for the life of me I can't figure out how you can round your back while leg-pressing. Mine, and everyone I've seen pressing, is flat on the back of the seat, bei...
by josh60
Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Get rid of belly
Replies: 80
Views: 38162

Re: Get rid of belly

it doesn't really work like that derok, your body can sleep and digest food without any trouble. Judging by my cat's habits, not only can the body sleep and digest simultaneously, sleep is actually the preferred state when heavy digestion is needed. Makes sense if you think of all the blood availab...
by josh60
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Fat Oxidation
Replies: 15
Views: 14723

Re: Fat Oxidation

What I've read from reliable resources... is that aerobic exercise in the optimal fat-burning zone (65% to 70%) of your maximum heart rate ... will help raise the HDL level. I guess one person's experience doesn't mean much, but I'm 61 YO and my HDL went up considerably (from low 40's to 62) by doi...