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by daniel4738
Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep Deprivation
Replies: 25
Views: 6816

DoD researcher P.A. Deuster in research used to develop preparation for the US Navy's BUDs course (Navy seals) suggests that sleep deprivation will not adversely affect physical performance until at least 96 hours of sleep deprivation. However, it will affect mental ability after approximately 12 ho...
by daniel4738
Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:31 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: post workout snacks
Replies: 28
Views: 13002

I re-read the section on acid foods and he states explicitly that it is foods which cause the blood acidity to rise.

Not necessarily acidic foods, but those which have an effect of raising the blood acidity.

Does it make any more sense?
by daniel4738
Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Making my own sports drink
Replies: 16
Views: 12969

Loren Cordain's 'Paleo diet for Athletes' suggests that unless you are competing in multi day endurance events the only electrolyte that will need replacing will be sodium. So you can probably bin the expensive electrolyte drinks and just use a punch (or punch if you are sweaty) of salt. I think the...
by daniel4738
Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any experienced Tabata practitioners?
Replies: 14
Views: 4081

However, an out-of-shape couch potato would likely improve both stength and cardiovascular endurance from tabata workouts. This is exactly it. I guess what gets under my skin is that some of what i call the 'crossfit nazis' suggest otherwise. Apologies for rambling a little. I am currently writing ...
by daniel4738
Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any experienced Tabata practitioners?
Replies: 14
Views: 4081

Actually, reading further on in thread from http://performancemenu.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2560 I see a lot of comments about crossfitters 'gagging' and catabolizing (which I assume they mean 'hitting the wall/burning protein'. Perhaps this is highlighting that after a year of heavy anaerobic sty...
by daniel4738
Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any experienced Tabata practitioners?
Replies: 14
Views: 4081

Yes, I think i get a little carried away and ramble when I see the Paleo and Crossfit nazis saying 'All you need to know is that it works, don't question it ... DO IT!'. Heh. I don't like that either. It's okay to say "We're not sure why this works, but it's working" but it's not okay to say "there...
by daniel4738
Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any experienced Tabata practitioners?
Replies: 14
Views: 4081

Daniel, I think for the most part you're right. However, I think the real world applicability to increased anerobic endurance and ability to recover faster are significant. Gant probably wasn't very precise in his statement, and yes, there are better ways of increasing any of the fitness components...
by daniel4738
Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any experienced Tabata practitioners?
Replies: 14
Views: 4081

I am not knocking Tabata, but anytime a statement like that is made, it cracks me up. I'm not sure why. It's an appropriately-qualified statement made after detailed logging of Tabata-based workouts, backed by the results of other people trying it as well. It's not a blanket, unqualified statement ...
by daniel4738
Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: workout withdrawel? feeling of chronic malaise
Replies: 4
Views: 2035

It's interesting you describe this. It sounds very much like withdrawal. I sometimes post on a strategy gaming forum too, where one recent topic was the addictive nature of computer games, and how it is unhealthy. Which got me into another line of thought. The current suggestion is that at least 100...
by daniel4738
Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Exercise Induced sweet taste
Replies: 10
Views: 7533

Just as a caveat, if there is any risk of diabetes, go to the doctor for a check up.
by daniel4738
Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: s [email protected]#@!#! quat form. The never ending quest
Replies: 14
Views: 5338

That is hard to say. I never max because I don't want to get hurt. About two years ago I started out doing 8X3 at 405. I've had to drop down and start over several times. I really noticed gains when I started concentrating on going parallel. Do them right, you get the results. Good genes help as we...
by daniel4738
Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: post workout snacks
Replies: 28
Views: 13002

I always heard that when you eat the acidic food your body leaches calcium from the bones. It happens in the kidneys I think. It is a cause of kidney stones and thinning of the bones. I always thought it sounded like bollocks but I'm not sure. I always thought about how acidic stomach contents are ...
by daniel4738
Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:59 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: post workout snacks
Replies: 28
Views: 13002

Daniel, that's confusing to me. And "acid" in food is not likely to have any systemic effect. If food is mildly acidic, it's nothing to what your stomach makes normally. If anything is acidic enough to have an effect on the stomach contents, it's probably too acidic to tolerate in your mouth and es...
by daniel4738
Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:49 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: post workout snacks
Replies: 28
Views: 13002

peanut butter Actually, I have been reading Lauren Cordain's book 'The Paleo Diet for Athletes' and one of the things about not eating legumes is the acid content and something to do with muscle breakdown. Therefor eating a net acid loading food after a workout is doubly bad because you are fueling...
by daniel4738
Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: "The Truth About Cross Fit."
Replies: 9
Views: 3575

But still, I like the concept and goals, and it really opened me up to a lot of different training methods. I just can't stand watching someone get lauded for his "stud" performance when he's half-repping and barely nosing over the bar on pullups, and I'm not counting reps unless my chest touches o...