Nutrition is simple. Just consume equal quantities of the 5 major food groups: sugar, fat, salt, alcohol, and caffeine.
Nice! I love hiking outside during the fall season before the snow hits. :!!)Speaking of physical activity (was anyone speaking of that?)... went for a hike yesterday. The plan was to cover several peaks, but as rain set in, it seemed less like a good idea. So the first peak (a low one) became the only peak. This is Mount Roberts in New Hampshire.
How do you breathe at that elevation? Isn't the air too thick?Speaking of physical activity (was anyone speaking of that?)... went for a hike yesterday. The plan was to cover several peaks, but as rain set in, it seemed less like a good idea. So the first peak (a low one) became the only peak. This is Mount Roberts in New Hampshire.
Hah ha ha! Because NH is so close to the ocean, most of our mountain trails start only a couple hundred feet above sea level. This peak was actually the start of a mountain pass that goes across several peaks in the Ossipee range which form the outside of a 14km-wide ancient volcano caldera. Our original plan was to do as many as possible yesterday, but the rain kind of ruined that and footing was getting bad. (Truthfully, the best case scenario was Roberts, Faraway, and maybe Shaw... with all the mini-peaks in-between.)How do you breathe at that elevation? Isn't the air too thick?
Personally, I find Denver's air a little claustrophobic and Denver's only at 5280 ft.
I bet it takes a lot of beer to get drunk at that altitude.
Swimming is great for endurance and range of motion. I wish there were more public pools around here. I also wish I could like V8, but for me, the V is for vile.Three years ago this Jan 30th or so I went Atkins and lost 70 pounds over the next two years. The last year has been mostly maintenance with a little focused progress here and there - relatively light weights with lots of reps. But now I have started bulking up and lifting heavy. I lift weights or swim 4-5 days a week and have modified my diet to accommodate the muscle growth and increased physical demands. I am starting to feel like a real athlete again!
Being a nerd I also found it necessary to calculate the amount of work done during a workout. This is interesting to consider. By decreasing the weight by about 15% I can double the number of reps. It is funny how quickly we go over a cliff on total work done [lifting only] based on a relatively small change in the weight being used.
The other night I did about 75,000 ft-lbs of work [again, this only considers the lift, not the release]. I thought that sounded pretty impressive! But I did it in 45 minutes. So that works out to about... 5% of a horsepower.
My daily diet typically includes a lot of broccoli, spinach, kale, cauliflower and a wide assortment of vegetables. I always start my day with a V8 and finish with a protein drink after working out. I have found that I needed to add more red meat to my diet for the iron. I had been eating mostly white meat but found it difficult to get enough iron each day even with the high-iron vegetables. One interesting option for iron is liquorish! If I can get sugar-free liquorish I may add that as part of my routine.
A chef, really ? What kind of food?I go swimming few times a week and rest of the exercise comes from working as a chef in a hectic place. Not into weightlifting or pure muscle power or something along those lines, more so endurance and sense of balance.
Diet - I don't look for where it says "Y kcal per X units" when I buy something. I have always eaten what I wanted to.
You might try adding Vodka. I hear that helps.Swimming is great for endurance and range of motion. I wish there were more public pools around here. I also wish I could like V8, but for me, the V is for vile.
Convenience is sooooo important in order to stay motivated and keep it up. Luckily I have easy access to what I need now. But you look awesome so you have some room for off time.Lately my exercise routine has been, erm, less than acceptable. My one-hour-each-way commute makes it difficult but I need to make it more of a priority.
I deal with mostly making and preparing cuisines, but sometimes they make me do the desserts. It's like our native hostility at the work place. We know the desserts taste great, but you can't take any, and if you have to be the one to prepare them, it's like punishment. :DA chef, really ? What kind of food?
I was always told that you should push against gravity as fast as you can (with any amount of weight; when it's a lot obviously as fast as you can is going to be quite a bit slower), and then to move the weight with gravity as slowly as possible.Does anyone have any thoughts wrt fast-twitch vs slow-twitch exercises. I believe Bruce Lee always did fast lifts to activate the fast twitch muscle fiber. We were always trained to alternate daily between light and heavy. But it would also seem to make sense to lift fast when doing the lighter weights in addition to increased reps. That way both fiber types get activated. The most immediate concern that comes to mind for me is possibly an increased potential for injuries. Based on my college health class the logic seems sound enough but I'm not sure of that either.
Are you aware of there being any increased risk of injury either way? Fast lifts just seem inherently problematic to me wrt injury. I did a full set of fast lifts the other night and that left my entire body buzzing for hours... more so than is usual. So I definitely noticed a difference.I was always told that you should push against gravity as fast as you can (with any amount of weight; when it's a lot obviously as fast as you can is going to be quite a bit slower), and then to move the weight with gravity as slowly as possible.
That I think depends greatly on the goal. Focused commitment to shallow goals (popularity, money) may well lead to a disaster. And I observe that even commitment to shallow goals focuses the mind which quickly reveals them to be what they are, as opposed to casual efforts which can continue indefinitely. But to rise to high levels in sport or scholarship or entrepreneurship or ...? Too many stories that end well.While the quote is inspiring to some degree and I understand where it's coming from, long term, that's a recipe for disaster.