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by xarope
Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: General Health & Wellness Research
Topic: Stress makes you fat
Replies: 1
Views: 2005

Re: Stress makes you fat

that explains why I'm so fat... not...

seriously though, I think stress is overhyped; lack of stress isn't good, but "eustress" is obviously preferred over "di-stress"!
by xarope
Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Training Research
Topic: TRX plank superior to normal plank
Replies: 2
Views: 1965

Re: TRX plank superior to normal plank

isn't there a significant postural difference between the non and with TRX planks, in the pictures?!?
by xarope
Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Team "300"
Topic: Annual 300 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 7105

Re: Annual 300 2014

Sigh. I'm supposed to be in bali that weekend, but if things change I'll let you guys know.
by xarope
Tue May 27, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Nutrition/Supplementation Research
Topic: Evidence-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding...
Replies: 0
Views: 1730

Evidence-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding...

A lot of meta-data references and conclusions in this study (it's Alan Aragon hence why I bumped into it). Long read, but the abstract pretty much summarises the conclusions, if you are in TL;DR mode (useless trivia, taurine is essential for cats, but not humans... hah): Review Evidence-based recomm...
by xarope
Mon May 19, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Training Research
Topic: Effects of fatigue on barbell squat biomechanics
Replies: 2
Views: 2049

Re: Effects of fatigue on barbell squat biomechanics

so no more 20rep sets for you? or just better cognizence?
by xarope
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Team "300"
Topic: Annual 300 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 3038

Re: Annual 300 2013

I've been off for 3 weeks, and haven't yet got off my lazy, sleepy, jet lagged a** yet to get back to the gym, but I'm game. Also, we need to celebrate Goi's weightlifting gold, and Sufian's new baby. How about Annual 300 all-you-can-eat WOD at Carousal (Royal Plaza on Scotts)? It's Halal, and the s...
by xarope
Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Nutrition/Supplementation Research
Topic: Effects of pre/peri/post workout supplementation
Replies: 1
Views: 1054

Re: Effects of pre/peri/post workout supplementation

must be an australian study. I've never seen the brands musashi (or horleys) outside of OZ/NZ.
by xarope
Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Nutrition/Supplementation Research
Topic: Only 68% of calories in whole almonds is absorbed
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

Re: Only 68% of calories in whole almonds is absorbed

Corollary: caramelized almonds here I come...
by xarope
Wed May 29, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Nutrition/Supplementation Research
Topic: Fast eating and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

Re: Fast eating and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus

this is likely more correlation than causation, i.e. if nothing else, speed of eating is a symptom rather than a cause; aka it's easier to wolf down a big bowl of simple carbs, than to chew and digest complex whole foods (meat/veg etc)

sigh. hope noone in your family has type 2...
by xarope
Fri May 10, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: General Health & Wellness Research
Topic: Sleep: What the Research Actually Says
Replies: 1
Views: 2150

Sleep: What the Research Actually Says

Interesting article about what sleep deprivation actually does to your body http://www.ericcressey.com/sleep-what-the-research-actually-says My empirical sample (of one, namely me) does concur with quite the conclusions, e.g. when I'm awake for >24 hours, I tend to want to eat a lot more, and my per...
by xarope
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Strength & Power
Topic: Singapore Powerlifting Open 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3700

Re: Singapore Powerlifting Open 2013

well, they are just P&S, so easy for me to whip out and take a shot whilst running away from the rampaging wildlife heheh... rather than carry 20kg of bipod/monopod, multiple lenses etc etc, and obsess about the perfect shot (yes, I used to do photography in the dark-ages, you know, 20+ years ago)
by xarope
Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Strength & Power
Topic: Singapore Powerlifting Open 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3700

Re: Singapore Powerlifting Open 2013

I'm bringing at least two cameras (xz1 and lx7) and maybe even my old lx3; I find that the xz1 is kind of slow compared to the panasonics, so not sure if I will leave that at home...

Sadly no telephoto P&S, but I think I'd prefer it that way, not so focussed on photography per se but enjoying nature.
by xarope
Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Strength & Power
Topic: Singapore Powerlifting Open 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3700

Re: Singapore Powerlifting Open 2013

wow, that's great for SWF. All weight categories... but no age groups...
Bummer, 7th July, I think I'm away in the galapagos, doh!
by xarope
Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Nutrition/Supplementation Research
Topic: Egg consumption & risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
Replies: 3
Views: 2025

Re: Egg consumption & risk of coronary heart disease and str

Higher consumption of eggs (up to one egg per day) is not associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease or stroke
sigh, yes... wish they had said up to two (at the very least)...
by xarope
Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Training Research
Topic: Effects of late night exercise on sleep quality
Replies: 3
Views: 1961

Re: Effects of late night exercise on sleep quality

Back in OZ I used to gym/MMA train from 7-10pm, had dinner at 10+ and went to be around midnight; didn't have problems sleeping. I was much younger then, but I was also doing that 5 days a week, with weekends full of daylight activity (rock climbing, MTBing, long distance cycling etc). Oh wait, now ...
by xarope
Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Team "300"
Topic: Sep 30 300?
Replies: 2
Views: 2511

Re: Sep 30 300?

Been sick the last week, and still coughing today, but if I'm better then I'll turn up (not that I've been doing any workouts the last week or so!)
by xarope
Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Team "300"
Topic: Liondash Sprint, 3 Nov 2012?
Replies: 22
Views: 8894

Re: Liondash Sprint, 3 Nov 2012?

OK let me guess: Python Pit - crawl through some pipes Polar Plunge - jump into an ice-filled pool (in singapore, that's probably good!) Canyon Crawl - some high/tight/slack rope thing? Rubber Rumble - tire run? The Great Wall - a high wall (ala SOC?) Monkey Madness - monkey bars Storming the Beach ...
by xarope
Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Training Research
Topic: Health/fitness benefits of workplace resistance training
Replies: 3
Views: 2383

Re: Health/fitness benefits of workplace resistance training

I do LOTS of resistance training at work; I think they call it "change management"...
by xarope
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Nutrition/Supplementation Research
Topic: Organic food not much better than conventional
Replies: 2
Views: 1591

Re: Organic food not much better than conventional

"conventional" wisdom on choice of organic foods is not realistically based on the nutrient value per se (although I would love to see a meta-analysis of the quality of fat in meats), but definitely on fruit/vegetables which are eaten raw/with skin, e.g. berries, apples etc. I don't see the study co...
by xarope
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Training Research
Topic: Health/fitness benefits of workplace resistance training
Replies: 3
Views: 2383

Re: Health/fitness benefits of workplace resistance training

+1

(in case you're wondering, I was supposed to have 2 meetings this morning, both got cancelled/postponed, so I actually have some free time on my hands for another 10 minutes...)
by xarope
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Training Research
Topic: The effect of dynamic warmup on 10-20m sprint performance
Replies: 2
Views: 1645

Re: The effect of dynamic warmup on 10-20m sprint performanc

isn't 14 times a bit much in terms of reps for active/dynamic stretching? My normal warmups are only 5-10 reps/side at most. But I can certainly appreciate that too much work of any sort can also cause fatigue.
by xarope
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Training Research
Topic: The effect of training volume on lower-body strength
Replies: 2
Views: 2172

Re: The effect of training volume on lower-body strength

Not sure I quite understand... at 3 weeks, 4SET and 8SET > 1SET at 6 weeks, 8SET significantly (statistics term) > 1SET at 6 weeks, all 1/4/8SET had significantly increased strength. BUT, magnitude of improvement of 4SET not different to 8SET or 1SET. So 1SET "catches up" with 4SET after 6 weeks, bu...
by xarope
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Training Research
Topic: Strength, anthropometrics and strongman performance
Replies: 1
Views: 1397

Re: Strength, anthropometrics and strongman performance

tragedy, bigger biceps and calves => better strongman performance...

Oh, and the 1rep max squat... where's Jen?
by xarope
Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Training Research
Topic: Complex vs resistance vs plyometric training
Replies: 1
Views: 1348

Re: Complex vs resistance vs plyometric training

Dan John's "everything works for 6 weeks"' theory?
by xarope
Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Nutrition/Supplementation Research
Topic: Don't eat cayenne peppers before HIIT
Replies: 1
Views: 1381

Re: Don't eat cayenne peppers before HIIT

in other words, if you're not used to spicy, don't....?

anyway, hard to tell without reading the actual article, but I wasn't sure if they were doing this fasted, which might also explain that hole-burning-in-your-stomach sensation if the CAP was taken on an empty stomach!
by xarope
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Nutrition/Supplementation Research
Topic: Creatine + HMB good, aka holy shit the Polish can clean!
Replies: 1
Views: 949

Re: Creatine + HMB good, aka holy shit the Polish can clean!

that does seem really weird. And that they recorded bicep curls... sigh...
by xarope
Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Team "300"
Topic: Liondash Sprint, 3 Nov 2012?
Replies: 22
Views: 8894

Re: Liondash Sprint, 3 Nov 2012?

Well I can start a team entry, just need some consensus from all about: 1) team name ("Team 300"?) 2) wave times? Not sure if everybody has to start in the same wave, but would be good if we did. The waves start from 8am all the way through to 5pm, so I'd propose something like 8.30 or 9am (I'm gues...
by xarope
Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Team "300"
Topic: Liondash Sprint, 3 Nov 2012?
Replies: 22
Views: 8894

Re: Liondash Sprint, 3 Nov 2012?

Bryan wrote:Nooo i dun think its tt easy...what i read is everybody will run 5km...out of the 4...best 3 timing will b used to compete
Well, if I thought it was easy, I wouldn't be doing it. So that's besides the point... it's about HAVING FUN!