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    I've never seen any credible research on humans...

    I've never seen any credible research on humans and electromagnetic interference. I haven't written it off, but I don't necessarily buy into it either.

    I would find it more likely that there is a...
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    I'd bet that you'll find a fair amount on javelin...

    I'd bet that you'll find a fair amount on javelin throwing technique that will help with the spear throwing. I never learned, but javelin is supposed to be one of the top three most difficult track...
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    Not sure if these have been posted in this thread:
    The Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean : The Salt : NPR
    Whole Milk Or Skim? Study Links Fattier Milk To Slimmer Kids : The Salt : NPR
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    Stevia... Ick. Tastes like fake sugar.

    Stevia... Ick. Tastes like fake sugar.
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    I'm not sure I understand why people say the...

    I'm not sure I understand why people say the rings are harder- I find ring pullups to be much easier than on a bar. The difference in "bar path" (and the ability to go through it) makes it much...
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    The body will build muscle when it is stimulated...

    The body will build muscle when it is stimulated to do so and has appropriate nutrition necessary. If you lose muscle when losing weight, it is because you are not challenging your muscles. If you...
  7. Eating glands? Humans aren't the only ones that...

    Eating glands? Humans aren't the only ones that need iodine, and the thyroid in animals works much the same as in humans. Eating the glands could provide a substantial amount.
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    I really don't get the animosity between barbell...

    I really don't get the animosity between barbell lifters and calisthenic/gymnastic strength trainees.

    Strength is a skill- it takes a lot of skill to learn how to maintain full-body tension...
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    I really wish more companies would use the word...

    I really wish more companies would use the word "rapeseed" in the US. Everything related to it would work itself out on the name alone.
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    It varies significantly between people- muscular...

    It varies significantly between people- muscular size and hydration levels both impact ab visibility greatly. I've been sub-10% and still been too skinny to have abs that were nice to look at. I...
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    If you are already good at them and you want to...

    If you are already good at them and you want to improve your pullups more than dips, why are you doing dips first? By the time you get to pullups you are going to be more fatigued when you are still...
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    Agreed. My issues with tipping forward is almost...

    Agreed. My issues with tipping forward is almost entirely due to a lack of core strength/tightness. A proper belt (Best Belts are great!) will make a huge difference.

    I took a significant deload...
  13. Thread: Bone Gainzz

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    Agreed. Most good running form minimizes impact...

    Agreed. Most good running form minimizes impact in the bones and joints, or it will hurt. It's not just the knees, either, but the ankles, hips, and low back.
  14. Rippetoe has a very narrow target audience for...

    Rippetoe has a very narrow target audience for his most famous program: novice lifters, and especially male teen athletes. It doesn't last very long, but linear progression is the most effective for...
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    Not necessarily a fair comparison, as there is a...

    Not necessarily a fair comparison, as there is a fair amount of technique to train, and most high-school athletes do more than one event. I spent almost all my time training hurdling technique, with...
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    I lived in Taiwan for a while, and the...

    I lived in Taiwan for a while, and the androgynous nature of all the young people was insane. The teen or twenty-something girls were all tall and slim, with no curves whatsoever. The "men" of that...
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    Aside from what you've got: Sprints. Nothing...

    Aside from what you've got:
    Sprints. Nothing makes you faster like running as fast as you can.

    Pace work. Running at the correct speed, once you are capable of it, requires practicing. This is...
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    This matches my experience after breaking my...

    This matches my experience after breaking my kneecap. Leg extensions with 10lbs on the stack was too difficult for my right leg.
  19. Thread: Exhausted

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    Nope. That sounds about right for your first...

    Nope. That sounds about right for your first sprint session.
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    Here are some pretty good numbers between mileage...

    Here are some pretty good numbers between mileage and health outcomes:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6U728AZnV0

    Apparently, more than 20 miles per week is almost as bad as not running at...
  21. Thread: Running form

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    I've never heard a recommendation to keep the...

    I've never heard a recommendation to keep the arms tucked. I see a lot of people tuck their arms in (like boxers who aren't protecting the face) and swing their shoulders back and forth, which...
  22. Thread: Running form

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    I've never heard arm swing explained this way. ...

    I've never heard arm swing explained this way. Could you expand on that a bit?

    Also, is a treadmill particularly indicative of a person's real running form? I quit running on treadmills years...
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    I hiked the Inca Train, Huayna Picchu, and Colca...

    I hiked the Inca Train, Huayna Picchu, and Colca Canyon in the previous model of these: Tactical Research Minimil Desert Tan Army Combat boots | TR101
    This newer model has a better sole.
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    The patella is the bone itself. Those don't get...

    The patella is the bone itself. Those don't get injured much, outside of traumatic injury, like my motorcycle accident in 2005. Going downstairs was difficult for as much as three years after,...
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    1. 10 sprints of 30 seconds seems like a lot to...

    1. 10 sprints of 30 seconds seems like a lot to start with. Try 4-6 sprints of 20 seconds and see how it goes. 90 seconds of rest is a pretty good plan. Tabata protocol (20/10) is insane. The...
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