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January 02, 2011

Weekend Link Love – Edition 124

By Mark Sisson
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Are redheads really the redheaded stepchildren of the world-family? Scientists pop the carrot top to find out what makes gingers tick and what makes them sick.

Kevin MD talks facebook, narcisism, and self esteem. What say you readers, would your off-line and on-line selves like each other?

Here’s a fun hack: Steve Maxwell barefootifies his Nikes with a steak knife.

Should women use creatine? Charlotte over at The Great Fitness Experiment gives it a try. Read her personal account and chime in with your own opinion.

More on the D-Wars: The Huffington Post covers vitamin D, and how the IOM may be SOL with their IUs for RDA.

And finally, I’m not a huge fan of treadmills, but this one is novel.

Recipe Corner

  • Girl Gone Primal is running a series of fall-back favorites (meals that don’t require all the meticulous measuring and preparation) including bacon-stuffed capsicum.
  • Cinnamon up your salmon with Feasting on Fitness’s fun breakfast recipe.

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Todd S.
Todd S.
5 years 8 months ago

Mark, I don’t know if you are aware but the good folks over at Rivendell Bicycle Works are fans of yours. They even sell The Primal Blueprint and are about to start selling Taubes’ new book.
http://www.rivbike.com/blogs/news_post/318

maba
maba
5 years 8 months ago

I like the treadmill, LOL!

Jenny
Jenny
5 years 8 months ago

I imagine it’ll be handy for virtual reality games.

rob
rob
5 years 8 months ago
Re the creatine, imo taking 20-30 grams a day during “loading” is silly as you will piss away most of it, but in any case, being concerned with a short-term gain in water weight (or fiber weight or any other kind of weight that is not accumulated stored fat) is so silly that I won’t even … Humans live a long, long time, you need to think in terms of YEARS. Come up with a four year plan to achieve your goals … week to week plans are just setting yourself up for failure … are you committed to getting… Read more »
charlotte
5 years 8 months ago
Yeah the “loading” didn’t make any sense to me either. And don’t worry about me Rob, I’m definitely in this health game for the long haul:) I’ve been weight lifting seriously for 7 years now and have no plans to stop. I was tempted by the edge creatine might give me. And just being real about the bloating – not trying to disparage it. Anyhow, I’m really interested in whether you are “pro or con” creatine, if you have the time to explain it to me. I still haven’t decided one way or the other and I’d love more info!… Read more »
Sue
Sue
5 years 8 months ago

Rob, nothing wrong with short-term goals. The bloating may be just water weight but it’s darn uncomfortable. Not wort it for the slight benefit it may provide.

charlotte
5 years 8 months ago

That was my thought too, Sue. Although a friend gave me some ethyl esther creatine over the weekend and that stuff didn’t make me bloat at all. Anyhow, like I replied to Rob, still not sure if I’m going to give it a go but am def. open to more opinions! (And thanks for backing me up on the bloating – seriously, I was so uncomfortable!)

charlotte
5 years 8 months ago

Thanks for the link-love guys! Although I have to say that my head is already spinning over all the vit. D stuff. Thanks for the additional info though!

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rob
rob
5 years 8 months ago

There is quite a bit of non-supplement creatine info on the web, ignore the muscle head sites … 10g per day in 2 or 3 doses is more than enough, even at that level you are pissing some of it out … arguably 5g is plenty. Don’t bother with “loading,” the 10g is the most your body can use to any extra is just waste.

charlotte
5 years 8 months ago

Thank you Rob! One last q – does the dosage matter in regards to what type of creatine I use? I switched to an estherized type and I noticed their measurements seem different. Do I need less of this stuff? Don’t want to have overly expensive pee:)

Curly
Curly
5 years 8 months ago

Here is something about how carbs kill, you might like this for your next WLL.

http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2011/01/04/mochi-new-years-silent-killer/?mod=wsj_share_twitter

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