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  1. 4 points
    STENDEC

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    I didn't get a KB today...but I think I know where I can get one so I'm still thinking I can be part of this. I have, however, shaved a full 90s/mile off my jogging pace since this began which I am pretty pleased with....I actually am no longer in acute danger of being lapped by the Karens walking the same route.
  2. 3 points
    Something Anonymous

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    I did 500 this morning and in between some sets I did 10 reps of push-ups. These are getting considerably more tolerable as I go on. I say tolerable as I’m not dry heaving and/or vomiting in my backyard at 6am. I wonder if my neighbors have seen me and wonder wtf I am doing when I come charging out my backdoor throwing up.
  3. 3 points
    Emperor G_D

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    Got my wife's carnival-sized tent up in the back yard for the kids to chill in tonight. Gonna make smores by the fire pit and try and chill. Week 10 has been the worst week of this whole scene, by far. Fed and watered the garden in advance of the blistering heat wave approaching the west coast.
  4. 3 points
    Mr.Kite

    Mr.Kite is doing 5/3/1

    Yeah, we are still in Germany through next February at a minimum. That's when my current contract ends. But we'll find out in July if our proposal gets funded, in which case we'll be here three more years. Got my 400 reps in this morning with the 5kg. This is so many reps. It's like doing HIIT.
  5. 3 points
    Something Anonymous

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    This is not a personal log. This is a community kettlebell log. Feel free to post anything you want in here. Even weird fetish porn.
  6. 3 points
    ozzman

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    Brandon, I'm thinking that for most of us the right weight this rotation might be 35 lbs. Yes we can bench press 350 and lift 500 lbs. But this might take some getting used to. In the meantime, I'm still working on some kettlebells. Otherwise, I have lunchboxes, sand, and duck tape. Stay tuned.
  7. 3 points
    Emperor G_D

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    Sounds like you might be making it more difficult. I don't squat, except what is required to get the bell under my thighs. I hate to post an MH vid, but what he says ans does is right. *soft knees* not a squat.
  8. 2 points
    I think I saw that title somewhere once and it was probably kettlebell related, but I thought it was appropriate here even though I doubt I am witty enough to come up with it on my own. https://www.t-nation.com/workouts/10000-swing-kettlebell-workout The premise is simple. You do 500 reps per workout for a total of 20 workouts to get 10,000 swings. Last Wednesday I did a workout with a 50lb bell and this was coming off a 2 month period of not working out at all. Safe to say it properly kicked my ass and I’m not going to count that day as the first workout since I didn’t actually get 500 reps (only got 300) and I started out with too much weight and had to back down mid workout to 40’s. Anyways, having said that I’m going to start again tomorrow morning as workout numero uno with a 40lb bell and do it properly. I may or may not log every workout. But I encourage others here to join and log their workouts and observations in this thread.
  9. 2 points
    Construct

    Effectiveness of Face Masks

    That study had symptomatic patients forcefully cough into a petri dish through their mask. The authors even admit it's not a great measure of whether or not it has much bearing on reducing transmission among asymptomatic people under normal daily activities. If the masks reduce transmission of viral droplets or reduce the distance that droplets travel after exhalation, they're going to bring R0 down. If we set the bar so high that only a perfect mask is acceptable (prevent infected, symptomatic patient from contaminating a petri dish with multiple active coughs directed at said petri dish) then we're going to miss a whole range of interventions that can significantly reduce the R0, or even reduce the viral load of those who are exposed.
  10. 2 points
    Construct

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    I think I finally snagged a kettlebell. 35lb one from Walmart.com of all places. $40 and shipping was free. Pleasant surprise after I was preparing to pay through the nose wherever I could find one in stock.
  11. 2 points
    ozzman

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    Second set of 100. Much easier. Stretched my piriformis' afterwards. I think I may be paying for the sudden increase of exercise. Don't care, needed to move.
  12. 2 points
    ozzman

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    Did my first 100 this morning. After 2 hours I'm still warm. The good news is that I didn't screw up my back and wasn't exhausted. I will do another 100 today at some point. I made sure to stretch afterwards.
  13. 2 points
    ozzman

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    Don't despair, try the used market on Amazon. It took two weeks but my 1st of three arrived today. Luckily it is the 10 lb one (10, 20, 40). Let's see if I don't get too disabled
  14. 2 points
    Yep. I agree, sometime I use mindfulness and CBT interchangeably largely because CBT adopts a lot of techniques from eastern teachings. Some people think mindfulness is like the monks and shit sitting there for hours at a time. There are times I can do that but half the time I just hit a good string of guided meditations and fall asleep. On your stressors, I know what the relationship stuff can do. Honestly, I should have been divorced years ago. I know its coming, I think we were waiting for the kids to get older and now COVID. Everyones bowl fills up differently so the driving incident might have been different if the bowl wasn't already overflowed. That understanding is CBT training. You guys might even remember when I started therapy, I posted it here. I only stopped because the girl quit but she was awesome because she saw through the bullshit in the world which is something as a creative person, I struggle with. The biggest thing we have in common are physical symptoms are triggers. Again, so can see it in my post history and I still struggle. For example: 1) Working on makes my heart race, I get dizzy (My head thinks I have a heart problem and Im going to die). Reality - my neck and Fibro are acting up, I have atrophy and my nervous system is fucked. The traps and neck are causing the pressure and by BP is going up from lifting and the pain. 2) When I take the elevator to the third floor and get off, I get really dizzy. (My head thinks I am going to die because Im dizzy) Reality, my back and neck both have major issues compounded with Fibro which causes vertigo. It wasn't until I started visiting group with stenosis and Fibro that I understood that. Both of these examples start the merry-go-round. They both can trigger all those chest symptoms and panic. Remember for me, panic can last for days and not hit until a day later. Now imagine, I either go downstairs to get threatened by a boss or go home and have it out with the wife. See the bowl filling up? Cutting it off at head means I get off the merry-go-round. In other words, I have tools now to prevent that from happening. In both scenarios, I can mostly prevent that from turning into panic, but HIGH STRESS, HIGH Pressure can still sink me. That is the price I pay for staying in a high-pressure job, in a bad marriage etc. Those are environmental, which is another HUGE key. Understanding an environmental trigger, even while still in it can help the head settle down. "Oh, my boss is screaming at me, I feel like death." Reality - Yes, its fight or flight, you are supposed to be that way. When things settle down, I should examine if this is the right thing for me long term. "My Wife who is miserable wants a divorce, I feel like death." Reality - Also fight or flight, it's too much to process. Reality - We just aren't right for each other, I need to examine if this is a healthy relationship. (Full disclosure) - She just can't handle and admits she did not sign up to marry someone with chronic pain. I can judge that all I want but its just low energy bullshit. Most of what I've written is basically CBT. The success of it matters largely on how suggestible you are. Im not realigious, but I can be spiritual. This is another really important thing about meditation. Guided meditation takes on a few forms: Body scans - I couldn't make sense of these at first. You'll hear the guide basically go through each body part, softening and smoothing it. I finally realized that it works because its a distraction. If I zero in on each body part or whatever, I am fully present. They still arent my favorite. The everything is going to be ok dear - I HATE these. I can't connect with them at all. Its basically all feelings. Just doesn't work for me. My first session after my intake, my therapist gave me a link to some things to try: https://self-compassion.org/category/exercises/ This is where I encountered body scan for the first time and all the touchy/feely ones. There is on (I think is soften, smooth, allow) that makes you visualize the physical discomfort. THIS HELPED! You basically assign a color to the discomfort (I picked red). So for me it was chest tightness or that weird pounding nervous chest. You know, the one where you feel like you are going to die. Anyway, you soften the edges so I just used white and then would slowly fade it to pink. Now I knew some of this could work. The Spiritual or educational ones - These hit home. I found this girl, Michelle Zarin and did her 20/20 for peace. It starts at like a minute or two a day. She's not preachy, it's just something about it where I can literally see nothing but black and I am tuned out to the world. Sometimes it takes multiple sessions for me. Here is a link to all her stuff. https://2020meditateforpeace.libsyn.com/ I found Michelle on a free app called insight timer. There are 5000 meditations there. Remember though, I was able to talk about what was working while in therapy. She was able to narrow down my connection issues and some of what drove the way I thought. I don't think I would have gotten nearly out it without being able to talk through her with things. One thing I got out of it too was to help translate what other people were saying to me that were triggers. Like forever my Wife has accused me of being a narcissist. I finally brought her to a session (I would try to discuss my sessions at home but again, bad marriage so not helpful). My therapist told my wife he's not a narcissist, hes suffering from extreme anxiety and PTSD from stress and pain. So this builds the foundation (for me) for the LONG road back. That's important Sam, its a long road back and filled with many ups and downs. I went mental for an entire summer because of bad meds. I would have been better off just leaving the job. It's a hard thing to realize you may have some environmental things you need to remove because you cant change them. Last on this kid, remembering what I said before about just addressing one thing at a time. One of my kids is going through a lot and asked to see a therapist (at 13). Shes depressed about girl stuff, body image and whatever, but as soon as this COVID clears up, I'll get her into somewhere. I am an expert on anxiety, but I am not trained. I can give advice but let the professionals do their job and I will help guide her on what works for me. That would be my suggestion, you can't have the pressure of fixing a kid (which is subjective because you are conflating what you see in your kid to what you experience) at a time when you aren't right. I actually think it can be cathartic in an odd way for you guys to do this together. *I have an 8 week mindfulness course I took through work, it starts slow and it's like 2GB but I can throw it on google drive or something. DM me with an email if you want. Also, look into an app called curable. It's like CBT for pain management, but you might find it useful. Remember, this is going to get better and when you are in a movement, it's just a physical sensation. If that doesn't work, get it checked out for no other reason than to calm that anxious mind but I think a good CBT therapist is top of the list.
  15. 2 points
    Something Anonymous

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    Nice job getting at it guys. I’ve slacked off this weekend and haven’t done a set since Thursday. I’ll be taking tomorrow off as well to recover but I’ll be back at it Wednesday with another 500.
  16. 2 points
    Mr.Kite

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    Did my first day of 500 this morning, but it was broken up by the needs of my baby, so i had much longer recovery between a couple of the sets. Nonetheless, this means that tomorrow I am going to go up in weight and down in reps and try to work my way back up.
  17. 2 points
    Emperor G_D

    Liftin' weights and other shit

    You're at Joe's gym? Before the COVID thing, I genuinely liked him. After watching him grandstand and preen himself for publicity put a bit of a sour taste in my mouth, but since I like Joe, that will probably fade with time. Sorry to hear you're having a tough time with Elvis. Getting the ashes might make you feel better. The gym will probably be a good outlet for you as well. Counseling is never a bad idea.
  18. 2 points
    Reading your reply gets me anxious, I do get it. There are a few general things people will tell you that are supposed to work because they read it. Things like breathing and mediatating might not be the best for you right now. Your mind is racing with fear. The ADHD is probably not helping as you mentioned. I completely get the RHR issue and the other pyshical symptoms. Just look at my post history, with them is probably all those symptoms. My high RHR got me to a point where I wore a heart monitor for over a week last decemeber and even when it was going nuts, my heart turned out to be fine. Yes, I have a higher than I'd like RHR but I also know that its something that I can address with proper diet, cardio etc. Knowing that helps check that box and I'm not afraid of it (right now). When it goes nuts, it still bothers me, but it is what it is. I'm pointing this out as a way to identify what is in your control and what isn't as a way to manage the fear portion. On the panic attack, there are parallels with the chest symptoms. A panic attack feels like death but won't actually kill you but when you are mental like that, you don't know it. What I try to do now is tell myself, its going to end just like it always does. Then I don't think about it again. The trick for me, and you know I was a mess for over 2 years, was to separate what was in my head, what my obvious stresses were and try not to conflate them with how I felt. Remember too, I have (and you might have) some PTSD. If you start feeling that chest pound, its going to cause a mental reaction. Don't try and stop it. Don't even think about what the cause it. You feel like shit, after some time you'll feel better. Meditation is a mixed bag because everyone just focusing on "being present" What does that mean if you feel like you're dying. I tend to use it as a vehicle to focus on what I know will pass and what I can vs. cant control. Its a tool, not a cure. I lend folks like us a hand now in some IRC chats now and this is an example that seems to answer the why now questions, both mental and physical. Imagine you are just a bowl and over time the bowl fills with fear and stress. Sooner of later, the bowl overflows so you feel like death. So can't just dump the entire thing out, you have to start a little at a time. A good mindfulness teacher can help with that of course. On pills, I never found pills besides clonezepam that helped me. Remember that mess I went through with all those SSRI's? Everyone told me to stay on them, they would work. Dude they made me MENTAL which just added to shit because everyone said they would work. Nope, the bottom line is I was in a pressure cooker with money, a bad boss, a stressed marriage, etc etc. I think we both do IT right? I havent gotten a raise in 2 years. I've missed a director position because my company got sold and then the new company mapped me to a lower level. Now the promotion cycles are haulted. I am in security now and at least 2 positions below what I should be. I practically function as the ISO of my company. The place cant run without me yet I am probably 60-80K underpaid. It was a HUGE mental shift to change my thinking to appreciate what I had vs what I knew I deserved. It's much harder when you need to money of course but the mental aspect of it is like hating someone and waiting for the person to die. I agree with Ben, in the end, we'll be ok. I'd suggest making a checklist of some sort of everything bothering you. Then seperate the things you can control and just work on one. It doesn't really matter which one as long as its forward progress. That starts to empty the bowl. The rest of the things you list which you think are negative, or low energy, you need to give yourself a break on. That is the handshake you make with your higher self. You'll do this one thing but you will will not worry about the others. I hope some helps, remember this is coming from the guy who was hiding in his car to have a panic attack that would last all day, go to meetings and ball up on a coach. I was a fuckin mess. Thats why I started doing the YouTube stuff. Sure during the editing I seem straight but before the video I'm on ice. After I have to relax and stretch. Everyone seems like they have it together but we all largely wear masks. I'm in pain 24 hours a day and my new boss has no idea but my bowl is alot emptier than it was before. At minimum I wrote this because sometimes it helps to know people share the same physical symptoms and arent dead It wasnt that long ago that I was waking up everyday with my extemities shaking. Turns out, it was just stress.
  19. 2 points
    AlwaysForward

    I'm Back Bitches

    Started week 2 of training. Something I never thought I'd do again. Age 48 Stats: 140pds or so. BF% who knows, over 20% for sure. Fortunately, Im just not the type that gets fat because I dont eat much. Work around the Cervical Stenosis and Fibromyalgia. A much different approach this time. No moving to heavy weights like I normally would No Squats or Deads Limit over the head pushes and presses No Pull ups or Chins (Stresses the weak neck muscles) If you look at this thread alone and past failures, you can see how stressing the nervous system as opposed to training it was a big part of the problem. This is what my week looked like: Flat bench/Incline DB/DB Flies/Behind the neck rope and rope extensions for Tri's. Lat pull downs/seated row/standing straight bar pull downs/ light DB shrugs/incline hammer curls (supporting the neck) and some standing curls Rope ab crunches/seated leg crunches/Planks Sissy Squats/Leg extensions/reverse leg extensions/Db presses/light DB laterals We'll keep is like this for a while. Im hitting most of the groups and hopefully building to squats, pull-ups, dips later on. It's easy to look back and see how I was really putting stress on the traps and neck muscles doing those pulls ups, especially in the last reps. Even Dips can be hell on the delts / neck. The short and mid term goals are to address the atrophy in those trap neck muscles and build the rest of the core along with it. The best is I am training my son who is 15 now and just about my height.
  20. 2 points
    Something Anonymous

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    Sam, I am already noticing a big increase in my general fitness and endurance. My RHR has also come down some. Beautiful Ben. Is that in NH? I’ve been yardio’ing my ass off today. Just finished removing my pool cover with the help of my two sons. Bout to get back at it.
  21. 2 points
    STENDEC

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    Split and stacked a couple cord of wood today along with some other yardio tasks. No KB for me today Very hard to be unhappy with the world when you wake up to this view...
  22. 2 points
    Emperor G_D

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    20Rx10S in 18:33. Min HR 131 High 168. Interesting note: RHR dropping over the last few days. Will see if the trend continues. If it does, then I'm guessing that I've been in general need of intense exercise for the last 10 weeks or so.
  23. 2 points
    Mr.Kite

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    I broke my ankle in the fall of 2012 playing racquetball. Broke the end of my fibula off and tore all the ligaments connecting my leg to my foot, resulting in completely unhooking my foot from my leg (other than skin/blood vessels). Had reconstructive surgery and it took about 6 months before I could really start running again. It has completely healed now and there are only two residual side effects: 1. I have a metal plate + screws under my skin on my ankle. This causes me pain when sitting with my legs crossed and wearing high top sneakers/boots because the metal plate pinches my skin against the ground/shoe. 2. I have limited ankle dorsiflexion. This causes issues doing proper squats without decent sized wedges under my heels because I'm both asymmetrical and unable to go sufficiently deep.
  24. 2 points
    I have been wondering the same thing. Is this movement that good, or am I just that terribly out of shape? Probably both.
  25. 2 points
    ozzman

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    Order whatever is available the soonest. Most are cast iron, so it doesn't matter what you buy. I think one or two where Amazon Essentials
  26. 2 points
    Construct

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    "How are you stuck in the dryer?"
  27. 2 points
    Burton

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    I've found myself often referring to your mothers as washing machines because of how many loads they're always taking so kinda?
  28. 2 points
    Burton

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    May I recommend jerking off with your non dominant hand while eating a bone in ham and and wearing a 75 lb weighted vest? Expert level is to run in place while watching All In The Family.
  29. 2 points
    Emperor G_D

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    I've noticed an interesting fetish trend...women who supposedly have their head/upper body "stuck" under something...sometimes it's the edge of a bed, sometimes it's under the sink. I guess it's sort of like "rape-lite" or something? To me it's just plain odd.
  30. 2 points
    Burton

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    I'm not really into fetish porn. About the only thing I really like is watching women of similar age to me getting taken to the bone zone. The only problem is that they are always having sex with dudes who look either 12 years old or 35 and it's called stepmom either way. That doesn't really do it for me but it's all that's out there. Where's the "hey, these two met at the farmers market and are going at it like normal people" type of porn? Maybe that's the new fetish or something?
  31. 2 points
    ozzman

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    Ordered some kettlebells. Ended up ordering from Amazon but it will take a couple of weeks to get here. Three different vendors, three different brands. 10, 20, 40 lbs. In the meantime I want to rig something up and get started. I too want to be on the verge of puking and have my lower back act up.
  32. 2 points
    STENDEC

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    You'll just need to do 1000/day to catch up for a while.
  33. 2 points
    Mr.Kite

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    Well I went ahead and bought a 12kg kettlebell to join the kettlebell swing club. But it won't be here for a week, sadly.
  34. 2 points
    STENDEC

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    Stud. I managed another 250 after work....enough
  35. 2 points
    Something Anonymous

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    I did 500 with a 40lb bell this morning. Did it in the rep scheme the article suggests. Took an hour. Fried.
  36. 2 points
    Emperor G_D

    Liftin' weights and other shit

    Bro, I still miss my girl every time I think of her, and I lost her in 2011-so hard to believe it's been that long for such a raw feeling! She was my first kid, so I understand the power of losing your dog. In fact, I need a minute to compose myself. Jesus. Hang in there, JB. @Something Anonymous, we still have a box with her nicest leads and collars. Her ashes are in an urn in our front room. Fucking dogs. This is the reason I didn't get a replacement animal. Goddamned dog gutted me. She had the nerve to smile as we prepared to off her dumb ass. lol
  37. 2 points
    Emperor G_D

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    Today, I did 160 swings in sets of 20. I made sure to do them without my shirt on, so that I could look like an MF model or a sweet Crossfitter dude. My recovery time is much better than it was when I started. This is really quite an improvement. My hams are wrecked, but otherwise, I'm GTG. I feel bad for STENDEC's hair, though!
  38. 2 points
    Something Anonymous

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    As of yesterday yes.
  39. 2 points
    Something Anonymous

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    I think you are right ozz. I have 30 and 40lb bells here. I may do 30 tomorrow if I am up to it.
  40. 2 points
    Emperor G_D

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    Just so this can feel apt, I'll say "subbed" and I can pretend this is a fitness forum again. lol I intend on doing this exactly...getting a few hundred reps in, totally overdoing it, not being able to sit on the shitter for 3 days without groaning aloud, and then trying to get closer to 500 by the end of the month. lol
  41. 1 point
    Something Anonymous

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    Yea Russian style is the only way I’ve been doing mine. I couldn’t handle an American style swing at the weight I am doing.
  42. 1 point
    Emperor G_D

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    13 sets of 20 in 21:45. avg HR 119, high 148. Felt real good during the work, but not so well afterwards. Everytime I push my limits, I seem to have a few minutes where I feel like death while my body sorts itself out. I'm sure it'[s normal and my not-normal mind gets tripped up by that. lol I switched to a more crisp Russian KB swing from the American form. It shaved almost 10 seconds off a set of 20. I clock in at 27-32 seconds per set mostly. I got about 37-40 before.
  43. 1 point
    Any event(s) that seem to have shifted the condition to something you were able to manage to a recommendation of therapy (which is not bad and par for the course that managing it is always ups and downs). Your posts seems to shift around the lockdown period. Just curious if there are any certain triggers or just a general, slow decline in how you feel.
  44. 1 point
    Emperor G_D

    Mr.Kite is doing 5/3/1

    For now, I've curtailed the increasing volume and I'm sticking with 200. I felt pretty crappy after I hit 240, and took yesterday off. So for the time being, I'm going to shoot for 200 reps, and then dumbbell work after. I got today's KB work done in roughly 20 minutes. As that number decreases-if I find I can keep decreasing my rest periods-I'll either add a few reps to each set, or I'll add more sets. 10Sx20R in 20:20. Avg HR 123, high 153. Felt better than the 170+ HR from Tuesday. 30 minutes of dumbbell work afterwards. shoulders, tris, bis, laterals, and shrugs. Tomorrow I'll have to figure out some sort of lower body work...goblet squats, good mornings/deadlifts, maybe rear laterals and rows.
  45. 1 point
    Burton

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    It's really dumb. I saw one where she was at "stuck" in a fucking washing machine. Who the fuck watches this shit?
  46. 1 point
    STENDEC

    Gaming Your Gravitostat

    Reduced obesity for weighted-vest wearers Science News, April 30, 2020 Scientists from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found a new method of reducing human body weight and fat mass using weighted vests. The new study indicates that there is something comparable to built-in bathroom scales that contributes to keeping our body weight and, by the same token, fat mass constant. The researchers hypothesized that loading the vests with weights would result in a compensatory body-weight decrease. Sixty-nine people with a body mass index (BMI) of 30-35, the lowest obesity category, took part in the clinical study. Their instructions were to wear a weighted vest eight hours a day for three weeks, and otherwise live as usual. All the study participants wore weighted vests but, by drawing of lots, they were assigned to one of two groups. The control group wore only light vests weighing 1 kg, while the treatment group wore heavy vests weighing some 11 kg. When the three weeks had passed, the experimental subjects who wore the heavier vests had lost 1.6 kg in weight, while those wearing the light vests had lost 0.3 kg. "We think it's very interesting that the treatment with the heavier weighted vests reduced fat mass while muscle mass simultaneously remained intact," says Professor Claes Ohlsson of Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. "The effect on fat mass we found, from this short experiment, exceeded what's usually observed after various forms of physical training. But we weren't able to determine whether the reduction was in subcutaneous fat (just under the skin) or the dangerous visceral kind (belly fat) in the abdominal cavity that's most strongly associated with cardiovascular diseases and diabetes," says Professor John-Olov Jansson of Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. In previous animal studies published in 2018, the scientists showed that there is an energy balance system that endeavors to keep body weight constant: the "gravitostat," as they have dubbed it. In mice, this regulation takes place partly by influencing appetite. To work, the system must contain a kind of personal weighing machine. The researchers' new clinical study shows that similar built-in scales exists in humans as well. If people do a lot of sitting, what seems to happen is that the reading on our personal scales falls too low. This may explain why sitting is so clearly associated with obesity and ill-health. Weighted vests can raise the reading on the scales, resulting in weight loss. Many questions about how the gravitostat works remain for the researchers to answer. Aspects they want to study include whether, in wearers of weighted vests, changed energy expenditure, appetite and mobility help them to lose weight. The scientists also want to see whether the weight reduction continues for the vest wearers over periods longer than three weeks, and whether the dangerous visceral fat is reduced by the treatment. Journal Reference: Claes Ohlsson, Edwin Gidestrand, Jacob Bellman, Christel Larsson, Vilborg Palsdottir, Daniel Hägg, Per-Anders Jansson, John-Olov Jansson. Increased weight loading reduces body weight and body fat in obese subjects – A proof of concept randomized clinical trial. EClinicalMedicine, 2020
  47. 1 point
    Mr.Kite

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    Decided to get a jump start on working on my form and breaking in my sedentary body. So I did some swings with a 5kg dumbbell. 100 yesterday, 200 this morning. Even with this really light weight, I can feel it in my hamstrings and I can tell those 50 rep sets are going to be killer. For those of you doing the progression scheme in the link, how long are your rest periods between each mini set? I was trying to do 30 seconds between each set and then two minutes after the 50 set before starting over. But I doubt I can keep it so compressed once I go up in weight and reps. EDIT: I'm gonna move future posts on this to my own log so that I don't flood SA's log.
  48. 1 point
    STENDEC

    Gaming Your Gravitostat

    It may be simpler to just spend more time standing up.
  49. 1 point
    Something Anonymous

    For Whom the Bells Toll

    Nice job though. You’ll be at 500 in no time!
  50. 1 point
    ozzman

    Vitamin D is anti-viral

    I check my blood numbers twice a year. I'm usually right smack in the middle of the acceptable levels. Blood work is the best way to be sure.
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