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  • Concept2 Maintenance For Optimal Capacity

    03/28/2017 6:20:13 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    I row everyday on a Concept2 and I watch Dark Horse Videos often to learn what the pros do.Video Link.
  • This Workout Might Help Reverse the Aging Process, According to a New Study (HIIT)

    03/26/2017 6:54:33 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 59 replies
    NY Mag ^ | Lisa Ryan
    Many of us have tried high-intensity interval training (HIIT) at some point, even if it was just a boot-camp class our friend dragged us to. But a new study suggests that we may want to incorporate those workouts — which include short bursts of intense exercise, followed by stretches of more moderate activities — into our regular fitness routines, since they’ve been shown to reverse the aging process. Published in the journal Cell Metabolism, scientists from the Mayo Clinic recruited an equal number of women and men to participate in the study, and split them up into two groups: young...
  • U.S. troops deploy in Bulgaria as Mattis meets NATO in Brussels

    02/17/2017 11:09:10 AM PST · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 15 February 2017
    U.S. troops deployed in Bulgaria on Wednesday and armored vehicles and heavy equipment are to arrive by the end of the week under a planned NATO operation to support its Eastern European allies, the Bulgarian defense ministry said. The U.S. deployment at the joint U.S.-Bulgarian military base at Novo Selo in the east of the Black Sea country is part of operation Atlantic Resolve, aimed at showing Moscow Washington's commitment to its allies, the ministry said. In moves agreed last year under former U.S. President Barack Obama, NATO is expanding its presence in the region to levels unprecedented since the...
  • 2k Row (video of coach speaking on--and rowing--to demonstrate how to compete on a 2km row)

    10/27/2016 4:40:11 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    Video Link -- I row daily or bike and am slower than a funeral march, but am trying to get faster.This is the best video I have found on indoor rowing of the 2K for time. Lots of science, psychology, and strategy...which is fun for nerds like me and, maybe, some of you too.My records for the 2K is just under an 8 minute pace--once (nearly killed me). But it (rowing) is a great means of fitness for older guys and gals because of its low impact.
  • I Lost Half my Body Weight by Walking for my Food

    08/17/2016 12:34:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 17, 2016 | David K. Li
    It’s the Walmart diet! Modal Trigger Pasquale “Pat” BroccoPhoto: Facebook An Arizona man dropped more than 300 pounds — by walking a mile to Walmart to buy his food every time he got hungry. “You walk to Walmart three times a day and you end up walking six miles,” said 31-year-old Pasquale “Pat” Brocco, who three years ago, weighed a gargantuan 605 pounds. “It’s amazing because I never walked six miles in my life and I was doing it every day.”
  • Exercise triggers brain cell growth and improves memory, scientists prove

    06/24/2016 11:23:49 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Sarah Knapton
    Exercising may help boost memory because it triggers a protein which boosts brain cell growth, scientists believe. For several years, researchers have noticed that aerobic exercise, of the kind which gets the heart pumping, also appears to improve memory and learning. But nobody knew how. Now researchers at the National Institute on Ageing in the US have discovered that when muscles exercise they produce a protein called cathepsin B which travels to the brain and triggers neuron growth. The team has also shown that the levels of the protein soars when humans exercise. "Overall, the message is that a consistently...
  • Manohar Aich, India’s first Mr Universe, died on June 5th, aged 104

    06/23/2016 1:58:41 AM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    Economist ^ | 18 June 2016 | Economist
    HAD you wandered in 1950 past Sealdah railway station in Kolkata, weaving through the newspaper-hawkers, basket-carriers and mule-drivers, you might have spotted Manohar Aich sitting under a tree. ..if you came close, was the 46-centimetre bicep that rippled under his shirt, and the perfect V-shaped chest that gleamed as he tossed the waste rind aside. For Mr Aich had started his day at the wrestlers’ training ground, doing thousands of press-ups, sit-ups and leg-raises, and the rupees he was now accumulating were to pay for his trip to the Mr Universe contest in London—which, in 1952, he won. In the...
  • Massive Rehearsal Planned for Northwest Mega-Quake, Tsunami

    06/04/2016 8:10:56 AM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 3, 2016 | Terrence Petty
    Imagine a devastating earthquake and tsunami have cut off Pacific Northwest coastal communities. Phone and internet service have collapsed. Ham radio operators living on the stricken coast fire up their radios, contact emergency managers and report on the magnitude of the disaster so that no time is wasted in saving lives. This is the kind of scenario that will be rehearsed during the second week of June in a massive earthquake and tsunami readiness drill that has been developed by the U.S. government, the military, and state and local emergency managers over the past few years to test their readiness...
  • Advice from fitness Freepers (vanity)

    05/13/2016 7:48:37 AM PDT · by LYDIAONTARIO · 71 replies
    Self | 05/13/2016 | LydiaOntario
    Vanity question: just saw doctor, said my cholesterol and blood sugar sky high! Politically active does not count as exercise!!!! Who knew? Doc recommended exercise bike, the portable kind. Saw some on amazon in the $100 price range. Can anyone recommend good brand? Do not need bells and whistles, just durable and simple for senior woman to assemble and fit in car. Want to be fit enough for upcoming election!
  • Germany's bicycle autobahn: pedaling nowhere?

    04/01/2016 10:53:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04/01/2016 | Irene Banos Ruiz
    Construction on a bike highway — hoped to connect communities to make high-speed, emissions-free commuting possible — is underway in Germany. But with funding in question, will this bikers’ dream still come true? […] The cost-benefit relation presented by the RVR is optimistic: Benefits equal nearly five times more than costs. Figures indicate the bike autobahn would save €11.5 million yearly on medical expenses due to the health benefits of greater physical activity and reduced pollution, while it would also save €6.3 million through prevented accidents. But money is lacking to complete the project, estimated at €184 million. For the...
  • Obama compares his work on the economy to his gym routine

    02/06/2016 2:54:59 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/06/16 | Philip Klein
    President Obama on Friday compared his work to keep the U.S. economy churning to the extra effort he has to put into his physical workouts as he ages. We should feel good about the progress we've made, understanding that we have still got more work to do, Obama said Friday while speaking about news that unemployment in January dropped below 5 percent for the first time in eight years. It's sort of like … Im 54 now, so I have to work out harder to stay in shape, and, you know, if I'm feeling good in the gym, I want...
  • 5 ways you’re sabotaging your weight-loss resolutions

    01/02/2016 6:18:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    WaPo ^ | 01/01/2016 | Jennifer Van Allen
    You do too much too soon Many people try to overhaul their diets while simultaneously logging monster workout sessions at a pace that’s unsustainable. "People get all excited about counting calories, they overexercise and undereat, and it ends up being too much restriction," says exercise physiologist Jenny Hadfield, founder of coachjenny.com. "Three weeks after they start, they can’t manage it, and the scale tips the other way." Without adequate fueling, workouts become a waste of time; with no energy to push their bodies faster, harder and longer, people can’t make substantial fitness gains. And the body rebels, Hadfield says. "When...
  • Cellular Weight Loss and High Intensity Weight Loss Myths - CHTV Episode 5

    11/29/2015 7:36:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | Dr. Daniel Pompa
    Cellular Healing TV - Episode 4 [5] Cellular Weight Loss and High Intensity Weight Loss Myths
  • Feds Spend $460,809 Watching Preschoolers Outdoors

    11/12/2015 7:22:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 11, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health is spending nearly a half a million dollars for researchers to observe how much time preschoolers in daycare spend outdoors.The project will also use GPS and light sensors to track kids’ physical activity levels in a “robust” effort to fight childhood obesity.“Physical activity lowers the risk of obesity in children, is independently associated with numerous benefits related to health and well-being, and tracks from preschool-age to adolescence,” according to a grant awarded to Seattle Children’s Hospital. “The amount of time preschoolers spend outdoors is thought to correlate with their physical activity levels.”“Yet, most US children...
  • Prepping for "Hybrid War" with Russia: NATO Holds Biggest Military Exercise in 13 Years

    11/07/2015 9:38:10 AM PST · by amorphous · 25 replies
    The Daily Sheeple ^ | 5 Nov 2015
    The biggest military exercise NATO has held in 13 years, "Trident Juncture" will end tomorrow. DW.com claims that, even though 36,000 soldiers from various NATO countries including the U.S. have participated in the exercise to defend against "Russia’s military ambitions," (or what other outlets are simply referring to as "Russian aggression"), the organization is actually at a big disadvantage against Russia, not only because its trying to coordinate 28 member states with different priorities, but Russia's training events in the last two years have involved up to 80,000 soldiers, more than twice that of NATO.
  • Why short bursts of activity boost fitness in the body

    11/02/2015 2:47:46 PM PST · by amorphous · 41 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 2 Nov 2015 | Sarah Knapton
    Short bouts of intense exercise could be the key to staying in shape after researchers found that even just a few minutes of strenuous activity can make muscles work harder. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has become popular with athletes and amateurs and has clear visible benefits. But sports scientists have always struggled to understand how a short amount of activity can produce similar effects as endurance training. Now, researchers at the Karonlinska Institute in Sweden have found that even small levels of intensive exercise boost the production of mitochondria– the cell’s batteries – which enhance muscle endurance.
  • 95,000 Russian Troops Join Massive CSTO Military Exercise [Bear in the Woods]

    09/14/2015 8:26:59 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 4 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 9/14/2015 | Staff
    Russian Defense Ministry announced that around 95,000 Russian troops and over 7,000 pieces of military equipment are taking part in large-scale strategic exercises in the Central Military District. YEKATERINBURG (Sputnik) – Around 95,000 Russian troops and over 7,000 pieces of military equipment are taking part in large-scale strategic exercises in the Central Military District (CMD), the Russian Defense Ministry announced Monday. "Today the strategic command-and-staff exercise Center–2015 has been started. This is a final stage of the operational and combat training of the Russian Armed Forces in 2015 and joint combat training activities of the CSTO [Collective Security Treaty Organization],"...
  • US Aerial Surveillance Impaired Off The East Coast Until October 1st Due To "Military Activities"

    09/08/2015 5:59:29 PM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 9 replies
    Libertyblitzkrieg.com ^ | 9/8/15 | Michael Krieger
    A notam issued Sept. 1 announced that, beginning Sept. 2, both ADS-B surveillance and TCAS may be unreliable in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, as well as in airspace extending approximately 200 nautical miles off shore. The situation is expected to last through Oct. 1 as a result of military exercises in the area. But similar military exercises in the past have caused no interference with civilian ADS-B or TCAS, and AOPA is asking the FAA to explain both why the notam was issued so late and what has changed to raise these new concerns.
  • Scientists find how obesity gene works, a clue to treatment

    08/19/2015 11:09:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 19, 2015 10:46 PM EDT | Marilynn Marchione
    Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new approach to the problem beyond diet and exercise. The work solves a big mystery: Since 2007, researchers have known that a gene called FTO was related to obesity, but they didn’t know how, and could not tie it to appetite or other known factors. Now experiments reveal that a faulty version of the gene causes energy from food to be stored as fat rather than burned. Genetic tinkering in mice and on human...
  • Military exercise Black Dart to tackle nightmare drone scenario

    07/25/2015 7:03:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/25/15 | Richard Whittle
    Sweat the small stuff. That’s the unofficial motto for this year’s edition of the military exercise Black Dart, a two-week test of tactics and technologies to combat hostile drones that begins Monday on the Point Mugu range at Naval Base Ventura County in California. The military categorizes Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) by size and capability, from Group 5 drones that weigh more than 1,320 pounds and can fly above 18,000 feet like the Reaper, down to Group 1, mini- and micro-drones less than 20 pounds that fly lower than 1,200 feet. Previous Black Darts have covered threats to troops overseas...