Surprising James with a Salty Post

July 13, 2011

James gave me access to post just about a year ago, so I figured I might as well use that access. When I first started learning about the science behind nutrition and exercise, I learned that everything I knew was wrong. After that, I learned that everything I had just learned was wrong. I kept [...]

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Tim Ferriss in Outside Magazine

June 16, 2011

I would actually say that motivation is not the question. The real question is: What are the incentives? Let’s say I created a gym where you pay $400 the first of the month, and for every visit I refund $25. And before you sign up, we take unflattering photos of you in your under­wear, and [...]

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Low Carb Doesn’t Work For Me?

June 13, 2011
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A few of my friends have asked me about my diet recently. I always enjoy sharing my ideas, tips, techniques and the knowledge I’ve gleaned from all of my research. What really pisses me off is that most of them respond with. “low carb doesn’t work for my body.” Really? I say that a low-carb, [...]

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35 Mile Sunday Road Bike Ride

June 13, 2011

On Saturday I went on a 15 mile bike ride that included one to many stops for cocktails. I ran into my parents at Pi, a local pizza place, and had a few slices of their Chicago style pizza. It was delicious. I figured it was Saturday and I could make it a cheat day. [...]

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Power and Efficiency on a Bicycle (1449.28 MPG)

June 9, 2011

  I had an interesting conversation over lunch about exercise efficiency. It all started as I was explaining how I hate running. Then we started talking about how running used far more energy than cycling and one thing led to another. Anyway, I brought up the fact that a bicycle is one of the most [...]

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Fat IN Your Belly Doesn’t End Up ON Your Belly

June 1, 2011
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I read an interesting article on the NYT Well blog: Eating Fat, Staying Lean that contained some data from a recent Johns Hopkins study. Kerry Stewart, director of clinical and research and exercise physiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is publishing initial findings of a long term study on diet and exercise. Study [...]

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Carbs = Fatness

May 10, 2011

“In contrast to the hormonal activation of adenylate cyclase and (subsequently) hormone-sensitive lipase in adipocytes, the mobilization of fat from adipose tissue is inhibited by numerous stimuli. The most significant inhibition is that exerted upon adenylate cyclase by insulin. When an individual is well fed state, insulin released from the pancreas prevents the inappropriate mobilization [...]

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