Fitness fulminations

Via Adam, who comments, ye Gods. The vegan frankenfoods are bad for you. Very bad for you. The oral contraceptive pill is not appropriate for a large number of women because it increases the risk of cardiovascular events. Eating estrogen is worse for the male half of this species.

Now, let’s compare the estrogen hormone in an impossible whopper to the whopper made from hormone implanted beef. The impossible whopper has 44 mg of estrogen and the whopper has 2.5 ng of estrogen. Now let me refresh your metric system. There are 1 million nanograms (ng) in one milligram (mg). That means an impossible whopper has 18 million times as much estrogen as a regular whopper. Just six glasses of soy milk per day has enough estrogen to grow boobs on a male. That’s the equivalent of eating four impossible whoppers per day. You would have to eat 880 pounds of beef from an implanted steer to equal the amount of estrogen in one birth control pill.

So, if you were worrying that the new veganism was a plot to neuter American males, you were right. It’s not just a nature cult, it’s a biochemical plot designed to turn men soft and feminine.

I’m not a vegetarian, and yes, I’ve worked on the killing floor in a slaughterhouse. Kea is more gentle that I am, but we both know what a vegetarain diet does to us: we become weak physically and mentally. Yes, I know that there are people who eat that way and there are entire cuisines that are vegeterian, but they don’t eat manufactured faux burgers.

Better still, cook your own.

The impossible burger is the virtue signalling of the late decline. Eat Steak, or eat not steak (or chicken).

The side effects of making all effete seem to be wanted by the elite.

The Golden Globes, known as the “party of the year,” is going with a meatless menu for its 77th annual awards show.

Guests will be served a 100% plant-based meal just ahead of showtime Sunday. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Thursday that it wants the initiative to raise environmental awareness about food consumption and waste.

On training, we have had difficulties with consistency. This has to stop. We need to do the work. If you stay at home, you are not improving. But the first thing is you have to do things properly.

Read the comments at the post below about powerlifters needing surgery for their backs. The main reason to be in a crossfit box is not the programming — it is that they have a coach watching you and telling you to scale out when your ego gets to big. Which is why you have to leave your ego at the door. Somewhere there is an 18 year old, warming up with your one rep max or best mile time, but he’s yet to get injured.

It’s really important. Really good technique will translate not only into really good results, but also much less chance of any injury. Weight programs that emphasise using incorrect form in order to life more are not your best friend forever. Not even a little bit. Get a good trainer to get your form right from the beginning so that you don’t develop bad habits which are harder to fix later down the track.

From one of my friends, an article in the New England Journal of Medicine was forwarded. On intermittent fasting: it is now mainstream. Below is one of the images on the benefits.

N Engl J Med 2019;381:2541-51.

Well, that won’t work. We know it won’t work. We know we have to lift heavy stuff, and do fairly continuous exercise. But how to combine both? Mark Sisson has a guest blogger, who comments.

Don’t fall victim to a mindset that says you should lie around on the couch all day while fasting. It’s perfectly safe (and beneficial) to exercise. Follow your normal routine of walking and other means of slow and steady movement throughout the day. What you might want to skip, however, are long stretches of cardio work that can wear you down (particularly if you’re new to fasting). For intensive exercise while fasting—especially if you want to kick-start fat loss, HIIT is the way to go. You only need 10-15 minutes of high intensity interval training to stimulate fat burn in your body. Above all, work out when you have time and feel comfortable doing it, but you can also consider incorporating your interval training at the end of your fasting window—right before you’re about to break your fast.

Skip some meals, avoid the carbs, walk a lot, lift some heavy stuff. Get some sleep.

And then get on with your life. Fitness is not a goal in and of itself.

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1 year ago

I credit very good coaching with the improves I’ve made this year – without harming myself -. I lift very heavy things, she doesn’t let me do it often (to max, anyway) but I do a lot of “weird lifts” and a ridiculous amount of core in addition to the 80% training work. Sexy? No. Okay – the situps with the barbell look pretty cool. But basically, NO. However, my back doesn’t get hurt.