December 13, 2012
In this Episode #221: Does bee pollen or pine pollen work for enhancing hormones, cardio before weights or weights before cardio, how to stop muscular fatigue, how to tell if amino acids are working for you, and how to get ready for a hilly bike ride.
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I don't think this article is talking about orange mocha frappucinos! http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/11/the-case-for-drinking-as-much-coffee-as-you-like/265693/
Chalk one up to the pro muscle & testosterone boosting effects of…GARLIC: http://jn.nutrition.org/content/131/8/2150.abstract
Yet another reason I load with CapraColostrum before a triathlon: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1756-0500/5/649/abstract
Will aspartame give you cancer? You decide (I make a choice to “play it safe”): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23097267
1. New camps announced.
-February 22 to 28, 2013: Winter Triathlon Camp in Austin – details at http://pacificfit.net/resources/calendar/
-March 2-8: Winter Triathlon Camp in Florida – details at http://pacificfit.net/resources/calendar
-Week of March 17: Wildflower camp – details TBA
-Vietnam Trip: April 14 – details TBA – “The Laguna Lang Co Triathlon aims to build on the success of its sister event, the legendary Laguna Phuket Triathlon. The triathlon will be comprised of a 1.8k Swim, 62k Bike and 12k Run. A triathlon Team Relay, a Duathlon and a Fun Run will round off the event program.” Register for race at http://www.lagunalangcotriathlon.com/
-Ben's Annual Trip to Thailand: Nov-Dec 2013 – details TBA, but e-mail [email protected] if you want in because it will fill fast.
2. Ben's brand new Low Carbohydrate Diet For Athletes package is officially released and available for download! Get it here now.
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Mike asks: What is the effect of pine pollen or bee pollen on hormones and training?
In my response to Mike, I reference the Pine Pollen powder I've been using, at 1 teaspoon per day.
Chris has two questions:
1) Wants to know when to combine weight training with bicycle training and wants to do 3 days of weight training to optimize testosterone benefit. Should he lift on his hard biking days or his easy biking days.
-Reference “easy cardio” bout before weights
2) Wants to know about optimizing sleep. Currently sleeps in dark room, etc., but if he has to get up in middle of night to pee he has hard time getting back to bed. He tries not to drink fluids at night, but finds that when he does that, he gets hungry at night and is more tempted to overeat.
In my response to Chris, I reference my recent article on natural remedies for insomnia, and also recommend:
–MillenniumSports Somnidren GH
-Hammer REM caps
Cathy asks: Pretty bad tennis elbow and tendonitis in her elbow, does construction work and is on the GAPS diet. Experiencing quite a bit of fatigue and muscle weakness and wondering if she's compensating or is too exhausted to be doing work she's doing. How can she minimize pain/risk?
Jim asks: Wants to know about Master Amino Pattern (MAP) – usually takes BCAA supplements, but wants independent research on Master Amino Pattern.
Stephanie asks: Wants to do http://www.tourofthebattenkill.com/, 62 mile rolling course of dirt and pavement, quite hilly. Does weight training and Tabata sets and spin classes, plans to do some cross country skiing, but wants to know the best way to train for this.
In my response to Stephanie, I recommend:
-Hill to tempo intervals
-Do actual strength training and power training instead of Tabata sets
-Use some of the low cadence, high resistance cycling workouts from http://www.GetMaccaX12.com, including the “Power Up” workout