Episode #216: 6 Hidden Ways That You May Be Lowering Your Metabolism & Gaining Fat

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Nov 7, 2012 free podcast: 6 Hidden Ways That You May Be Lowering Your Metabolism & Gaining Fat Also: do body wraps work for weight loss, getting rid of diastasis recti, ways to increase your VO2 Max, how to work your upper body without using your arms, and will hyperbaric therapy work for recovery?

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Audio Question from Fred @ 00:14:24
Heard a lot about wraps for weight loss and is wondering what your take is? He thinks hard work and exercise are the way to go but wants to know what you think.

Audio Question from Jolene @ 00:18:06
She has a torn abdominus rectus from two consecutive pregnancies and quite a large diastasis recti (4 fingers wide) and is wondering if she can train it back into position so it can heal or if it needs surgery. She is having trouble training her core properly and is having back, hip and knee problems as a result.

~ In my response I mention these ab exercises for pregnancy. I also mention the Cassandra Forsythe interview and the Tupler Technique.

Audio Question from Rick @ 00:26:25
His girlfriend would like to drop 15lbs but has hypothyroidism and take 88mg of synthroid per day. She is into Crossfit 3 times a week. Beside managing her caloric intake, is there something else she could do, despite her thyroid issue?

~ In my response, I talk about my personal thyroid measurement with WellnessFX. I also mention this episode with Roby Mitchell (AKA Dr. Fitt). I recommend this book: “Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms?  When My Lab Tests Are Normal: A Revolutionary Breakthrough In Understanding Hashimoto's Disease and Hypothyroidism” and I mention my gut healing recommendations.

Audio Question from Bill @ 00:44:06
Needs some help getting his endurance back. He had a bike crash and hurt his shoulder. He spent 4 months on the sofa after surgery. He just started training again but his endurance is poor. Interestingly his heart rate is staying down between the LT and AT for an entire run. How can he get his mojo back? Also what % of Body Fat do you like to have during taper week before an IM or 70.3?

~ In my response to Bill, I mention: Cordyceps, Fish Oil, and Floradix.

Kayla asks @ 00:57:19
I'm a 5'3 116lb female who has been going to the gym for the past 6 months attempting to gain muscle. I've made good progress so far, however I recently started experiencing pain in both of my forearms. I saw my doctor who diagnosed me with “forearm shin splints” and have been taking naproxen and resting my arms. I've been instructed to not lift weights for a minimum of 2 weeks, probably more (depending on how the arms heal). I'm worried about losing all the muscle I've worked so hard for. Without the use of my forearms, I can't seem to work my bi's, tri's, shoulders, or back. Do you have any suggestions for keep my upper body in shape and healing faster?

~ In my answer I reference the FIT10.

Richard asks @ 01:04:43
I have been looking into trying out a Hyperbaric Treatment for no other reason than just my well-being and recovery! I like the idea of getting higher oxygen levels to help cell repair and general healing. I'm 25yr old male was has been known to over-train just due to fact I feel like I can keep going. Can the Hyperbaric chamber sessions allow me to train harder and more often?

~ In my response I talk about: the book “The Oxygen Revolution: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: The Groundbreaking New Treatment for Stroke, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Arthritis, Autism, Learning Disabilities and More”, the study Acute and Chronic Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on Blood Circulation of Human Muscle and Tendon in Vivo and the Directory of Hyperbaric Oxygen Providers in the USA. I also mentioned the studies at www.netnet.net/mums and 1800woundcenter.org.

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6 thoughts on “Episode #216: 6 Hidden Ways That You May Be Lowering Your Metabolism & Gaining Fat

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  2. Lance says:

    I was hoping that there would be more info on mild hyperbaric therapy for recovery after reading about it in Phil Maffetone's book. He thinks it's great. I also read about it being used by Mark Allen and others at Kona in the book "Iron War." Guess we'll have to wait for anything more than anecdotal.

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