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In this December 28, 2011 free audio episode: “The Shocking Truth About Wheat” with Dr. William Davis. Also: fibre and fat, ankle weights for cycling and running, the Ben Greenfield food pyramid, l-arginine for performance, juicing, shin pain, achilles tendinitis, joint pain, and simethicone.
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- Yes, even with minimal rest periods between sets, you can still build significant muscle.
- The more endurance training you do, the worse your resistance training results.
- Exercise helps you make bone cells instead of fat cells!
- Here’s a reason to get good sleep if you’re injured or after hard workout.
- If you’re used to eating breakfast, then not eating it can really mess up calorie consumption later in day.
Featured Topic: The Shocking Truth About Wheat
In this featured topic, Ben interviews Dr. William Davis author of Wheat Belly. Dr. Davis is a preventive cardiologist whose unique approach to diet allows him to advocate reversal and prevention of heart disease, and was also a guest on a podcast episode #60, “Why Do Healthy People Have Heart Attacks”.
During the interview, you'll learn:
– Why you're not eating the same kind of wheat your ancestors ate…
– Whether wheat bread is really better than white bread…
– If wheat is ever OK to eat and if so, when…
– Good substitutes and alternatives for wheat…
– …and much more!
How does fibre help with losing fat? Is fibre that has been pureed equally effective as it is in its original form? For example – pureeing vegetables for soup as opposed to raw vegetables, or blending fruit into shakes?
What are your thoughts on doing cycling and running drills with ankle weights on? Will this speed up skill acquisition and neuromuscular development?
Interesting discussion about the food pyramid of Dr. Weil (Episode #174). Maybe you could discuss what the Ben Greenfield food pyramid would look like? Also, have you seen the Bulletproof diet guidelines from the www.bulletproofexec.com and what are your thoughts on it?
What is your opinion of l-arginine as a supplement? Googling around for information on NO and supplements that might help Nitric Oxide production, I quickly found l-arginine, and specifically “ProArgi~9+”. They make some pretty bold (and yet vague) claims about helping everything from heart disease to endurance performance. What a coincidence – if I can get a boost in performance and help with any potential heart disease down the road – sounds like a no-brainer. Do you know of any studies that focused specifically on the effects of l-arginine on performance? Back when I was lifting a lot of weights, we often took amino acid tablets that contained l-arginine (and two or three others), is there any benefit to something like ProArgi-9, versus regular amino supplements? I did talk with my doctor on l-arginine – he did not feel that there was any significant risk, and since there were some potential benefits. It would be fine to give it a try.
~ In my response I mention Citruvol and Nitroceps from Millennium Sports.
Ron Starrett says:
My wife and I just got a juicer after watching the documentary “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead”. My wife is mainly interested in the “Reboot” program the subjects in the movie are doing. As an ultrarunner (training for a 100 miler) and endurance athlete, I am curious how I can use this tool to increase my fitness nutrition. Any suggestions on certain juice recipes or combinations to try? Or about nutrient timing?
Listener Tony B. asks:
I have a question regarding shin pain: I run about 20-25 miles a week and when I run I feel fine, but afterwards my shins are very tender to the touch. I'm wondering what I can do to alleviate the pain.
~ In my response to Tony, I recommend www.marathondominator.com
I get Achilles tendonitis on and off, year-in year-out. How can I avoid it in future? What exercises can strengthen this area? I'm from the UK so a lot of the products/supplements you suggest are not available.
I just completed my first Ironman 70.3 and wanted to say thanks to you. All your great advice definitely helped me get through the race. My question is about how to prepare for the physical stress and fatigue of longer races. During my recent Ironman 70.3 I felt great until the second half of the run when the joints in my knees and feet started to hurt. I had plenty of gas left in the tank and my muscles felt fine, the only thing that held me back was the joint pain. How can I prepare my body to cope with this better? My training consisted of lots of high intensity interval work as well as a longer ride (60 miles) or run (6-8 miles) each week.
~ In my response to Shane, I mention Capraflex.
I have heard some people suggest using “GasEx” (active ingredient is simethicone) for gas issues during an Ironman. Is this generally a good solution for people? My case is different than most so more details are necessary – My large intestine was surgically removed due to severe ulcerative colitis and a “pouch” was created with the end of my small intestine. My “plumbing” is connected like everyone else but my capacity to store waste and gas is severely limited. Also, due to my altered plumbing, I cannot just pass gas like everyone else because I'll lose more than just gas. Is simethicone a reasonable solution or do you have other suggestions? Does this chemical raise other issues or limit performance?
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