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  1. Wow. I don't know what all of the commotion is about VH's post. He wasn't trying to take over your precious website to preach at all of you. All he was trying to do was to ask if anyone (probably anyone Christian) would want to join his team. Notice he did not ask for your opinion of his climbing club or your endorsement. Obviously you thought he was.

  2. jon- Not sure which studies my prof was referring to- and i don't have time right now to hop on medline and look through all of them. This research is still pretty new, but i know at least a few studies have shown the transition from type IIA to type I when endurance and strength training is incorporated into weekly work out routines. This transition is lessened when strength training is done on separate days than endurance training. Some fiber transition does still occur, though.


    Here is one study:


    "We conclude that the interference of knee extensor strength development in Strength/Endurance training group versus Strength trained group was related to greater fast-to-slow fibre-type transitions and attenuated hypertrophy of type I fibres." In this study strength and endurance training was done on alternate days and the transition still happened.




    Eur J Appl Physiol. 2004 Aug;92(4-5):376-84. Epub 2004 Jul 6


  3. One interesting physiology tidbit i learned the other day in my exercise physiology class is that if you are trying to become stronger by lifting weights, but also trying to get in good cardiovascular shape, you should not do cardio and weight lifting on the same day. It messes with the way your body responds to the weight lifting and doesn't end up repairing the strength-trained muscles (type IIa and IIx) as strong. Best thing to do is to do cardio one day and then weight train the next. That didn't seem to mess up the muscle repairing as much.

  4. If you have the $$ to buy both the sleek *light* down jacket and the normal down *heavy* jacket then this discussion doesn't really pertain to you. I think part of what Blake was saying was, if you're going to spend the money to buy ONE down jacket, why would you choose that one?

  5. That's funny. That picture of Ron Paul in an empty room would be exactly what his Libertarian views would have the government look like. A single dude behind a desk with a poster behind him saying "Federal Government". Vote for Ron Paul if you don't like Social Programs such as schools. His naive view of human nature is pretty, well....naive.


    What makes you say he doesn't like school? He's a doctor who went to school in the US for ~20 years and often speaks of their value. He's just said that public education should be managed by states and school districts, not at a federal level.

  6. I went to get my bike out of my shed to bike to work yesterday morning... after I opened the glass paned door and reached inside for my bike, the door came hurling back at me because of the wind. My elbow ended up going through one of the panes of glass. Didn't get hurt( I was mainly concerned about tearing my rain jacket that I was wearing anyway), but now my door is broken.

  7. My favorite ALCOHOLIC DRINK is a blow job.


    Why? They're a novelty, right? You have to drink them with no hands? You just like alcohol you can play with?


    can't a girl have a little fun? ;)

  8. Interesting. Seems to me that the elevated hemoglobin levels found in smokers' blood could be due to the fact that when you smoke, you are inhaling carbon monoxide, and that actively competes with oxygen for space on the hemoglobin. So in order to carry as much oxygen as a non-smoker, the body must have more hemoglobin. So having more hemoglobin at that elevation may not actually be helping the smokers that much.

  9. An excerpt from the article:


    you also may be swallowing residues of a controversial chemical called bisphenol A (BPA) that can leak out [of plastic water bottles]


    BPA mimics naturally occurring estrogen, a hormone that is part of the endocrine system, the body's finely tuned messaging service. "These hormones control the development of the brain, the reproductive system and many other systems in the developing fetus," says Frederick vom Saal, Ph.D., a developmental biologist at the University of Missouri. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals can duplicate, block or exaggerate hormonal responses. "The most harm is to the unborn or newborn child," vom Saal says.