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Messages - Dan Elric

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Diet / Re: The Leangains Guide
« on: March 09, 2013, 11:35:12 AM »
Not so long as he gets enough sleep/nutrients every day.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Help with rolls
« on: December 13, 2012, 06:53:57 AM »
Do not roll if it causes bruises.  You should not feel any pain if you have properly performed the roll, even on concrete.  Practice on a softer area until you're comfortable.

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Socialize / Re: Getting over your first love and becoming a better person?
« on: December 05, 2012, 03:09:26 PM »
Go get professional help.

Seriously, check yourself into a rehab clinic or something.

Go to the hospital, ask for help, call a hotline, or something -- anything to get treatment.  I'd be surprised if social programs didn't exist for drug rehabilitation.

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Diet / Re: What is good to eat with white rice?
« on: December 03, 2012, 05:27:44 PM »
As many vegetables and meat as you can eat with it.

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Socialize / Re: I'm back guys!
« on: December 03, 2012, 08:26:31 AM »
Not only is Kyle thoroughly out of your weight class, but has extensive background in martial arts and weight lifting.  Oh, and he has military training.

He is one BAMF you don't want to mess with.

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Consumer Whores / Re: Nike Free Run +3 Opinions?
« on: November 28, 2012, 07:12:28 AM »
I love my nike free runs.  For running.

They're too fragile for parkour, I'd think, that foam on the bottom is going to get torn up real fast if you try anything else.  Still, they're comfortable, lightweight.  Recommended if you run a lot, not recommended if you don't.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Watch your intake, to train more or sloth
« on: November 22, 2012, 05:08:24 PM »
Or just stuff your face with turkey and vegetables.  The extra calories help anabolism.

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Diet / Re: Buffet a Day
« on: October 09, 2012, 01:06:33 PM »
6 ft. and 135 lbs. is practically underweight.  If anything he should eat more and do some lifting.

He's also presumably an endurance athlete, so he will need large amounts of calories.  Healthy humans have systems to regulate calorie intake so you won't eat too much.  Foods that humans are well suited for like vegetables, whole fruits, nuts, and meats work well with the feeling-full mechanism -- thus making it near impossible to eat too many foods; they have a lot of fiber and water content to help buffer calorie absorption.

Foods like bread and potatoes are the kind that can make insulin levels run amok because of the high GI.

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Diet / Re: Buffet a Day
« on: October 09, 2012, 11:09:34 AM »
As long as you're eating healthful foods like whole fruits, veggies, and meats and not stuffing your face with breads, you'll be fine.

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Socialize / Re: any of the Night Hawks still around? (circa 2009)
« on: September 28, 2012, 10:56:54 AM »
NO! NO! You stop this right now! Somebody kill it with fire!

I agree.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Way to practice in farmland area?
« on: September 22, 2012, 01:36:26 PM »
Run in straight lines.  Really fast.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: What makes American Parkour special?
« on: September 19, 2012, 12:50:13 AM »
I live in the Midwest so I just run really fast in straight lines.  Yup, maximum efficiency.

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Diet / Re: Paleo Diet Ranked Dead Last for Best Diets by US News
« on: September 10, 2012, 02:27:28 PM »
Quote from: Vegetarian Column
As a health diet, vegetarianism is solid.

No it's not.  And if you don't know what you're doing it can even be harmful.

The fact they ranked paleo dead last is hilarious.  It has gotten a bit of a hit from the scientific community unearthing that meat was more of a rare delicacy rather than a staple for hunter-gatherers.  But in any case, it was claimed that its fat content was too high, while failing to account for the kinds of fats consumed.

I'm thinking it got a lot of flak for taking out refined grains, which the research so obviously shows is terrible.  A shame.

The emphasis on diabetes and blood pressure is absurd.  They seem to following common medical fallacies to the letter (avoid fats, avoid salt).  And we know that calorie deficits cause weight loss and are useful for diabetes prevention/treatment.  This is influenced by the caloric density of foods, in which paleo excels.  It's a head-scratcher why adding pasta would be a good thing.

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From a culinary perspective, paleo is a bit limited, since the use of butter, milk, and cheese is forbidden.  People new to it would find it difficult.  It's useful to add back in dairy, since things like feta cheese can really add great flavor to salads or lamb.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Considering quitting parkour
« on: September 05, 2012, 10:35:23 AM »
There are some things I'm totally not comfortable with at all, like flips or double kongs. To put it simply, my parkour isn't as hardcore as I'd expect it to be for someone who's been practicing for almost 2 years. Maybe my natural aptitude for this isn't as high as a lot of other people.

I've been doing this for five years and I still can't backflip.

Don't beat yourself up about it.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Considering quitting parkour
« on: September 04, 2012, 11:57:14 PM »
Do what you're comfortable doing.  You shouldn't feel pressured into doing things you're not comfortable with.

"Push past your fears," is great rhetoric to sling around for idealists and poets, but does little in the face of pragmatism.  If there's some things in parkour you enjoy, keep doing those things.  If there's some things in parkour you don't enjoy, don't do them.

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Socialize / Re: Parkour "Titles"
« on: August 30, 2012, 07:40:06 AM »
I'm a rage froobler.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Torn hands on steel bars
« on: August 26, 2012, 05:26:31 PM »
Saline is used to flush wounds and is known for mild disinfecting qualities.

Wounds heal fastest when they're cleaned properly, disinfected, and kept moist (traditionally with honey, more recently with petroleum jelly).  For blisters specifically, I recommend Band Aid's blister pads as a superior alternative to regular plasters.

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Without two eyes you are unable to perceive depth.  Distance must be determined independently, since there is no intuitive sense.

This is to say, you'll have to determine the distance of the jump and train yourself to jump a distance you consciously calculate, overriding any intuitive perception.

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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Torn hands on steel bars
« on: August 24, 2012, 06:06:54 AM »
Pumice stones are used to manage calloused skin.  The repeated friction from the bars caused the blisters to form.  There is no way to evade this as far as I know apart from not doing it so much.

for healing your tears, poor salt water over the skin.  Jesse told me this him self and it works wonders

Salt water is only effective for killing germs, it won't help the wound heal any faster.  There are more effective and less painful ways of doing that.

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Diet / Re: Cold Drinks, are bad for health.
« on: August 24, 2012, 03:20:36 AM »
It's not a matter of opinion, it's a matter of fact.

Galileo had evidence and observation to support his theory, people thought him ridiculous and rejected his work because of superstition.

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