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Forum: Community 12-29-2005, 07:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,233
Posted By Jay Swan
Can I get a reference for the incidence of rhabo...

Can I get a reference for the incidence of rhabo in marathons and triathlons?

There is a lot of talk these days in long endurance sports about kidney problems due to dilutional hyponatremia, but...
Forum: Community 12-11-2005, 11:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,382
Posted By Jay Swan
These threads are always hilarious. My favorites:...

These threads are always hilarious. My favorites: in the very first gym I ever trained at, in college, there was this huge, ripped black guy who used to stand about 12" from the mirror and scream at...
Forum: Community 11-18-2005, 07:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,526
Posted By Jay Swan
Here's mine, but you'll have to put up with lots...

Here's mine, but you'll have to put up with lots of distance running too:

http://sanjuanswan.blogspot.com
Forum: Fitness 11-10-2005, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,639
Posted By Jay Swan
Sorry, I thought the subject was sport...

Sorry, I thought the subject was sport performance rather than weight loss.

If one is training for long endurance, a substantial amount of time in the lower heartrate ranges is necessary. High...
Forum: Fitness 11-10-2005, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,639
Posted By Jay Swan
The "cardio-zone/fat-burning zone/endurance zone"...

The "cardio-zone/fat-burning zone/endurance zone" is not "crap." It is well documented that the ratio of fat to glycogen burning is correlated directly to heart rate.

Age-based max heart rate...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2005, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,168
Posted By Jay Swan
One way to get heavier weights into a back squat...

One way to get heavier weights into a back squat position without a rack is to lift/push the bar up so that one end is on the ground and you're standing under it, holding the the other end of the bar...
Forum: Testimonials 11-02-2005, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,474
Posted By Jay Swan
I saw my buddy John Frazer's post here and...

I saw my buddy John Frazer's post here and figured I'd post mine. I am not a strict Crossfitter--I do some long distance running and usually make up my own CF-ish workouts, with a lot of inspiration...
Forum: Fitness 08-19-2005, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,984
Posted By Jay Swan
If you read the linked abstract on one of...

If you read the linked abstract on one of DeVany's previous posts--the one about elevated homocysteine levels--you'll see that the subjects are described as "non-professional not well-trained male...
Forum: Nutrition 07-05-2005, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,912
Posted By Jay Swan
During exercise, you lose way more sodium than...

During exercise, you lose way more sodium than potassium. Most people don't need to worry about electrolyte levels during exertion lasting less than a couple of hours. But if you do need to replenish...
Forum: Nutrition 06-15-2005, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,882
Posted By Jay Swan
John Berardi advocates a very high-glycemic-index...

John Berardi advocates a very high-glycemic-index post-workout drink, and the rest of the time practicing a insulin-controlling diet.

I use Surge, the post-workout drink he invented, after long...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2005, 03:22 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 280,498
Posted By Jay Swan
I don't have pics, but based on a tip I think I...

I don't have pics, but based on a tip I think I saw on this website somewhere, I made a pair of rings out of two 100-foot rolls of picture wire (~$5 each at Home Despot), wrapped with duct tape. I...
Forum: Fitness 05-09-2005, 02:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,551
Posted By Jay Swan
It sounds like you want a MMA (mixed martial...

It sounds like you want a MMA (mixed martial arts) gym. That gives you all your attributes except tradition in one place, and it's guaranteed to be very physical.
Forum: Fitness 04-11-2005, 05:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,256
Posted By Jay Swan
I didn't see any of these fights, but I have seen...

I didn't see any of these fights, but I have seen Kenny Florian fight live in BJJ tournaments several times, and I've seen Griffin on video. They are both badasses. As someone else said, the ring is...
Forum: Fitness 12-16-2004, 10:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,531
Posted By Jay Swan
Reading the thread on the fittest Crossfitter got...

Reading the thread on the fittest Crossfitter got me thinking. What impressive CrossFit-like performances have you seen or heard of from non-Crossfitters? Some examples:

1) Many years ago there...
Forum: Fitness 10-30-2004, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,977
Posted By Jay Swan
Mark, Thanks for the feedback. The 2:1 hill...

Mark,

Thanks for the feedback. The 2:1 hill repeat scenario comes from a 8-week crash program that my brother gave me a couple of years ago to prepare for my first race, a half-marathon to the top...
Forum: Fitness 10-30-2004, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,977
Posted By Jay Swan
When I do hill repeats, I typically do 4 minutes...

When I do hill repeats, I typically do 4 minutes of running uphill, 2 minutes rest (walking downhill). By the 5th or 6th rep, I'm usually toast. I don't do hill repeats that often; tempo running is...
Forum: Fitness 10-27-2004, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,097
Posted By Jay Swan
I started Crossfit workouts last winter and mixed...

I started Crossfit workouts last winter and mixed them with long distance running with varied results. I think my main problem was that I took the Crossfit workouts too hard, trying to embrace the...
Forum: Injuries 10-25-2004, 06:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,347
Posted By Jay Swan
I'm pretty flexible in the hamstrings, but my low...

I'm pretty flexible in the hamstrings, but my low back and hip flexors are extremely tight. I don't notice much difference with toe-in/toe-out stretches, but I have noticed that a powerlifting-style...
Forum: Injuries 10-24-2004, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,347
Posted By Jay Swan
For the last 5-6 years, a weighted deep squat...

For the last 5-6 years, a weighted deep squat motion often results in a delayed, very painful soreness in my right outer hamstring, about halfway down the leg. The pain is distinct from delayed onset...
Forum: Fitness 10-24-2004, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,977
Posted By Jay Swan
I recently wore a heart rate monitor for the...

I recently wore a heart rate monitor for the first time during a CF workout. It was a pretty brutal one--some combination of high-rep deadlifts, sprints, and pullups.

Anyway, I got my HR to 186,...
Forum: Testimonials 03-26-2004, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,898
Posted By Jay Swan
Guys--I did not mean to imply that the 220-age...

Guys--I did not mean to imply that the 220-age formula is correct for all people; just that it in my case it does correlate with reality. Case in point: my brother trains with an athlete who has a...
Forum: Fitness 03-26-2004, 09:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,965
Posted By Jay Swan
Graham, no offense, but you really need to study...

Graham, no offense, but you really need to study up on this stuff a bit more.

First, I don't think you understand what I mean by tactics. I'm simply talking about things like positioning and...
Forum: Fitness 03-25-2004, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,965
Posted By Jay Swan
The reason that MMA fights can last so long is...

The reason that MMA fights can last so long is because of the skill & conditioning of the fighters, and the lack of surprise attacks. If you've never trained with a MMA fighter it's difficult to...
Forum: Testimonials 03-24-2004, 10:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,898
Posted By Jay Swan
Question for Mark T: What is your max HR at...

Question for Mark T:

What is your max HR at those same altitudes? Your AT seems really good. My max HR at sea level seems to be around 185 (which fits the 220-age formula perfectly). I live at...
Forum: Fitness 03-24-2004, 10:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,965
Posted By Jay Swan
This type of discussion is hashed out endlessly...

This type of discussion is hashed out endlessly in martial arts discussion groups.

FWIW, I think it helps a lot to realize that there are two major categories of street "fights".

In the...
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