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Are you doing chronic exercise that will cause you fail?

Discussion in 'Optimal Fitness' started by Dextery, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Dextery

    Dextery New Member


    Dr Doug McGuff, an ER doctor and owner of a gym in South Carolina talks about the reasons why people fail in their exercise and body composition goals. He also wrote the book Body by Science

    He also talks about how one can do less work in the gym and make huge gains by resting 7 days between workouts.

    For the med students and doctors on this board, there is a good section of this presentation regarding medical school biochemistry.
  2. Cody

    Cody New Member

    Yes, but does he talk about using CT after working out to speed healing and lower inflammation??? If one uses CT, especially Cold Showers after strength training, I'm betting the frequency of workouts can go way up (they have for me).
  3. Dextery

    Dextery New Member

    The video was taped a couple years ago and CT was not being discussed. But Dr McGuff commented that he now has his gym at 60 degrees F and Dr Kruse replied to him that he could go even lower and increase the benefits.

    If you use the markers that Dr McGuff uses as well as Drew Baye uses, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nIZ4Yih_88&feature=relmfu[/video]][video=youtube_share;8nIZ4Yih_88]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nIZ4Yih_88&feature=relmfu[/video]

    you can test yourself to see if you can decrease the time between workouts. There is a sweet spot for everyone...but the take away is

    do not overtrain...as that results in frustration in not making any headway....the muscles must be allowed to recalibrate to handle higher and higher weight stress in the epigenetic pathway.

    Many people are so locked into more lifting/exercising is better conventional wisdom that they set themselves up for failure.

    As a side note, you are in Des Moines where Dr Terry Wahls does her work. She has licked her mutiple sclorosis and gives talks around your area. Here is her first on mitochondria http://www.bing.com/search?q=dr+terry+wahls&form=HPNTDF&pc=HPNTDF&src=IE-SearchBox Minding your mitochondria.
  4. MamaGrok

    MamaGrok New Member

    Don't forget the effect on stem cells from overtraining, too!
  5. Cody

    Cody New Member

    Awesome stuff Dex!!! Thanks!
  6. Lexi

    Lexi New Member

    Dex, this was excellent. thanks!

    Dr. K, can't wait till you do videos like this.... will you do videos like this? i think you would reach infinitely more people.
  7. Glamorama

    Glamorama New Member

    I always wauit 7-8 days between lifting for each muscle-group. I've seen amazing gains in strenght this way!
  8. Dan in Utah

    Dan in Utah New Member

    Wow. I've been training like a total idiot for years. Cycling, running, and swimming at the lower end of my exercise heart rate. Chronic-cardio moron, that was me. Hitting it everyday or every other day. All the while, I was never really increasing my "physiologic headroom" as discussed in this video. I blamed my lack of progress on age and "not going long enough."

    Okay, exercise for me now is going to be climbing, crawling, balancing, throwing rocks, and logs and then once a week I'm going to give my mitochondria all the pyruvate they can handle with maximum effort sprints or body weights exercise...I'm too cheap to join a gym, plus I hate driving anywhere I don't have to. I might have to build something in the back yard.

    This looks fun: http://youtu.be/xUo5RwR-pLg[/video]][video=youtube_share;xUo5RwR-pLg]http://youtu.be/xUo5RwR-pLg[/video] (Move naturally my friends!)
  9. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest

    Thanks Dex...

    sending to DH and recommending that he watch it... i think BBS can help him w/his back ( I keep talking about CT and Paleo 3.1 - but he keeps telling me his issues aren't diet related...)
  10. Dextery

    Dextery New Member

    Me thinks your need to kick your kick ass husband in the ass and challenge him to a measly ol' 30 day challenge of not consuming any wheat and sugar and then have him tell you his issues are not diet related! And tell him I said so!!
  11. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest

    Already done. Well at least w/ wheat & gluten for lent. I gave up chocolate & my 2 glasses of malbec/week. He's had no back issues since ditching the wheat. The man is counting the days til he has wheat again. Grrrr. The only good thing about this is I anticipate he's going to have one he'll of a rxn when he reintroduces it. he keeps telling me " now I get how hard it is for you to avoid wheat it's a TPITA & since I don't have a problem w/it once lent is over I'm not going to avoid it b/c it costs more & is limiting socially at work"

    Well see when he gets his IgA bloodworm back. I'm 100% positive he'll be gluten intollerant too!

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