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Practical Scientist -Part 7
By Jamie Hale
In this installment of The Practical Scientist we take a look at Bray’s review of Good Calories, Bad Calories. Bray’s review is very in-depth and offers counter points to some of Taubes’ key assumptions. Bray’s review provides a key lesson in separating Fact from Fiction.
Read more http://www.mindandmuscle.net/node/528
BCAA Supplement Roundtable
By Jamie Hale
Do wee need BCAA supplementation? The debate rages on.
The following is an excerpt from Knowledge and Nonsense: the science of nutrition and exercise
“J. Hale: Many contest preparation specialists promote the use of mega doses of BCAAs even when the person is in a positive calorie balance and eating a ton of protein. Have you seen any evidence or is there a logical reason to assume BCAAs from supplements are superior to BCAAs found in food?
D. Moore: No, this is completely wrong. If eating within maintenance levels with adequate protein, you will already be getting sufficient BCAA content. Let’s think about this. Most whole food proteins (including protein drinks) are made up of about 15 percent BCAA. Therefore, a 220-lb bodybuilder who eats 2 grams/pound/day is already receiving about 66 grams of BCAA per day. Even if cutting, most bodybuilders still eat sufficient protein. Therefore, he would still be consuming sufficient BCAA. I think somehow people started to believe that BCAAs are magical where lean mass retention is concerned.
Read more http://www.mindandmuscle.net/articles/jamie-hale/BCAA-roundtable
Interview with Fatloss Troubleshooter
By Jamie Hale
The following interview was conducted with Leigh Peele (Author, Nutrition and Exercise Consultant from North Carolina).
J Hale: How does it feel to be a female in an industry that consists of mostly males?
L Peele: Honestly it has ups and downs, more so in person. I think in print there is something A-sexual about my delivery, I can joke with the boys so to speak so people almost forget I am a female and make no judgments in that aspect. I rarely get "for a girl she knows her stuff" kind of comments. In person it can be a bit more trying, but you push through it and you show what you got. I would also be lying to say it didn't matter, I mean I can't spot certain levels of lifting, don't get me wrong I can hold my own, but I haven't gotten where I am letting my ego take control of my common sense. It seems with men I go more nutrition and with women I go more lifting. Not that there isn't a split there, but for generalization purposes it can go down like that.
Read more http://www.maxcondition.com/page.php?110
Stretching affects Performance. Thanks to Eric Troy for the excellent response and informative data.
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JP FITNESS SUMMIT
I have been invited to speak at the National Fitness Summit in Kansas City May 15-17th, 2009. JP FITNESS SUMMIT is a nationally recognized summit held once a year. I will be speaking with three other prominent figures from around the USA. Check out the official ad for the summit.
OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING FOR PERFORMANCE SEMINAR
Louisville Ky May 9th
More info http://www.iron-body.com/index.php/Events-&-Schedule/Olympic-Weightlifting-for-Performance.html
EXERCISES YOU HAVE NEVER TRIED SEMINAR
Knowledge Summit video featuring KY Reptile Zoo. The video will feature a brief tour of the zoo and a discussion with Jim Harrison the owner. Harrison is a unique individual that has been featured on National Geographic Channel, Animal Planet and PBS. He has been legally dead 2 or 3 times. Future videos will include East Kentucky Science Center, Visiting Kentucky’s most popular trail (as rated by trails.com), and Night Hiking with Night Vision. Knowledge Summit Videos will feature mostly science and nature topics. I hope to get some footage of some KY (supposed) supernatural events.
MaxCondition video. I am having a problem determining the topic of the first video. It will probably be behind the neck Split Style Jerk or Basic Sledgehammer movements. Maybe non-wtted GPP circuit oh well.
Check out my new blog at the bottom of the homepage. The blog is written in a simple manner (not too technical or scientific). The entries cover my daily training regimens and some of my thoughts for the day.
King Cobra Venom Extraction. Jim Harrison is the guy catching the Cobra.
Men’s Weightlifting –Shane Hamman
I had the pleasure of meeting Shane a few years ago. He was very humble and expressed his passion for Olympic Weightlifting during our conversation. I conducted an interview with Shane that is featured on my site. I also met Ingrid Marcum the same day.
Current Training Goal & Projects
My primary training objective is to maximize my aerobic work capacity. I have not emphasized aerobic capacity in years. The reason I am emphasizing this quality is so I can do some multi-day hiking and canoeing (or kayaking) trips this summer.
Kentucky Association of Science Educators and Skeptics. Look out for new articles from KASES members on my new site to be launched soon (that means someday). Visit the KASES site http://kases.org/. In a future KASES meeting I will be presenting my Nutrition: Fact or Fiction Seminar.
Nutrition Data- Good source of info provides profiles of thousands of foods
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