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Audio Question from Jenny:
Triathlete with hip dysplasia. Not severe but it does effect her training. She feels a pinching in the front. Squatting over 90 degrees hurts. It effects her all the time (sitting for a long time hurts) even on a rest day. Any particular stretches or exercises that might help. She does the hip flexor stretch and uses a rumble roller (despite it being scary at times).
Audio Question from Andre:
He has mild left knee pain around the joint. Ran an ultra marathon in Feb and ever since then the pain has gotten better but hasn’t gone away. Has runs a lot in the past and never had this issue before. Has a chronically tight IT band. Had an MRI that only detected a tiny Baker Cyst. He wants to do squats and lungs but can’t do them or the knee flairs up again. Every time he races it hurts a lot again. He has a few races coming up and wants to get healed.
Audio Question from Ty:
On the ingredient list, how do you differentiate between a simple and a complex carbohydrate?
I train for and do Olympic/5150 triathlons. I seem to do well with a hard training efforts over lunch, but if I do a track interval training in the evening for 50-60 min, or even swim intervals, I often mess up my sleep (elevated heartrate, chestpain and restlessness during the night). I’m assuming I have an unfavourable hormonal response – T3 crash, adrenaline to mobilize glycogen etc. I love group training (track and swim) in the evening, but if I cannot get the sleep issue sorted, I have to get back to morning and lunch training. Do you have any ideas on how I can increase my “tolerance” for evening training, except lowering intensity?
I have been suffering from a pain in my hips and knees whilst running for the past year and have recently visited a Sports Therapist in order to get to the bottom of the problem. He used Muscle Activation Techniques to reduce tension in my body and I could definitely see an improvement after just an hour. I found this technique very strange as he worked on an area in my neck to activate a muscle in my leg. I was wondering whether you have had much experience of MAT and what your thoughts on the technique are?
~ In my response, I mention my MAT podcast interview.
What type of milk would you recommend for a child and would that recommendation change based off age? I’m curious about raw milk vs. goats milk vs. almond milk vs. coconut milk.
I’ve been trying to follow a low carb high protein diet in order to lose weight (unsuccessful thus far). I did a 4 mile running race this morning and noticed my breath began to really smell during it, and afterwards my husband commented that I needed to brush my teeth. Reading up on it, it seems that it could be either dehydration, ketosis, or someone said if your body doesn’t burn fat well, it could be that I’m burning muscle and not fat. I often get shaky during long rides as well, and feel that whatever I eat is not being absorbed by my body. I have noticed as I’ve switched to protein from carbs that I get less shaky and am also less hungry on long rides. So my body is shifting, I’m just not sure how, whether it is shifting in the right direction, and if I should be more patient with fat loss.
1) huub wetsuits – marketing seems like a perfect fit for me. Is it all hype?
2) testosterone – I am 42 year old male and my level’s slightly below normal. If I take an over the counter cream or supplement is this going to give me more energy? Make me stronger? Is it considered cheating in my training?
Is it possible to cycle ketogenic periods? For example, fasting all night, exercising and then waiting until dinner to break your keto state. If so, would it be beneficial? Or would you benefit just as much from a fasted workout? Would this kind of cycle cause fat gain since you are eating an increased amount during keto state. Also, how could you monitor to know you are in this state? Would the strips be enough or should you monitor other things as well?
~ In my response to Paige, I mention http://www.lowcarbtriathlete.com
I have a question about a machine a friend uses – the ENG3. They swear by it (says it helps their lungs and recovery time) but when I looked it up I don’t really know what to make of it (except that it’s expensive). If you have any info that would be great. They said I could give it a try but I always like to know what up before I jump in.