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Basketball / Re: NBA 2018 - 2019 Season
« on: April 24, 2019, 01:18:04 am »
6 min to go and im like OKC got this, this game is over, 11 or 13 is too big a lead at this point. Next time i look at the score and blazers have somehow managed to get it within 3. Had to keep watching to see how it ends and it was spectaclular

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: chasing athleticism
« on: April 15, 2019, 11:05:46 am »
Idk compartment syndrome was just something i came across on youtube when searching about shin splints. And the reason i made the connection is b/c i was contemplating getting some calf compressions but i realised it wouldnt really help b/c simply pulling socks up mades it worse, which sounds like what compartment syndrome is like (compression of fascia). still, ive had this for a long time now. it started when i started running from memory. That seems to be the trigger, altho doing high volume squatting can also seem to induce it as well. Now it's just seemingly gotten worse.

It's manifesting itself in squats, my right leg just seems weaker now. Im favouring the left a lot during squats b/c the right just seems to not be able to handle the load. It probably doesnt help i do my jumping with planting right leg either, which puts a ton of stress on it. and sometimes i think maybe the problem is upstream b/c the entire right leg just seems weirdly tight/immobile .. like from glutes and adductors down .. prob just need some decent rest.

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: chasing athleticism
« on: April 15, 2019, 09:33:00 am »
Bodyweight(AM): 86kg (15 March)
Diet compliance: 37/37 days
Daily Squat: 148/148 days
Activity:


Morning:
   

Noon:
 BS 3x120, 1x140 

Evening:
 Shooting practice 


Notes:
  • Right calf is bugged out. I need to figure out what's wrong with it, might be compartment syndrome b/c it seems to get worse if i pull my socks up.

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: chasing athleticism
« on: April 14, 2019, 08:09:38 am »
Tried it out (salbutamol) today and im not sure it was a success. Literally saw a big white puff rise out at the top so im not sure if it even ended up going in my lungs lol. Felt feelings of anxiety and dread but that might be unrelated cos i was running late and trying to plan my Final Training Session. Literally made no progress on the lebron 8 dunk challenge, i actually went backwards but that was probably because my body just wasn't up to it today. Was having trouble just dunking without even the running. In the evening i went for a run with the vest and suprisingly my HR was sub 150 .. even though im just as heavy as last time i did this, and today i was going up hill as well. Maybe the wind was cancelling that out. Idk. Don't think the inhaler had any effect at this point since i took it in the morning (around 11am) and ran around 7pm. Weather was cool though, so that might be why my HR was lower  since most of my running was done in warm/hot conditions previously.

Not sure if i'll bother my doctor about getting a test unless im sure i will get a positive test, he'll just think im a hypochondriac or something and i dont wanna have to deal with that. Tbh i suspect i def am likely to have it b/c as long as i can remember my endurance has been awful. Even when i was very lean and light i still had the same issues. Was a weak swimmer. etc. It's been a feature of my life for so long, i just dont think anyone would have noticed, not my parents who probably never even heard of asthma and who else would have noticed or cared?

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: chasing athleticism
« on: April 13, 2019, 04:12:14 am »
Do you see the problem with that though? In a clinical setting i'm not going to exhibit any symptoms. You telling me if James Harden walked into his primary care physician office and said yo i need treatment he'd get it? Doc will take one look at you and say you're in good shape and healthy and you should get going.

you serious? how do you think doctors diagnose asthma? guessing?

also, the eye doctor example some anti-vaxxer logic. went to eye doctor, eyes changed from time to time per administered tests, stopped going to doctor, eyes stabilized per your own perception, ergo not going to doctor stabilizes eyes. of course! it makes perfect sense. or perhaps your eyes stabilized because that's what happens when people get older. or perhaps they have gotten worse but because it's happened gradually and only slightly over time you don't perceive it.

i swear antivaxxer is the new nazi germany in internet arguments? im aware that eyesight stabilises with age. However, both of my siblings continued to go the optometrist and kept getting hte numbers increased over time. I chose not to because the last time i was given a new script, i got a pair of glasses made and they were giving me headaches. I went back and returned them and ordered glasses online according to my old numbers and i was happy. Been happy since, eyesight is as good as i can remember it being. Yea if at any stage in those years i went to get checked i bet my numbers would be different. But if you keep changing them then you keep changing them. I'll stop short of calling it a scam but it surely is that in some sense.

Also we're talking about something OTC. It's not necessary to have a script to get an inhaler here. I also dont see everyone using one at the rec leagues, it's not conferring any advantage to the majority of folk. Only those who need it wil benefit. Knowing doctors like i do, mine would hear my n=1 experiment and listen to it intently b/c it gives valuable info for making an informed decision. Its exactly like a test except i'd be taking the initiative because we don't really prescribe tests under stressful exercise readily. Ive never had one done yet, doctors don't see the need. That's just the way it will go, you're healthy, you're fine, don't worry about it. Next. They don't have the time to fully investigate any one patient, they prob can't even tell you your name 5 minutes after you leave the room and they don't have a chart handy. It's a system that requires doing your own homework to get the maximum benefit.

I mentioned James Harden cos he's an example of an elite basketball player who has a known history of asthma. I bet if he was to go to a doc they'd say he's HEALTHY AF and as far as the doctor goes, that's good enough to call next. They're not interested in solving problems outside of actual pathologies for the most part.

Also have a read here you jackasses:

https://thorax.bmj.com/content/56/9/675

Effects of inhaled salbutamol in exercising non-asthmatic athletes

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RESULTS Neither endurance time nor post-exercise bronchodilation were significantly different between the treatments. Metabolic parameters were affected by exercise but not by treatment.

CONCLUSIONS Inhaled salbutamol, even in a high dose, did not have a significant effect on endurance performance in non-asthmatic athletes, although the bronchodilating effect of the drug at the beginning of exercise may have improved respiratory adaptation. Our results do not preclude an ergogenic effect of β2 agonists given by other routes or for a longer period.


it literally only works for ppl with asthma and (see article below) not in a performance sense. simple test proposed here seems to have triggered your kneejerk reflex Anti PED response .. check your assumptions..

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Inhaled salbutamol does not affect athletic performance in asthmatic and non-asthmatic cyclists.

CONCLUSIONS:
The inhalation of salbutamol induced a significant increase in resting lung function in EVH+ and EVH- athletes but this improvement in lung function did not translate to improved exercise performance. Salbutamol had no discernible effect on key ventilatory and exercise parameters regardless of EVH challenge outcome.


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24100289


So it doesn't even improve performance in asthmatic athletes.. so much for all this beat up

To add to this i have a team mate who used to be treated for asthma when he was younger. He's now pretty fit and doesn't use any medication. But there is got to be a mechanism there for the treatment helping ppl overcome this long term. So the way LBBS has called it 'short-term' might not be the case. I've read James Harden used to use the inhaler during college games, but i dont remember hearing about it after he got into the NBA. there may be a mechanism there where ppl gradually adapt to better (read normal) lung function over time.

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: chasing athleticism
« on: April 13, 2019, 03:27:09 am »
None of us have any idea about any of this. Im willing to investigate though.

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: chasing athleticism
« on: April 13, 2019, 01:45:33 am »
Do you see the problem with that though? In a clinical setting i'm not going to exhibit any symptoms. You telling me if James Harden walked into his primary care physician office and said yo i need treatment he'd get it? Doc will take one look at you and say you're in good shape and healthy and you should get going.

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: chasing athleticism
« on: April 13, 2019, 01:38:04 am »
Haha actually i used to go to the optometrist regularly and my numbers were always in flux and deteriorating with time.  I stopped going like 10 years ago and since then my vision has been stable at the same numbers. So there is something to DIY your health.

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: chasing athleticism
« on: April 13, 2019, 01:32:13 am »
I don't disagree. I'm just trying to figure out what's wrong with me. If the inhaler has little benefit then i don't have to persue it any further. If it has massive benefit (to me) then it would suggest i could benefit from treatment. But from what i've read so far (just cursory googling) it has little benefit in terms of performance enhancement.

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: chasing athleticism
« on: April 12, 2019, 11:17:15 pm »
nice! i counted 8? not sure if that's easier or harder without having to dribble the ball up. Probably way harder lol. But i'd rather do the sprint and dunk, but prob only get like 2 or 3 reps. Now i need to find some friends.

edit. If you think about it it's 8x30m = 240m sprint, where you dunk and change direction every 30m. The kind of metabolic demands are way different to anything else. But for someone like me who struggles to run fast over a straight 200m then this is a brutal workout indeed.

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: chasing athleticism
« on: April 12, 2019, 10:56:05 pm »
Bodyweight(AM): 85.9kg (13 March)
Diet compliance: 35/35 days
Daily Squat: 147/147 days
Activity:


Morning:
   

Noon:
 

Evening:
 


Notes:
  • Thinking rest the knees today and do a final hard training session sunday. Any suggestions on what to incorporate for tomr? Thinking a squat, a dunk and full court conditioning.

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: chasing athleticism
« on: April 12, 2019, 10:51:14 pm »
coast to coast layups is a great warm up for jumping as well IME.

sucks about the racist kid.

Yea i think the biggest benefit is it it's training to do stuff while moving fairly fast, eg pull up for a shot. dunk. in a way it's athletic training proper ..  need to implement more full court work in general b/c it makes everything more challenging and more gamelike.

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: chasing athleticism
« on: April 12, 2019, 10:46:52 pm »
I dont really agree with that haha. Is steph curry now using contacts, athletic enhancement? Yea. is it a big change, nah. But for someone who can't see very well (like you and me) contacts are going to have more than a neglible difference. But if you gave everyone contacts they'd not benefit nearly as much as someone who needs them.

I think if i repeat the drill and get 6 reps (b/c i expect +1 rep from adaptation) that's my baseline. If using the inhaler takes me to 10-12 then i need to figure out why i'm getting such a large benefit compared to what most ppl would get, maybe +1-2 rep since they've reported it hasn't shown performance benefit in studies. Read that on wikipedia last night so i dont know much about it at all. For performance athletes in running sports where every ms counts, maybe that's enough to change the result but still fairly minor in the big scheme of things.

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: chasing athleticism
« on: April 12, 2019, 08:30:30 am »
Not sure if I've asked this before but is this the Melbourne comp or a local one?

Nah you haven't, Melb. I literally might have peaked a week ago. Now i can barely squat my warmups or dunk. Lol.

Cool. We should catch up while you're here. Even just for a coffee.

Nah man have confidence. I saw your latest IG post. Shot is looking good. You'll be fine.

id like that. i'll send you a dm on insta!  :highfive:

also i did the full court coast to coast dunk drill. i could get 5 reps in before i died of cardiovascular overload. 6 if you include the first dunk starting from half court (i dont!). I did several sets of 5s. Actually a great workout. I wish i started doing it sooner! next time if i hav ea chance i'm going to take a puff of the inhaler .. i have one lying around b/c i thought i might have undiagnosed asthma but i never actually tested my theory out. would be interesting to repeat the drill but with using it.

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: chasing athleticism
« on: April 12, 2019, 07:19:38 am »
Bodyweight(AM): 86.2kg (12 March)
Diet compliance: 34/34 days
Daily Squat: 146/146 days
Activity:


Morning:
   

Noon:
BS 6x120, 0Fx152.5, OHP 6x50 

Evening:
 Bball shooting/dunking 


Notes:
  • Yikes, finally failed a squat, first time since i joined this gym sometime last year!.
  • Played a pickup game of 2v2 with some kids, i blocked the bigger taller kid a few times (they expected me to be slow and awful i spose?)- i was wearing my vest as well. Each time i blocked him one of the smaller kids would say 'no no no' in an indian accent. Casual racism is great. I didnt really care at the time, but in another universe i would taken my vest off and dunked on them, just wasn't that bothered. They complimented my game all the same, so it wasnt meanspirited but still bad form.
  • Icing my knee just in case it gets swollen again. Have to be proactive about this stuff. Hopefully i have one more solid training  session (thinking sunday?) ahead.
  • then i'm going to focus on R&R Mon-Thurs to peak up for the tournament which runs Fri-Sun. Really hope they have breakaway rims at the comp cos ive been spoilt AF lately with the nice breakaway rims we've got these days here in Perth, such a pleasure to dunk on.  I expect melbourne to have them too hopefully.

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