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Old 01-06-2003, 06:39 AM   #26
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BTW, yogis regularly do really, really well on strength and conditioning tests, even cardio testing, etc. I'm talking about dedicated yogis who only do yoga, not yogis who run or yogis who lift weights. There is lots of literature on this - many forms of yoga are great total exercise regimens.
I'd be very interested in seeing some of this literature as well.

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Old 01-09-2003, 12:49 PM   #27
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A word of caution on glucosamine sulfate-check with your medical doctor if you are diabetic as it can affect insulin
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Old 01-09-2003, 12:53 PM   #28
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A word of caution on glucosamine sulfate-check with your medical doctor if you are diabetic as it can affect insulin
Can you give a high-level view of how that would happen? I know a few people that take glucosamine on a daily basis....

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Old 01-09-2003, 01:15 PM   #29
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Since Aikidoka and a few other types of martial artists seem to be alone among participants in virtually every other sport or physical discipline in disregarding scientifically-based conditioning methods, I think it's an important thing to argue about.
Kevin, I think there are a lot of misconceptions as to what weightlifting can do for someone. Most people think weights and they think muscle bound steriod induced mass. Just ain't true for the masses. You could list the benefits far better than I but most people really don't understand things like increased metabolism from having more muscle, offsetting age induced muscle loss, increased bone mass, injury prevention, performance enhancement and the like.

It's funny too. I was in a dojo where some guy injured his shoulder and was treated with some buzzing device. It was minor and nothing that a bit of rest wouldn't have fixed. No one that I saw even raised an eyebrow at crock medicine which surely had no evidence whatsoever to support it. Bring up scientific principles, stuff with solid knowledge and evidence behind it and you run into immense resistance in certain circles.

I can understand it, been there myself actually, but it's sure tough to watch sometimes.
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Old 01-09-2003, 01:21 PM   #30
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Kevin Wilbanks wrote:
Since Aikidoka and a few other types of martial artists seem to be alone among participants in virtually every other sport or physical discipline in disregarding scientifically-based conditioning methods, I think it's an important thing to argue about.
Kevin, I think there are a lot of misconceptions as to what weightlifting can do for someone. Most people think weights and they think muscle bound steriod induced mass. Just ain't true for the masses. You could list the benefits far better than I but most people really don't understand things like increased metabolism from having more muscle, offsetting age induced muscle loss, increased bone mass, injury prevention, performance enhancement and the like.

It's funny too. I was in a dojo where some guy injured his shoulder and was treated with some buzzing device. It was minor and nothing that a bit of rest wouldn't have fixed. No one that I saw even raised an eyebrow at crock medicine which surely had no evidence whatsoever to support it. Bring up scientific principles, stuff with solid knowledge and evidence behind it and you run into immense resistance in certain circles.

I can understand it, been there myself actually, but it's sure tough to watch sometimes.
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Old 01-09-2003, 01:38 PM   #31
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Oops, I duplicated.
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Old 01-09-2003, 08:59 PM   #32
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I've seen the same kind of thing before. People using chinese skin-irritant balms for a chronic shoulder problem, or putting their faith in the micro-adjustments of their chiropractor, yet dismissing the idea of simply strengthening the structures in question. To me it seems so obvious that the scientific studies and knowledge hardly need to be cited. I also build things out of wood and steel, for instance, and I usually find that if some element of a construction is too weak and breaks, reinforcing that element or replacing it with a stronger one is a good idea. It hardly seems like brain surgery.
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