|Originally posted by bdc88:
gonzostrike, you are correct, i'm a pretty poor writer, but that's not why i threw in the abstracts. The abstracts are included to give credibility to my argument. Too many people out there, like lisamarie, are self proclaimed know it alls. They'll give you their opinion all day long, but don't have the science to back it up. When somebody makes claims, or slams someone else's, they better have some science to back it up. That means peer reviewed studies, NOT just a link someone's webpage who shares the same opinion as you.
Now that has got to be the funniest thing that was ever written on this forum!
No. The second funniest. Unfortunately, the rest of the forum cannot see the funniest, since they take the form of many emails and private messages which were sent to me today by medical professionals on this forum, joking about how you have completely misinterpreted the research you have pedantically cited. So before you embarass yourself a bit more, I'd suggest you take a course in how to interpet research results.
At this point, I would love to take bets from other forum members as to how soon we will suddenly see a new member, claiming to be a medical professional, "proving' telefit's, oops, sorry bdc88's points.
Sorry, but that's the oldest trick in the book, and none of us fall for it. But its great entertainment! I have been having a good laugh with my colleagues, watching your different identities unfold, curiously posting only on the fitness forum.
So just for fun, lets take a look at your own level of literacy, if only to enable those who may find truth in your posts to get a look at the source.
When you signed the user agreement for Epicski, it clearly stated that personal insults were not allowed on this forum. Yet you chose to use a personal insult "self proclaimed know it all". what part of NO PERSONAL INSULTS don't you understand, or do we need a peer reviewed study on medline to explain the point?
And you are wrong, BTW. I never claim to be a know it all, by I am in fact an obsessive compulsive knowledge seeker. I have already stated my credentials and the amount of educational studies I engage in. Being up close and personal with a researcher, and able to ask questions, is far more valuble than looking at a bunch of studies done on rats. [no offense, badrat!}
Years ago, when I took a course in research design, the professor told us on the first day of class that its virtually impossible to control all the variables that would validate an experiment, and as a result, most people can prove whatever they'd like.
Then he grinned, and said, "so this course is bs!"
He may have exagerrated , but this always stuck with me. I compare the research with what I see.
And here's what I see. Within close to 30 years in the fitness industry, I have unfortunately witnessed 8 different exercise related deaths.
All were due to heat exhaustion. So when you advocate exercising in 105 degree heat as a means of promoting hgh, I suggest you purchase some liability insurance.
Also, since this post is about yoga, which is primarily stretching, there has been NO RESEARCH WHATSOEVER that states that you can lose weight by stretching, no matter how hot the room.
Lets get real.
Then there's the question of what I see. Observing a group of 20 sweaty rolly pollies coming out of a bikram class is not very inspiring.
On the eother hand, if we all found complete validity in everything you are saying, why do we still ski? How do the olympic cross country skiers look so slim, if all this time in the cold is making them fat?
If everything I say is invalid and opinionated, how have I lasted close to 30 years supporting myself completely in fitness, an industry noted for its high turn over rate?
How come I have never sustained a fitness injury?
Why am I still able to teach over 20 classes a week along with doing my own workouts, when my colleagues half my age can only do half as much?