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post #151 of 154
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Originally Posted by Mom
According to recent study by Indiana University and published in International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise, the best thing for sports recovery is chocolate milk. It outperformed EnduroxR4 by 50 percent in a test involving cyclists. It's a controversial study, but makes sense if you think about it. Liquid, carbs and protein. simple.
I have to take any study partially funded by the dairy industry with a big grain of salt. I do agree, though, that sports drinks aren't ideal. I think you'll see most elite endurance athletes these days looking to additional energy sources during and after a workout.

If you're going to go the milk route, I'd recommend organic. Those hormones and antibiotics and whatever else they throw in the regular stuff scare the bejesus out of me.
post #152 of 154
Originally Posted by moguljunkie
If you're going to go the milk route, I'd recommend organic. Those hormones and antibiotics and whatever else they throw in the regular stuff scare the bejesus out of me.
I agree. Even if they don't medicate with hormones, the treatment of most dairy cows on large herd factory farms probably means high levels of stress hormones too. It ain't Bessy on a bucolic pasture any more, Toto.
post #153 of 154
Originally Posted by GarryZ
what i meant is that beef is not easily digestable and doesn't help energy levels when u might need them . i was taking tang soo do and ate a hamburger once because i was hungry and paid dearly for it, was wondering what differant food would offer as far as a time release of energy to keekp you fueled longer. i do the breakfast thing too and i feel i need more fuel around 1 and the choices don't seem all that good for you. but i get a sandwich and soup and it seems fine i was thinking something better might be smarter. just looking for differant perspectives
I ate two 1/4 pounders with cheese and fries, and then smoked the competition about an hour later in full contact karate with hard bogu (body armour).

On the other hand what professional boxing fan can't remember "no mass" after that steak dinner?
post #154 of 154
Originally Posted by sibhusky
I don't see how this could be possible. The older I get, the more vert I put in because I am skiing more than I used to. I used to have a full time job and only ski the weekends. Now that I am semi-retired, I actually rack up more vertical and have NO problems skiing 7 to 8 hours.

Maybe you should have a physical? I really can't see how doing a run FASTER would require more work than doing it slower. Does running a mile use up more calories than walking a mile? Now, if you are leaping off of cliffs the whole time maybe you are justifiably worn out, but I can't see how doing a groomer at a faster speed would use up more energy. In fact, I am kind of leaning towards it would use up less energy because presumably you are turning fewer times.

As to fully "engaging all your muscles", I don't know how to address that. I actually think that I am less worn out by skiing than people who don't ski a lot because I use the SKI and not my muscles (as much) to turn. While they are horsing their skis around, I am using my speed and pressure to make the ski arc, which is a heck of a lot easier on me than what beginners do.

By the way, is there a "skill level" resource on this site that is pretty standardized? I've usually only seen ski levels as 0-8 or 9 at resorts. Is that a resort-specific thing or is there a standardized description of ski levels out there somewhere?
To answer your question, running a mile DOES burn more calories than walking a mile. Skiing the same distance faster DOES burn more calories than doing so slowly. You're leg muscles are forced to harness more force when skiing faster in your turns. You also use more muscle fiber, and tax them more heavily, the more intense an exercise. A tip an old strenght coach reccomended when doing endurance exercises is to run a hard mile rather than jog two miles. You exert roughly the same energy, and you experience less wear on your joints in doing so.
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