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by Kachi
Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The next step - Suppliments (fat loss special)
Replies: 25
Views: 3404

Re: The next step - Suppliments (fat loss special)

Me? I wasn't aware that I was scaring anyone. Oh well.

Boo!
by Kachi
Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:14 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The next step - Suppliments (fat loss special)
Replies: 25
Views: 3404

Re: The next step - Suppliments (fat loss special)

Protein is really not that hard to get... I have to wonder what people are eating that they struggle to get enough even when building muscle. Check the protein content of everything that you're eating and you might be surprised to learn that you're already getting a lot from all the foods that you d...
by Kachi
Sun May 31, 2009 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The sweetest thing ever...or a MENACE TO SOCIETY?!
Replies: 92
Views: 8337

Re: The sweetest thing ever...or a MENACE TO SOCIETY?!

I think the rule is ridiculous and I don't agree with imposing on those liberties-- even in a school-- for the sake of enabling a minority of students who feel that they shouldn't ever need to be assertive. It's a society. If you can't be marginally sociable, not even enough to convey the body langu...
by Kachi
Sun May 24, 2009 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: ITT: Awkward Gym Moments
Replies: 23
Views: 4134

Re: ITT: Awkward Gym Moments

Will a "gym" class count? I was subbing for a P.E. class one day, and my classes were mostly Men's Team Sports classes. Frequently other P.E. teachers like to pair up when there's a sub, and on this day one of the teachers wanted to have a softball game between my class and his. It was an ...
by Kachi
Sun May 24, 2009 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: High cholesterol+triglycerides (my story; add yours too)
Replies: 12
Views: 2900

Re: High cholesterol+triglycerides (my story; add yours too)

That's really impressive for diet alone, and I congratulate you. However, not one to chime in without expressing something dissonant, I do wonder if you'll be able to maintain such a strict diet, and further can't help but wonder how powerful an impact exercise would have for you. Please also try to...
by Kachi
Thu May 07, 2009 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Temperature for a Workout
Replies: 15
Views: 1860

Re: Temperature for a Workout

For reference, your basal metabolic rate is thought to be roughly 200 calories higher per day if you deviate 5 degrees higher or lower from ~75 degrees, so you can actually burn more calories just by adjusting your thermostat (other factors to consider though). So yes, you will burn a few more calor...
by Kachi
Thu May 07, 2009 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: weight loss study
Replies: 30
Views: 4590

Re: weight loss study

Siiiiiiiiiigh. I reviewed all of your citations. Most of them are dubious; a couple are even authored by the same people. Are you familiar with quackwatch.org? I would direct you there. I am not calling quackery on these articles, but they are extrapolating claims based on less data than the current...
by Kachi
Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:07 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Best sport for me to get in shape?
Replies: 27
Views: 3815

Re: Best sport for me to get in shape?

Just to throw out a couple that I didn't see mentioned, boxing and rowing are options. It's good to change things up every once in a while.
by Kachi
Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: weight loss study
Replies: 30
Views: 4590

Re: weight loss study

And as for the comment on saturated fat, well I have some bad news for you - SFA are actually good for you. It is PUFA that appear to be the troublemakers... This is not true for most people, unless you're subscribing to popular junk science, which based on your comments about carbohydrates raises ...
by Kachi
Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: weight loss study
Replies: 30
Views: 4590

Re: weight loss study

Calories in is generally calories out. There are exceptions, some of them extreme such as hypothyroidism. Others less extreme, such as blood sugar metabolism. Your body won't begin converting fat to energy if it has adequate blood sugar to use, and your metabolism tends to lessen if you eat fewer, l...
by Kachi
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: IQs of Lawyers declining
Replies: 23
Views: 2540

Re: IQs of Lawyers declining

It would make a lot more sense that the average IQ level of the population is going up. It is. The average IQ has steadily increased for as long as we have records to compare. They regularly change the scoring methods to reflect this so that 100 is still the average IQ. Either way, I agree with the...
by Kachi
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Implicit Association Test
Replies: 43
Views: 4578

Re: Implicit Association Test

I think it's random. If not, that's a design flaw, and incredibly unethical. Do you have a source on this? IF not, please don't make bold accusations like this. I was speaking of a particular test that was similar, but regardless, even if it's "random" (it's not going to be truly random),...
by Kachi
Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Economist: Legalization is the Least Bad Solution
Replies: 47
Views: 4525

Re: Economist: Legalization is the Least Bad Solution

Yeah, I'd rather here from a social behaviorist than an economist in regards to the legalization of all substances. Marijuana along with some other (tenuous) drugs I am all in favor for legalizing. Now de-felonizing possession or use might be another story, but unbridled freedom I have many reservat...
by Kachi
Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Futurama's renewal possible, may hang on DVD sales?
Replies: 32
Views: 3764

Re: Futurama's renewal possible, may hang on DVD sales?

I won't buy the DVD. I would probably never watch it.

But I do think it's a great show and I hope to see it running all over cable television.
by Kachi
Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Implicit Association Test
Replies: 43
Views: 4578

Re: Project Implicit: Measuring Subconscious Bias.

Yeah, I've taken tests like this before that told me I had biases about things that I didn't even know existed because they gear you into clicking one way and then trip you up. I really don't trust the validity of these kinds of tests, even setting personal experiences aside. The design is novel at ...
by Kachi
Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: California may legalize pot, for the tax revenue
Replies: 95
Views: 10117

Re: California may legalize pot, for the tax revenue

Nevada. I'm not sure what they're doing now but at one point that had marijuana vending machines and you could buy it in very small amounts in convenience stores. You weren't allowed to be carrying more than a certain amount, and I think it may have only applied to certain areas of NV. The general p...
by Kachi
Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RCMP says Tasers lethal, limits police use.
Replies: 50
Views: 4030

Re: RCMP says Tasers lethal, limits police use.

While I really advocate for tasers as a measure of self defense and for stopping dangerous criminals as a safer-but-still-potentially-lethal alternative, I'm relieved to hear that they can't use them for such frivolous reasons as civil disobedience anymore. I mean, I don't even visit Canada, but it'...
by Kachi
Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Judges made millions sending teens to private prisons
Replies: 31
Views: 3718

Re: Judges made millions sending teens to private prisons

So he was getting money to keep the detention center stocked? It sounds like the situation was practically asking for corruption. Incarceration costs taxpayer money (or do parents have to foot the bill for juvenile detention centers?)... there shouldn't be financial incentive to waste tax dollars, a...
by Kachi
Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Hardcore Diet! What do you think?
Replies: 20
Views: 2674

Re: Hardcore Diet! What do you think?

If you like salmon, well, there really aren't enough praises to be sung for salmon.
by Kachi
Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Elliptical vs Treadmill
Replies: 51
Views: 5728

Re: Elliptical vs Treadmill

If you've -ever- had a knee injury that required therapy, I'd advise you to stick to lower impact, especially if your goal is merely weightloss or aerobic fitness, and you're not planning on doing any serious running (marathons). Your goal should just be to get your heart rate up for a sustained per...
by Kachi
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Elliptical vs Treadmill
Replies: 51
Views: 5728

Re: Elliptical vs Treadmill

Ideally, an elliptical is better. Your sustained effort is an important consideration though, and for that treadmills are the best. My suggestion would be to try the treadmill first for a while until you feel that you're not making substantial aerobic gains (if you've been getting regular cardio exe...
by Kachi
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Hardcore Diet! What do you think?
Replies: 20
Views: 2674

Re: Hardcore Diet! What do you think?

In general I can't condone crash dieting, nor can I condone eating the same thing every day. Variety is considered a pillar of a healthy diet.

Nutrient wise, you probably wouldn't be deficient in much, but I don't see a good source of unsaturated fats.
by Kachi
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Tips for the lazy
Replies: 10
Views: 1915

Re: Tips for the lazy

3)Find a form of exercise that you really enjoy and don't think about it as exercise. This would be the advice that I would emphasize. Clearly you're an active person, and you don't think of some of the activity you do as exercise. Find fun ways to be active-- that is the absolute best way to exerc...
by Kachi
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Martial Arts Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 28218

Re: The Martial Arts Thread

Mmm, I just looked at some of the bujinkan material. It looks to be extremely holistic at best, and a dance/gymnastics class at worst. I think most people would be far better served by taking classes in specialized styles individually than learning to dabble in everything. Their weapons demonstratio...
by Kachi
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: One School Beats Another School At Sporting Event
Replies: 166
Views: 10995

Re: One School Beats Another School At Sporting Event

That is obviously about the losing team. It also makes obvious the fact that you didn't read the article in the OP where it specifically says that the kids aren't torn up about it. I'm going to try my darnedest not to be an ass about this, but you're flatly wrong. This is an issue because of the pe...
by Kachi
Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: GOP Bailout "Pork" List
Replies: 170
Views: 11531

Re: GOP Bailout "Pork" List

Virtually any government spending provides stimulus. I believe this was already discussed by someone else, but it's a mere matter of how high the return is on that spending. Either way, if it provides a needed or even very desirable service, there is no question that it provides a sufficient return....
by Kachi
Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama to Limit CEO Pay to $500K
Replies: 68
Views: 6844

Re: Obama to Limit CEO Pay to $500K

If it's such a taxing position, I'm quite confident that with the amount of money these guys are getting paid, you could hire an entire -team- of highly skilled and qualified people, simply appointing the most qualified to be the primary decision maker. Actually, it seems dubious to me that any pers...
by Kachi
Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama Cuts the Bullshit
Replies: 285
Views: 22937

Re: Obama Cuts the Bullshit

Oh you can, and we have. Even though we spend the most in the world per student, we still have only average test scores worldwide. Money does not solve every social problem. America has many social problems that higher performing countries can't compare to, and surprisingly, the solution to overcom...
by Kachi
Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: One School Beats Another School At Sporting Event
Replies: 166
Views: 10995

Re: One School Beats Another School At Sporting Event

Kachi, read the article. There's no damaged self-esteem, the kids don't care that they got their asses kicked, it happens all the time. The people most upset by this thing? The administration and parents of the winning team. Who are upset because...? I infer (from the reading, no less) because of t...
by Kachi
Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: FatBets: best way to lose weight
Replies: 27
Views: 1708

Re: FatBets: best way to lose weight

Oh stop, you're a breakin' my heart.
by Kachi
Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: GOP Bailout "Pork" List
Replies: 170
Views: 11531

Re: GOP Bailout "Pork" List

I'm just chapped that a recent poll said that ~30% of Americans thought the bill should pass, but with changes (roughly the same amount said that it should just be passed). Oh really? I'm so sure that that many Americans actually looked at the contents of the bill rather than taking the GOP's word t...
by Kachi
Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: FatBets: best way to lose weight
Replies: 27
Views: 1708

Re: FatBets: best way to lose weight

Mm, but intermittent reinforcement is just a measure of the timing of the reinforcement, not the nature. Granted this could be positive reinforcement if you win, but it's negative reinforcement for everyone else. You don't want to rely on intermittences of this length for something like weight loss ...
by Kachi
Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama to Limit CEO Pay to $500K
Replies: 68
Views: 6844

Re: Obama to Limit CEO Pay to $500K

Much as I can appreciate the spirit of this proposal, I think it's just going to be loopholed to shit. See, when you have an employee that you want to keep at the cost of exorbitant sums of money, but you can't, you fire them. Then, you pay them exorbitant sums of money to be a private consultant fo...
by Kachi
Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: FatBets: best way to lose weight
Replies: 27
Views: 1708

Re: FatBets: best way to lose weight

That's interesting if perhaps ineffective in the long run. (Negative reinforcement is not generally the most effective psychological tactic in the first place.) What has proven very effective is simply keeping a food diary of everything that you eat along with a little basic nutritional education. A...
by Kachi
Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: One School Beats Another School At Sporting Event
Replies: 166
Views: 10995

Re: One School Beats Another School At Sporting Event

Well after a bit of thinking about this and reading the article, I've started to wonder. Do you think us Americans take too strong of a bad reaction to "running up the board?" Maybe thats what we should question here in these arguements. Are Americans reacting too strongly, or is this an ...
by Kachi
Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: My President is Black, Fox News Complains
Replies: 310
Views: 20425

Re: My President is Black, Fox News Complains

I understand what Gel is saying, as someone who has seen the resentment many white people harbor towards minorities because of things like AA, and presumably no either reason. Likewise I have seen young minorities who are more than willing to take advantage of their social disenfranchisement to garn...
by Kachi
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: McDonalds profits off weak
Replies: 80
Views: 6665

Re: McDonalds profits off weak

Success of an individual company does not equate to success for the American economy. That aside, the nutritional quality of McDonald's food is so poor (even though they market its nutritional value), its success bodes to the success of the healthcare industry. So yeah, it profits off of those who a...
by Kachi
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 50 most loathsome people in america
Replies: 50
Views: 4124

Re: 50 most loathsome people in america

Struck me as a failed attempt at humor. A bit like their description of Olbermann, aside from the trying but failing to be funny part.
by Kachi
Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: types of milk - what's best?
Replies: 80
Views: 10291

Re: types of milk - what's best?

To put things into perspective a bit, I've had 60 grams of protein today without trying. This is before dinner, and without any meat/eggs. This has not been an unusual day either, by any means.
by Kachi
Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cognitive Therapy as good as anti-depressants
Replies: 55
Views: 4321

Re: Cognitive Therapy as good as anti-depressants

Pretty sure he's saying that as the people who are just fishing for a fix to their habit or a product to pawn on the streets become increasingly active, it becomes increasingly reasonable for your doctor to deny your medication without strong evidence.

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