National Review: Despite Best Efforts, Rep. Baron Hill Ends Up on YouTube In a Compromising PositionThis congressman barred any videotaping of his town hall meeting, saying "it's my town hall meeting…I set the rules." He's a Democrat, incidentally—a Blue Dog from Indiana. I'm not confident that he can legally enact such a restriction, but regardless of whether it's legal, he's still an ass.
The Augusta County Board of Zoning Appeals has prohibited a private model rocketry club from continuing to launch model rockets on private land in Swoope. I launched dozens of model rockets hundreds of times as a kid. They're harmless, and it's a fun, educational hobby. What a bizarre thing to crack down on.
5CD challenger Laurence Verga boldly demands that Charlottesville drill for oil under downtown ASAP: "We need to drill here and we need to drill now." Good luck with that.
It turns out that the buildup of lactic acid in muscles is in no way bad, despite a century of thinking to the contrary.
There’s a tremendous amount of bad information out there about muscle development. When I started exercising a few years ago, I did some casual research about it since I didn’t know much about how it worked and what the science behind it is. Trainers and nutrition products and so on make great assertions about the benefits of things like protein, glutamine, creatine, etc. but if you actually look for scientific evidence to justify it, there isn’t much out there. It’s not necessarily wrong, it’s just that there’s disagreement and not much reliable, peer-reviewed data to fall back on. Interesting given that there’s a huge industry built around this stuff.
That what I learned with last year’s new year’s resolution, Will. In addition to wanting to be more fit and aware of my body’s well-being in those terms—something that I’m happy with the outcome of—I wanted to learn how my body works, biomechanically and nutritionally, to understand how to exercise optimally. After no more than a few hours’ reading I was convinced that was a waste of time. A lot of exercise information seems to be the equivalent of Atkins—at best, you’re hacking your body, at worst, you’re wasting your time. I stick with the basics: eat healthier food, get my heart pumping more, and lift progressively heavier things. That’s working out.
From what I’ve read, creatine may be beneficial under certain conditions, e.g., 20m to finish in the 100m sprint.
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