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Some notes about #Iron and #Fitness. – #fitness #running #biking #iron #lifespan #aerobic #nutrition #exercise #prepping #longevity #health #food #carfree #run #polyphenols #flavonoids

High RBC counts should help with the retention of iron.

NIH:Study shows iron supplementation after blood donation shortens hemoglobin recovery time http://1.usa.gov/1Ah75iV

I recommend stopping iron supplementation after the suggested number of weeks. People who give blood regularly will likely know if they are in the low or high iron group.

Did great on the hills, so probably right about blood donation, etc. I think the added capacity means more iron free hemoglobin sites available.  It would be great to have supplementation guidelines for well-conditioned athetes, so that they don’t overshoot. Too iron much is bad. It’s also likely best to leave a surplus of iron free hemoglobin sites, to clear free iron after RBC turnover.

Given all those caveats, well-conditioned athletes likely have sufficient excess heme to benefit greatly from additional iron. The possibility of providing for additional oxygen transport is very alluring. I can’t rule out the possibility that the two iron pills also helped on the hills. If you don’t believe 2 pills could help, then crunch the numbers. You will see for yourself.

I see some evidence of over-ingestion of in the athletic community. This is bad folks. Please avoid. Those studying exercise cardiomyopathy should check for over-ingestion of iron, etc. As a reminder, too much iron is problematic. The NIH used a low dose. 

Here is another link to the NIH blood supplementation article

Along with the caveat, I’m also grateful that iron supplements are readily available to anyone, without a prescription. The human body does all the marvelous iron chemistry w/ 4.2 grams of the stuff total.  It is likely that microgram levels of iron supplementation could have a large effect over the course of time. To put this in perspective, the body has a more than a full kilogram of calcium. Unlike iron, calcium has relatively low toxicity

I strongly recommend the cast iron griddles to protect your supply. Don’t overcook on the iron griddles tho. That’s another big problem! Google has a list of iron food sources. It’s possible to get alot from the food without eating much meat. http://bit.ly/1Afu93e

If you go easy on the meat, you have even more reason to go easy on the liver. If blood leaks into the space around the muscles,& breaks down, it releases free iron. This free iron could perpetuated any problems with free radicals, perhaps giving rise to a burning sensation in the gap areas. Be cautious about iron, etc, but make good use of it. Maintaining a high level of conditioning is another good iron strategy. Rich blood hoards more iron. It could speed you on your way and put some air under your feet ;-).

I have other strategies for improving oxygen transport. Be sure and check out my articles about winter training and cold adaptation. 

Winter bicycling may have some major #health benefits. – Cold temperatures, strength, and aerobic capacity #biking 


Let’s bone up for winter. – #fitness #running #biking #exercise #nutrition #carfree #lifespan #fasting #longevity #food #training


I want the bombing to stop. What do I do? – #isis #syria #iraq #raqqa #prepping #tcot #survival #preppers #isil #airstrikes #msm #carfree

The US has made the world a more dangerous place today.  US airstrikes make more terrorist attacks, not less.  The US is deliberately provoking #ISIS into attacking Americans. We've been watching US militarism for a long time. You know these #airstrikes are just the beginning. Fight them now.

The first thing to do is to disengage from US consumerism. Shun their media and their products. Sell your car and buy a #bicycle. It is really about self-reliance. Why should you depend on US mass-murderers for your #food, clothing, media, etc. US #MSM has been consistently lying to us. Pull the plug! War tax resistance is not for everyone. We should find ways to pay less taxes without attracting US attention.  

Sadly, war resistance takes time, and we can expect the worst from the US. IMHO, the US is planning a #disaster. Prepare for it. It is possible to prep& #bugout with a #bicycle trailer or a hand dolly, which don't require gasoline. Resist the US by opting out. If you can't sell your car, then use it less. Motor culture is a non-stop invitation to the degrading US media and advertising culture, which is a major source of our problems.  You can see this when you drive. US commericial imagery is just about everywhere. You can shun this unhelpful invitation by driving less or stopping altogether.

Flying is worse than driving, so motor transportation may be best for long trips. The airports have been the major venues for the violation of our rights, and they are also primary targets. My advice is to stop flying altogether. 

Another development is that Americans are under attack from within, so take this into account in your preparations.  Buy a water filter&disengage from the chemical& #gmo culture which is rotting our brains and sapping our #strength.  #Fitness training is crucial, and focus on healthy #diet. Avoid medicalization and pharma products.  Avoid the mall like the plague. The US is dropping bombs on innocent women and children, so be creative, and think of your own strategies. 

If you want more ideas, then check the following article and links. It is just a starting point.

The stupid war against terrorism



Some may deride these efforts as small and insignificant, but if we all do our part, we can make the difference that we are looking for. Let's roll.  




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Regarding training advice – #Ferguson #Prepping #aerobic #biking #carfree #exercise #fitness #food #health #isis #jamesfoley #maryland #nutrition #training

Some best gains came on bicycle vacations, where I rode long distances every day. Just add more recovery days at the end. I have no doubt that big strength gains can come from working out on consecutive days,but more rest days are also needed If you have a setback, no worries. Muscle loss is easy to recover, so push the limit.

My first century ride, 112 miles. \u2013 http://bit.ly/1oSRb3F PrettyBoy Dam \u2013 http://bit.ly/1rEhxuO

People should consider that Americans may receive bad advice masquerading as good advice. The problem is expected to worsen. For example, if the US economy is under attack, then Americans may receive unwise financial advice. People who are angry with the US government may direct their anger at the American people. US governmental agencies may fail in their obligation to protect Americans. Areas of possible attacks include bad advice regarding child-bearing, exercise, fitness, food, health, & nutrition. Capital investment may withheld and withdrawn as an attack on the US economy. People may be directed into unprofitable and diversionary schemes. Fortunately, the situation is not all gloom&doom, and a person can prepare for these adversities…. Prepping, financial preparation, and the acquisition of as much knowledge as possible are counter-measures. We need not just guns, but strong, healthy, knowledgeable, well-prepared people behind every blade of grass. Are you really going to spend the rest of your life as a tool, being manipulated by every black flag on TV? All of these problems are expected to get worse now, so get prepared for it, while you still can. Get trained now.