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High resting heart rate

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 17:59

When you say Doctor? A real Doctor? Nobody can tell how fit you are from a resting pulse rate?

I know someone who has a much lower resting pulse than me... this is because he has idiopathic heart failure 

Anyone who says you need to do more exercise is an idiot

Best tyres?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 08:49

Continental tyres are great; Gatorskins for me. 25 or 28mm. And you buy them individually 

Endurancelife CTS South Devon

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 10:04

Well? Did you get wet yesterday Steve? (or are you getting wet today in Dorset?)

Do opiate based painkillers affect cardio

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 17:18

Co-Codamol can affect your breathing, it is one of the side effects of the medication. It should not effect your fitness in the long term. 

If it becomes a problem ask to talk to a pharmacist (in a pharmacy) they can advise you on an alternative.


Has Dr Sanjay killed the London Marathon?

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 17:09
Nessie wrote (see)

Indeed, Sideburn. 

Thing is, when you run, or do any type of exercise, you damage your muscles.  On rest days, your body repairs the damage and makes the muscles stronger, so next time, you can run further or faster before doing damage.  There will come a time when you overdo it, and may pull or tear a muscle. No-one thinks this is too risky.  It comes with the territory. The heart is a muscle, so...............


Except that cardiac muscle is unique in the body and unlike any other muscle in the body, although it is arguably a 'smooth' muscle.

Either way it is unlike your leg muscles.

But a lot of this is poorly understood, some people live long despite poor lifestyle choices others die young despite no obvious fault in their lifestyle choices.

This is a work in progress that the press can exploit to make sensational headlines. I am certain that the body has evolved to be active and find that people in A&E are rarely the fit and active........ unless they have injured themselves in accidents or overdoing it of course 


Iliac crest pain

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 11:14

Have you tried Dr Google?


Has Dr Sanjay killed the London Marathon?

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 11:08

My first thought was that if someone dies of a heart attack in the street the newspapers don't give a s**t; who cares beyond their friends and family? It happens every day.

Unless of course they are running a Marathon at the time, then it is newsworthy.


Panarama - Allan Wells - Drugs

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 22:53
VDOT52 wrote (see)
Wait until the fbi go in. Then we will see who knew what.

For the FBI to go in someone needs to have committed a criminal offence; doping is not a criminal offence in itself (although some countries have made it a specific criminal offence). Some aspects of it may be criminal but I am sure that the highly professional dopers have a 'fall guy' to take the s**t. But doping is difficult to prove 'on the balance of probabilities' for a civil offence, let alone the 'beyond reasonable doubt' needed for a criminal penalty. 

I am sure that Lance would have loved to face criminal proceedings for this reason, he would have walked away laughing.

Panarama - Allan Wells - Drugs

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 18:32

I am sure that people pick on Paula because her record is exceptional and done at a time that EPO was undetectable. I believe that her record can be explained by the drafting effect of running surrounded by male runners, this has been made more difficult now?

I hope it can be explained without chemical enhancement but there is no reason why Paula's blood cannot be in Dr Fuentes collection! 

I have heard so much about 'Siberia' as the freezer was called; I would love to hear the dopers well prepared bullshit explanations as to how their blood came to be in there! But the guil... accused are likely to be able to afford expensive lawyers with healthy imaginations. Expect more 'unborn twin' style excuses 

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