Episode #169: Can You Get A Better Workout By Chomping Down On A Leather Strap Like An Ancient Viking Warrior?

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Viking battle

In this November 2, 2011 free audio episode: Bitetech mouthpiece, is sprinting easier on the knees than jogging, is working out before dinner considered a fasting workout, how to recover quickly from a stress fracture, when to take fish oil, the effect of alcohol on fitness, do fat loss supplements work, why does asparagus make your pee smell, can aromatherapy help you sleep better? and an aromatase inhibitor recall by the FDA

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Featured Topic: Can You Get A Better Workout By Chomping Down On A Leather Strap Like An Ancient Viking Warrior?

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BiteTech mouthpiece In the Podcast Episode #70 on how a mouthpiece could help you exercise betterI learned about interesting fitness tool which was summarized in the Journal of the American Dental Association.   I was a bit skeptical about at first. It is actually a “mouthpiece”. You clamp down on it when you’re exercising, such as running, lifting, or riding a bike, and it makes exercising easier.

A study conducted by Dr. Dena Garner, Head of the Department of Heath, Exercise and Sports Science at The Citadel, (who I interview in this podcast, along with a representative from BiteTech Technology) showed that participants wearing a mouthpiece during exercise experienced improvements in their ability to breathe, specifically taking in 29% more oxygen, while expelling 21% more carbon dioxide than the subjects not wearing the mouthpiece. It also appeared that the ArmourTech BiteTech mouthpiece could help to lower lactic acid and cortisol levels.

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Listener Q&A:

Suzanne asks: I'm morbidly obese, but pretty strong.  I'm getting back in shape and listening to your podcasts during my early morning walks. Recently during my walk, I challenged myself to run with all my strength between two telephone poles.  I was huffing like hell, but I was really proud of myself.  I did two more such sprints during that workout.  I'm up to 5, two-pole-length sprints plus 10×10 squat sets during my walk now. Do you think I'm totally killing my knees for the future? I'm in a kind of catch 22.  I need to lose weight to run and I need to run to lose weight.

Adam asks: I currently do intense weight sessions of about 20min in the morning before breakfast so I am looking to change to an after work workout. If I do my workout before dinner (eg workout at 6pm and dinner is at 7) am I still in a fasted state?

Catarina asks: I have a question about risk factors and recovery strategies for stress fractures in the foot. I have been a runner all my life, but in the past two years I have been sidelined by stress fractures in my right foot twice. I had an injury-free marathon season last year, and this most recent stress fracture came on when I returned to a primarily-running regimen after training for a triathlon. Do you have any advice on preventing this type of injury in the future, and on speeding recovery now? I am also curious about potential links between caffeine consumption and bone density, as I drink about two cups of coffee each day.

In my response to Catarina, I recommend Capraflex.

Mike asks: When is the best time to take a fish oil supplement?

Derek asks: This product, ProGrade Metabolism, claims that it can boost energy and adrenaline, which seems like it could be a performance enhancing type medication that would be illegal by the UCI.

Q: Do you think these drug claims are accurate?
Q: Do you think it is worth me trying an N=1 with this product to see if the claims are true, or is this based on “loose science”.

In my response to Mike, I mention Thermofactor, and also my article “Do Weight Loss Supplements Really Work?”.

Lia asks: What is up with asparagus pee? Will you explain what process occurs after consuming to result in it?

Tara asks: I just passed a new billboard on my way home from work. It stated “One night of drinking erases two weeks of fitness training.” Can this be true? From personal experience, I would disagree with this statement. I was wondering, though, how much does alcohol interfere with training? Is one or two servings of alcohol once or twice a week going to erase my hard work, or should I simply abstain from alcohol completely while training for marathons or other endurance sports?”

Recoverease

For after a night of heavy drinking…take 4-6 of these bad boys.

In my response to Tara, I mention “Recoverease”.

Craig asks: I recently started using Badger Balm Sleep Balm. It seems to be helping me sleep but I'm not sure. What is your opinion on Aroma Therapy in general and on this product specifically?

In my response to Craig, I mention Hammer REM (use 15% discount code 80244).

Keith asks: I understand the FDA on 9/20/10 did a recall on aromatase inhibitors. Your thoughts?

In my response to Keith, I mention ProstElan.

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3 thoughts on “Episode #169: Can You Get A Better Workout By Chomping Down On A Leather Strap Like An Ancient Viking Warrior?

  1. jvzoo review says:

    Great post.

  2. Basically an infomercial man!! I expect more from my favorite podcast

    1. You mean the Bitetech stuff? Steven I actually thought it was informative and interesting, and I tried out the mouthpiece and liked it. So I told people about it.

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