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« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2012, 10:11:27 PM »
To look for varus and valgus, place your knee in full extension with a straight line going down the shaft of your femur (I use a goniometer for this) centered on the knee. If the line falls on the spine of the tibia your knee is straight.  Otherwise google varus and valgus to determine which you are.

Idk about the length of time for the tue.  Hell, I don't think you could possibly test positive.  I'd just ask your rep. 

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« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2012, 10:47:26 PM »
I know it doesn't really matter for me, but it surprises me that a PRP is on the list.  I'll look up on USADA to see what in and out of competition requirements are for that.  I've got to do a TUE for some meds anyway.

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« Reply #32 on: March 29, 2012, 07:14:11 AM »
I don't think prp is specified.  But it is an autologous transfusion (technically).  Your own blood is removed, spun down, mixed with a chemical, and injected.  There is no performance enhancement.

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« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2012, 08:47:53 PM »
I asked this in chat, but figured I would here as well.


What are some good stretches for the lower back, other than stretching the hamstrings?


I have still been having some lower back issues (nothing like last year), and I think stretching may help improve it

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« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2012, 09:05:24 PM »
I'll post some details tomorrow when I et to the office


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« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2012, 09:10:09 PM »
I'll post some details tomorrow when I et to the office

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« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2012, 10:39:48 AM »
I asked this in chat, but figured I would here as well.


What are some good stretches for the lower back, other than stretching the hamstrings?


I have still been having some lower back issues (nothing like last year), and I think stretching may help improve it
Sorry Wylde, I forgot.  While looking for stuff to post, I decided that there is already a book that is cheap that is pretty good. http://www.amazon.com/Treat-Your-Own-Back-802-9/dp/0987650408/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333550090&sr=8-1
 

 
Robin McKenzie is a PT who has studied spine care better than almost anyone.  She has a practical but comprehensive approach, and her theories are the mainstays of how I treat LBP.

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« Reply #37 on: April 05, 2012, 06:24:50 PM »
Good news: my achillies has made significant progress, to the point where I am tempted to say it's healed.


Every night I wear a brace to keep me from pointing my toes and letting it tighten up. I also use a battery-powered (about 4 hours) heating pad to support the brace and keep the tendon/adjacent area warm and hopefully healing.




RU, what's with the weird full-body tingling I've been getting on hard 3+ min vO2 efforts?

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« Reply #38 on: April 05, 2012, 06:38:57 PM »
My medical malady - my boy has teeth numbers 4 and 5 breaking through and it's keeping me from sleeping.

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« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2012, 06:43:07 PM »
My medical malady - my boy has teeth numbers 4 and 5 breaking through and it's keeping me from sleeping.


2 cures for that.


Whiskey for him.
Whiskey for you.


ymmv.

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« Reply #40 on: April 05, 2012, 07:07:10 PM »
Ygduf, that total body tingling is the estrogen leaving your body, and being replaced with HTFU




In reality, it is caused by blowing off all of your CO2 as you are anaerobic. 


And I agree with the whiskey.  Mix with honey for the kid.

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« Reply #41 on: April 06, 2012, 08:15:34 AM »
Good news: my achillies has made significant progress, to the point where I am tempted to say it's healed.


Every night I wear a brace to keep me from pointing my toes and letting it tighten up. I also use a battery-powered (about 4 hours) heating pad to support the brace and keep the tendon/adjacent area warm and hopefully healing.




RU, what's with the weird full-body tingling I've been getting on hard 3+ min vO2 efforts?
What brace?
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« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2012, 10:30:16 AM »
I want something like that
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« Reply #44 on: April 06, 2012, 11:03:33 AM »
What size? I'll send you mine.


I ordered one like that, that goes along the back of the leg, but find it unbearable to sleep in. My foot really wants to point, causing the heel to slide up and it became really uncomfortable on the forefoot strap.


I ended up trying another like this


that would suck on it's own, but with the extra wrapping from the heating pad works out well. The heating pad has an led indicator too, leading to a phenomenal  space-boot look