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Dinahlady last won the day on June 18 2017

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  1. Best courses for Personal trainer

    Agree with TLAF that most qualifications are very basic. It depends on why you are wanting to study lifting/powerlifting. If you just want access to work as a trainer then do any qualification and start working with (being coached by) a powerlifting or oly lifting or strongman (idk) coach who is known to be a great coach. Learn by being coached by them, experience many different programs, and pick their brains about coaching too. You'll need to do heaps of your own learning and reading around the subject too. But (potentially not for you, but for others who are reading), If you are feeling at a stage in your life where you really want to learn and understand the science behind all things moving and lifting, then I would recommend doing a BSc and taking papers in anatomy, sports science, physiology, kinetics/kinesiology etc, or if you start and really like learning, then something like physiotherapy (and ofc concurrently do strength training yourself, pay a coach to train you to PL/strength train and get experience in it yourself - if you haven't already, read into the subject whilst you learn). Some people might say that's a bit extreme, but I wish I understood just how limited PT qualifications were and how unscientific most PTs and coaches were when I was younger and I would have gone to uni a lot earlier - a solid grounding in science and how to read and understand research is so important to figure out what is bs or possible bs (or not worth bothering with) and what is legit and helpful (and not dangerous/harmful). [Edit: Not saying that you have to go to uni to be a great coach, many great lifting coaches with great advice that didn't go to uni, but it's hard to establish who those coaches are, or which parts of what some coaches say is valuable if you have no grounding, especially as the best advice is usually the most unglamourous lol] [Edit Edit... wow shit didnt realise this post was so old]
  2. Seven Sharp Bigorexia BS

    aw geez just watched the shorter version not the Seven Sharp one.
  3. Seven Sharp Bigorexia BS

    So shit they went to the nationals and used it in a piece like that without permission/informing. Sneaky as! I did like the story about that young guy. I must have missed anything previous on him.I like the idea of shedding light on complications with underlying conditions as it is something that people could unkowingly be at risk for. But for me thats more an argument for decriminalisation and better involvment of medical professionals or increased acess and decreased stigma of mental health support for people who might be better off with help in that area. I don't see how this fearmongering will help young people like the heart transplant guy at all. Pisses me off because his story is interesting but is lost in shitty journalist ethics and sensationalisation. Something as real and as simple as that you don't need to cut with over the top bs. you can pair it with truthful information or make a balance argument and it would probably have a more positive outcome. And I don't agree on using nationals and people unrelated to his story to try and push the point. I thought the young guy at nationals did pretty well in the interveiw despite being pestered about steroids. But I know the general public will just be like "oh no, steriods, heart condition, bad!"
  4. Nzifbb why so unprofessional

    Did anyone else see this guy calling out the IFBB in the states? I was kinda surprised to hear that In the states it is just as bad. But it makes sense now as to why things might carry on here as they do. Obviously this guy is in some kind of crisis atm, but I don't doubt that a lot of the stories are at least part true. Smoke... fire... etc. Sorry for FB link couldnt find it on youtube.
  5. Adrenal Fatigue

    Yeah HarryB read my other post I also addressed that. Even if one day it becomes a thing then theres still not much point believing/following something that doesn't have any evidence now because there aren't proven treatments. Even if it was a thing you should probably go through ruling out that much more common stuff that is very inexpensive (no specialists) or even free, and actually has cures. Rather than self diagnosing on the internet and avoiding medical professionals. I can understand people who have been though the system and not gotten anything helpful looking into it if nothing else has worked. But thats different than just reading something and deciding you have it without advocting for yourself to get thorough medical testing, or looking into more common issues. I mean even like you speculated if it is caused by over exercise, stress, drugs.... pretty sure those things are, or are associated with "illnesses" themselves. Maybe get legitimate help for those behaviours? you can get help to learn to cope better with stressors. If you're not looking after yourself with adequate rest/recovery and self care, or you don't entertain the possibility you might need help to remedy the attitude that makes you do those things then you're probably gonna feel shit until you do. I really do have sympathy for people in that situation, but they need to be realistic and look to get real help from doctors, even sports med doctors about rest and recovery, or mental health practitioners, instead of buying into more products online... Even though the posts like donz shared about adrenal fatigue might give some advice along the lines of what ive said that might address sleep, overtraining, stress, they probably aren't as effective as proper personalised proffessional interventions (think detox vs. lifestyle change). Basically what I'm saying is that most (not all) people who might identify with having adrenal faituge probably have something that is common from a range of possible, treatable things. If they havent had ongoing involvement with medical and mental health professionals then I dont think they should really entertain the idea of adrenal fatigue as a "thing" to seek out treatment for. in my honest opinion the world is a bit screwed up if someones feeling fatigued they would rather decide they have a slightly mythical disorder instead of getting formally assessed by a psychologist/psychiatrist for depression/anxiety, which are rediculously common. Some of the key symptoms of depression are faigue, weight gain/loss, and sleep problems (too much or too little), and things like not enjoying things as much as you previously did, mood swings/irritability, inability to concentrate. This isn't anyones fault its just much easier to look at shiny new metabolic disorders when there is stigma or misconceptions around things like depression (such as the idea you have to be really really sad - you dont). and ofc im not saying everyone that thinks they have adrenal fatigue has depression. But its something very very common that has multiple treatment plans available and often people often don't necessarily know they have it. Like I said - at one point I probably thought I had something like adrenal fatigue. Turns out that I have a very common neurogenetic condition that is very treatable, as well as some comorbidies that go with that (being vague cos dont wanna get judged on here haha, and no Ive never been diagnosed with depression) but that doesn't have anythign to do with adrenal fatigue. The point of adrenal fatigue is that the symptoms are very broad and vague so lots of people could probably identify with them.
  6. Adrenal Fatigue

    Yeah you can find studies either way, especially when its not your area of study it can be hard to interpret which ones are of value. Thats why its best to look for reviews/meta-analysis. That is when an expert in the field looks at all of the studies and interprets them based on their years and years of training. Hopefully what I posted in my above post is convincing... It doesnt mean its not possible for some version of a yet unknown condition to at some point be discovered. But what's the point in believing in something with no evidence, which means there are NO suggested cures or directions. If you believe in something with no treatment or evidence then all you can be is ripped off with bogus products. Go to your GP, talk about feeling fatigued, talk about feeling stressed. There is lots of information and reviews by experts about things like overtraining or stress.There are things to rule out that are common such as sleep apneoa (e.g. for bbers with incrased BMI due to increased muscle mass for example) or low iron or calcium intake (chicken + brocolli diets lol), or overtraining. These have physical symptoms taht are measureable and also have treatments that have been studied and reviewed. And what about mental illness - anxiety/depression. Second most common cause of health loss in NZ for men and first for women - which also includes symptoms of fatigue. These can often be subclinical but could cause problems. Why not start with something more common rather than the exotic? I admitt I used to be into a lot of that exotic bs. I probably might have even identified with adrenal fatigue etc myself at one point. I wasted a lot of time looking at crap online - if I'd involved myself with medical professionals I might have actually been able to address my own diagnosable medical conditions much earlier. I regret wasting that time and losing time to health conditions that were/are perfectly treatable and that treating them has vastly improved my quality of life. From my own experience as well as opinions and others experiences I've read (i.e. not science): Things like adrenal fatigue are attractive for many women because they legitimise common issues like overexercising or undereating or drug use (like @harryb said). It means they can blame their symptoms on a condition, alienates themselves from health care that "doesnt believe in it" so that doctors cant pick up on or challenge the real causes - because most people want to continue them. They can still carry on with these things and blame their symptoms on a condition rather than addressing commonly known causes because they have often built strong beliefs and an identity around them. It can be hard to accept that behaviours you see as virtuous are harming you. But thats just my own interpretation and insight into "adrenal fatigue" in the bodybuildiung world.
  7. Adrenal Fatigue

    Difference is chronic fatigue is recognised by the medical community and has a large body of researchers investigating its biochemical basis and is linked to several viral illnesses and occurs in people of all ages (e.g. children aswell)... it is taught about it in universities.... Adrenal fatigue has none of this... With a quick search on the uni article database: "Chronic fatigue syndrome" = 10,000 hits including hundreds of reviews/meta-analyses published in top tier journals. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (the other name for CFS) = 1000 more hits, but is usually just abbreviated to ME - if I could search "ME" without getting hundreds of articles with "me" in the title then I'm sure there would be more. .... When I search "Adrenal fatigue" = 34 publications - many of these in alternative medicine journals. But I agree with your last point (see my post below this one )
  8. Adrenal Fatigue

    Do you feel stressed? Do you feel tired? Do you have low sex drive? Are you fatter than you think you should be? Do you feel depressed? anxious? If so then you have this condition that I just made up! But don't worry, all you have to do is frequent my website, watch all my youtube videos, listen to all my advice, buy all my products and any others I advertise, and make me rich AF and you'll get better! I swear!
  9. How do you deal with failure?

    Didnt read whole thread but thought if you find you are failing to meet the sets/reps very often then you should drop the weight back/reassess. If its just one time then its probably all good, but if it keeps happening...
  10. Nutritionist

    I dont think you can point at someone who competes and say "you compete so you are unhealthy." But it is definitely suggested, if not established, that gaining and losing large amounts of weight is stressful and therefore "bad" for you, in the sense that stressfull things are negetively related to health. There are heaps of arguments that there are other common things that are "bad" for you, too lIke smoking, or drinking excessively. but I dont really see that as a valid argument. I don't think smoking or drinking excessively is healthy either, and becuase I like my health I dont want to regularly engage with those things. Just because someone else regularly smokes and binge drinks doesnt give me a reason to do something alternative that will be bad for me. But I do think that there are things you could do in life that are probably considered much more stressful than competing that are part of life, like getting married, buying a house, having kids, starting a business, ... hahah. It's all about how you deal with things tbh. So I accept the idea that different people choose to do a different set of stressful things in their life. competing could be one the things they choose to do and its kinda up to the individual to assess what is too stressful for them. Im personally more intersted in the psychological side. I also think that you can't point at someone and say "you compete so you are psychologically unhealthy/messed up around food/body image/eating." But I do think in bodybuilding it is VERY rare for someone to have their head screwed on and even rarer for someone to actively engage in mental health support (or have in the past actively engaged alongside competing). But I do know one or two. I know a lot more people who claim to compete because they like the hobby and that's it. I think it would be a really rare for someone who competes to engage with a psychologist or psychiatrist and have them find that to be the case. Its all well and good for someone to say "I compete and im fine" but I can see how there would be people who, even though they function just fine, would still benefit from sorting out why they feel the need to compete. I think lots of people get into bodybuilding and keep doing it because of psychological reasons and if they sorted some of that out they might end up happier (whether they continue to compete or not). But I also think a lot of people who dont compete would benefit from taking their psychological health more seriously too! I wont even touch on excessive drug use or people carrying huge amounts of weight (for their frame) etc...
  11. Deep tissue Dunedin

    Haha didn't realise I already commented that like months ago. ^^^
  12. Mercury from canned fish

    Ask the doctor, but I doubt it's a real worry. I feel like the kind of people who worry about it are those that put buying "free range" ahead of their gains...
  13. isagenix mongols really piss me off

    I don't know what is worse, selling a completely overpriced BS product that is based on the same old industry pseudoscience/misinformation and is designed to fail so people keep coming back or trying the next best industry product (which is pretty fucking damaging for a lot of people's mental health, btw, so thanks for spreading that sunshine around)... or the fact that the people selling these products exploit their friends and family and make money off them... bet they would sell their own grandmothers if they could... But if we look at the bright side... at least it's a good way to weed out idiots from your life!?
  14. Deep tissue Dunedin

    Muscle mechanics opposite les mills....
  15. Absorption of raw oats

    Pretty sure that when you consume them they will just sit (get wiggled around) in your stomach for like an hour before they go through to intestines and they start "absorbing" them anyway - so they will had plenty of time to soak up some water (prob pretty warm in there too, some nice acid might help - they probably pretty much cooked by the time you start actually digesting). Then it will take like another 2 hours to actually digest them - I think thats enough time for them to be completely obliterated, cooked or not. But srs I don't think it makes much difference at all - raw oats are really common in muesli which is meant to be eaten raw. (anecdotal: I have had GI issues in the past and always found raw oats actually better than cooked) mmm I feel like oats now.