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Think yourself fit!

Post by SkepticalSemite » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:11 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z3N1CJ0sJp
We've been doing it all wrong!
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Re: Think yourself fit!

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:35 pm

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Re: Think yourself fit!

Post by Doctor X » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:26 am

I would like to know what "twice as strong" means. It conveys a rather dramatic to miraculous change which, one would think, would be seen widely by just about everyone who does very similar exercises. These would be, as the article suggests, athletes.

Why are they not "twice as strong."

If I bench press 240 lbs that mean in a few weeks of imagination I am now bench pressing 480 lbs?

If one uses the standard Queen's Square measurement of strength:

    0 = no contraction
    1 = contractions
    2 = movement but not against gravity--basically contraction on the bed
    3 = movement against gravity but not any more--raise your hand until someone drops a feather on your hand.
    4 = weak
    5 = full strength

with "Full strength" being what is expected of a normal version of THAT individual. Obviously there is chasm of difference between 4 and 5 which has led to some fudging with +/- on 4.

Fine. What is "twice the strength" in that? That list is rather significant for rehabilitation as claimed since those patients will frequently fall into a "4-" category.

So . . . "twice the strength" is . . . full recovery?

I smell bullshit.

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Re: Think yourself fit!

Post by SkepticalSemite » Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:02 pm

That's whats implied.
i can see someone becoming slightly 'healthier' by a drop in stress hormones such as cortisol,
which could be mediated by belief, related to emotion centers in the brain, but specific thoughts building muscles with no muscle contraction whatsoever? i first saw this posted on a fitness forum and surprised how many do believe it : /

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Re: Think yourself fit!

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:18 pm

The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: Think yourself fit!

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:39 pm

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: Think yourself fit!

Post by Witness » Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:23 pm

Pyrrho wrote:Image

I'm trying to wean myself by cutting it progressively with ethanol…



And when you're fit, you can start thinking:

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