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1  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: You're @ the 7-Eleven and This Guy Slaps Your GF's Ass on: June 30, 2013, 04:18:19 PM
Invite him over to bang your girlfriend, when he walks in blast him with a 9mm. 
2  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Jason Genova posing on stage!! on: June 06, 2013, 08:15:24 PM
Checked,   mark competing in bodybuilding contest of my bucket list.
3  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Taking vitamins/minerals "Bodybuilding style"... on: June 04, 2013, 07:25:53 AM
Vit D
4  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Report: Floyd Mayweather Jr. Bets $5.9 Million on Heat Over Pacers in Game 7 on: June 03, 2013, 12:52:59 PM
In the past he has won some big money, but of course we only hear about the victories and a few defeats.
5  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: King of Shrugs on: June 02, 2013, 05:34:24 PM
L5 S1 Disc builder (bulge)
6  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Why BJJ isn't what you think on: June 01, 2013, 06:41:31 PM
I think you gotta or you don't in a fight. Every martial art can be effective if used properly in the right situation.
7  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Justin Bieber just got bjj blue belt on: May 31, 2013, 10:56:14 AM
If true bjj is gone down a few notches. oh yeah they will say he's got skills.
8  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Do you think men lose their sex drives as they get older or.... on: May 17, 2013, 07:53:32 PM
Women turn to roast beef, if you know what I mean.
9  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Angelina Jolie has breasts REMOVED on: May 15, 2013, 05:32:33 PM
She'll get cancer from the implants.
10  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Anyone used to be bigger and shrink down? on: March 11, 2013, 06:24:53 PM
I was 5'8" 228lbs 9% bodyfat at my biggest, I got down to 185lbs.  around 8%, you will hear all types of comments, trust me in the long run you will look better and feel better.  Now, I am 205 lbs at 18% BF.  I feel like a pig but, most people think I look fine.  It's an identity and people will always remember you as someone who likes to workout.  Most things in the world do it for yourself, be it working out getting a black-belt or whatever.     
11  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Better than Steroids? on: February 08, 2013, 07:20:05 PM
this is a double thread already one in hardcore section

as i said in the other thread very cool

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8J6ov48rG0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8J6ov48rG0</a>

Sorry, I missed in Hardcore.
12  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Steroids Info & Hardcore / Better than Steroids? on: February 08, 2013, 06:31:21 PM
I find this fascinating....

Stanford researchers' cooling glove 'better than steroids' and helps solve physiological mystery, too

The temperature-regulation research of Stanford biologists H. Craig Heller and Dennis Grahn has led to a device that rapidly cools body temperature, greatly improves exercise recovery, and could help explain why muscles get tired.

By Max McClure

[news.stanford.edu]

The rapid thermal exchange device, nicknamed 'the glove,' creates a vacuum to draw blood to the surface of the palms. Cold circulating water cools the blood, which returns to the heart and rapidly lowers the body's core temperature.

"Equal to or substantially better than steroids and it's not illegal."

This is the sort of claim you see in spam email subject lines, not in discussions of mammalian thermoregulation. Even the man making the statement, Stanford biology researcher Dennis Grahn, seems bemused. "We really stumbled on this by accident," he said. "We wanted to get a model for studying heat dissipation."

But for more than a decade now, Grahn and biology Professor H. Craig Heller have been pursuing a serendipitous find: by taking advantage of specialized heat-transfer veins in the palms of hands, they can rapidly cool athletes' core temperatures and dramatically improve exercise recovery and performance.

The team is finally nearing a commercial version of their specialized heat extraction device, known as "the glove," and they've seen their share of media coverage. But what hasn't been discussed is why the glove works the way it does, and what that tells us about why our muscles become fatigued.
Nature's radiator

For Heller and Grahn, the story starts, improbably, with a longstanding question about bears.

Black bears are extremely well-insulated animals, equipped with a heavy coat of fur and a thick layer of subcutaneous fat that help them maintain their body temperature as they hibernate through winter. But once spring arrives and temperatures rise, these same bears face a greater risk of overheating than of hypothermia. How do they dump heat without changing insulation layers?

Heller and Grahn discovered that bears and, in fact, nearly all mammals have built-in radiators: hairless areas of the body that feature extensive networks of veins very close to the surface of the skin.

Rabbits have them in their ears, rats have them in their tails, dogs have them in their tongues. Heat transfer with the environment overwhelmingly occurs on these relatively small patches of skin. When you look at a thermal scan of a bear, the animal is mostly indistinguishable from the background. But the pads of the bear's feet and the tip of the nose look like they're on fire.

These networks of veins, known as AVAs (arteriovenous anastomoses) seem exclusively devoted to rapid temperature management. They don't supply nutrition to the skin, and they have highly variable blood flow, ranging from negligible in cold weather to as much as 60 percent of total cardiac output during hot weather or exercise.

Coolers and vacuums

In humans, AVAs show up in several places, including the face and feet, but the researchers' glove targets our most prominent radiator structures in the palms of our hands.

The newest version of the device is a rigid plastic mitt, attached by a hose to what looks like a portable cooler. When Grahn sticks his hand in the airtight glove, the device creates a slight vacuum. The veins in the palm expand, drawing blood into the AVAs, where it is rapidly cooled by water circulating through the glove's plastic lining.

The method is more convenient than, say, full-body submersion in ice water, and avoids the pitfalls of other rapid palm-cooling strategies. Because blood flow to the AVAs can be nearly shut off in cold weather, making the hand too cold will have almost no effect on core temperature. Cooling, Grahn says, is therefore a delicate balance.

"You have to stay above the local vasoconstriction threshold," said Grahn. "And what do you get if you go under? You get a cold hand."

Even in prototype form, the researchers' device proved enormously efficient at altering body temperature. The glove's early successes were actually in increasing the core temperature of surgery patients recovering from anesthesia.

"We built a silly device, took it over to the recovery room and, lo and behold, it worked beyond our wildest imaginations," Heller explained. "Whereas it was taking them hours to re-warm patients coming into the recovery room, we were doing it in eight, nine minutes."

But the glove's effects on athletic performance didn't become apparent until the researchers began using the glove to cool a member of the lab the confessed "gym rat" and frequent coauthor Vinh Cao between sets of pull-ups. The glove seemed to nearly erase his muscle fatigue; after multiple rounds, cooling allowed him to do just as many pull-ups as he did the first time around. So the researchers started cooling him after every other set of pull-ups.

"Then in the next six weeks he went from doing 180 pull-ups total to over 620," said Heller. "That was a rate of physical performance improvement that was just unprecedented."

The researchers applied the cooling method to other types of exercise bench press, running, cycling. In every case, rates of gain in recovery were dramatic, without any evidence of the body being damaged by overwork hence the "better than steroids" claim. Versions of the glove have since been adopted by the Stanford football and track and field teams, as well as other college athletics programs, the San Francisco 49ers, the Oakland Raiders and Manchester United soccer club.

The elegant muscle

But what does overheating have to do with fatigue in the first place?

Much of the lab's recent research can be summed up with Grahn's statement that "temperature is a primary limiting factor for performance." But the researchers were at a loss to understand why until recently.

In 2009, it was discovered that muscle pyruvate kinase, or MPK, an enzyme that muscles need in order to generate chemical energy, was highly temperature- sensitive. At normal body temperature, the enzyme is active but as temperatures rise, some of the enzyme begins to deform into the inactive state. By the time muscle temperatures near 104 degrees Fahrenheit, MPK activity completely shuts down.

There's a very good biological reason for this shutdown. As a muscle cell increases its activity, it heats up. But if this process continues for too long, the cell will self-destruct. By shutting itself down below a critical temperature threshold, MPK serves as an elegant self-regulation system for the muscle.

"Your muscle cells are saying, "You can't work that hard anymore, because if you do you're going to cook and die,'" Grahn said.

When you cool the muscle cell, you return the enzyme to the active state, essentially resetting the muscle's state of fatigue.

The version of the device that will be made available commercially is still being tweaked, but the researchers see applications for heat extraction in areas more important than a simple performance boost. Hyperthermia and heat stress don't just lead to fatigue they can become medical emergencies.

"And every year we hear stories about high school athletes beginning football practice in August in hot places in the country, and there are deaths due to hyperthermia," said Heller. "There's no reason why that should occur."

Craig Heller and Dennis Grahn have personal financial interests in the company that is developing the cooling glove as a commercial product.
13  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Better than Steroids? on: February 08, 2013, 06:30:32 PM
I find this fascinating....

Stanford researchers' cooling glove 'better than steroids' and helps solve physiological mystery, too

The temperature-regulation research of Stanford biologists H. Craig Heller and Dennis Grahn has led to a device that rapidly cools body temperature, greatly improves exercise recovery, and could help explain why muscles get tired.

By Max McClure

[news.stanford.edu]

The rapid thermal exchange device, nicknamed 'the glove,' creates a vacuum to draw blood to the surface of the palms. Cold circulating water cools the blood, which returns to the heart and rapidly lowers the body's core temperature.

"Equal to or substantially better than steroids and it's not illegal."

This is the sort of claim you see in spam email subject lines, not in discussions of mammalian thermoregulation. Even the man making the statement, Stanford biology researcher Dennis Grahn, seems bemused. "We really stumbled on this by accident," he said. "We wanted to get a model for studying heat dissipation."

But for more than a decade now, Grahn and biology Professor H. Craig Heller have been pursuing a serendipitous find: by taking advantage of specialized heat-transfer veins in the palms of hands, they can rapidly cool athletes' core temperatures and dramatically improve exercise recovery and performance.

The team is finally nearing a commercial version of their specialized heat extraction device, known as "the glove," and they've seen their share of media coverage. But what hasn't been discussed is why the glove works the way it does, and what that tells us about why our muscles become fatigued.
Nature's radiator

For Heller and Grahn, the story starts, improbably, with a longstanding question about bears.

Black bears are extremely well-insulated animals, equipped with a heavy coat of fur and a thick layer of subcutaneous fat that help them maintain their body temperature as they hibernate through winter. But once spring arrives and temperatures rise, these same bears face a greater risk of overheating than of hypothermia. How do they dump heat without changing insulation layers?

Heller and Grahn discovered that bears and, in fact, nearly all mammals have built-in radiators: hairless areas of the body that feature extensive networks of veins very close to the surface of the skin.

Rabbits have them in their ears, rats have them in their tails, dogs have them in their tongues. Heat transfer with the environment overwhelmingly occurs on these relatively small patches of skin. When you look at a thermal scan of a bear, the animal is mostly indistinguishable from the background. But the pads of the bear's feet and the tip of the nose look like they're on fire.

These networks of veins, known as AVAs (arteriovenous anastomoses) seem exclusively devoted to rapid temperature management. They don't supply nutrition to the skin, and they have highly variable blood flow, ranging from negligible in cold weather to as much as 60 percent of total cardiac output during hot weather or exercise.

Coolers and vacuums

In humans, AVAs show up in several places, including the face and feet, but the researchers' glove targets our most prominent radiator structures in the palms of our hands.

The newest version of the device is a rigid plastic mitt, attached by a hose to what looks like a portable cooler. When Grahn sticks his hand in the airtight glove, the device creates a slight vacuum. The veins in the palm expand, drawing blood into the AVAs, where it is rapidly cooled by water circulating through the glove's plastic lining.

The method is more convenient than, say, full-body submersion in ice water, and avoids the pitfalls of other rapid palm-cooling strategies. Because blood flow to the AVAs can be nearly shut off in cold weather, making the hand too cold will have almost no effect on core temperature. Cooling, Grahn says, is therefore a delicate balance.

"You have to stay above the local vasoconstriction threshold," said Grahn. "And what do you get if you go under? You get a cold hand."

Even in prototype form, the researchers' device proved enormously efficient at altering body temperature. The glove's early successes were actually in increasing the core temperature of surgery patients recovering from anesthesia.

"We built a silly device, took it over to the recovery room and, lo and behold, it worked beyond our wildest imaginations," Heller explained. "Whereas it was taking them hours to re-warm patients coming into the recovery room, we were doing it in eight, nine minutes."

But the glove's effects on athletic performance didn't become apparent until the researchers began using the glove to cool a member of the lab the confessed "gym rat" and frequent coauthor Vinh Cao between sets of pull-ups. The glove seemed to nearly erase his muscle fatigue; after multiple rounds, cooling allowed him to do just as many pull-ups as he did the first time around. So the researchers started cooling him after every other set of pull-ups.

"Then in the next six weeks he went from doing 180 pull-ups total to over 620," said Heller. "That was a rate of physical performance improvement that was just unprecedented."

The researchers applied the cooling method to other types of exercise bench press, running, cycling. In every case, rates of gain in recovery were dramatic, without any evidence of the body being damaged by overwork hence the "better than steroids" claim. Versions of the glove have since been adopted by the Stanford football and track and field teams, as well as other college athletics programs, the San Francisco 49ers, the Oakland Raiders and Manchester United soccer club.

The elegant muscle

But what does overheating have to do with fatigue in the first place?

Much of the lab's recent research can be summed up with Grahn's statement that "temperature is a primary limiting factor for performance." But the researchers were at a loss to understand why until recently.

In 2009, it was discovered that muscle pyruvate kinase, or MPK, an enzyme that muscles need in order to generate chemical energy, was highly temperature- sensitive. At normal body temperature, the enzyme is active but as temperatures rise, some of the enzyme begins to deform into the inactive state. By the time muscle temperatures near 104 degrees Fahrenheit, MPK activity completely shuts down.

There's a very good biological reason for this shutdown. As a muscle cell increases its activity, it heats up. But if this process continues for too long, the cell will self-destruct. By shutting itself down below a critical temperature threshold, MPK serves as an elegant self-regulation system for the muscle.

"Your muscle cells are saying, "You can't work that hard anymore, because if you do you're going to cook and die,'" Grahn said.

When you cool the muscle cell, you return the enzyme to the active state, essentially resetting the muscle's state of fatigue.

The version of the device that will be made available commercially is still being tweaked, but the researchers see applications for heat extraction in areas more important than a simple performance boost. Hyperthermia and heat stress don't just lead to fatigue they can become medical emergencies.

"And every year we hear stories about high school athletes beginning football practice in August in hot places in the country, and there are deaths due to hyperthermia," said Heller. "There's no reason why that should occur."

Craig Heller and Dennis Grahn have personal financial interests in the company that is developing the cooling glove as a commercial product.
14  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lance Armstrong 'comes clean' on: January 17, 2013, 07:51:53 PM
He's got real ball to come clean.
15  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Rate Her! on: July 15, 2012, 05:33:45 PM
6 she has a nice smile and seems natural.
16  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Batman or Spiderman, which one is on top of your list? on: July 08, 2012, 05:09:04 PM
Big Batman fan, not a big Christian Bale fan.  I went to Spiderman. Imax-3D on Friday and was surprised, much better than expected.
17  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Guess My Weight! on: July 05, 2012, 06:22:26 PM
182 lbs.
16.5" arms
18  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Chael Sonnen Tribulation thread on: July 04, 2012, 08:42:27 PM
Very entertaining and great interview.
19  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Rate/Critique my physique on: July 04, 2012, 03:38:26 PM
Look good!

Tan, upper chest and your set.
20  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Gym in Sharm el Sheikh?? on: June 27, 2012, 03:17:52 PM
THE RITZ-CARLTON, SHARM EL SHEIKH

Aqua Facilities

Aqua aerobics
Jacuzzi
Sauna, steam room
Ice room

Additional Amenities

Aerobics classes
Jogging groups
Private Training ($15.00 USD per hour)
Yoga


http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/SharmElSheikh/Spa/FitnessCenter.htm
21  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Octomom Nadya Suleman dating 23 year old bodybuilder on: June 25, 2012, 02:41:28 PM
When will she go away?  The society & media is fucked to give her that attention.
22  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Gym Idea on: May 27, 2012, 03:58:55 PM
1. Vitamin & Supplement Shop
2. Smoothie Shop
3. Tanning Place
4. Hair, Nail Stuff
23  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Robert Burneika proves that bodybuilders can be elite MMA fighters on: April 30, 2012, 07:37:55 PM
Not a very good fighter.
24  Getbig Alternative Boards / Relationship Talk, Questions, Pictures & More! (18+) / Re: Advise needed. What should I do??? on: April 23, 2012, 02:16:02 PM
Too bad no one reads Penthouse Forum anymore, you could get a job.  As you know sisters are off limits, if it was a second cousin it would be acceptable.
25  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Mixed Martial Arts (MMA/UFC) / Re: UFC 146 on: April 21, 2012, 06:53:03 PM
I would also love a link.
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