Why all athletes should do kotekitae

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Why all athletes should do kotekitae

Postby Bill Glasheen » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:59 pm

And engage in resistance training.

And get proper amounts of calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin D3, and vitamin K2.

And lay off the colas loaded with phosphate buffers.

Bones are living organs where osteoblasts and osteoclasts work in dynamic tension with each other to lay down and reabsorb minerals. The mineral deposits are what give bone its strength. Bone is a piezoelectric substance, which means it generates an electric current when you put stress on the material. The direction of said current is what helps the osteoblasts "know" where calcium should be deposited.

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Re: Why all athletes should do kotekitae

Postby Bill Glasheen » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:12 pm

When bones aren't all they can be...

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boston.com wrote:CLEVELAND — Will Middlebrooks was hit by a 96-mile-per-hour fastball by Cleveland reliever Esmil Rogers in the ninth inning and left Friday night’s 3-2 victory over the Indians. According to a team source, he broke his right wrist.

Valentine said Middlebrooks was “hit in a bad spot” and was in a lot of pain.

Valentine said the rookie was struck on the side of the wrist, near the base of the hand, on the bone.

Yea, that's gotta hurt. But the percentages would be better if the bones were conditioned better.

I've seen it happen, and heard of it happening in Uechi Ryu. Someone once broke their forearm on my front kick doing a gedan barai. (The contact could have been avoided, but...) A master-level person in Uechi once broke her wrist in Okinawa when sparring for her shodan exam.

This is why good athletes do what they do. An injury avoided is the best kind.

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Re: Why all athletes should do kotekitae

Postby Jason Rees » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:00 am

And lay off the colas loaded with phosphate buffers.


Is that all of them?
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Re: Why all athletes should do kotekitae

Postby Bill Glasheen » Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:00 pm

Jason Rees wrote:Is that all of them?

Most but not all of them.

Carbonated beverages need to be locked at a certain pH to make "everything" work. Everything includes keeping carbon dioxide in solution (more bubbles mean you need a lower pH), getting the right flavor (lower pH makes something taste more tart like a lemon), get the right color, etc. The best way to titrate a beverage to the desired pH and hold it there is to include a buffer solution. For MOST brown beverages, it's a phosphate buffer. Usually that's a mix of phosphoric acid and a phosphate salt like sodium phosphate. Here they list just one of the two.

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For the lighter colored beverages and for one non-cola brown beverage below, it's a citric acid buffer. That would be a mix of citric acid and sodium citrate.

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The problem here is drinking too much of the phosphoric acid and sodium phosphate. Your body has a delicate balance between calcium and phosphate salts. That delicate balance is maintained in our kidneys. If you push that balance too far to the phosphate side, the kidneys will cause the body to shed calcium.

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Re: Why all athletes should do kotekitae

Postby Jason Rees » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:15 pm

So the clear/lighter-color pop is alright on that level?
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Re: Why all athletes should do kotekitae

Postby Bill Glasheen » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:40 pm

Jason Rees wrote:So the clear/lighter-color pop is alright on that level?

Apparently. And from what I've seen, root beer seems fine as well.

livestrong.com wrote:The Effects of Phosphoric Acid in Soda on Your Body

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Osteoporosis

The Framington Osteoporosis study, published in 2006 in "The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition," found a reduction in bone-mineral density in the hips of women who consumed one cola beverage a day. These results were demonstrated in cola, but not carbonated non-cola beverages. The intake of phosphorus was not elevated in participants who consumed cola however the ratio of phosphorus to calcium was [not] optimal.

So it's OK to do the Dew. And I do. Diet Dew...

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Re: Why all athletes should do kotekitae

Postby Jason Rees » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:18 pm

I've switched to Diet, too, since changing some of my other habits. No sense in burning a ridiculous number of calories, only to replace them. I'm also drinking a great deal less of that (I enjoy one at work on shift, to kill the urge to visit the $2.00 pop machine). Back in my sleep apnea-addled days, I would consume three to six Mountain Dews in a day 'just to stay awake.'

I like Cherry Pepsi and Cherry Coke, but I only touch the stuff once a month or so at a restaurant whose non-alcoholic beverage choices are slim. I've never much cared for Sprite.
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Re: Why all athletes should do kotekitae

Postby Jason Rees » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:23 pm

Speaking of habits, this is a wonderful book to help understand habits and how to change them:

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The Power of Habit

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