August 29, 2005

Performance fads.: A brief summary of some legal performance enhancing techniques. Porridge is in, titanium is out. So are nasal strips and those long compression socks. No reason then, to look stupid if you're a serious athlete seeking an edge.

posted by owlhouse to general at 08:48 PM - 10 comments

Nice one. I'm going to try all of them. I need all the help I can get.

posted by JJ at 06:04 AM on August 30, 2005

My fad: Take 4 No Doz right before the big game.

posted by mayerkyl at 06:50 AM on August 30, 2005

mayerkyl, I was going to warn you that you will fail your dope test. I went looking for a link and I found out that caffeine and pseudoephedrine are no longer on the WADA Prohibited List. So I guess you can get as jacked up as you like ... I wish the article had discussed the use of oxygen tanks on the sidelines during NFL games.

posted by Amateur at 08:17 AM on August 30, 2005

lame topic

posted by bluekarma at 10:05 AM on August 30, 2005

lame comment

posted by JJ at 10:12 AM on August 30, 2005

Porridge? Really?

posted by tina at 02:34 PM on August 30, 2005

Ice baths are torture. There would have to be a gun to my head for me to EVER submerge my body in an ice bath. Now I might consider a porridge bath...

posted by curlyelk at 04:33 PM on August 30, 2005

Porridge? Really? Yes, and without sugar to keep it low GI. Ice baths are torture I once had Chinese herbal treatment for a sports injury (ankle), where the area is kept warm/hot rather than cold. Much more comfortable. BTW, I recovered more quickly than usual.

posted by owlhouse at 05:26 PM on August 30, 2005

Hmmm.... I feel educated. Yeah ice baths sound pretty harsh.

posted by tina at 10:35 PM on August 30, 2005

I want to extole the virtues of ice. I had my first bike crash worthy of the name the other night, during which I think I dislocated my shoulder. I iced it for the rest of the night and the next day and now it feels... Really sore. But probably not as sore as it would have done *cough* Porridge is yummy if you make it with milk and sugar. Athlete's porridge, with water and no sugar, is essentially gruel. Please, sir, don't give me any more of that muck. (It works though, if you can avoid barfing while you try and eat it)

posted by JJ at 04:54 AM on August 31, 2005

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