I Was Just Going To Complain About My Diet Until TheChive Reminded Me Of Christian Bale

christian bale as Dicky Eklund in The Fighter


1 Apple, 1 Can of Tuna, Coffee, Cigarettes & Vitamins to lose 63lbs. -or 34% of his mass in 4 months for “The Machinist”?

A little tiny bit more food, but running 4+ hour Ultra-Marathon-equivalents to lose almost as much between “Terminator Salvation” and “The Fighter”?
 
…-My Complaining? -OVER!
 
Links:
• Inspired By:
TheChive-I’m fairly convinced Christian Bale is a shapeshifter

• More Coverage:
MensHealth-A few cautions on crazy CB-type diets
DailyNews-CB’s Fighter & Machinist Diets
Moreprimetime.com-Odd blog, but good breakdown on Bale & Damon

IL-COMMUNICATION! SCAR-BOTAGE!!! -Before It Kills You, Fat Will Also Make You Stupid

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Ever hear someone called a Fathead? Well whoever invented that sobriquet turns out to be on to something.

In addition to just plain plotting to kill you, your Fat is officially also making you easier prey on the Savannah by turning your brain into a pile of mush before it finishes you off.

[ed: your cat has not yet been formally indicted on equal conspiracy charges, but come-on...]
 
So: The latest salvo launched by Researchers at Georgia Regents University’s Prevention Center is a mouse study that not only showed excess amounts of body-fat produce inflammation…

Little Blue Pill, My ****! All A Guy Needs Is An Eva Green

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Chalk another one up for the “Horny Scientists Study Sex, File Results Under Captain Obvious Department”.

Stuart Brody, Petr Weiss and their cult of Kinsey-following-hound-dogs at the University of West Scotland [who would not let yours-truly tag along, DAMMIT] conducted a noble experiment on our favorite species: WOO-MAAAN!!!, doing our favorite activity: “Ye Olde How’s your father?”, and come up with some guessable-yet-Fantastic results.

The Bionic Man Runs Again! New Hydrogel Could Replace Cartilage

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And on the Running theme, anyone who’s had a joint issue for whatever reason, can attest to how hard it is to get back on your feet.

Well, buck up little camper, Because: Science!

By synthesizing a new combination-gel that unites two different types, that then absorb calcium molecules, scientists at Harvard have come up with what they think might be a pretty good Replacement for Cartilage.

Links:
HarvardSEAS-Tough gel stretches to 21 times its length, recoils, and heals itself

The Ghost of Jim Fixx Returns: Running Bad, Wine Good?

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HALLELUJAH JEEZUS, I CAN STOP NOW!!!

James H O’Keefe and Carl Lavie of Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute and the U. Mo. -Kansas City MedSchool have just pronounced the words every poor suffering bastard running his Nikes to the midsole has been waiting to hear since the 70′s taught them Afros on white men were awesome:

“Chronic extreme exercise appears to cause excessive ‘wear-and-tear’ on the heart, inducing adverse structural and electrical remodelling, which offsets some of the CV benefits and longevity improvements conferred by moderate physical activity”


-This includes Running.

Links:
• Source Study: BMJ,Heart-Run for your life … at a comfortable speed and not too far

• via: OutsideMag

Eat Some Freedom Fries And Then Compare Your BMI With The Rest Of The World At BBC’s Global Fat Scale

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Yeah, yeah, yeah; BMI is not the end-all be-all indicator for 100% of the population and you know some power-lifter who has a BMI of 80 but 4% bodyfat.

BUT CHECK IT OUT ANYWAY! -It’s fun. Compare your score to the averages of people from around the world and report back.

And Yes, the ‘Murica-Hating Brits made the one super-fattie included on their page, Michelle, an American. -Thanks ‘Beeb, thanks alot!

Links:
BBC-World BMI Comparison Global Fat Scale

How Hot Are Your Fingertips? The Odd Reductio Of Grip Strength And Mortality

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Ok, so awhile ago I met this doctor, let’s call him, “Mr. Green Jeans”.

And Mister Green Jeans is telling me about this research he and his lab full of techs did on a bunch of subjects.

He starts kicking out all these different variables, and the names and descriptions of these hissing, wheezing,



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