Monday, February 13, 2012

What's All This I Hear About Blood ph.

I was reading the nutrition section of The Triathlete's Training Bible the other day and I came across this:
"As we age, nitrogen, an essential component of muscle protein, is given up by the body at an increasing rate, so that at some point it is being depleted faster than it can be taken in. This is due to a gradual change in kidney function that produces an acidic state in the blood. With a net loss of nitrogen, muscles cannot be maintained. Essentially, we are peeing off our muscles as we pass the half-century mark in life. This same acidic state also leeches calcium from the bones, resulting in osteoporosis for many, especially women, with advance age.
The key to reducing, or even avoiding, this situation is to lower the blood's acidity level and increase its alkalinity."
Now isn't that interesting. I will be reading up on this whole thing and trying to locate research on it. I'll keep you posted.
Damn you aging process!

Bike 5 minutes
Box Squats 5 @ 45/5 @ 50/5 @ 55/5 @ 145/3 @ 165/1 @ 180.
The 180 went up real easy.
Pull ups 4/4/3/3/3
Plank 5 x :30 seconds
Walking lunge 5 x 40ft. with 30lb DBs

first week of triathlon training
Stair thing 5 minutes
Squat 5 @ 45/5 @ 50/5 @ 55
Push ups 5 x 11
V-ups 5 x 10
Box jumps 5 x 5 to a 24" box with one plate on it.
I am going t add a little height to the box jumps each week.
I am going to work on drills and form a lot. Some of them are at the above link but there are a lot of them just Google Swim Drills.
W/U 200 meters easy and focused on form
3 rounds
2 x 25 drill
2 x 25 swim
5 x 50 on 1:30RI
750 meters
I had forgotten two things: one: I love swimming, two: swimming is hard.
It was a lot of fun getting back in the water.

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