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    PEDs for over 60 amateurs

    Heh I used Adrafanil to survive my daughters first two months of life while still feeling pretty normal. It has an amazingly smooth, slow energy release that lasts almost 14 hours. Watch the liver enzymes though, it can be a bit hepatoxic. The best performance enhancers in someone over 60 would...
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    How High Up the Corporate Ladder Must You be, for it to be Sweet?

    I am a senior engineer in information technology and I love my job. My contributions are largely high level planning so I do a lot of thinking and reading. I do attend more meetings than I would like but that's the nature of the beast. We have a flexible work arrangement and open seating so I...
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    Can you get in shape with a random workout regime?

    Probably? Randomness is not programming so there is really no way to know. If you are able to increase intensity or load over time and don't hurt yourself you should get fitter.
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    What makes a good rec player coach ?

    I play and take lessons and teach clinics at a club that has produced 3 female pro players in the last 10 years... Good coaches are invaluable. For a rec player, the best coach is one who can condense the needed teaching into as short a time as possible.
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    The 10000 hour rule and The Dan Plan - application to tennis?

    Generally I agree but at the same time it can be worthwhile to pursue a physical goal if you can separate the journey from the goal.
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    The 10000 hour rule and The Dan Plan - application to tennis?

    For awhile I thought that I was going to pursue a full 10,000 hours of tennis practice. I even exchanged some emails with Dan about it. I started playing seriously about 7 years ago. I was originally trying to get twenty hours a week on the court but there is just no way to really do that with a...
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    Thinking of buying a fitness tracker/watch. Any input?

    I have the Mio Fuse and the trick with the heart rate is to figure out where on your arm it reads correctly and then wear it there when you work out.
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    Thinking of buying a fitness tracker/watch. Any input?

    I just really hate the chest straps. The wrist optical heart rate is fine for me, I can see changes as I get fitter and thats all that I care about.
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    Thinking of buying a fitness tracker/watch. Any input?

    This is probably my next watch, it looks awesome.
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    What is your current tennis regiment

    I hit on the ball machine every day for one hour after work. 40 serves, 200 balls short court, 400 volleys, 100 ground strokes. I play 2 competitive singles matches per week, Saturday and Sunday mornings. I play one doubles match a week, Thursday evenings and I play in one USTA league match per...
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    How I Became a Homeschooling Dad

    I am a person of faith and I accept that all of those things have strong scientific backing but none of them preclude the possibility of a creator.
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    How I Became a Homeschooling Dad

    The dichotomy between science and religion is a result of some reactionary forces in the church being unwilling to adapt to scientific findings. If we assume that science is the gift of understanding the natural world, then we can view all scientific discoveries as confirmation of the divine...
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    World's best athletes

    Messi is a great athlete, the combination of explosiveness and endurance necessary in a top striker is extremely rare.
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    How I Became a Homeschooling Dad

    Yea I guess I come at this whole thing from kind of a unique perspective. My degree is in computer science and I work in my field as a senior engineer at a fortune 100 company. I attended a small, private school with excellent academics. I just don't see what my weekend or evening activities had...
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    Racing Heart Rate - Melanie Oudin Story

    Ouch? I liked her I thought she had some spirit.
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    How I Became a Homeschooling Dad

    1. I don't like personal anecdotes as evidence and if you are an educator who teaches critical thought and synthesis, neither do you. The availability argument I will concede but I would counter that marijuana is no more or less dangerous than alcohol by any reasonable measure and by some( LD...
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    How I Became a Homeschooling Dad

    I asked a question, I don't think that shows undue prejudice.
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    shoulder hurts even more after going to physiotherapist

    You need to go to a doctor. If its a tear it may not heal on its own.
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    How I Became a Homeschooling Dad

    How does legalized Marijuana effect your religion in any way?
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    Spanish Methodology

    This is an awesome post!
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    362 days to a 6.5 NTRP serve.

    Is Jolly playing? Or training?
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    America, out of shape

    It is getting better. The current generation of parents are far more conscious of the ramifications of a sedentary lifestyle and bad diet. Plus fitness wearables appeal to our points based, video game based logic.
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    Shooting Opportunities for Youths and Home School Families

    I grew up shooting, my grandfather was a US army rifle instructor and a sharpshooter in World War 2. Proper firearm training teaches discipline and patience. Plus if you get good enough and are athletic some of the combination events like decathlon are a great way for young people to compete at...
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    I gave it a shot during the Beta. It works fine, it gets a bit boring though.
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    Hallux Limitus

    I attended some camps when I was in my twenties, they are intense. You need to be in excellent shape going in if you want to get the most out of the camp. Now in my thirties I only "play" tennis 2 or 3 times per week. I hit on the ball machine every day and work on serves but limiting intensity...
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    Is there too much emphasis on serve speed over consistency and accuracy at the rec level?

    I prefer teaching the slice serve first. It builds a decent throwing motion and an understanding of how spin works.
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    Anti Inflammatory Cream?

    Yea unfortunately that is why anesthesia is so complicated in that area as well. Most of the transdermal pain relievers are not really backed by good science.
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    Is there too much emphasis on serve speed over consistency and accuracy at the rec level?

    I follow in the footsteps of Patrick Rafter. I hit slice serves or topspin serves almost exclusively. When I decide to hit a flat serve, it is generally because someone is standing in too far for me to get angles on my first volley. Speed is alright I guess but building consistency with a flat...