Huh? Here's a counterpoint. I don't know where the author hikes, but where I do, I routinely find beavers upstream ... cow stools, dead animals lying in or near water sources ... often human stools too close to the water source. I filter ... every time. The time it takes, and the money it costs, is much less 'inconvenient' than getting sick in the backcountry. Cryptosporidium is not currently curable, and will return if your immune system is ever compromised. Sorry, not buying it. I don't care how many studies you quote. If I based my life on studies, I would be dead now. Remember when eggs were bad for you? Doctors were recommending margarine consumption for health?
Sorry, even at the highest altitudes, there's the potential to chug pika piss. Not my cup of tea.
Most guys take that amount - two pills three times a day at worst (max dosage). Pretty significant. I wonder if the gym/bodybuilding forums have noticed this yet?
Agreed. I have found doing gentle twisting motions - esp. unweighted (on the floor), help restore disk 'springiness'. Entirely unscientific, of course. Legovers have been a miracle cure. But start slowly, gently. Don't go to full Vitruvian Man pose until a couple of weeks down the road. And minimize your sitting for long periods - frequent breaks. Sitting is poison.
By flooding the consciousness with gnawing unpleasantness, pain provides a temporary relief from the burdens of self-awareness ... [snip] ... When leaving marks and wounds, pain helps consumers create the story of a fulfilled life. In a context of decreased physicality, [obstacle course races] play a major role in selling pain to the saturated selves of knowledge workers, who use pain as a way to simultaneously escape reflexivity and craft their life narrative.
Better than handicapping fingertip towels in home decor stores.
... even using jumars—a type of mechanical winch—to hoist themselves up, the two had struggled to keep up with him.
Amazing feat. [Note about the above quote: Jumar ascenders are not exactly 'speedy'. Esp. if you're unaccustomed to their use.]
The last 30 seconds of a FOUR minute plank are the longest seconds of your life. Oh. My. God. And the faces I make doing it.
... are the longest seconds of your life.
Creatine is one of the few performance-enhancing compounds that really works as advertised. Dose as directed, don't fiddle. Be aware that it will cause a little water-weight gain. Muscles will swell ... but I also find increased water in subcutaneous layers of skin. Helps for long, hot hikes ... in addition to gym or aerobic sessions.
I had my dog with me. We rested for about two days because I just couldn't move one day. It kind of snowed.
I assume it was either the ordeal, or the lack of context ... but she doesn't sound especially compos mentis in this article. Happy she and her pooch are safe.