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The truth about recovery workouts

December 11, 2017

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This was somewhat discussed in –Recovery modalities: What’s worthwhile? Along with some massage discussion. There we spent more time on massage; here we’ll spend more time on recovery workouts. Light lifting between harder lifts Jogging the day after an intense run Riding the bike the day after a demanding squat session Stretching / foam rolling […]

Can deep learning tell you when you’ll die?

December 1, 2017

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–Improving Palliative Care with Deep Learning This is an artificial intelligence study. The researchers took electronic health records, age gender diagnoses treatments scans drugs to predict whether you’ll be dead in 3-12 months. If so, you’re a candidate for palliative care, rather than continuing e.g. aggressive cancer treatment. The authors have good intentions, but start […]

The peril of evidence based obsessors

October 18, 2017

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In the 1980s, healthcare made a concerted effort to move towards evidenced based medicine. That the treatment a doctor prescribed should be backed by research, meaning (ideally) randomized controlled trials, placebo groups, large sample sizes, independent researchers. Yes, incredibly, this was not already standard. Not that everybody is doing it these days, but the idea […]

The power of programming exercise for the longterm

September 18, 2017

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One of the most common pitfalls of the new exerciser is wanting progress too quickly. Millennials are blamed for everything these days, it seems one out of every five geriatrics feels the need to tell me all the ways I’ve disappointed them, but we’ll blame this thinking on baby boomers. History tells us millennials didn’t […]