Obviously, you guys are very well qualified, unlike Mittleman , with his masters in Sports science, and Dr Maffetone, with his years at medical school, so those who wanted to help - thanks.
I actually completed a BS in Exercise Science with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation and physiology in May and am currently working on a master’s in biomechanics.
I’m not just spouting off “These guys must be stupid.” There’s no mechanism by which exercising without a long warm-up can cause chronic damage to the heart. If your coronary arteries are already significantly occluded, trying to go too hard too fast will result in a cardiac incident due to insufficient blood (and thus oxygen) flow to the myocardium.
Exercising hard without a warm-up doesn’t produce any chemical that will damage the heart nor does it cause undue strain to an otherwise healthy heart (especially through blood glucose regulation), though. The only exception I could think of would be someone with a compromised pancreas.
You mentioned Tony Robbins - there’s your first red flag. He’s widely known in many professions as espousing false claims with no backing, or taking a small bit of factual information and twisting it around into a poor semblance of the truth. That’s why I asked if any of their work was available online; they probably said something that was true and it got twisted around.
Good motivational speaker though.
Sorry if my reply came across as a little unprofessional, I’d just been trying to install the Windows Vista beta that day, and it’s a royal pain in the ass. That’s for another thread, though.
Have a good one,
No offense meant, particularly to you. And thank you for replying.
I’ve decided to just get on with it and to hell with Robbins. Incidentally, I’ve found out that he gave a foreward in the John Little book on static contraction training, claiming that big muscles can be yours in as little as 2 mins per week - or somthing like that ( please don’t sue me , Mr Robbins!!)
Perhaps he is somewhat of a magpie , yet it was the guy who did the 1000 mile marathon that interested me, initially. Perhaps, like you say, they didn’t actually say that and he’s twisted it. I’m not gonna shell out for the book to find out - I’ll take your knowledge on this matter, thanks.
Thank you for your words, yet again.