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How do you prepare for the rigorous physical requirements of high elevation adventure? Strength and endurance are key, but are only part of a more complex equation. How do you prepare for changes in altitude, exposure, diet, etc.? How do you mentally prepare? Learn from others and share what you know about training in advance for outdoor adventures.

Viagra?

Postby BSquared » Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:33 pm

Viagra Improves High Altitude Exercise Performance Up To 45% For Some

Science Daily — Sildenafil (Viagra) significantly improved the cardiovascular and exercise performance measures of trained cyclists at high altitude, mostly because the drug helped some participants improve a lot -- up to 45% -- while others showed little change. Sildenafil provided no benefit at sea level.

Entire article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/06/060624120556.htm

Supporting Trekker's comment about the genetic component of altitude adaptation, the article says, "...the researchers discovered that these improvements occurred largely because some people achieve major gains with sildenafil at altitude while others improve much less or not at all."

Anyway, I'll take some along on the next high altitude trip -- never can tell, might get lucky! :lol:



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Re: Viagra?

Postby The Other Tom » Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:21 am

BSquared wrote:Anyway, I'll take some along on the next high altitude trip -- never can tell, might get lucky! :lol:


Now, B.... [-X
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Postby BSquared » Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:27 am

Oh, you misunderstood me! Of course, what I meant was that I might be one of the lucky ones who respond positively to sildenafil. Of course. That's what I meant. :retard:
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Re: Viagra?

Postby caddis » Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:50 am

BSquared wrote:Anyway, I'll take some along on the next high altitude trip -- never can tell, might get lucky! :lol:


Plus, you can leave your tent poles at home
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Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:30 pm

:lol: :D :lol:
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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Re: Viagra?

Postby BSquared » Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:44 pm

caddis wrote:Plus, you can leave your tent poles at home


Nah, I use my hiking pole for a tent pole.

...HEY! Do you suppose that instead of hiking poles, I could just use my.... oh, never mind :cool:
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Re: Extra Weight

Postby JWreno » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:36 am

I had gained a bit a weight and was up around 225 a few years ago.
In 2007 I did a 9 day trip from Toulumne Meadows to North Lake.
I was sweating like crazy and having some problems keeping
up with younger hikers when doing uphills.

I joined a program at my university's med school nutrition department
and got my weight down to about 185. I did the JMT northbound from
Horseshoe Meadows with a side trip over Lamarc Col and back in at
South Lake. I finished at 175. I was amazed how much less I sweated
and I remember going from Red's Meadows to over Donahue Pass in
one day (26 miles). I could really move fast uphill. I was passing a bunch
of young men in their 20's. I was 51.

I can say with certainty that the 40 pounds I lost on belly made more of a
difference than the 20-25 pounds of pack weight that I have cut out over the
last 10 years. As an added bonus my feet and legs are holding up much better
on the 18+ mile days.
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Re: Extra Weight

Postby dave54 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:45 pm

To paraphrase Bicycling great Eddie Merkxx -- instead of spending big bucks on the latest equipment to reduce weight lay off the Krispy Kremes :lol:
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Re: Extra Weight

Postby MJF » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:11 pm

I have lost 27lbs since Memorial day and I feel great. I hiked up the hills, down the hills so much better, it is great. The energy difference is amazing.
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