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by Smudgerii
29 Nov 2016, 9:18pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee/Thigh Pain
Replies: 14
Views: 979

Re: Knee/Thigh Pain

adamr100 wrote:How long did it take to heal/what was the rehab?


Never really heals... But intensive physio and core strength work helped in the long term.

I foam roll each day to keep the muscles loose as any kind of tighness in my lower back/glutes has an impact.
by Smudgerii
29 Nov 2016, 8:33pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee/Thigh Pain
Replies: 14
Views: 979

Re: Knee/Thigh Pain

Thanks very much 531Colin for your very detailed post. I have read a lot of Steve Hogg information before and cross referenced my bike fit with it after I had it. I have thought for a while it could be fit but what made me think that was less likely was the sudden onset of my injury when nothing ha...
by Smudgerii
10 Nov 2016, 7:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which one has better components?
Replies: 36
Views: 3354

Re: Which one has better components?

Rockrider 520 from Decathlon if you don't need full suspension.
by Smudgerii
5 Nov 2016, 4:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 190
Views: 30171

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

HGV drivers. The best and worst all in one profession.

Spent 20 plus years managing them and their errors...
by Smudgerii
10 Oct 2016, 9:07pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Prostatitis
Replies: 15
Views: 4512

Re: Prostatitis

Suffered this several years ago, with no known cause. Had the urologists handshake and scan to confirm it.

Unable to take nsaids for this so the consultant put me on Saw Palmetto tincture, I was sceptical to say the least but hell it worked....
by Smudgerii
2 Oct 2016, 8:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Position
Replies: 34
Views: 2860

Re: Position

Adjused my saddle today after suffering lower back pain at 10k's on every ride ( only 5 rides ), 2mm forward and 3mm down, what a difference...

22k of pure bliss
by Smudgerii
1 Oct 2016, 12:20pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: The Mediteranean diet
Replies: 83
Views: 6695

Re: The Mediteranean diet

Bad Thoughts is a short manual on how to debate rationally by Jamie Whyte, who used to lecture in philosophy at Cambridge. This passage is apt, I think: "Another test for the hopeless lack of evidence is what might be called moral positioning. Does the opinion's defender seem a little precious...
by Smudgerii
23 Sep 2016, 4:11pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Physical Effects of Stress
Replies: 18
Views: 1644

Re: Physical Effects of Stress

The concentration required for Target Shooting is my 'go to' solution for stress. Find something that requires your absolute focus, even just a few minutes away from what is stressing you can have a massive positive impact. One of the benefits of shooting is imagining the point of stress on the targ...
by Smudgerii
9 Sep 2016, 2:42am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: CKD worth considering if your out of puff
Replies: 11
Views: 960

Re: CKD worth considering if your out of puff

Look on the brightside.... You are now front of the que each year for a Flu jab :D I'm lucky in as much as my kidneys are 'leakers' and therefore my blood is clean, but I lose the good stuff you need as well, like blood and the ever useful antibodies... It is very easily managed through diet, lifest...
by Smudgerii
8 Sep 2016, 2:53pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: CKD worth considering if your out of puff
Replies: 11
Views: 960

Re: CKD worth considering if your out of puff

Are you taking any 'training' supplements? Or protein shakes? If you are then check them for creatine, it is often an added ingredient, bin them if you do have some. Pottassium is another thing to avoid, diet is a minefield.... Bananas a no no, and choccy, drop the salt and don't be tempted by lo-so...
by Smudgerii
8 Sep 2016, 1:08pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Blood Pressure Medication - side effects
Replies: 47
Views: 7025

Re: Blood Pressure Medication - side effects

Adalat LA, candesartan, perindopril and furosemide with no side effects whatsoever.
by Smudgerii
7 Sep 2016, 7:27pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: CKD worth considering if your out of puff
Replies: 11
Views: 960

Re: CKD worth considering if your out of puff

How is your bloodpressure?

Had CKD FOR 19 years, the bloodpressure was the driver to my diagnosis and the only thing they treat with drugs. Diet changes made the greatest difference
by Smudgerii
3 Sep 2016, 12:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Should I not have said anything?
Replies: 40
Views: 2691

Re: Should I not have said anything?

Hi, One, I would correct any faults If I get near enough to get hold of bike, but that's me. Two, I have had a nail come out of tyre at 115mph on a motorbike, by the time I had stopped it needed air to continue, hobbled home between garages. Where were you when doing 115mph? On a motorbike, if he h...
by Smudgerii
24 Aug 2016, 4:28am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Post ride fatigue
Replies: 11
Views: 2048

Re: Post ride fatigue

6'2" 84kg and want to lose weight... 5'7" 82kg and can't afford to lose weight. numbers like waist size are more important than weight, it's the shape you are and the shape you are in that matter. I was taught that it is 80% nutrition and 20% exercise to get the balance for a healthy lifes...
by Smudgerii
14 Aug 2016, 8:49pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: "Natural" anti inflametary stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 994

Re: "Natural" anti inflametary stuff

Vit D was prescribed by my renal consultant, i was unaware I had a deficiency. The pain relief was an unexpected benefit for me, but after a bit of reading I discovered it is a common benefit.

For at least 6 months of the year we lack the sunshine required to produce enough vit D, to cloudy.