One of the most fascinating History Channel documentaries I have ever seen was the man that never gets tired when running.
Dean had a life that most people would envy, great job, great pay, highly educated, but he was miserable and one day decided to give it all up and
started running. Yes you heard it right, running and he has not stopped since.
Dean was tested by UCLA and the findings shocked the researchers there.
Apparently Dean's body does not produce more lactic acid as he exerts himself physically, but the reverse. Most people produce what is called lactic
acid, and it build up in the body as they exert themselves physically, this cause fatigue, cramps, muscle spasms and more.
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Bob Munden the fastest gunmen ever, his speed is superhuman for sure. He can make two guns shots sound like one because he is so fast.
How can certain people do what appears to be impossible or once thought to be impossible?
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I saw a few episodes of this show when it came out... Some of the people were pretty interesting, but some were pretty lame, and not very "super"...
I mean a guy taking bricks and bowling balls to the head or whatever it was lol... thats just pure stupidity...
But yeah that guy who ran forever was definitely pretty cool
I made a thread a while back about Lewis Pugh. He swam a kilometer in arctic waters
that would kill most of us in minutes. In a Speedo. They found he can raise his core temp to 101 degrees by just focusing on it. I can't do that. I
would have had a lot more sick days from school if I could.
I suggested that maybe these people were the early stages of mutations that could eventually lead to folks with "x-men" type abilities. Nobody
agreed, but nobody offered an alternative, either.
i seen a show about monks a few years back where they did something similar through meditation. They would walk out into the mountains and meditate in
the snow. When he was finished all the snow within a few feet from him was melted.
This is soo weird. My grandfather, who was a Kurdish farmer in east Syria, was known to run ridiculous lengths. He would run to the nearest city ( ca
60-70 km) and buy things and then promptly run back to his family.
My mom used to tell me, that the reason he always ran was because he had an "itch" in his legs, and every time he ran the "itch" would disappear.
The questions is though...what is the damage that is done, not producing lactic acid? It's obviously produced for a reason? The body needs to know
when to 'stop' and replenish the resources lost after depleting them, and lactic acid is, i guess, the stopping mechanism that is in place stop
prevent you from exerting yourself to death.
I suppose in the natural world, there is no knowledge (in the animal kingdom) about nutrients and metabolism... so instinct and biological cues is
what they rely on. As we are now far removed from these ideas, being able to go against and even cheat our basic instincts, the next step would surely
be to design drugs to surpress lactic acid, knowing that we need to replenish our selves every 'x' amount of hours?
Truely amazing, if not a slightly scary endevour 0.o
Soldiers, runners, emergency services, explorers.... the changes that could be made to our normal way of life, just by surpressing lactic acid is
quite hard to imagine.
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