Monday, June 11, 2012

EPO Increases Motivation

Hmmm...somebody should tell Dr. Stuart "It may be that tennis is not conducive to EPO" Miller and Jon Wertheim about this study:

In a recently published study, Max Gassmann, a veterinary physiologist from the University of Zurich, proved that Epo also drastically increases motivation in the brain as soon as it has been injected, without the number of red blood cells increasing.

15 comments:

  1. It does the opposite, it increases 'confidence' ;)

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    1. hehehe. Djokovic has not been quite as "confident" this year as he was last year. Although I'm sure he's still using the same dope, I really think that the slight difference is actually due to his play, and not reduced amount of drugs. Even with drugs I guess he wouldn't keep up his 2011 form forever.

      He was lucky not to lose to Nadal at the AO. But I'm glad he didn't - or else we'd be staring at a Nadal Calender Year Grand Slam possibility for 2012.

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    2. That said Nadal is lucky the rain came in on Sunday, or else it would've surely gone to five sets again. And Djokovic actually plays *better* as the match goes on. Even more-so than Nadal does these days.

      (Saying that Djoko plays better as the match goes on would've had me laughed out of the room 2 years ago. But now we're all just used to it. But don't expect Stuart Miller et al to have any suspicions triggered...)

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    3. Djoko gets better than Nadal over 5 sets cause it is simply more energy efficient. As much as Nadal is doped (and in my view in a much more sophisticated way than Djoko), he uses twice as muxh energy per point, not only to chase down those balls but to send the ball over the net from 4m behind the baseline, whereas Djoko uses Nadal's pace by taking the ball early.

      This is why after 4 sets, Nadal's balls fall shorter and that makes the task easier for Djoko.

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    4. That's right. Nadal knew his best chance to win was to come out after the break guns blazing (no pun intended) and knock Djoker off his feet. I doubt he would have been able to play a 5th set with the same intensity. It was outrageous the way he was pounding that ball. Even Djoker didn't stand a chance.

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  2. There is a very strong link between doping and poly.


    http://www.tennisr.com/talk/after-watching-nadal-play-at-this-rg-how-can-they-not-ban-poly-strings-286960.html

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    1. Yes, this is what I was saying in an earlier thread....about 2 weeks ago.

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  3. "EPO Increases Motivation"

    just look at djokovic's run last year,that was "some" motivation

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  4. Hey SNR sorry if this has already been mentioned but is there any chance of having the links to outside articles open in a new tab (or window for those crazy folks who don't use tabs)?

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    1. I'll look into that as there's no option in blogger for doing this. Right clicking on the link should allow you to open it in a new window, no?

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    2. Ok. Found some coding. Should work now.

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    3. But now every link (such as the comments link) is opening in a new tab, not just the "outside links".

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    4. Hmmm...I'll have to look into this further. Back to old format until I figure something out.

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    5. Woops, I posted my reply in the wrong spot below.

      Anyway it isn't a big deal at all, I just find it easier to not lose track of things if the external links spawn a new tab. Since most sites handle external links this way I am not in the habit of right clicking to create a new tab. This is just a minor thing and probably not worth bothering with if it is time consuming to get working with Blogger.

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