We owe the Chi Masters an apology

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  1. gpseymour

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    Just because you black out doesn't mean your heart automatically stops pumping and it takes a hell of a lot for your core temperature to drop even 10oC.
     
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    Ah, it's an inside joke at our house. My temperature runs below normal (enough so that "normal" means I'm running a fever), my BP is low enough that nurses sometimes think they mis-measured it, and even though I'm not as active as I used to be, my resting pulse is around 62.
     
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    I can tell you from experience that heart palpitation can and will make you light headed and dizzy if you are under physical stress...aka working out
     
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    Yup. And excessive sweating - the drop in electrolytes and sodium. You know what's weird? I used to just drink water when working out and during cardio classes. I think Gatorade should only be used by hard-core gym regulars and professional athletes, plus it gives me acid reflux. So, I drank water. But I would often get very "mushy" and dizzy. Then, I started adding "true lemon" packets to my water - it's like concentrated lemon juice powder with no sugar and no other additives. And that fixed the problem. Now I'm wondering what it was that I was missing in my water that lemon juice helped fill in during times of intense exercise and sweating.
     
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    Do you know that lemons contain more sugar than strawberries?
     
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    No. But I love them anyway. Lemons helped us stave off scurvy between November and April back in Ukraine.
     
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    Magnesium.
     
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    Use to drink Gatorade on hot summer days when I was training long fist...over 20 years ago.....dang I'm old
     
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    Then you are now susceptible to the all mighty powers of the "Chi Masters". Given their techniques only work on the "believers".
     
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    Yep. But if he walks around with one big toe up and on big toe down and alternates them continuously he should be ok.
     
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    Tongue on the wrong side of my mouth too. I’ve got a 50/50 chance with that one though, as I don’t know which side is the right (correct) side.
     
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    I do wonder whether how many such incidents (someone falling over as the result of a blood pressure drop or pinched nerve or something else similar) became sources of folk legends about various famous heroes and villains. In Russian lore, there is a villain called Highway Robber Nightingale. His super-power is whistling. He whistles so powerfully, he kills people and knocks horses off their feet.
     
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    I have never doubted the power of a chi master. The ability to break bricks with ones mind is incredible. Especially when you follow up with a chi ball. Forget standing in horse stance throwing Punches all day this is where the real Martial arts lies.
     
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    See, how do I go about doing that?
     
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    Lots of tai chi
     
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    Centaurs and riders on horseback kind of thing?

    Yeah why not.
     
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    I’m thinking more along the lines of delayed death touch and mystical herbal remedies.
     

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