Archive for July, 2009

High Iron Blood Work

High Iron Blood Work

In my younger years I wouldnt have given a shit if my blood iron was high – but now I care at 41.

I know ast/alt can be elevated without it being pathological – often just caused by weight training.

This does not seem to be the case with ferritin, iron saturation & iron binding capacity.

Red blood cell count and myoglobulin can be elevated by exercise so do not necesarily mean anything pathological.

But the iron numbers do seem to indicate pathology with no exercise cause.

So I got the gene test and it was negative, maybe I ate too much big juicy steak, maybe it was the welding I did 10 yrs ago.

I dont know. But I will give blood and do some chelation to improve my iron levels.


Iron Binding Capacity: 34 umol/l (45-75)

Iron Saturation: 0.79 (.15-.50)

Ferritin: 412 ug/l (20-250)

Iron: 27 umol/l (10-30)

Kind of pisses me off I didn’t catch it sooner – anyway I have no symptoms.

Haemorrhoids and Exercise

Its over seven months since I first experienced the piles problem – that bout lasted two weeks. Now I have it again but only minor with no bleeding. Its been ten days now and its definitely improved.

I have only had this problem twice now and minor both times. The main problem is that you “CAN NOT” lift weight with these things. If you do they will balloon and you will never get rid of them.

If you have never had it – neither had I for 40 years.

OK so how can you maintain fitness with this ailment which is more like an injury that an illness symptomatically.

1. Swimming – ask your sports physician but swimming seems to be fine with mild to moderate Haemorrhoids

2. Yoga and stretching also seem to be OK if done without strain

3. The only way to prevent muscle atrophy with this condition will be EMS electro muscle stimulation

So thats all you can do – definitely no weights or running until the disease has run its course which is usually two weeks.

Improvements to the website

If you got here through the main site homepage you will notice I have ditched all the ebay stuff on there.

I have also put a link to the free online version of my anatomy manual. Over the next few days I will set up a dedicated download area and a better store area that is inside the site.

I will also set up a video section – maybe some more too.

I could make an area for people to have a free fitness blog and online workout diary etc but I dont want to be dealing with spammers who are a big enough pain commenting on my various blogs.

Over the coming few weeks I would like to publish some of my material on amazon for sale. You guys will get an email via the mailing list when that happens.

As for training I had to take a layoff this week due to my hemroids coming back after 7 months without. Should be able to train again by monday I hope.

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