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  • @nytimes Bodies are machines. We need to tend to our bodies as we would a car or any industrial machine. Otherwise they lose efficiency, condition and can break. If you don’t put oil in the car, the engine explodes.

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  • @nytimes scarface reference anyone?

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  • @nytimes Not sure this adds much to what was already fairly well known - particularly in cycling where they seem to be ahead of the curve on many aspects of performance

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  • @nytimes 1/2 Indeed. Bodies function best when muscular supports are functioning properly. As they get tired or incur injury, they shut down to protect themselves from damage. I had a dodgy knee from adolescence that destabilized my spine and led to spinal injury. My core turned off...

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  • @nytimes 2/2 until at least 1 year after I had a spinal fusion. Then as I recovered, muscles started to work again. 2 years after fusion, 20 years after knee injury, I finally got my knee fixed. Within weeks, muscle in my thigh that had been β€œoff” for years turned on. My back better now.

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