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Thread: [Acro] Re: So, I was thinking....

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From: EdF16 at

Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 22:31:30 UTC


I wrote an article on fitness and flying aerobatics.  I do the same training 
now as I did for the F-16, it helps.  It's at and click on 
the articles link.
Ed Hamill
Chapter 69

In a message dated 7/11/2002 7:26:04 AM US Mountain Standard Time, 
belov at writes:

> Subj:[Acro] Re: So, I was thinking.... 
> Date:7/11/2002 7:26:04 AM US Mountain Standard Time
> From:<A HREF="mailto:belov at">belov at</A>
> To:<A HREF="mailto:mdash at">mdash at</A>, <A HREF="mailto:acro at">acro at</A>
> Sent from the Internet 
> Marilyn,
>   From personal experience in aerobatic competition and other sports, I 
> have always discovered that weight training helps obviously.  And yes, I 
> does help with G-loading.  I'm no doctor but being an athlete I have 
> discovered that a semi-regular weight training has a positive effect on 
> your body's ability to withstand the loads.  From what I understand, it 
> strengthens and builds up your heart to provide more "pumping action" when 
> needed.  
>   But also, examine the format of the sport - short, explosive durations of 
> weight loading, short explosive movements of the body and its elements, 
> lasting overall no more than 20 minutes.  It ain't a marathon so you better 
> train accordingly then.
>  Short durations of the loads during training simulate short duritions of 
> the G-loading during flight, once again preparing the body for the "abuse". 
>  :-)  The important area that is often missed is trapezoidal and neck 
> mussles.  Weight training builds up and strengthens those areas which are 
> directly linked, obviously, to your head, minimizing all kids of neck and 
> shoulder pains and therefore minimizing the headaches, discomfort and 
> spacial disorientation from what I personally have discovered.  Helps 
> especially if you were a brain bucket on your head.
>   Nutrionally-wise, from my personal studies I have discoved that a 
> high-carb diet before flight is more benefial.  Your brain required a high 
> level of sugar in the blood, carbs supply that.  But here, your unique body 
> comes in and the best way is to experiment and see what your body likes the 
> most.  Much like weight-loosing diets, no two are the same and you have to 
> discover what works best for you and when.
> Alex...
> IAC Chapter 52
> >> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: <A HREF="mailto:m.dash at">Marilyn Dash</A> 
>> To: <A HREF="mailto:acro at">IAC Exploder</A> 
>> Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2002 11:38 PM
>> Subject: [Acro] So, I was thinking....
>> Maybe we could change the subject!? 
>> Since I'm relatively new to this wonderful sport. 
>> Perhaps you veterans could regal me with your fitness regime. 
>> I've seen some of these guys that look like Arnold (Keith) - and some that 
>> look more like - nevermind... we said we were changing the subject. 
>> Does a weight lifting program help with the G loads? 
>> How about nutrition? Have there been studies - carbs vs. proteins, etc. ? 
>> If you don't want to talk about this  - let's go back to the pitts landing 
>> stories or maybe we could talk about the buzzard that tried to mate with 
>> Jeff's Pitts! 
>> Anything but the past! 
>> Marilyn Dash
>> Quote du Jour: 
>> Do or do not. There is no try.
>>   -- Yoda

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