Holy sh**, you shouldn’t be flushing this marginal gain down the toilet.
What about people who have no rectum?
Are they more full of crap than I expected?
Revised title: Pooping delayed feeling pooped.
Does it work if you poop your pants while riding? I wonder why more athletes aren’t trying this!
I didn’t know that about cerebral oxygenation Very interesting.
Finally a scientific basis for my enjoying how I feel after I poop.
I’d love to hear a deep dive on this!
No shit Sherlock
But only in Triatheletes. The actual sports don’t matter as long as they do three of them… and they’re elite.
Without reading the study I would call bullshit. Or perhaps horseshit.
But then I thought “Wow, that’s not some piece of shit research, these researchers actually know their shit. This is the shit, it changes everything! I would go as far as calling it hot shit”
And taking a shit as part of all the shit I have to get done before riding isn’t that big a deal.
Running and not pooping leads to some pretty painful consequences. Riding and not pooping can lead to an embarrassing situation, or finding out that the furry leaves shouldn’t be used for wiping. I laughed at how common it was for some people to have to stop at the rest stop and poop. To me, once I start riding, it’s like that part of my body shuts down, but ‘riding full’? I’ll pass if I can…
These are marginal gains at best, compared to the far greater performance-enhancing power of trying to make it home in the uncomfortable absence of defecation.
Forest for the trees, people.
Pooping can also raise the blood pressure. Elvis died on the can trying to pinch out a loaf. Pooping has a wide effect on the whole body. Are triathletes going to switch to an ultra high fiber diet to increase their ‘pooping performance boost’? Pooping preps the body for higher performance in athletic endeavors? Hmm…
All I can say that if the Norges Triathlonforbund isn’t investigating this exciting scientific development then they’re full of sh*t. Forget public strava data, I demand poop logs.
For my complete thoughts, see the slowtwitch thread ‘I just sh*t myself on the run’, which is perhaps the only thread on the internet which justifies it’s longevity and impressive detail.