Bodybuilder Casey Viator (1951-2013) was was the main subject of the “Colorado Experiment” in 1973.
He did High Intensity Training (HIT) on Nautilus machines for 28 days …
1) gaining 45.28 pounds of overall weight
2) losing 17.93 pounds of fat
3) gaining 63.21 pounds of lean muscle mass
Another little-known time Casey Viator gained 75 pounds of overall weight in three days.
“Muscle memory” and “genetics” were only minor factors.
Adano Ley pointed to the image of a bodybuilder on a can of protein powder, saying …
“Give me this guy for half an hour, and I’ll make him burp and fart all his muscles away!”
A clue to this principle was given in a 2004 interview with Casey Viator, when he said …
“Most of the people I train do cardiovascular work at least three times a week. It brings a certain kind of hardness and quality of muscle you can’t get from anything else.”
This corresponds to a man’s firm erection and to what bodybuilders call the “pump.”
Gaining as little as five pounds in an otherwise healthy adult is enough to raise blood pressure, according to the Mayo Clinic.
But the same thing works in reverse.
Raised blood pressure can cause weight gain.
Three seemingly unrelated facts are …
1) Mountaineers bleed out of their noses and lungs due to tidal/volume pressure dynamics.
2) Casey Viator developed high blood pressure and congestive heart disease.
3) “A tranquil heart gives life to the body, but envy makes the bones rot.”
Experiment Number 1 …
Lift a straw filled with water out of a glass holding your finger at the other end of the straw.
The water stays in the straw until your finger is removed from the end of the straw.
Experiment Number 2 …
Place a postcard over a glass, and turn the glass upside down, holding the postcard in place with your finger.
Carefully remove your finger and the postcard won’t fall.
There’s no air in the glass to push against the postcard.
Experiment Number 3 …
Place your lips against a Bernoulli bag, and blow into it as hard as you can.
It takes numerous breaths (and a lot of work) to fill it with air.
But if you hold the Bernoulli bag a foot or so away from your face, you can fill it with air with a single breath…