metabolism


posted on July 1, 2004 - 4:18pm
When Michael Marino, 47, of Selden, N.Y., was a child, his parents thought he was lazy and sent him to a nautical military school to straighten him out. It didn’t. He had his first muscle cramps at age 9 or 10, from the extreme sit-up regimen, and couldn’t straighten up for two days. “I thought the pain meant I was building muscle, but now I know I was damaging it.”

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