Is there a point at which your muscles, biologically or chemically, will just stop and not do any more no matter how much your mind tells them to?

The answer is yes, there is a point at which muscles will stop working, but this is rare. Most commonly there is a point that muscles will work sub-optimally which is often manifested as fatigue. The causes are many. The body has three types of muscle. Smooth muscle...

How would you recommend that one prepare for and be well informed about piracy when sailing off shore? Specifically I’m thinking about the eastern Caribbean, but I’m interested in the oceans beyond as well.

Good Day Dave, Sadly piracy problems can occur anywhere at any time as even away from the well-known areas, there is still a mob of enthusiastic amateurs.  In a small craft it is virtually impossible to stop anyone boarding, given that even if you were armed, the...