Welcome back ! :D very interesting your info about asthma thanks ^^I'm back! 4 days without electricity and internet...and water was a horrible experienced. I miss this place, it's like a happy pill.
I'm terribly amused by those fans who can't take it if their favorite skater posted pics with a bit of skin ship. I kinda understand adolescent fans but adult fans acting like teenagers, I don't get it. Maybe that's why I'm glad Yuzu doesn't have SNS and that Mao & Kana's are set to private.
Yuzu considering a quad in the 2nd half is believable but I don't remember him taking risk with his SP & LP at the same time. If you looked at his program layout he makes changes in stages and not all at once. He is calculating but he is scientific in his approach so I think he'll continue to work on his 4S and maybe create minor changes in his LP layout.
His affair with earphones and audio tech is adorable, I kinda relate since most of the time I'm being practical in spending but I reward myself on a regular basis after working hard 24/7. It's what keeps me sane and drives me to work harder.
Nori is certainly charmed, Yuzu has a way of charming uncles and claiming a spot in their hearts.
On his asthma and stamina, being this is my field of work and as fellow sufferer I can say that it's related. Asthma is a chronic condition and proper control (avoid allergens, take meds) avoids exacerbations/attacks. However, there are factors that can't be controlled such as weather/humidity/climate/season. Cold air per se in my experience and work doesn't causes attack. I'm heat intolerant, so air conditioning is my friend but cold air + extremes of humidity is a different matter. Sudden rain on a hot day also is not good for me (something to do with the chemical reactions of the ions irritating the airways and lungs). Reading about his asthma, i would say using our protocols that he is the uncontrolled type since he's been on meds even before he started skating and yet still has regular attacks. Although in fairness, the Japanese protocol is different.
Adding that to the fact that there are some variants of asthma that are triggered by exercise, stress and activities or events which increases chemicals that may cause narrowing of the airway, Yuzu can't skate longer compared to those without asthma. If he has limited time going through his program his body isn't conditioned to adjust to the rigorous layout thus his stamina is shorter. Being a slow and picky eater also doesn't help much because competitive skating consumes more than a thousand calories.
Also, being thin does NOT mean smaller lung capacity though. Taller and non-obese people as well those who lives in places with high altitude should have larger lung capacity. Asthma does not mean a smaller lung volume capacity but it would limit or hinder the flow of air if the airway becomes constricted.