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bio website bucketsoft.com
location Colorado Springs, CO
age 31
visits member for 2 years, 9 months
seen Feb 21 at 3:59

My company sites...

BucketSoft.com
Web performance optimization.

SilverlightXAP.com
Royalty-free Silverlight controls and XAML illustrations submitted by developers and designers.

RegexHero.net
Powerful and easy to use .NET regex tester built in Silverlight.

My personal sites...

swortham.blogspot.com
My personal blog (mostly programming stuff).

GLdomain.com
My OpenGL site. Most of the programs and tutorials are outdated by today's standards, but I suppose it could still be useful to someone.

060calculator.com
Calculate how fast your car will reach 60 mph from a standstill.


Feb
27
comment Foods for gaining muscle for a new gym guy
@mushfiq - Now that I have Crohn's Disease in addition to my fast metabolism, gaining weight is harder than ever. But I still stand by the 6 meal a day routine for a person who has trouble gaining weight. I fell out of the habit of doing that around the time I was diagnosed with Crohn's. But I recently started up again. The thing I realized is that by doing this you'll eventually develop a habit of eating before you're hungry. As a result, by the end of the day you'll have eaten more calories than you ever would have with just 3 meals a day.
Jul
9
comment What to expect in terms of post-exercise fatigue and what to do about it
@Bee - See my updated answer.
Feb
27
comment What can I do to tone up my bottom?
@Aaron - Very true. Or a weight vest also works and is very stylish... amazon.com/dp/B0032HSCKI/…
Feb
16
comment Why is it beneficial for powerlifters and heavy weight olympic lifters to not have low body fat?
Plus, it's very difficult to lose fat while building muscle. In fact, in many cases when bodybuilders go on a "cutting phase" they'll actually lose muscle. So the idea of a cutting phase would probably just be counterproductive for a powerlifter.
Feb
14
comment Is eating rice everyday healthy?
I can't give a detailed answer, but I will say that brown rice is healthier than white rice due to its fiber content. Many brown rices are bland though, and I'd recommend brown basmati for its flavor.
Jan
13
comment Become strong without spending money
Weights are preferred of course, but Rocky improvised with what he could find lying around... youtube.com/watch?v=1SUzcDUERLo
Dec
28
comment What's the point of the weekly 2-day break in Starting Strength's programming? Can a novice just skip that?
Plus, Steve Reeves found that the optimal training frequency for him was just 3 days a week. Other natural bodybuilders did the same back in the day before steroids. As strange as it seems, even for a novice you can easily hurt your progress by training more often than this.
Dec
17
comment Is body fat monitor worth buying?
+1. The most important thing with measuring your progress is repeatability. This is something the impedance-based tools are not so good at as they can be thrown off by how well hydrated you are. But with skinfold measurements, as long you're using the tool properly every time, they should be very consistent. There's an overview of the different methods here... sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_articles.asp?id=1045
Dec
17
comment Foods for gaining muscle for a new gym guy
@gruszczy - Fine then. Why don't you recommend intermittent fasting to a skinny guy trying to gain weight?
Dec
17
comment Foods for gaining muscle for a new gym guy
@gruszczy - There are hundreds of such individuals on the program that I bought back in 2005 called "Gaining Mass" by Anthony Ellis. I know because I was a regular on their forums for years. Before that program came along the advice for skinny guys/hardgainers was seriously lacking. Nowadays there are dozens of copycat programs out there.
Dec
16
comment Foods for gaining muscle for a new gym guy
Eating small meals 6 times a day is sometimes recommended for people trying to lose weight because it allows you to curb your appetite. But it's perhaps even more effective for those trying to gain weight (you just have to up your calories accordingly). I had literally spent years trying to gain weight before trying this. Then I managed to gain 20 pounds of muscle in 10 months following the advice I gave above.
Dec
16
comment Foods for gaining muscle for a new gym guy
@gruszczy - I ate 6 times a day for two years while working 40 hours/week and going to school part-time. It's not that unreasonable when you consider how often some people snack during the day. And not every meal has to be big and elaborate. In fact my "meal" around 3 o'clock was usually just a protein bar, or sometimes a granola bar.
Dec
16
comment What to expect in terms of post-exercise fatigue and what to do about it
+1. Good suggestion.
Dec
12
comment Alternatives to Vibram Five Fingers
I considered these but the strap between the toes worries me. Running long distances in these must be uncomfortable. I mean, aside from the fact that the sole is super thin. At least the RunAmocs have a nice fit without any unusual pressure points.
Nov
9
comment Four day training for strength
For a thorough (but not too rigorous) warm-up, check this out... youtube.com/watch?v=ake8Q9StTTs I've done this routine many times and it does a good job of warming up the muscles and the joints.