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Software engineer, martial artist, dragon boat paddler, and hobbyist photographer.

Pro tempore moderator for the Physical Fitness and Martial Arts Stack Exchange sites.

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comment urine test result what does it mean
Topics related to general health and medical issues are off-topic on this site.
Mar
25
comment How can I best recover for a second strength workout on the same day?
Can you please summarize the key points and information from the link and use it as a reference? We would like to preserve information here for future reference in case the original link's content disappears or changes.
Feb
14
comment How can I make my thighs and calfs slimmer?
It's likely muscle you've put on for cycling. You might enjoy this recent article from The New York Times about athletes. nytimes.com/2014/02/12/sports/olympics/…
Jan
14
comment Water dripping from nose after swimming
Probably not an issue and likely due to the salt content. Happens to me plenty of times. It's like shooting saline solution up your nose.
Dec
30
comment 24 hour fitness international locations
Have you tried looking at their website? 24hourfitness.com/health_clubs/find-a-gym
Dec
18
comment Is the slow-carb diet bad in combination with exercise?
Can you provide a deeper explanation as to why a slow carb diet worked? What did you do? How did you do it? The more dertails you add, the better we can understand how you achieved your end result.
Dec
17
comment Is there anything wrong with doing one-legged bodyweight squats in this way and what can I improve?
This is something that's a particular characteristic of the martial arts style I practice. Not everyone can get it, but those that do start out with using some kind of support to hold when going up and down. Keeping the foot flat is also important. With enough practice and time and building the strength, it can be achieved. Unfortunately it's either you do it or don't.
Dec
9
comment How Do I increase my discipline and will power?
What do you mean by "just about everything in life" in your question? Your question reads as extremely vague and general. I suggest being more specific in what you're trying to seek.
Dec
7
comment Difference between Running and Training clothing
@Freakyuser This isn't a product recommendation. It's simply a question about differences in clothing that are typically used for different purposes.
Dec
6
comment Does eating Nestle Fitness Cereal for weight loss require other nutrition?
Can you provide a more thorough explanation of why?
Dec
4
comment pistol squat mechanics
Speaking from experience (it's something featured in the martial arts style I practice), it's largely balance. Once you can do it fluidly and have the muscle to hold yourself up (and not everyone can do this), then putting your arms elsewhere isn't that terribly hard.
Oct
28
comment Workout routine for an overweight person
Have you checked the information in this question?
Oct
10
comment New Workout Plan Causes Soreness
What exactly are you doing in your physically demanding job? It sounds normal in the sense that adding P90X to whatever you normally do would cause soreness, as I've done similar things myself and am very active. It may be that you haven't grown accustomed to the new workout yet.
Oct
9
comment How can I make exercise more interesting?
Can you provide a more complete and thorough explanation for your answer?
Sep
10
comment Heart rate monitoring & tracking with the Samsung Galaxy Gear (or similar) Smartwatch. Possible?
Is your question about the Samsung Galaxy Gear specifically? The way your question is currently worded is too open-ended and broad as it is.
Aug
28
comment Is there a name for the exercises that don't use dumbbells?
Do you have a more specific question about what kind of goal you want to achieve via bodyweight exercises? This type of question doesn't suit the site too well.
Jul
23
comment Dumbbell Scaption vs iron cross on rings
What is the purpose of asking this question...?
Jul
18
comment How do I keep my body well hydrated?
Please see the information in this question: fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/1878/…
Jul
17
comment I think I've hit a Plateau
Can you give a more thorough explanation and provide a more concrete answer on what to do, how, and why it works?
Jul
13
comment A strength workout with only adjustable dumbbells
@Mephisto If you would like to discuss this further, please bring the conversation into the Physical Fitness Chat.