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Professional developer since 2000. Currently Senior Developer at Virtual Advantage. I work on ScoutCMS.


Sep
18
comment How to get stronger (mostly upper body)?
There was a good weightlifting primer posted on the blog a couple months ago.
Sep
16
awarded  Enthusiast
Sep
15
answered how accurate are the calorie counters on iPhone apps?
Sep
12
comment Will running affect my weight training and burn muscle instead of fat?
How much running? If you're running during lunch then you probably mean running for less than an hour. Maybe 30 minutes?
Sep
9
accepted Persistent mild knee pain due to squats - push through or stop?
Sep
9
revised Persistent mild knee pain due to squats - push through or stop?
Changed "orthopedic" to "osteopathic"
Sep
9
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Sep
3
comment Persistent mild knee pain due to squats - push through or stop?
Super helpful answer, thanks! The video that Sking posted in the forum in your first link was especially helpful. Yeah, I think I'm doing the exact same thing he was doing. For now, I'm going to take a few weeks off from squats, and see a sports doctor for a professional opinion. After that I am going to revisit my form, and I will definitely try your TUBOW suggestion.
Sep
2
revised Persistent mild knee pain due to squats - push through or stop?
Changed question to sounds less like it was seeking medical advice.
Sep
2
comment Persistent mild knee pain due to squats - push through or stop?
@Dave - I'll edit my question to sound less medical.
Sep
2
comment Persistent mild knee pain due to squats - push through or stop?
@Dave - I'm pretty sure what I asked is exactly what you suggested. "how should I handle this" is in bold. I guess it could be read as a request for a specific diagnosis, but I was really only expecting one of 3 possible answers: (1) This is a normal consequence of squatting and you needn't be concerned. (2) It sounds like you might have a minor injury, try taking a couple weeks rest and then trying again or (3) This sounds like it could potentially be serious and you should see a professional. Based on the 2 answers I've received so far, I've ruled #1 out.
Sep
2
comment Persistent mild knee pain due to squats - push through or stop?
I've never been quite sure if I'm sitting back far enough. But whenever I've tried to go any further back I've literally fallen over backwards (thank God for the sawhorses that caught the bar!). I've read the "how to squat" article numerous times, but I haven't found any way to improve yet. I guess I really will need to find a trainer or at least post some videos online for a form check.
Sep
2
comment Persistent mild knee pain due to squats - push through or stop?
Thanks @parkker007. No there is no bump or any physical deformation that I can detect. There is no pain when I press on my knee anywhere. It does sounds like it could be Jumper's Knee. From what you've posted it sounds like, at a minimum, I need to take it easy for several weeks or possibly months.
Sep
2
asked Persistent mild knee pain due to squats - push through or stop?
Aug
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awarded  Critic
Aug
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awarded  Quorum
Aug
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awarded  Nice Question
Aug
26
comment Is it possible to self learn any hand combat skills or martial arts?
The question is broad enough that the answer is almost certainly "yes". 'Can I learn any hand-to-hand combat skills to any degree by myself?' Yes, I'm sure if you worked by yourself to improve your hand-to-hand combat that it would at least be possible for you to learn or accomplish something. But I doubt you'd be the equal of someone who trained with an instructor. If your question was more specific, eg "is it possible to attain green-belt level karate proficiency by self-study", it might be easier to give a yes or no answer (probably "no").
Aug
26
comment How can I reconcile the need for rest with “greasing the groove” on pull ups?
Regarding your statement in the last paragraph - that rest is overgeneralized and that there are people who do hard labor every day without resting - well, finding out the reason for that is pretty much the intent of my question. I'm wondering why this is so.
Aug
24
answered When are electrolyte/sports drinks necessary?