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bio website joshuacarmody.com
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Professional developer since 2000. Currently Senior Developer at Virtual Advantage. I work on ScoutCMS.


Aug
19
answered Exercise increases creativity?
Aug
19
comment Exercise increases creativity?
I respectfully disagree with Chris Pietschmann, A question discussing the benefits of exercise, and trying to make others see the benefit of it, seems like a good fit for this site.
Aug
19
asked Stronglifts - Why is my bench press/row progress lagging behind?
Aug
19
accepted How can I make myself get enough sleep?
Aug
19
comment How can I make myself get enough sleep?
Could you explain the suggestion to "air out the bedroom beforehand"? Are you suggesting I open the windows and turn a fan on before going to bed? How would that help?
Aug
19
comment How can I make myself get enough sleep?
Thanks for a very very thorough answer! As regards exercise, as I said I found that exercising before bed has a very negative effect on my ability to sleep, so I don't do that anymore. I used to do it every now and then because I didn't have time to exercise early in the day and my gym is 24-hours. But now I know better.
Aug
18
comment How can I make myself get enough sleep?
Salsero69 - I'm sure that's a factor sometimes. But the fact is that this is a problem I've been facing every day for years, so it's not caused by anxiety or excitement about anything in particular. I do tend to have a very active mind at night (it's part of the "night owl" thing I can't seem to change).
Aug
18
comment Exercises for a programmer sitting by the PC all day
+1. And my experience mirrors @tr9sh's.
Aug
18
asked How can I make myself get enough sleep?
Aug
18
comment Should you work through soreness?
Adding to/agreeing with DFG4 - If I force myself to do weight training despite soreness, I often feel less sore at the end of the workout than I did at the beginning. Just lower the weight and take it easy, but do your workout anyway. Did you start with just the bar on Tuesday? If so, skip the bar today and just do bodyweight squats. Or, if you're already putting more than 50 pounds on the bar, take 40-50 pounds off and try it that way. Then add 5 pounds per work out until you get back to where you were.
Jul
29
comment back ache while jogging.
Are you doing any other exercises other than running? When I do heavy squats I may get some muscle soreness in my back for a couple days that I don't really notice unless I'm running or doing something else that involves a lot of movement. That sort of soreness after a workout is normal.
Jul
27
accepted Are protein and fiber obtained from “shakes” used by the body as effectively as if they were obtained from unprocessed foods?
Jul
27
comment Are protein and fiber obtained from “shakes” used by the body as effectively as if they were obtained from unprocessed foods?
Good answer, thanks. But do you have any references, by chance? It's hard to find authoritative answers in a field where everyone seems to be saying something different.
Jul
26
asked Are protein and fiber obtained from “shakes” used by the body as effectively as if they were obtained from unprocessed foods?
Jun
16
comment How much should I spend for olympic weights?
FWIW I bought this set from Sears and have been really happy with it: link. I agree with others that there's no reason to avoid used weights, but these new ones seemed to be about the same price. Pretty decent quality. But the bar only weighs 32 lbs, if that matters to you.
Jun
16
comment Weight is higher in the Evening than the Morning?
Because of what Greg says here, I always weigh myself in the morning before I step into the shower. I figure it'll give me the most consistent results. Weighing myself in the evening seems to cause a lot more variation depending on what I've eaten/done that day.
Jun
14
accepted Can I do “Couch to 5k” twice per week instead of 3 times?
Jun
14
awarded  Commentator
Jun
14
comment Can I do “Couch to 5k” twice per week instead of 3 times?
@Ryan Miller - For weight training I'm aiming for 270 lbs squat, 300 lbs deadlift, 200 lbs bench press, 180 lbs barbell row, 120 lbs overhead press for 5 sets of 5 reps each. Timeframe: by the end of the year. I re-started Stronglifts on Feb 1 and have made good progress. Just squatted 227 lbs for 5x5 yesterday.
Jun
14
comment Can I do “Couch to 5k” twice per week instead of 3 times?
@Ryan Miller Um... Day 4. :-P Yeah, not far. I used to be able to run pretty far but I was pretty sedentary over the winter due to illness and other factors, so I recently started from the beginning. I'd say my two-fold goal is to be able to run 1 mile in 8 minutes, and also to be able to run 3 miles (about 5k) in 30 minutes, not during the same session.