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


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.
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
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.
Jun
5
comment How important is it that a person be able to touch their toes?
Accepted for now. But if anyone finds this question later and addresses the points in my edit above, I'd still appreciate it! Thanks.
Jun
2
comment Why did my legs give way?
Who owns the trademark on "I Am Not A Doctor"? Just wondering. :-)
Jun
2
comment How much does body fat affect body temperature?
Good answer, thanks. One question though - you said "I lost around 85 pounds of fat, and I can say that I get really cold in the winter". How did you feel before you lost the fat?
May
24
comment Is there any benefit of “real” running outdoors vs running on a treadmill in gym?
I have to disagree on the "no opportunity for 'social' running" part. I have friends who run side-by-side with me on treadmills at the gym and converse. I don't see how that would be improved by running outdoors.
May
24
comment What can cause severe muscle fatigue and even pain at wake-up?
Not an answer - but is it possible you could arrange to sleep somewhere else for a night or two (hotel, parent's house, friend's house, etc) to see if the symptoms persist? This ought to tell you if the problem is environmental or not.
May
12
comment Do people who lift weights twice per week need less protein than people who lift three times per week?
+1, especially for the maximum figure. Very helpful. As for the "more difficult" factor - My question assumed that the 2 workouts per week person is doing the exact same workout progression as they would at 3 workouts per week, and just progressing more slowly. For example, those doing Stronglifts 5x5 always alternate a squats/benchpress/bent-over-rows workout with a squats/press/deadlift workout and add 5 lbs each time.
May
12
comment Am I gaining fat or muscle - how can I tell?
Gotcha. So if my clothes feel tighter that means more fat. Too bad. Well, from now on I'll be redoubling my dieting efforts.
May
12
comment Am I gaining fat or muscle - how can I tell?
@Ivo Filpse - I don't have a caliper, although perhaps I should get one. I do pinch myself. Using that method, I haven't noticed much of a difference between now and 4 months ago. I think maybe I'm seeing a slight fat loss, but the fact that my clothes are tighter and I weigh more makes me question my perceptions.