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bio website pdghelicopters.com
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After scraping through an engineering degree I spent a lot of my time working for accountants.

I'm currently working for a Helicopter Charter Company where mobile web solutions are really useful.

Most of my current expertise is with Delphi 7 / MySQL / Java / Tomcat with bits of PHP and all kinds of odds and sods.


Jul
15
comment How serious are the dangers to rapid weight loss?
NB Dietitian and Nutritionist have very specific meanings in the UK. nhs.uk/chq/pages/…
Jul
14
revised Training not having any apparent effect
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Jul
14
answered Training not having any apparent effect
Jul
14
comment Road bicycles for weight loss
@JohnP Thanks, I didn't take the efficiency on a bike into consideration.
Jul
11
comment Road bicycles for weight loss
I think your calorie -> watts calculations are a bit out. 1 calorie = 4.19 watt seconds. 200 watt hours = 171.9 kcal
Jul
9
comment How can I make exercise more interesting?
Perhaps you know this, but in general exercise only forms a small part of weight loss. Most weight loss comes from a permanent change to your diet.
Jun
18
comment not feeling abs working out
Can you list which exercises are you doing that don't work for you?
Jun
5
comment Does this wear pattern on shoes indicate there is something wrong with gait?
My shoes wear like that an I'm a bad over-pronator
Jun
5
answered How to build muscle strength without exercise?
Jun
4
comment Do the squats Zack and Cloud do actually do anything in real life
I'd agree with LarissaGodzilla. Squats as shown in the game are pretty awful and really only work the legs. But squatting with weights, overhead or front or back squats can be a very effective exercise. bodybuilding.com/fun/…
May
30
comment I run one hour without a break everyday. Am I over training?
You may not be over training, but whether this is a good training regime depends on what you want to achieve. You may be doing "Junk Miles".
May
27
comment How reliable are compact squat racks and foldable benches
Possibly related fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/13484/…
May
21
answered Learning about fitness for skiing
May
14
awarded  Yearling
May
8
comment Are sprouts a good replacement for animal/whey protein?
"We all know that your average person will not read 'apple', but 'chocolate bar'." Yes, I'd agree with that. But the average person considers a 30 minute run as training for a marathon. Regarding protein requirements the question is about maintaining lean muscle mass in a 160lb person and to maintain muscle actually requires a lot less protein than to manufacture new muscle. Again, you are right that the GDA figure is on the low side for somebody who is well muscled, rather than carrying a lot of fat.
May
8
comment Are sprouts a good replacement for animal/whey protein?
That 120 grams of sugar comes pretty much from sugars in fruit and veg. 1 apple can have 23 grams of sugar. But yes, newer research has shown that less sugar is better.
May
7
comment Are sprouts a good replacement for animal/whey protein?
It depends on age/sex/weight, but those GDA amounts are for somebody reasonably active maintaining their weight / lean mass. (But not body building). EG a 25 year old man 160lbs 5ft9 tall working out 3 times a week would require about 2350 calories a day, and those protein amounts a for somebody requiring 2400 calories a day.
May
7
answered Are sprouts a good replacement for animal/whey protein?
Feb
26
comment How do I check my own form doing weight lifting?
Do you mean that you know what good form is, but can't see yourself? In which case I'd have thought using you phone to do a bit of video might be the solution.
Feb
7
comment How to mimic hills running on treadmill?
I'm not saying there is no benefit to running on an inclined running machine, bu think about this. Take a bike on a turbo trainer on the flat, then lift the front wheel so the bike is on a 3o degree incline. Is there any difference in work required?