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PhD student and a lifetime sports enthusiast.

I have tried a large variety of ball sports, and have took training in basketball, football and tennis. Actively participate in a wide variety of sports, on a regular basis, given that the work or injuries don't interfere.

In addition to basketball and football, I play a variety of racket sports such as squash, badminton and table tennis; beach volley, futsal. I also try and follow rugby, american football, handball and track running (sprinters).


Jun
25
comment Is 1 year a reasonable amount of time training for a challenging obstacle race?
@DaveLiepmann question updated with more info
Jun
25
comment Is 1 year a reasonable amount of time training for a challenging obstacle race?
@DaveLiepmann precisely, would you care to elaborate on the abbreviated variations you speak of, in an answer below?
Jun
25
comment Is 1 year a reasonable amount of time training for a challenging obstacle race?
@DaveLiepmann I cant do proper dips or pullups, likewise deadlifts, due to pretty nasty injuries that have plagued me for years. That's essentially why I asked that particular question. It's hard to find good workouts that I "should be" doing, to make the muscles around those joints stronger
Jun
25
comment Rashes on thigh after running
Do these tighter, longer shorts need to be compression apparel or just longer and preferably seamless fabric?
Nov
7
comment Loosening tight muscles?
Did you try seeing a naprapath? They are practically chiropractors with more focus on muscles instead of just cracking bones.
Aug
21
comment Are there any reasons not to blend different types of protein powder?
@JohnP what about diversifying the sources of protein to get different composition of vitamins/minerals etc, or decrease the risk of overloading a particular type of nutrition?
Aug
13
comment Equality of different protein sources
+1 fantastic answer!
Aug
13
comment Does it matter when during the day carb intake occurs?
+1 great article. I particularly like the following bit: "Contrary to what many people seem to believe, blood sugar is extremely well-regulated and maintained within a tight range in healthy people. It does not swing wildly up and down like a chimpanzee on meth"
Aug
12
comment Does it matter when during the day carb intake occurs?
What I have heard was from friends, but a google search yields many results on "no-carb-in-the-evening" diet. Just added some more information on the question body.
Aug
8
comment Does it matter when during the day carb intake occurs?
@JohnP I know, I am not frustrated with you in any way, I tried to add more information to make it more relevant to my exercise schedule.
Aug
7
comment Does it matter when during the day carb intake occurs?
@JohnP last I checked nutrition/diet questions with regards to health and fitness were on topic here. I admit that the question might not be well-phrased, and I will try to improve that. It's just good practice and common sense to write a couple of lines when you see something wrong with a question...
Aug
7
comment Does it matter when during the day carb intake occurs?
Why the close vote?
Aug
6
comment Cardio Alternatives to Running
@IvoFlipse good point :)
Aug
5
comment Cardio Alternatives to Running
@IvoFlipse There is a huge difference between running for the sake of running and running in a football game, imho.
Aug
3
comment Could a thicker pull-up bar explain my inability to do as many pull-ups?
At the risk of sounding demeaning or dismissing, I have to point out that the fact that you have gotten stronger in one way doesn't necessarily mean that you are stronger in all muscle groups in your body. Maybe the core muscles have been neglected or something like that. Are you doing the pullups the same way (arms as wide as before) ?
Jun
8
comment Why aren't fruits allowed on a slow carb diet?
I realize that you are not cutting of all carbs, but I'd say fruits are a valuable source for many other things, even if you want to avoid fructose altogether.
Jun
8
comment Are ninja tuck jumps safe?
The link should be OK now.
Jun
8
comment Are there any benefits to running in the heat?
@IvoFlipse: I guess that's as good an answer as this question will get, I think you should formulate your comment as an answer.
Jun
8
comment Useful exercises to increase agility/responsiveness for team sports
Interesting angle, I'll see what I can do about that. Although I think the anticipation is usually not the problem, I feel. I am usually pretty good in reading the game, which is why it's really annoying to be slow in reaction time, because I usually can see it (e.g. dribble) coming
Jun
7
comment Useful exercises to increase agility/responsiveness for team sports
Well if I knew some I wouldn't have asked the question here, would I? :) The reason why I made that remark is that the gym over here are typically pretty crowded/densely packed with machines and such. So putting cones and doing intervals in between is simply not possible. But I'll try out some of these exercises outdoors, if I can find some of the equipment like cones or ladders.