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Graduated in Computer Science from BYU

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9h
comment Can I beat Arnold in arm wrestling?
But +1 for a crazily ballsy question. :p
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comment Can I beat Arnold in arm wrestling?
You can curl 40 lbs per arm 3-5 reps? You weight 195? Arnold now would probably wipe the floor with you. He's significantly heavier than you, significantly stronger than you, and has been around the block a few times. Don't underestimate Old Man Strengthâ„¢. Especially from someone his size and former peak strength.
20h
answered Does exercises other than running help in improving the distance or speed of running?
Apr
17
comment What is a suitable post-marathon training plan?
Or just run if you feel like it, just for fun. No schedules, no HRM or other training aids. Just take an easy run because running is fun.
Apr
13
comment Barefoot Running: What is the right form?
That article pretty much summarizes what I've been saying. If done carefully, slowly, and methodically, the transition to barefoot running can be done without injury. But it has to be done slowly, carefully, and methodically.
Apr
10
comment What is wrong with CrossFit?
This is a really good question, and has attracted some really good answers that have called out some issues that I've suspected but not been able to put a finger on as I investigate CrossFit.
Apr
10
comment Barefoot Running: What is the right form?
Clearly we disagree here, and that's fine. Research hasn't conclusively proven either side of the barefoot argument. But as such, I take issue with the language of your answer. Shoes have not been definitively shown to reduce injury. So telling someone "please wear shoes" and saying their body will thank them for it is a bit sketchy.
Apr
10
comment Barefoot Running: What is the right form?
I run on sidewalks, roads, and trails. I don't worry that much about stepping on dangerous stuff because I have eyeballs that help me avoid it. I also don't worry about "bracing myself" on the hard surfaces. I have built-in, amazing shock absorbers called muscles and tendons that do the job admirably. I don't need or want "cushion" on my feet in the form of shoes. The shoes I do wear to run have no cushion. Just a thin insole and a rubber outsole.
Apr
9
comment Barefoot Running: What is the right form?
I do run for 10 minutes (more, actually) outdoors without shoes. Frequently. I vastly prefer it to wearing shoes. I hadn't yet seen the BYU study you linked, and it does look interesting. It may indeed show that you have to take it way slower than anyone thought, but it does not conclusively show that running without shoes causes injury. What has also never been shown is that wearing shoes (especially big spongy "traditional" running shoes) prevents injury. So it all boils down to individual approach and response.
Apr
4
answered Barefoot Running: What is the right form?
Apr
4
comment Barefoot Running: What is the right form?
Lots of issues with this answer. Long strides aren't optimal unless you're running fast enough to lengthen your stride while still landing with your foot underneath you. No solid research has shown running in shoes creates less impact on your joints anywhere, let alone outdoors. If you have sources to such resources, please share.
Mar
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is there any reason I shouldn't run two days in a row as a beginner?
Mar
23
comment Are there special considerations to be made when training for a night race?
Whoops. Must have got interrupted between comment and vote.
Mar
21
comment Are there special considerations to be made when training for a night race?
+1 on the headlamp. You can't have too many lumens--at least in a package you can stand to run with :)
Mar
10
awarded  Yearling
Mar
5
comment What is a “Runners High”?
It's been quite a while. I'll see if I can hunt them down again.
Mar
4
comment What is a “Runners High”?
Research that can show causal relationships between a concept such as "Runners High" and an observable physical phenomenon is pretty sparse. So no, not really. Just observations of my own experience extrapolated to bits and pieces of research that I've read that seems to make sense for me.
Feb
28
comment Any input on fixing running form with resistance training?
@Ellocomotive: Sorry to hear it. Good luck.
Feb
28
comment Any input on fixing running form with resistance training?
@JohnP: I think you missed the "start off very small" bit of my answer...
Feb
28
answered Any input on fixing running form with resistance training?