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I have a Bachelor's in Exercise Science with a concentration in Wellness and Cardiac Rehabilitation. I am currently earning my Masters in both Healthcare and Business Administration.

I spent all of my high school years involved in sports (tennis, track, cross country, swimming ) and my college years involved in fencing, swimming, and being a gym-rat. I spent my first year post-college in a competitive cycling shop. I then became part of a hospital system where I continue to run a Wellness Gym, perform various screenings, educate staff and the public on various health issues, and provide counselling for those that need help.


Aug
28
comment Is it safe to run when all the nerves in the feet are dead?
You will probably need to consult an Athletic Trainer or Physical Therapist. The danger isn't in the running. It is in what you can't feel. You don't want to cause long term irreparable damage to your feet/ankles. My education and gut says, "Sure you can run... but you need to be super smart about it."
Aug
28
comment For the same number of repetitions, does it build more muscle to do fewer sets?
I know. It is just super hard to explain because it isn't really that simple. If you couldn't do 1 push-up. Then, as you progressed, you would initially see more significant bulking (the 10 sets of <1 rep). Later (in the 1 set of 100 reps) you would not see as much muscle gain but would be building a lot of muscle endurance. If you can do 50 push-ups right now, you will see no significant bulking from any of these scenarios.
Aug
28
comment What is good training to extend endurance before hitting the wall
The wall is a mixture between energy utilization/depletion, your lactate threshold, and your body's ability to consume oxygen (or your VO2max). You need to train aerobically to improve your bodies efficiency at using oxygen. That way, even if you can't greatly improve your VO2max you can improve your lactate threshold (takes longer to feel the burn). Eating is also a huge part. If you aren't used to "carb-loading," eating a ton of carbs the day before a race can make you SUPER sluggish.
Aug
28
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Aug
28
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Aug
27
comment For the same number of repetitions, does it build more muscle to do fewer sets?
The "burn" you are speaking of @nathanlong is a lack of the body's ability to meet oxygen demands. Once the demand for oxygen is greater than the body can supply (lactate threshold), lactic acid starts forming telling your body that it can not handle the workload being placed upon it.
Aug
27
answered For the same number of repetitions, does it build more muscle to do fewer sets?
Aug
26
comment Which muscles you need to train additionally for climbing to avoid unbalances?
@Liam is correct. This is a duplicate. I'm glad my answer matches up with the accepted answer from the original post, though!
Aug
26
answered Which muscles you need to train additionally for climbing to avoid unbalances?
Aug
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to overcome grip strength as sticking point for deadlifts?
Aug
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How long should I rest in between sets?
Aug
8
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Aug
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to strengthen my wrists?
Jul
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Jan
8
comment Working out consecutive days with longer resting periods
I don't know the answer to your question. However, unless you are having some sort of surgery that will keep you from using your limbs. Pack a thera-band/stretchy-band. The biggest problem for your muscles will be the inactivity. So even if you can use a stretch-band for some kind of work out it will be beneficial. Plus, they don't take up a lot of space.
Oct
29
comment Workout routine for an overweight person
thehumansolution.com/uplift-recumbent-bike.html or target.com/p/… I have a few IT friends that have gone these routes as well. Just to break up being stagnant all day at the computer.
Sep
30
comment Feet turned out while running
@user194276 There is no need to be snarky when the community is trying to help. He is absolutely correct. If slamming your face into a wall hurts, and you want the pain to stop, you should resist the urge to slam your face into a wall. That being said, the doctors are not useless. Some people are born with physical limitations due to bio mechanics. The unfortunate part of this post is the ambiguity of the question due to a lack of anatomical knowledge. This is not your fault but maybe en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatomical_terms_of_location will help you better describe your situation for us
Aug
26
comment Is a high heart rate a sign to be concerned of?
@JohnP You convinced me.
Aug
26
comment Is a high heart rate a sign to be concerned of?
I have mixed feelings about this being off topic. It provides the basis for a solid question (What are resting heart rates for athletic/sedentary people?). Which is why I answered the way I did. I understand that this isn't the place for general health questions, though.
Aug
26
answered Is a high heart rate a sign to be concerned of?