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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.


Oct
21
comment Will hypothyroidism affect my exercising and or bodybuilding
Typically there are no contraindications for exercise and hypothyroidism. If anything, the exercise helps maintain (or fight) weight gain from having an under-active thyroid. Unfortunately, your hypothyroidism - indications, contraindications, treatments, etc. are out of the scope of this website. Make sure to check with your primary care physician and ask if there is any reason you can't exercise more. Or, if there are signs and symptoms you should be aware of while you are exercising that would suggest a medical emergency.
Sep
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is LCHF diet the best and easy way to loose fat?
Sep
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on At what point during my weekly routine should I be consuming extra protein
Sep
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How much protein should I eat on off-days?
Sep
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How Can I Stop Swinging On Pull-Ups?
Sep
3
comment Stride, heart, respiration in sync when running… What's this called?
You experienced a coincidence. Kind of like when you are in a left turn lane and you see all of the left turn signals slowly coming into sync. Since those are mechanical and on timers it will happen again. You may, or may never, notice this again. It isn't, however, indicative of fitness level.
Sep
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Building muscle and trimming fat at same time? bulking/cutting phases?
Sep
2
reviewed Reject suggested edit on For the same number of repetitions, does it build more muscle to do fewer sets?
Aug
28
comment How to prevent injuries when running with peripheral neuropathy?
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
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Nordic Skiing training program?
Aug
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on When is the best time to drink PHD Diet Whey Protein
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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