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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.


Jul
25
comment Will I improve by climbing 10 flights of stairs every day?
Yes. Well, you're supposed to. Your body will adapt to those 10 flights ad eventually (length of time different for everyone) it will be easy.
Jul
17
awarded  Yearling
Jul
17
comment I think I've hit a Plateau
tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Debunking-the-Paleo-Diet-Christ
Jul
8
comment How to calculate body fat using calipers?
That first link is money from an Exercise Scientist's point of view. If you have the data for the 7-fold Jackson/Pollock, that would be best. You have enough data for the Durmin/Womersley test though (I don't know a lot about this one).
Jun
5
comment Dull pain/soreness in upper back muscles behind right shoulder bone after pushups
Depending on what you mean by, "behind" it could be your Rhomboids or Levator Sacpulae.
May
24
comment My ribs are aching after a pushup. What's wrong?
If you feel something is always medically wrong, always consult a physician. Since your ribs cover such a large span, there is no way to tell what it might be without being more specific. Your: Seratus Anterior, Intercostal, Diaphragm; Pectoral; Latissimus; etc. muscles all have rib involvement. If you are a little more specific, we can try to narrow it down for you; but, (even though it doesn't sound like much of anything) I would still consult your physician.
May
21
comment Does the body process food and supplements the same way?
While I feel this is off topic for Fitness.SE, I will say that all of the dietitians I know prefer you get everything you need from food. They do make the point, If you can not meet nutritional needs through dietary habits, supplements are not a bad thing. You should always do research on the supplements and I recommend clearing them with your physician... Just in case.
May
13
comment when to use vibrating platforms
We performed a study where the subject performed a vertical jump without a warm up. They rested for 5 minutes and then stood on a vibrating plate for varying intervals. After each vibrating interval they were then asked to jump as high as they could again. We actually found that anything over 20 seconds and less than a 80 seconds had no effect on the jump; but, did improve the jump by and average of 3.5 inches. After 80 seconds the subjects either jumped the same height or less.
Apr
24
comment Can I do cardio exercises after an appendicitis operation?
There shouldn't be a real reason to see a PT with an appendectomy. You need to clear exercise with your doctor (should only take a phone call and you will probably only talk to a nurse/mid level). If you start before your wound has completely healed it can cause major issues. The problem with looking up average recovery times from specific surgeries is that everyone recovers differently.
Apr
19
comment Should I use any supplements to get quicker result?
@ Marco, you most certainly can do your body harm by consuming too much protein. People with kidney issues should never consume too much protein. Just like people with congestive heart failure are limited in the amount of water they can drink.
Apr
17
answered “Safe” Ab Exercise
Apr
4
answered Is there a benefit to weightlifting without pushing yourself?
Mar
6
comment How can I analyze my running gait?
There are also the people that strike with their heel/fore/mid foot first...
Mar
5
revised Heart Rate for a Half Marathon
Misspellings
Mar
5
suggested suggested edit on Heart Rate for a Half Marathon
Mar
5
comment Correct seated Row technique
I don't know how I feel about companies/websites coming in to pimp themselves out on stack exchange. I will say the answer is correct though. No upvotes for conflicted feelings.
Mar
2
comment Is protein powder recommended for older people after workouts?
Also remember that protein from food is the best. However, if you find that you are lacking in the amount of protein you need then powders are a good substitute.
Mar
1
revised Strength Training Suggestions for Long Distance Running
Made your topic more specific.
Mar
1
suggested suggested edit on Strength Training Suggestions for Long Distance Running
Feb
27
answered Building strength with Spondylosis (L5-S1 degeneration)