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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.


Feb
25
comment Prevent Injuries At Home Gym on Carpet
Just do a Google search (or Bing, etc.) for Rubber Gym Floors. There are so many to choose from. From really thick and solid, to the ones that pools use with holes to keep swimmers from slipping on the deck.
Feb
24
comment Prevent Injuries At Home Gym on Carpet
You can get flex tiles (interlocking rubber squares) for pretty cheap. If you need it to come up quickly or on a regular basis you might want to look at some other type of flooring. You could also consider shoes and thin gloves. XD
Feb
22
comment How to improve symmetry in both strength and size
Do you do a lot of simultaneous lifts (right and left) at the same time? If so you should consider doing single arm lifts so your dominant arm can't affect your weaker.
Feb
22
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Feb
22
comment Is there a maximum amount of protein the human body can absorb a day?
Just note that @BerinLoritsch means 2g protein per pound of body weight. Not that you absorb 2g of protein for every pound you consume. He is also correct in stating (barring renal disease) over consumption of protein doesn't cause any harm. You will just pee it out. Therefore if you are just pouring Protein Powders into your body it is a waste.
Feb
22
comment Tight triceps: should I rest or continue swimming?
Is doing your workout mainly with your legs an option? Let your arms have the workout off for the most part while focusing on kicks?
Feb
21
comment Pain in forearm while doing bicep curls
@Greg no problem. Just remember that even if it is mild and you "can live with it" that pain is your body's way of saying something is wrong and needs to be fixed.
Feb
21
comment Pain in forearm while doing bicep curls
The reason this question was closed (in my opinion) is that even though you might have intended it to be a question about form... Because there is a pain involved, no one can tell you if it is a form issue, muscle strain/sprain/tear, bone problem, etc. Also, the other bone in your forearm is your Ulna, just FYI. :) You should consult a professional about the pain though. Good luck.
Feb
21
comment What exercise would get heart pumping fast very quickly?
The only reasons I can think of that this wouldn't be safe are: 1) Pre-existing medical conditions (prior heart attacks, congestive heart failure, etc.) 2) You are more likely to have strains and pulls without a warm-up.
Feb
21
comment Proper running form - landing on balls of feet?
Please take this to chat. The chat button is located at the very top of the page beside your name. The Chat for PhysicalFitness is called The Locker Room. Thank you.
Feb
20
comment Pain in forearm while doing bicep curls
Your Biceps and brachioradialis insert on your radius. My assumption is that your forearm extensors or flexors (back and front of your forearm respectively) have something going on. Sometimes they can develop fascial adhesions (fascia sticks to muscle causing irriation) which just take an athletic trainer, massage therapist, etc. to fix. If the pain persists, becomes worse, or you are just generally concerned you should go to your primary care physician ASAP.
Feb
19
comment What does each weight plate weigh in standard gym equipment?
...Well apparently I do not know the difference between 1/4 and a 1/3 :D.
Feb
19
comment Proper running form - landing on balls of feet?
I don't know where you reside. But you should check into your local athletic training/sports science offices. We offer a service where you spend time with an Athletic Trainer and have a Motion-Captured Gait test that the professionals go over with you to determine what is the most efficient way for you to do "X." The test can also help the Trainers identify deficiencies in your bio-mechanics.
Feb
19
comment What does each weight plate weigh in standard gym equipment?
I don't see anything in there @ErikE. From my experience, most add on plates tend to be quarter steps to the next. For example: Plate 1 (~47lbs) and Plate 2 (~70 lbs) are 23 lbs apart. This means that Add On 1 should take you to (roughly) 55 lbs, Add On 2 should take you to (again roughly) 63 lbs, and then you move up to the next plate (Plate 2 at 70lbs). This of course is based on no solid facts, just deductive reasoning based on prior experiences.
Feb
19
revised What does each weight plate weigh in standard gym equipment?
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Feb
19
revised Proper running form - landing on balls of feet?
I am making the assumption that you are referring to your ilio-tibial band that runs on the lateral side of your thigh. To get the IT band edit in, I had to make a change to your sentence structure.
Feb
19
answered What does each weight plate weigh in standard gym equipment?
Feb
19
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Feb
18
comment Making a training plan for medieval swordsmen / reenactment
Quick questions. Are you right handed or left handed? Do you prefer one or two handed attacks? What is your fighting style (reactive, aggressive, etc.)?
Feb
5
comment Is it good to use a steam room after working out?
To interject, saunas don't raise blood pressure. In regard to the circulatory system, the high-dry heat of a sauna causes the person to vasodialte and perspire. This can cause unsafe drops in blood pressure and is one of the big reasons they don't recommend persons stay in them for very long.