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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
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
suggested suggested edit on Proper running form - landing on balls of feet?
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.
Feb
1
answered How to prevent loose skin when losing lots of weight
Jan
31
comment Going to compete 5km outdoor breaststroke
Refer to: fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/9957/… The first few questions don't apply to you but the answer does.
Jan
25
comment Can you overtrain?
This would be better posted as a comment and not an answer.
Jan
22
comment Exercises with one hand
I'm going to agree with @JohnP. While I see your point... The OP doesn't have to try to bulk up while his arm is broken. He can workout using a maintenance routine to not lose muscle mass in both arms. Then post recovery and upon doctor's approval, can start to work his weakened arm back as close to equal as possible.
Jan
20
comment What are good geriatric exercise routines for a 70 year old?
As the others have pointed out this is broad scope. However, the best thing for the elderly is weight-bearing, low impact exercise (like walking). It promotes bone growth and incorporates large muscle groups and balance. However, if this irritates his knee injury, it isn't a good option. Narrow it down a little and this question can be better answered.
Jan
16
comment Squats and deadlifts after knee surgery
If you work your way up to that 300 pound squat it shouldn't be a problem. Your primary care physician gave you the okay. So if you start with a lower weight and work your way up to 300 without any pain or discomfort you should be fine!
Jan
10
comment How many calories to burn daily to see a change in weight within a month
Your "be careful" statement only holds true if the person is consuming (for example) 1100 kcal per day. If the average person was consuming 3500 kcal per day they could afford to cut out more than 500 kcal per day. I know there are exceptions to every rule: Michael Phelps' (for example) caloric intake is approximately 11,000 kcal per workout day, but it is because he uses 9,000 kcal to perform his training.