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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.


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.
Jan
10
comment Safe exercises after L5-S1 disc problem
This is such a delicate question. One wrong recommendation could leave you hurt. Do you have access to, or did your doctor recommend physical therapy? That group is professionally trained to work with persons with all types of physical limitations.
Jan
10
comment How many calories to burn daily to see a change in weight within a month
No one is saying that you lose 1 pound for every 3500 kcal deficit. They are stating how much energy is stored in 1 pound. Think of it like this: A mile is 5280 feet. Just because you walk 5280 feet doesn't mean you are displaced by a mile, it means you walked a mile. It is a unit of measure, not a one-to-one. If someone took a 200 kcal food out of their diet and started exercising (burning 300 kcal/session) theoretically they should lose 1 pound per week. 500*7=3500 We know this isn't how it really happens, but it is a good benchmark.
Jan
10
comment Why is muscle size not proportional to strength?
These are all still research articles that are being reviewed. Currently the ability to increase the number of myofibrils is not widely accepted. The topic is new but if you want to pull snip-its out of sections I can point out that the study says their methods "may produce erroneous conclusions." or that "may not be that reliable." We should end this here. It is becoming less and less beneficial to the SE community. As a side note (this was pointed out to me when I first started too), please form single thought posts rather than posting stream of consciousness.
Jan
10
comment Is it rude to drop bumper plates in a gym when on a platform?
This is quite accurate. jontyc is absolutely correct. The sad thing is for people that are startled or turned off by this display of machismo will often quit coming. Or at the very least not enjoy their gym visits.
Jan
10
comment Why is muscle size not proportional to strength?
If then statements are ambiguous at best. They are the authors own inference. People publish books claiming a myriad of things that aren't proven or accepted as true by the specific community at large. Prove to me that the Anatomy and Physiology community at large believe that myofibrils split. Asking me to do it is like telling me that unicorns exist because Kim Jong-un says they do, and then asking me to disprove it scientifically.
Jan
10
comment Can both Yoga and Bodybuilding be done on same day?
This is the correct answer provided when the OP says "yoga" they mean stretching and not something like Pilates.
Jan
10
comment Why is muscle size not proportional to strength?
If you read the myofibrils increase in number when studying rats. The very next paragraph observes body-builders and weight lifters and how weight training "induces the formation of new sarcomeres." While "resulting in the synthesis of new myofilaments around existing myofilaments." Just because something has been observed in a species that has similar structure or comparable muscular design doesn't mean the same thing happens in humans. Mice can squish themselves flat enough to fit under a standard door...
Jan
10
comment Is it normal to have heart palpitations in colder weather?
If by "scary" you mean that I said that anytime the person thinks something is abnormal that they should call their doctor. Including that most palpitations are treatable and benign. What IS scary is that you are downplaying something that has the potential to be fatal if left untreated. Since SE won't let me move this to chat for whatever reason, lets just agree that we have both devolved into posting non-beneficial posts and let this topic Close as suggested by other community members.
Jan
10
comment How do different modes of transportation compare from a caloric burn perspective?
It is important to note that while 110 calories an hour is the average... The only way to tell how much you really burn can be done by performing a test given by trained professionals. This is because the average value doesn't know how tall you are, what your gender is, what your age is, what your resting metabolic rate is, or what your current fitness level is at.
Jan
10
comment Why is muscle size not proportional to strength?
You missed the science where it is physically impossible to increase the number of myofibrils. However, you are correct in your approach (less reps and less sets), and on your contention of their goals. You are also correct in stating that an increase in sarcoplasm will increase size but not function. This is how supplements like Creatine work.
Jan
10
comment Is it normal to have heart palpitations in colder weather?
-1 for flaming. -1 for not noticing that I mentioned the doctor would probably suggest they do it anyway. -1 because you fail to recognize that i said "many other things." -1 for drawing asinine inferences because you are butt-hurt. -1 because you fail to recognize that you are still trying to say the OP shouldn't worry about it because "most exercise palpitations do not require any treatment." -1 for thinking that an increase in heart rate and palpitations are the same thing.
Jan
9
comment Is it normal to have heart palpitations in colder weather?
You stated that, "...palpitations are completely normal." You are correct though, I did interpret that as meaning that you thought palpitations were normal. If you would have said "common" in place of "normal" I would have definitely agreed with your statement. I just didn't want someone browsing this topic to get confused. Thanks for clarifying the miss communication.
Jan
9
comment How do I get higher in a pullup?
I agree that part of the function of the lat muscle is to medially rotate the shoulder because of its insertion on the floor of the bicipital groove. However, it is more of a stabilizing muscle as the rear-deltoid, teres minor, sub-scapularis, and trapezius muscle are the active muscle that would help you get into the position being described after the end of the ROM for the lat.
Jan
9
comment Is it normal to have heart palpitations in colder weather?
Anything irregular is abnormal. Palpitations, while abnormal, can be completely benign (harmless).