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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
8
comment Are bent rows a good substitute for lat pulldowns?
Was your grip wide or narrow? Were you drawing your elbows in near your body or leaving them out? Have you tried laying on an incline-press bench with your face into the bench (backwards of an inclined-chest-press)? If not try that at a 45-ish degree angle and try the bent over rows again. You might have to use dumbbells instead of the bar this way...
Jan
8
answered Is it normal to have heart palpitations in colder weather?
Jan
8
answered What is proper form for kneeling cable crunches?
Jan
7
comment Training upper body without stressing lower body
Did you have to go, or were you assigned physical therapy? What knee injury specifically?
Jan
7
comment Are there any advantages of being an ectomorph?
You can have little fat on your body, and very high cholesterol levels. Clogged coronary arteries will kill you a lot quicker than a "pooch."
Jan
5
comment Why might assisted chin-ups not be recommended to build up to unassisted ones?
A) I think it is only bad if you can't engage your lat muscles all the way through the exercise. If your lat is engaged from the top to the bottom of the range of motion, it most certainly will act as a bridge. B) Go with negatives. They are under-rated.
Jan
4
comment What stretches can I do to kick higher in martial arts?
I both agree and disagree with John. I disagree because stretching is part of physical fitness and those questions are fine here. I agree with him because even after reading the link I still don't grasp exactly how your body is placed for this kick and the people in martialarts.stackexchange.com would be better suited to help.
Jan
4
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Dec
31
answered How does isometric strength relate to isotonic strength?
Dec
30
comment How do I lose Weight when I weigh 345lbs?
You definitely need to get the medical clearance from your primary care physician before you start to exercise. There could be several underlying factors. If insurance doesn't cover those things for you, check local hospitals and medical schools. A lot of times those facilities will have programs for people of all shapes and health conditions to take advantage of. Just remember to start slow, consult professionals, and NEVER compare your progress to another persons. Good luck.
Dec
28
comment Are there health risks associated with protein shakes?
I haven't found a lot of literature on the long term effects of protein use unless you are a child or elderly adult. I will point out that supplements should not be your primary source of protein. Net Protein Utilization will give you insight into what foods will give you the best "bang for your buck." Be careful though... Eggs are generally considered the best food to consume solely from a 'grams of protein consumed to net protein utilized by the body" standpoint. However, large consumption of eggs can lead to cholesterol levels increasing. Just be cautious.
Dec
27
comment What to do during a week off?
Remember for persons without heart conditions the daily recommended amount of sodium intake is less than 2300mg. This value drops to 1500mg of sodium based on age, race, and certain medical issues.
Dec
24
comment Why do bodybuilders take such a long recovery period?
JohnP, you are mostly correct. First thing is I miss spoke and you are correct. The Krebs cycle is aerobic and the Cori cycle is anaerobic. However, the Krebs cycle takes over after the Cori cycle, not after the ATP-PC.
Dec
24
comment How to avoid hyponatremia(drinking too much water) when hiking?
"I want to find out what the body looses with excessive sweating..." Hyponutremia only pertains to sodium levels. I was explaining what the body was losing and the effects of over correcting. I can not, in confidence, answer what he should eat/drink to replace the nutrients.
Dec
24
answered How to avoid hyponatremia(drinking too much water) when hiking?
Dec
24
answered Dumbbell Weights: Diameter vs Width
Dec
23
revised Lower back pain when stretching hamstrings
Edited for spelling mistake
Dec
23
answered daily upper body weightlifting?
Dec
23
answered Lower back pain when stretching hamstrings
Dec
22
answered How can you do a BMI test?