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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
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).
Jan
9
comment How do I get higher in a pullup?
What is your purpose for being able to lift your collar bone higher than the bar? Once you reach that part you are at the end of the range of motion for that exercise...
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.