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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.


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comment Can glycogen only be used by the muscle in which it is stored in?
Rapidly converting glucose to glycogen.
Dec
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revised Can glycogen only be used by the muscle in which it is stored in?
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Dec
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comment I want to increase my height (teen girl) with the help of excercise routines and diet
If you have a good diet you can maximize your growth spurts, but you still have a pre determined height you will reach. I doubt a good diet will even make an inch difference.
Dec
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answered Can glycogen only be used by the muscle in which it is stored in?
Dec
11
comment Bodyweight exercises for improving long distance running
Are you a short distance or long distance runner?
Dec
11
comment What's the benefit of a long tendon and short muscle belly in the forearm?
What suggests that short muscle bellies have longer muscle fibers? Also think about this. Shorter sarcomeres have less distance to contract and get the job done faster. Whereas long sarcomeres are the exact opposite. Who would get done digging a large hole quicker: 100 men or 10 men?
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Dec
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comment How can you do a BMI test?
FYI, the index posted looks like the index for women. There are different indices based on gender and age. Also remember that since it is a ratio of height to weight, Arnold Schwarzenegger was considered morbidly obese back in his lifting years too.
Dec
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answered How much exercise should a pregnant woman do?
Dec
10
comment Should we exercise when our blood pressure is high?
The aerobic/anaerobic statements here are incorrect.
Dec
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Dec
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revised Is it beneficial to stay warm after a workout to support muscle gain?
Wrong user identified in post.
Dec
10
answered Is it beneficial to stay warm after a workout to support muscle gain?
Dec
10
comment I am a newbie (male), and want to get pump some mass to my butt, thighs and legs (they are very thin as compared to my upper body)
The only real way to examine progress is to look at strength gains in those individual muscles. You would need to know specific exercises for each of the muscles groups to test this though.
Dec
10
answered I am a newbie (male), and want to get pump some mass to my butt, thighs and legs (they are very thin as compared to my upper body)
Dec
10
comment Wide grip pull-ups vs “normal” pull-ups
Correct zero, shoulder width grip has the most range of motion for the lat muscles. The origin for the Latissimus Dorsi are the lower thoracic vertebrae and the Illiac crest (hip bone) while the insertion is on the back side of the humerus. This means the greatest range of motion for the lats occur when your hands are over your head.
Dec
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comment Wide grip pull-ups vs “normal” pull-ups
The range of motion is less, but the exercise is more intense for your lats. Think of wide-grip pull-ups as isolation pull-ups. People tend to cheat normal pull-ups, and while you still can cheat on wide-grip it is harder.
Dec
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comment Wide grip pull-ups vs “normal” pull-ups
Berin is correct. Just didn't want to make it too convoluted.
Dec
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answered Wide grip pull-ups vs “normal” pull-ups
Dec
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comment Cardio vs. Weight lifting. Which one is better for losing weight?
Eevar, if you are eating candy bars you aren't trying to lose weight. While your point is taken, the calories could be better spent. Berin is correct though. To add to this conversation, The more muscle you have the more fat you burn at rest and during exercise. His routine would be one that I would recommend for one of my patients asking the same question.