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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.


Dec
23
answered Lower back pain when stretching hamstrings
Dec
22
answered How can you do a BMI test?
Dec
21
revised Gyming does not add bulk to my body, it only puts my body into good shape
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Dec
21
comment Why does the Bill Starr Rehab protocol work, if it does?
Excellent point about how high-repetition, low-weights positively impact muscle health. In addition, make sure the repetitions are slow and controlled.
Dec
21
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Dec
21
answered What is starvation mode?
Dec
21
answered Why does the Bill Starr Rehab protocol work, if it does?
Dec
20
comment What is the right kind of protein for that job?
As an aside... Elite athletes can't use more than 2 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. That means an elite athlete weighing 75 kilograms will not be able to process more than 150 grams of protein per day. The body just processes and excretes most of the excess in urine.
Dec
19
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Dec
19
comment Why do bodybuilders take such a long recovery period?
@Dave Liepmann, did I miss the rest periods part? If so, my fault and yes, you are correct. If there are rest periods that let the ATP-PC system reset you can maintain an anaerobic workout. If there is no rest period (think circuit-training) it becomes aerobic as the ATP-PC and Cori-Krebs cycles run their course and can no longer meet the needs of the exercise.
Dec
19
comment Why do bodybuilders take such a long recovery period?
Anything that is cardiovascular IS AEROBIC. You can do anaerobic sprints (100m) but much further than that is all aerobic. Anaerobic means "without oxygen," and for cardiovascular workouts to take place they have to be aerobic (with oxygen). If you do short burst, power exercises that alone are anaerobic, but strung together in succession they become aerobic.
Dec
16
comment Light-headedness after squats
While I don't think the derivative of this solution is correct, the answer is 100% correct. My hesitation comes in the fact your body doesn't vasoconstrict during heavy lifting. Your heart does slow when holding your breath because of the vaso-vagal response. Internal body pressures spike while not breathing during the repetition. Upon completion of the repetition there is a rapid drop in pressure, and coupled with the vasodilatory response from lifting (the pump) can cause you to feel light headed, see stars, and have a narrowing field of vision. Still... this is the correct solution.
Dec
16
comment Light-headedness after squats
This is incorrect information. Consistent light-headedness coupled with clamminess, sweating, blurred vision, mood changes that are remedied by consuming glucose is indicative of low blood-sugar.
Dec
15
comment Avoid chest exercises for flat chest
It does not take a lot o body fat around the pec muscles to really change their appearance. Unfortunately for everyone, there is no site-specific fat burning routine. If this affects you, you might consider cutting out some cheat days. Have you ever defined your body shape? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ectomorphic
Dec
14
answered What should I be looking for in a heart rate monitor?
Dec
14
comment How can you do a BMI test?
Weird. Generally women are given the higher BMI-normalcy ranges because they normally carry more fat (breasts and buttocks). Thanks for the clarification.
Dec
13
comment To what extent is strength training about optimal breakdown of muscles
You might not know it, but the way you asked your question it does.
Dec
13
answered To what extent is strength training about optimal breakdown of muscles
Dec
12
comment Can glycogen only be used by the muscle in which it is stored in?
Rapidly converting glucose to glycogen.
Dec
11
revised Can glycogen only be used by the muscle in which it is stored in?
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