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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.


Oct
21
comment Will hypothyroidism affect my exercising and or bodybuilding
Typically there are no contraindications for exercise and hypothyroidism. If anything, the exercise helps maintain (or fight) weight gain from having an under-active thyroid. Unfortunately, your hypothyroidism - indications, contraindications, treatments, etc. are out of the scope of this website. Make sure to check with your primary care physician and ask if there is any reason you can't exercise more. Or, if there are signs and symptoms you should be aware of while you are exercising that would suggest a medical emergency.
Sep
3
comment Stride, heart, respiration in sync when running… What's this called?
You experienced a coincidence. Kind of like when you are in a left turn lane and you see all of the left turn signals slowly coming into sync. Since those are mechanical and on timers it will happen again. You may, or may never, notice this again. It isn't, however, indicative of fitness level.
Aug
28
comment How to prevent injuries when running with peripheral neuropathy?
You will probably need to consult an Athletic Trainer or Physical Therapist. The danger isn't in the running. It is in what you can't feel. You don't want to cause long term irreparable damage to your feet/ankles. My education and gut says, "Sure you can run... but you need to be super smart about it."
Aug
28
comment For the same number of repetitions, does it build more muscle to do fewer sets?
I know. It is just super hard to explain because it isn't really that simple. If you couldn't do 1 push-up. Then, as you progressed, you would initially see more significant bulking (the 10 sets of <1 rep). Later (in the 1 set of 100 reps) you would not see as much muscle gain but would be building a lot of muscle endurance. If you can do 50 push-ups right now, you will see no significant bulking from any of these scenarios.
Aug
28
comment What is good training to extend endurance before hitting the wall
The wall is a mixture between energy utilization/depletion, your lactate threshold, and your body's ability to consume oxygen (or your VO2max). You need to train aerobically to improve your bodies efficiency at using oxygen. That way, even if you can't greatly improve your VO2max you can improve your lactate threshold (takes longer to feel the burn). Eating is also a huge part. If you aren't used to "carb-loading," eating a ton of carbs the day before a race can make you SUPER sluggish.
Aug
27
comment For the same number of repetitions, does it build more muscle to do fewer sets?
The "burn" you are speaking of @nathanlong is a lack of the body's ability to meet oxygen demands. Once the demand for oxygen is greater than the body can supply (lactate threshold), lactic acid starts forming telling your body that it can not handle the workload being placed upon it.
Aug
26
comment Which muscles you need to train additionally for climbing to avoid unbalances?
@Liam is correct. This is a duplicate. I'm glad my answer matches up with the accepted answer from the original post, though!
Jan
8
comment Working out consecutive days with longer resting periods
I don't know the answer to your question. However, unless you are having some sort of surgery that will keep you from using your limbs. Pack a thera-band/stretchy-band. The biggest problem for your muscles will be the inactivity. So even if you can use a stretch-band for some kind of work out it will be beneficial. Plus, they don't take up a lot of space.
Oct
29
comment Workout routine for an overweight person
thehumansolution.com/uplift-recumbent-bike.html or target.com/p/… I have a few IT friends that have gone these routes as well. Just to break up being stagnant all day at the computer.
Sep
30
comment Feet turned out while running
@user194276 There is no need to be snarky when the community is trying to help. He is absolutely correct. If slamming your face into a wall hurts, and you want the pain to stop, you should resist the urge to slam your face into a wall. That being said, the doctors are not useless. Some people are born with physical limitations due to bio mechanics. The unfortunate part of this post is the ambiguity of the question due to a lack of anatomical knowledge. This is not your fault but maybe en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatomical_terms_of_location will help you better describe your situation for us
Aug
26
comment Is a high heart rate a sign to be concerned of?
@JohnP You convinced me.
Aug
26
comment Is a high heart rate a sign to be concerned of?
I have mixed feelings about this being off topic. It provides the basis for a solid question (What are resting heart rates for athletic/sedentary people?). Which is why I answered the way I did. I understand that this isn't the place for general health questions, though.
Jul
25
comment Will I improve by climbing 10 flights of stairs every day?
Yes. Well, you're supposed to. Your body will adapt to those 10 flights ad eventually (length of time different for everyone) it will be easy.
Jul
17
comment I think I've hit a Plateau
tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Debunking-the-Paleo-Diet-Christ
Jul
8
comment How to calculate body fat using calipers?
That first link is money from an Exercise Scientist's point of view. If you have the data for the 7-fold Jackson/Pollock, that would be best. You have enough data for the Durmin/Womersley test though (I don't know a lot about this one).
Jun
5
comment Dull pain/soreness in upper back muscles behind right shoulder bone after pushups
Depending on what you mean by, "behind" it could be your Rhomboids or Levator Sacpulae.
May
24
comment My ribs are aching after a pushup. What's wrong?
If you feel something is always medically wrong, always consult a physician. Since your ribs cover such a large span, there is no way to tell what it might be without being more specific. Your: Seratus Anterior, Intercostal, Diaphragm; Pectoral; Latissimus; etc. muscles all have rib involvement. If you are a little more specific, we can try to narrow it down for you; but, (even though it doesn't sound like much of anything) I would still consult your physician.
May
21
comment Does the body process food and supplements the same way?
While I feel this is off topic for Fitness.SE, I will say that all of the dietitians I know prefer you get everything you need from food. They do make the point, If you can not meet nutritional needs through dietary habits, supplements are not a bad thing. You should always do research on the supplements and I recommend clearing them with your physician... Just in case.
May
13
comment when to use vibrating platforms
We performed a study where the subject performed a vertical jump without a warm up. They rested for 5 minutes and then stood on a vibrating plate for varying intervals. After each vibrating interval they were then asked to jump as high as they could again. We actually found that anything over 20 seconds and less than a 80 seconds had no effect on the jump; but, did improve the jump by and average of 3.5 inches. After 80 seconds the subjects either jumped the same height or less.
Apr
24
comment Can I do cardio exercises after an appendicitis operation?
There shouldn't be a real reason to see a PT with an appendectomy. You need to clear exercise with your doctor (should only take a phone call and you will probably only talk to a nurse/mid level). If you start before your wound has completely healed it can cause major issues. The problem with looking up average recovery times from specific surgeries is that everyone recovers differently.