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Graduated with a B.S. in Biology, Minors in Chemistry and English Literature from the University of Utah.


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Oct
21
comment Always running out of energy when running
Oh, and for what it's worth: I'm 6'5" and 207lbs, and while sustaining a conversational pace my heartrate is usually about 130bpm - and I'll burn upwards of 500 Calories over 40 minutes.
Oct
21
comment Always running out of energy when running
I'd second the 'eat moar' comment. I look at that list, and all I really see that you're going into the run with is the sandwich and granola bar. The sugars from the fruit are gone within the hour or so, and the 5 hours 40 minutes between breakfast and the run is enough to almost completely digest the breakfast. Try a protein shake with some fruit blended in about 30-40 minutes before you run, or another slice of toast with peanut butter. Your dinner is probably more substantial than your lunch, which might be why you see the improvement.
Oct
20
comment Do the calves/achilles muscles become especially sensitive when barefoot running?
Vibrams don't actually have any science behind them. Seriously, try to find any studies they've done. While a lot of people find the balls of the feet a better running form (myself included), humans are terribly adapted at running on hard surfaces on the balls of the feet. There's a lot of stress on the joints in the foot, and untrained ligaments/muscles/bones will tear/splint easily. The same form in normal running shoes has left me pain free for months.
Oct
16
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Oct
16
answered Should I do cardio if I want to gain muscle weight and lose fat?
Oct
16
comment Should I do cardio if I want to gain muscle weight and lose fat?
Cardio can definitely lead to weight loss, beyond newbie gains you won't simultaneously lose weight and gain muscle mass, and insulin levels vary widely from person to person depending on activity levels, diet, and genetics.
Oct
16
comment Should I do cardio if I want to gain muscle weight and lose fat?
What Affe said. Gaining weight and losing fat (losing weight) are opposing goals. Cardio will increase the length of time you are able to perform the exertion, strength training will increase your muscle mass, and losing fat is usually a combination of maintaining muscle mass while reducing calories. While some cardio during strength training is a good thing, it's hard to do great at more than 1 thing at a time.
Sep
7
comment How much should I exercise given my calorie intake?
That's a really low net Calorie intake. You'll lose weight fast, but your body's Leptin levels (and a few other hormones/neurotransmitters) are going to force you into a starvation state. You'll be more efficient with the Calories you intake, but the moment you reach a Calorie surplus you'll be more prone to regaining weight. Your training might be getting harder because your body is burning muscle to feed itself while you work out, especially if your workout is more than about 20-30 minutes.
Sep
7
comment Do you miss significant nutrients when juicing?
I'm with Dave's answer. Aside from a few specific compounds only found in the rinds or skin of plants, juicing leaves a lot of the nutrition intact. However, as he said, you miss out on the fiber. I believe the FDA recommends no more than 2 servings of fruit/veggies to be replaced with juice.
Sep
7
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