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Dad, IT Director, Soccer Referee/Coach, Women's Lacrosse Umpire


Jan
5
answered Do you have a post training window with regard to eating any foods?
Jan
4
comment Why are kettlebells so expensive?
I would not rule out #5 either. Although casting a Kettle shape is not significantly more difficult than a dumbbell shape, I worked in Quality in the Plastics industry, and shapes like the handle of KettleBells tend to be weak points, requiring more intense QC, and tighter control of the processing parameters (heat,time, pressure) to ensure that the handles do not snap off.
Jan
3
comment best way to build cardio endurance?
Also most running experts say that it takes two weeks for your body to fully incorporate the gains made by a workout, this is why many plans have a 7-14 day taper before the target race, anything you do within that window is not going to help you on your test, and you increase the likeness of soreness or injury, for no gain...
Jan
1
comment How do you find a good personal trainer?
Also see if you can find out their motivational style, ask if necessary, but watch them train if possible. What works for one client may not work for you. My wife had a trainer that would yell at clients (often cussing) during workouts and when he was not happy about their food journal contents. It worked for her, but it would not work for me.
Dec
31
awarded  Scholar
Dec
31
accepted Quads vs Hamstrings in Squats and Lunges
Dec
28
awarded  Student
Dec
27
comment Quads vs Hamstrings in Squats and Lunges
Thank you Kate, that link was informative. It may be that I am not going deep enough in my squats to effectively activate my glutes and hamstrings.
Dec
27
comment daily upper body weightlifting?
My wife's trainer had her break her upper workouts into Chest/Shoulders/Triceps one day, and Back&Biceps another. Personally Upper one day, lower the next works better for me.
Dec
26
comment Quads vs Hamstrings in Squats and Lunges
Often I do not have a partner/spotter, so I've been doing my squats on a Hammer Strength V-Squat Machine. For Lunges, I'm either doing Standing Dumbell Lunges, or Barbell Lunges on the Smith Machine.
Dec
26
asked Quads vs Hamstrings in Squats and Lunges
Dec
26
awarded  Teacher
Dec
26
comment How to design a running program and diet plan for losing fat in a healthy manner?
Gabriel makes good points about strength training. My wife lost a lot of wieght strenth training, then decided to run a marathon. She reduced/stopped the strength training, and dramatically increased her running, up to a peak of 40 miles/week. During this time she gained weight despite maintaining the same diet she had been using.
Dec
26
answered Why do bodybuilders take such a long recovery period?
Dec
26
awarded  Supporter