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I'm passionate about coding and researching the history of technology as well as exploring where technology is leading.

I used to work in flight simulation doing both hardware implementation (electrical design, wiring), web development (design, development, webmaster), as well as software development (desktop development in C#).

I'm a big fan of both using and contributing to Open source projects.

I am the creator of the pypreprocessor library that can be found on PYPI as well as Google code.


Mar
14
comment What to do with sore muscles
@Doc Your answer that you linked to confuses muscule tissue damage with muscle recovery; injury/inflammation != DOMS. Light dynamic stretches (ie not static stretching as referenced in the study you linked) and a warm-up increase circulation, it's more for preventing injury than reducing muscle fatigue. From your answer, I think you'd agree that good circulation is important to muscle function. The cool-down recovery has actually been proven by Stanford (see youtube.com/watch?v=e8J6ov48rG0). Recovery doesn't come from icing locally but by bringing core temps back down to normal.
Mar
13
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Mar
13
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Mar
13
comment What's the relationship between gaining muscle mass and strength? How do I increase in strength without increasing in mass?
Strength is not proportional to bulk. You will gain mass (ie weight) but your size won't necessarily change much unless you load tons of protein and supplements like creatin (which increases water weight more than anything).
Mar
4
comment What are the precautions to be kept in mind while jogging/running daily?
-1 for the stretching remark. I agree with John. Over-stretching loosens ligament tension which can increase the risk of hyperextension and/or injury. See runnersworld.com/stretching/does-stretching-prevent-injuries. As long as you warm up properly, you should be fine. If you want increased range of motion, do stretches after running when you no longer need the tension for impact absorption. Who knows, you may save a lot of money on tape and knee/ankle braces as a result.
Mar
2
accepted Avoiding Tendinopathy (suggested rest interval to prevent chronic pain)
Mar
2
comment Avoiding Tendinopathy (suggested rest interval to prevent chronic pain)
Thanks for that. I already do the flexor stretches before/between/after climbs, I'll be sure to incorporate the extensor stretches in the future. I can start incorporating the pronator and a variety of other strengthening exercises with a jo (martial arts staff). Doing pushups on my fists should help build the extensor muscles and triceps (to balance the new bicep/flexor strength). I didn't realize that pain caused by finger strain would materialize so close to the elbow. It makes a lot of sense, considering that finger/grip strength is my greatest weakness at this point.
Mar
2
comment Avoiding Tendinopathy (suggested rest interval to prevent chronic pain)
The pain subsided relatively quickly. I'm not going to keep pushing if there's pain. I was just trying to gauge how long a tendon strain can take to heal.
Mar
1
comment Avoiding Tendinopathy (suggested rest interval to prevent chronic pain)
All good advice. I actually do focus a lot on technique over strength. In top roping, I can usually progress pretty fast because I have good flexibility, balance, and emphasize using my lower body before muscling up the wall with my arms. In bouldering, I'm definitely having a harder time progressing. There's no getting around it, it just requires a lot more technique and strength. I definitely spend more time watching other climbers and visualizing than I do actually climbing. I'll keep this advice in mind and take it easy.
Mar
1
comment Is protein powder recommended for older people after workouts?
A little shouldn't hurt if she doesn't have any kidney problems. It may even help if she experiences soreness from her workouts. In all honesty, it doesn't sound like she works out at a high enough intensity for it to make a huge difference.
Mar
1
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Mar
1
comment Avoiding Tendinopathy (suggested rest interval to prevent chronic pain)
@Kate Thanks for pointing that out, I haven't had much experience with tendon pain in the past so I didn't know the difference. In this case there was no inflammation just slight pain. It probably happened because, at one point, I slipped a hand hold and did a one arm hang. I updated the question for Tendinopathy because I think that's the correct term for this specific issue.
Mar
1
comment Avoiding Tendinopathy (suggested rest interval to prevent chronic pain)
@JohnP OK, I removed the shin splints comment to avoid confusion. I didn't go from 'couch to crazy' as you say. I take regular rest days seriously and eat well. It's just my nature to drive for maximum potential. Also, anti-inflammatories wouldn't do much as there's no inflammation, it was just a little localized pain.
Mar
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Mar
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comment Avoiding Tendinopathy (suggested rest interval to prevent chronic pain)
@DavidR I'm just extra cautious about tendon injuries because they take longer to recover from. By multiple times, I climb until my arms are toast, rest for a few hours and climb again until they're toast again. Before each session I also do 10 minutes on an exercise bike followed by some stretches to warm-up.
Mar
1
comment Do you need to “feel the burn” to become stronger?
Don't forget potassium. It helps to reduce the muscle soreness/cramps.
Mar
1
comment Is there a relation between muscle soreness and muscle progress?
Consuming more potassium and protein will also help recovery (reducing muscle soreness). Tendon pain is bad and can lead to chronic issues if not treated properly. That means, if you just pop a few ibuprofen and ignore the pain it's going to get worse.
Mar
1
comment Is it possible to become relatively fit without going for runs?
+1 I agree. HIIT leads to better muscle and fitness gains which translates to a higher overall caloric expenditure during both recovery and when you're not working out.
Mar
1
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Mar
1
comment Is it bad to workout when you aren't sleeping a lot?
In addition. The stress caused by lack of sleep may lead to compulsive eating habits. Fight the urge to load up on junk and force yourself to munch on healthy snacks until you develop an appetite for them. Vegetables like cucumbers and celery that are mostly water are good options for filling up without all the calories.