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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
1
comment Is it bad to workout when you aren't sleeping a lot?
@michael Here's your reference. fitness.stackexchange.com/a/1251/501.
Jan
23
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Jan
7
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Jan
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on I seem to lose muscle size quickly if not working out for some time. Why?
Jan
2
comment How to avoid hyponatremia(drinking too much water) when hiking?
(cont) Think of it this way, consuming additional electrolytes stimulates absorption of water into the muscle mass. Whereas, preventing over-consumption by sipping smaller amounts of water over time reduces the amount your body has to overcompensate to maintain a healthy water balance.
Jan
2
comment How to avoid hyponatremia(drinking too much water) when hiking?
@Informaficker That's the problem. Too much water in the blood means the kidneys have to work much harder to maintain a healthy balance. Drinking more than the kidneys can effectively handle and may cause kidney damage or other problems (ex hyponatremia, cerebral edema). Food in the digestive tract will help slow absorption but for extended activities (hiking, endurance running) the impact of of that will be lessened over time.
Dec
31
comment Loosening tight muscles?
+1 Very good answer. We'll try to get you some more rep so you can post more links.
Dec
31
answered How to avoid hyponatremia(drinking too much water) when hiking?
Dec
29
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Nov
28
comment When do our bodies burn our fat?
I'm calling BS on the 'zone training' theory. I have heard theory being parroted around for years with no conclusive evidence to prove it. I don't disagree about the carb intake point, it makes sense that your body would burn readily available stores of glycogen first before fat. I have personally tried the 'zone training' approach with poor results. I'd argue that building more Type II muscle mass and increasing your daily caloric expenditure will have a much greater effect overall (not just while training).
Nov
28
comment Effect of Sex/Male Orgasm on Athletic Performance
There may be no concrete physiological effect but I'd argue that there is a definite psychological factor. Pent up sexual energy can definitely be channeled into rage which is good for maintaining a high intensity during some sports. I doubt it would have any effect on endurance though.
Nov
14
comment Which are examples of “higher intensity cardio”?
To figure out where your anaerobic range lies. There's no definitive answer because it's different from person to person and changes with your fitness level. I outlined some detail about heart ranges and how to find your anaerobic threshold here fitness.stackexchange.com/a/1021/501.
Nov
14
comment Which are examples of “higher intensity cardio”?
+1 Swimming is iffy, unless you're swimming sprints. Crossfit sounds fun, makes me wish I had a climbing rope. I didn't realize that the 'complex' was a concept. I've been doing one lately with a barbell that combines front raises, overhead raises, curls, deadlifts, split squats.
Nov
14
comment What to do with sore muscles
No joke, this answer have substance proven by research. Apparently recovery can be fast-tracked by reducing your body's core temperature. It may also explain why swimming in cool water helps me recover faster. Brought to you by Stanford youtube.com/watch?v=e8J6ov48rG0.
Nov
14
comment What to do with sore muscles
I agree with the last paragraph but you suggest getting a prescription for pain killers to overcome muscle fatigue? Pain is a perfectly natural response that tells you to 'take it easy'. The way to get rid of it is to give your body what it needs to recover faster which includes, rest, water, electrolytes, and nutrients. Munching on pain killers only dulls the symptoms and may produce additional side-effects, it doesn't fix the underlying problem.
Nov
14
comment Any benefits to doing really low or really high number of reps per set?
(cont) The argument from the 'weight lifters' front is that cardio makes you lose muscle gains - and they're right - if you're doing endurance cardio. But not all forms of cardio produce the same result. Look at the body types of marathon runners vs sprinters. Search for the phrases 'anaerobic vs aerobic' 'lactate threshold' 'endurance vs high intensity' 'Type I vs Type II muscle', etc... Keep an eye out for people who are biased in favor of one side.
Nov
14
comment Any benefits to doing really low or really high number of reps per set?
@Luciano It's nearly impossible to find a good unbiased source because of the 'religious wars' between the 'weight lifting types' and 'endurance types'. I could probably write a book about it but the gist is. Cardio is bad if you do the wrong type (ie endurance). What you want to do is focus on higher intensity cardio. That will both strengthen your heart making your body more effective at transporting nutrients/oxygen during lifting and also help you better process the byproducts of anaerobic metabolism (ie the type that creates 'the burn'). Fewer byproducts = less soreness.
Sep
6
comment Does working out with a sweatshirt on burn more calories?
No, but you greatly increase the risk of heat exhaustion.
Sep
6
comment Does working out with a sweatshirt on burn more calories?
In winter you also want clothes that keep you just warm enough so you don't sweat and/or clothing that wicks away the sweat from your body. In winter, sweat = wet = cold.
Aug
13
revised Why do sprinters have muscular arms?
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