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location San Diego, CA
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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.


Sep
27
comment Ensuring the body burns fat instead of muscle?
The 'growl' feeling is simply your stomach shrinking/contracting as it empties. It has no relationship to hunger.
Sep
27
comment Ensuring the body burns fat instead of muscle?
Also, lactic acid isn't the cause of cramps. The body produces more lactic acid to combat acidosis in the muscles (ie lactic acid is a good thing). The concept that higher concentration of lactic acid in blood being the cause of cramps was a simple example of coorelation != causation. Science has since overturned that claim.
Aug
5
comment What can I do to limit shin splints?
I disagree that an 'anterior footstrike pattern' reduces injuries. I naturally have an anterior footstrike (ie supinated) running pattern and as a result have suffered greatly from shin splints in the past. If the OP has a similar gait, the best option would be to try 'forefoot running' instead. runblogger.com/2012/03/…
Aug
5
comment What is the purpose of 'cooling down'?
I thought that was the point of HIIT. Push until you're pumped but not until failure, reduce intensity until recovered, and repeat. It kinda goes against the traditional philosophy that high intensity exercise should always be done until failure but it works surprisingly well.
Aug
5
comment What is the purpose of 'cooling down'?
Couldn't have said it better myself. You say cooling down has no positive affect on DOMS. Wouldn't light/moderate activity following higher intensity activity keep circulation elevated to assist in processing the leftover waste products?
Jul
30
comment How to gain weight without supplements and non veg
Welcome to Physical Fitness. Writing personal anectodes is perfectly fine but perhaps you could modify your answer to reach a wider audience. For instance, why does your specific diet and exercise regime lead to the results the Op is looking for?
May
1
comment How does a chest heart rate monitor work?
+1 Couldn't have said it any better myself.
Mar
15
comment What is the best way to cool down after a workout?
Get one of these youtube.com/watch?v=e8J6ov48rG0. Personally, my favorite way to bring my core temp down is a nice/relaxing swim in a pool.
Mar
14
comment My legs still ache 3-4 days after legs day
Just google 'DOMS vs injury'. There's plenty to read on the topic. In short DOMS = good & injury = bad.
Mar
14
comment My legs still ache 3-4 days after legs day
What I'm saying is, the RICE treatment (whether it works or not) is only meant to treat injuries. You're mixing injury treatment with DOMS prevention. They're two completely different topics. If the point you're trying to make is, "increase circulation on rest days to improve recovery times" then cover that but remove the ambiguous/unrelated stuff about injury treatment.
Mar
14
comment My legs still ache 3-4 days after legs day
You missed an important point, "RICE is considered a first-aid treatment." If you're forced to rely on RICE (or MCE) for relief from every workout then you're probably dealing with an injury not DOMS. If it's just regular DOMS, move around, do some light dynamic stretches, maybe light exercise to increase circulation.
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
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
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
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.