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I've worked in orthopaedics for 3 years specializing in oncology cases and 4 years as a mechanical engineer in the aerospace industry specializing in life support for the International Space Station.

Gadgets I love:

  • Garmin forerunner watch

  • GYMBOSS interval timer


Aug
3
comment Will developing my leg muscles improve my running?
Agreed. I didn't mean to imply that elite marathoners don't cross-train as well. I meant that cross-training is a small percent compared to how long they spend doing training runs.
Aug
3
comment How do I workout my heart rate zones for training?
Yes, over time your body gets used to the training and as a result your heart rates will decrease because your body will work more efficiently.
May
24
comment Should my running be aerobic or anaerobic?
"And, max heart rate of 136 doesn't even come close to anaerobic." - @EvanPlaice I was plugging in a random number to have the fields automatically generate just for the sake of explaining the website. I'll add a note next to it to avoid confusion. Thanks.
Apr
5
comment How can I train to run a sub-45 minute 10k?
Nice, you've doubled your mileage in just a weekend and are feeling good? That says a lot about your physique. Def. carry on with the schedule and just listen to your body. Don't worry about your pace for the longer runs, best just to get the mileage in.
Apr
1
comment How can I train to run a sub-45 minute 10k?
How many miles a week do you run currently?
Mar
29
comment Should I always listen to my body when it comes to consuming lots of protein?
It's OK - it IS easier to clean than a blender though because it's lighter. I have it because it was a gift. Initially I liked it because of the storage containers but I really don't store any of my drinks. If you do a lot of storing, clean out mason jars from store-bought spaghetti sauce -there are 2 diff. threads on mason jars. You want the bigger thread which is the bigger circumference. Some blenders use that standard thread. I took a mason jar to Macys and installed it in blenders until I found one. It was a Kitchen Aid Food Processor/Blender. Homemade magic bullet with a better motor! :)
Mar
29
comment Home Calve Exercises
I recommend not doing them on a step with dumbbells because anybody can risk injury if you lose control when you flex down. The standing calf raise machine has handle bars on it to hang on to. The step is so that you can lower your heel relative to your toes whereas the ground stops you from doing that. If you don't like to do calf raises like that, a flat surface is sufficient.
Mar
29
comment Can overtraining also occur during cardio exercise?
You should do HIITS then. Endurance training will decrease your muscle size. To help fat loss, I'd look into your diet and create a small calorie deficit (nothing drastic) or tweaks (less carbs on off-days and substitute for protein to maintain daily calories) you want to make sure you have enough calories to get you through your work-outs.
Mar
28
comment Why is it so hard to restart running if you stop?
That's def. better than bone pain :) Assuming you are surgery-free and free of other medical conditions, it sounds like you just need to find your running rhythm. Keep running, your body will get used to it. I still don't recommend running through pain if you feel it. You ever hear the phrase "walk it off"? They don't say "run it off"...edited answer to remove bone pain ref. & added warming up since it's muscle pain
Mar
28
comment Should my running be aerobic or anaerobic?
If the goal is endurance, you should not be running high intensity intervals which is what it looks like from your heart rate rising and falling. For endurance, you run one pace for a long time. So yes if you want to improve endurance, you have to slow down and quit intervals.
Mar
28
comment Can overtraining also occur during cardio exercise?
Yes, aerobic activity increases endurance. I wouldn't call it a downfall, rather a side effect, but too much cardio eventually changes your muscle composition. What are your goals?
Mar
28
comment Should I train all muscles or concentrate on some muscles in each session?
Since you are starting out, research strength training programs and see if you like their strength training philosophy. Programs will take the guess-work out of your routine and let you focus on seeing results. I recommend these: NROL and Maximum Strength by Eric Cressey which offer pictures for proper form and nutritional info.
Mar
28
comment Push-up Variations
@Samuel Andrew - there are in fact variations you can do, see my answer. The triceps and biceps are antagonistic pairs which means when one contracts, the other relaxes and vice versa. So working out one, does work out the other although the "work" may be perceived as minimal.
Mar
28
comment Painful grip on deadlift and lat pulldown
Oh yeah, my calluses are where the fat pinches on the top of the palms like you mentioned it pinches on you.
Mar
28
comment Painful grip on deadlift and lat pulldown
They probably have calluses. I have some calluses that still haven't gone away completely and I use gloves 99% of the time. I know guys that workout with their wedding rings without gloves and wonder how the ring doesn't bug them. Also if it's truly "extreme weight", they are probably not lifting for high reps.
Mar
27
comment Painful grip on deadlift and lat pulldown
Have you tried wearing weight lifting gloves or grips?
Mar
25
comment How do you stick a free-standing handstand?
+1 adding this to my Bucket List :)
Mar
25
comment How many calories are burned while doing interval running?
I'd just eat healthy and not worry about the calories. Weigh yourself each week and see what you get - tweak as you see fit. If you are an emotional eater, avoid any foods that might trigger you to over indulge. I know a guy is incredibly fit now and he refuses to eat pizza ever b/c it's what got him obese (not fat, but truly obese). Keep logging those miles!
Mar
24
comment Opening up my chest and shoulders
Thanks Barbie, great link!
Mar
24
comment Opening up my chest and shoulders
Great link @wdypdx22. Here's more on the topic by Eric Cressey. In the "Best of 2010" he has a 4-part series on "Correcting Bad Posture". Love that guy.