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I am a moderator on Super User and Fitness.SE.

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revised What is the purpose of 'cooling down'?
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Mar
7
answered What specific exercises can be done in a swimming pool to aid recovery after a workout?
Mar
7
comment What exercises are good to build up to performing chin-ups?
Doing negative chin ups means your muscles are doing an eccentric contraction, which happens to be much stronger than a concentric contraction, because rather than needing to shorten against the load, you're slowing elongating the muscle from a shortened position. I reckon it's beneficial because while it's 'easier' you're at least able to do it and possibly even repeat it.
Mar
7
comment Are video games like Wii Fit Plus actually any good for losing weight?
Nice edit @Kronos :-)
Mar
7
reviewed Approve What specific exercises can be done in a swimming pool to aid recovery after a workout?
Mar
7
reviewed Approve What exercises are good to build up to performing chin-ups?
Mar
6
answered Why rest between sets?
Mar
6
revised Should I stretch after exercise?
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Mar
6
revised Do athletic socks make a difference to performance?
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Mar
6
comment Do athletic socks make a difference to performance?
Note that I'm using cotton here as something bad, but it's more used to distinguish between 'regular' socks and specialized sport socks
Mar
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revised Do athletic socks make a difference to performance?
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Mar
6
answered Do athletic socks make a difference to performance?
Mar
6
comment Should I stretch after exercise?
I've seen no evidence that stretching has a positive effect on your muscles. If they feel tight or sore, work out at a low intensity until you feel better.
Mar
6
comment Should I stretch after exercise?
Being able to put your legs in your neck @Kronos? But honestly, you shouldn't be needing it unless you have some kind of limitation due to immobility or misuse.
Mar
6
comment What kind of cardio exercises can be performed without a gym or fitness equipment?
Simply lend your wives Bootcamp/Cardio DVD ;-)
Mar
6
answered Should I stretch after exercise?
Mar
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Mar
5
comment Should I stretch after exercise?
Because your mixing up stretching to increase your range of motion and stretching as a misperceived way of reducing injury. I will post an answer tomorrow, but I'm reviewing some articles to base it upon. It's not meant personal, but there's a problem with users extrapolating from their experience to other cases, where it might not hold true.
Mar
5
comment Why rest between sets?
Well you would want to rest, because it was intense. Either you can't do anything at all or the muscle doesn't have the energy to do it. As for what kind, there's a difference between taking sprints, bench pressing as much weight as possible or doing arm curls with a 10kg weight. Do you expect me to answer for every kind of workout + intensity?
Mar
5
comment Should I stretch after exercise?
I strongly disagree with this unfounded answer. While don't know of any studies focusing on body building or martial arts, nor stretching after a workout; there's no evidence whatsoever that this does help either.