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I'm a data scientist at Highmark, Inc, working as the manager of predictive analystics and data management within Operations. I earned my PhD doing computational neuroscience, working with decision making processes and investigating functional connectivity between different parts of the human brain. I've also worked as a financial quant, freelance web developer, and IT consultant. One of my favorite pastimes is poi spinning.

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May
6
revised What are some good leg stretches?
add detail about squat stretches
May
6
comment barbell squat wrist problems
So, I tried the shoulder dislocations, and they helped tremendously. Thanks!
May
5
accepted barbell squat wrist problems
May
4
comment What are some good leg stretches?
@ivo - added a bunch. Lots of this info came from exrx.net , which I find to be a pretty good, thorough resource.
May
4
revised What are some good leg stretches?
add a bunch more detail
May
4
comment What are some good leg stretches?
@ivo - There's this nice, big "Add Another Answer" button below... feel free to use it :) Seriously, I'm sharing one that I'm familiar with. I'll add some info about anatomy, but others can share stretches they're familiar with.
May
4
answered What are some good leg stretches?
May
4
comment barbell squat wrist problems
@matt - I haven't tried it, mainly because it's bad form; your back is supposed to support the weight, not the wrist.
May
4
revised barbell squat wrist problems
clarify problem in question title
May
4
comment barbell squat wrist problems
I'm not asking about the elbows, I'm asking about the wrists. Keeping my wrists straight while doing the squat is the problem.
May
4
asked barbell squat wrist problems
May
3
awarded  Organizer
May
3
revised Is maintaining really so bad?
edited tags
Apr
29
comment How to establish a beginning weight program?
+1 for Starting Strength... I highly recommend this book.
Apr
28
comment Impact of Marijuana on training
@Janis - I think, insofar as the published literature goes, there's basically no research. I would venture to say that anecdotal evidence would vary tremendously. However, I think that everyone will agree that in the long-er term, the secondary effects of lung and mental damage will cause problems with everything, including training.
Apr
28
revised Impact of Marijuana on training
add link to NIDA
Apr
28
comment Impact of Marijuana on training
@Janis @rmx - expanded to include some more discussion. This is a very odd discussion; would you cut off your leg so you could use this? Using drugs is very similar; you're hurting yourself, possibly very badly, to gain a minute edge in exercise. I'm missing the whole point, to be honest.
Apr
28
revised Impact of Marijuana on training
expand on previous answer
Apr
27
answered Impact of Marijuana on training
Apr
27
accepted Working out while slightly ill