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Pessimism regarding upcoming artificially intelligent personal trainers

March 31, 2017

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AI is tag-alonging trickling into every field. Exercise and personal training are no different. In this series we’ll stick to what’s currently being worked on and purportedly near term. Science fiction such as Ex Machina is not going to be considered. The impetus is: –Artificial Intelligence in Sports on the Example of Weight Training These researchers put some sensors on a leg […]

How quickly can your brain atrophy?

March 29, 2017

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A great way to appreciate “if you don’t use it, you lose it” is to be casted up. Less than a couple months later, take the cast off, and that limb looks like carnage. That doesn’t tell the whole story though. A broken bone might mean being in a cast for 6-8 weeks. What if […]

For my American readers who might lose their health insurance

March 22, 2017

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I have no idea what’s going to happen in healthcare, nor do I think anybody can predict it. It’s been called “Dead On Arrival,” but a bill which could cause tens of millions of people to not have / have less health insurance is being seriously considered. It’s hard to ignore that as someone who […]

Is cross training worthwhile when dealing with an injury?

March 15, 2017

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Years ago I’m in between clients and a gym member comes up to ask a question. “Is there any good substitute for running? I’m giving my achilles a break.” “Ehh, you can try the elliptical, but because of the lack of pounding, it’s not really that similar.” “Yeah, the elliptical fucking sucks. So does the […]