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Can you avoid exercise if you play chess?

October 26, 2020

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ESPN ran an article on grandmaster chess players that got a lot of internet buzz, due to this paragraph, “Robert Sapolsky, who studies stress in primates at Stanford University, says a chess player can burn up to 6,000 calories a day while playing in a tournament, three times what an average person consumes in a […]

Understanding why your tibial slope can increase your odds of ACL injury

October 15, 2020

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When it comes to predisposition for tearing the anterior cruciate ligament, we tend to focus on women. “They’re weaker, they have larger Q angles, is it something with their hormones?” We’ve found some truth in these hypotheses, though we’ve looked at the hormone factor and didn’t find anything. Men can only blame that on so […]

Help learning anatomy? Try less flashcards

July 8, 2020

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One of the most common remarks I’ve gotten is something related to difficulty learning and understanding anatomy. Learning is obviously quite individual. So, this post is clearly biased from my experience, but maybe it’ll still be helpful. – Flash cards might help, but that’s an arduous, incomplete, approach Based on what I’ve witnessed college classmates […]

Can your wearable device be a COVID tracker?

July 6, 2020

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This is rather clever: –Germany’s heart rate and step count data aggregator to track COVID-19 The idea is millions of people have a smart watch or Fitbit on them, which tracks their heart rate and step count. Symptoms of having the virus, or something flu like, are an increased heart rate and decreased step count […]

TKEs aren’t that great for knees

June 8, 2020

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TKE = Terminal Knee Extension exercise. The most fundamental version of the exercise: Getting fancier: Adding some bro to it: More than once, this exercise has made its way around the interwebz as being the holy grail to solving knee pain. Namely by waking up the quadriceps, specifically the VMO (vastus medialis). I’ve covered the […]

Is exercising around so much disinfectant ok? (Being transparent about gym reopenings)

May 26, 2020

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For my clients asking me about going back into a gym, this is the kind of stuff I’m bringing up to them. For gym owners / trainers re-opening, these are some things I would be very, very careful about. – As I first said back in March, I’m not going to tell anybody they should […]

Can resistance bands increase muscle size and strength?

April 14, 2020

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This was originally written for another site, edited with some corrections and relevance, as I thought it might be useful during this time when so many are doing home workouts. – Sure they can. The following study had three groups of women. Step Aerobics (SA) SA for 25 minutes + Resistance Training (SAR25) SA for […]

You don’t need GPS (privacy invasion) to log your run workouts

March 30, 2020

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“You don’t need to worry about privacy if you have nothing to hide.” Well, –Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect. “I was using an app to see how many miles I rode my bike and now it was putting me at the scene of the crime,” the […]