A reality check for the young and “healthy”- what obese actually means with COVID-19

June 29, 2020

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Younger people are increasingly ending up in the hospital from coronavirus: –As young patients fill new virus wards, Houston Methodist is calling nurses to work extra shifts and ramping up its testing efforts I’ve had to have seen like ten of these kinds of articles by now. Where it’s about young people getting seriously sick […]

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 […]

A formula for whether you should go back into a gym (or anywhere else)?

June 1, 2020

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This is the most helpful thought process I’ve come across for looking at what environments you should expose yourself to in 2020, and it’s rather simple: “If a person’s occupational risk of becoming infected and risk of death from infection each approaches 10%, their occupational mortality risk becomes 1 in 100 — 10 times 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 […]

Smoking helps COVID? Or is it the lack of obesity?

May 4, 2020

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There are many different theories in many different buckets going around with this virus. I’m certainly not going to, nor in a position, to address them all. One which I do want to very briefly address is the smoking one. Long story short, there is now debate going on about whether smoking can HELP. As […]

Is COVID-19 an assault on the out of shape American?

April 27, 2020

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There are countless studies coming out right now. Here’s one which caught my eye (primarily due to such a big sample size): –Presenting Characteristics, Comorbidities, and Outcomes Among 5700 Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 in the New York City Area A lot of people are trying to tease out everything they can from this virus. I’ll […]

My COVID charity of choice: educate someone for $3 a year

April 20, 2020

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The organization I’ve given to during this time is Khan Academy. There are a lot of anecdotes about Khan Academy. I don’t want to rehash that since it’s so common. The only thing I’ll add is if you have young kids, Khan Academy Kids is something I would highly recommend. I’ve mentioned it to numerous […]

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 […]

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