Beth Skwarecki
bethskw
Health Editor
9/16/19
7:04 PM
1

My gym had one of those signs. I complained. It's no longer there. 

9/16/19
6:40 PM
12

It really cannot be overstated that the data is EVERYTHING to a machine learning algorithm. Most of the time they are very sensitive to outliers and coincidences. Good AI practitioners will spend the vast majority of their time collecting, cleaning, analyzing and normalizing data before running it through the

9/16/19
1:33 PM
9

I think a lot of gym regulars forget about this, but: Don’t unleash your fatphobia on fat people at the gym.

9/16/19
12:44 PM
10

I think that you should only ask if they’ve been using the equipment for 20+ minutes or they’re just sitting on it and not working out. It’s a subtle reminder that “hey, this is a bench press for everyone, not your own personal bench.”

9/16/19
12:41 PM
13

I know working in is supposedly a curtesy but it sucks.  I go to the gym for alone time.  You are not working out with this person so its not partner training.  I want to be there alone, in my thoughts.  And often people use different weights and you have load and unload.  For me its also annoying in the sense that we

9/16/19
11:11 AM
5

So for the record I do not hog equipment, and in fact I’ve done the lurking thing a fair number of times. But on the flip side I also think people who “lurk around optimistically” should probably just start using their words, and I’ve been trying to make more of an effort to do so myself. Yes, the people hogging

9/16/19
10:04 AM
20

Here in Omaha, there’s currently an effort by a state lawmaker to get people to start zipper merging when there is a lane closed for construction, which is the correct way to do it. People here get into the through lane way too early, and back traffic up for tens of blocks. Then they get angry with the people who use

9/16/19
9:51 AM
10

Boston dick move: yield to other cars who have the right of way, therefore holding up all the cars behind you, who are much more important than the person you’re yielding to (obviously!).

9/11/19
12:04 PM
1

Don’t be completely discouraged though, just do it safely. (with an experienced guide)

Back in Feb I went foraging for Chanterelles and Black trumpet with a friend who’s done so in her local area for years. One of my favorite camping trips ever! 

9/10/19
3:31 PM
2

Second the Reebok crossfit shoes. I don’t do crossfit and everyone in my powerlifting gym wears chucks, but I wanted something with a little more support and the ability to manage conditioning. These are a little “heavier” on the support for conditioning but have worked better than running shoes for heavy deads and

9/5/19
12:02 PM
2

Same. For dumbbell press, for example, I’ll write “50's x 8.”

9/5/19
11:57 AM
4

1 DB because many exercises with them are asymmetric (e.g. lifting one DB at a time).

9/5/19
11:55 AM
1

Here’s something tangentially related. When you use dumb bells or other one handed device in both hands, do you say the weight of each device or the combined? For example, lets say you use 100 lb DBs for shoulder presses. When you write it down do you write 100x3x8 or 200x3x8 in your log? I always write the weight of

9/4/19
9:55 PM
5

Everybody is different. I’m approaching 50, I’ve had bad posture my entire life, and my back is fine. In fact, I’ve got an ergonomic desk chair, and if I sit in it the way I’m supposed to sit I’ll get back spasms. However, if I put a hefty throw-pillow behind me and do my best belly-up movie seat slouch, I can sit for

9/4/19
3:27 PM
5

“Include a few burgers and milkshakes, and you would probably get a different nutritional outcome.”

9/4/19
1:32 PM
5

The science behind this story has also been called into question.  It’s one anecdote and there were several doctors that questioned the legitimacy of losing eyesight strictly from mineral deficiency.  There was also concern about taking the boy’s word on what he ate.  

9/4/19
11:55 AM
13

Have you ever tried giving an unwilling 14 year old boy an injection? Giving B12 isn’t a simple injection. It’s an intramuscular given in the upper outer quadrant of the buttocks* because it must go deep into the muscle, and it must be placed properly to a avoid blood vessels and nerves.

5/28/19
11:29 AM
27

It is good advice if you have a smartphone and go into deep woods or wilderness often (the best advice being to first let people know or to leave a note as to where you are headed). However, in the rural area where I live there are forests nearby where 10 minutes off the road there is no cell reception.