Award-winning teacher. Champion of the arts. Explorer of mountain trails.
Meet #UBC ’s Carol-Ann Courneya – an Associate Professor in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Science and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs (Vancouver-Fraser Medical Program). Dr. Courneya believes creativity plays an important role in expanding and strengthening the skillsets of medical practitioners. In 2001, she established Heartfelt Images – an annual art competition for medical and dental students – that continues to attract hundreds of submissions every year. A #UBC 3M National Teaching Fellow, Dr. Courneya inspires medical students to pursue and truly value their creative passions.
Discover how Canadians are improving health at www.med.ubc.ca/canada-150/ •
"fuel and onboard computers become too hot to operate" .. wtf people! They say this but expect us to believe that rockets and satellites can survive in the Thermosphere where it can get up to 4,500F?! Wake up people, NASA is robbing us with taxes.
Had a little play with bar speed today. And opens up a very interesting topic area. Firstly I just want to say that this was by far the most torture I have ever put myself through (50kg 4x10, 1xAMRAP same weight). So getting on to the fun stuff.
The bar speed argument: So when we train we cause our muscles to contract. So, a greater relative load (heavier weight)= greater muscle recruitment = more gains. Now slow the bar speed down, the muscle and joint area must 'work' for longer.
This slower effect has been researched on its ability to increase hypertrophic gains. Most simplest reasoning is increased metabolic stress, where metabolites build up in the muscle being used leading to increased muscle protein synthesis. There are other more complicated reasonings such as Greater molecular signalling (IGF1), but I don't know enough about that to elaborate. What you do need to know is that this training method has been shown to stimulate greater gains
But playing devils advocate...
A meta analyses completed assessed bar speeds ranging from 0.5-8.0 seconds found no sig diff in bar speed and hypertrophy gains.
So does it actually work?!?
With trained individuals it has been found that slower speeds are better. The problem is that the slower group went to muscle failure, where the faster speed did not. This is a problem that will occur in most peoples training purely because nobody will know what weight to select for this type of exercise. However one study measured differing speeds, both going to failure (Biceps) and found that just slowing down the eccentric phase led to greater gains. Now, in the low/untrained population, you would simply have to ask yourself why would they need to do it. Their muscles regardless would improve, as any stimulus for them = gains. If you use the meta analysis paper this would reiterate the point that for them speed does not matter.
The debate this leaves me with at the end is. What is more important?. A greater weight to stimulate the muscle more leading to greater muscle size or a lighter much slower moving weight
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Pilot testing for PhD study one, we are assessing the acute effects of caffeine on simulated soccer performance, dynamic reaction time and soccer specific skills. Here is a setup of the Loughborough intermittent shuttle test & Loughborough soccer passing test. #LIST#LSPT#Sport#Exercise#Science#Research#PhD#Soccer
What do Americans want from their healthcare 🏥 experience? Oliver Wyman, in collaboration with FORTUNE Knowledge Group, conducted an online survey of 2,016 US 🇺🇸#healthcare consumers to find out. Learn more from the link in our bio #Research#Survey#OWHealth#OWInsights
Esto fue hace 2 años exactamente. Cuando tuve la oportunidad de presentar mi trabajo y el trabajo del Maracaibo Aging Study en el European Meeting on Hypertension and Cardiovascular protection. Fue una experiencia maravillosa.
En representación de Venezuela nos encontramos en la foto: la Dra Egle Silva, de Fundahipertension, la Dra Alicex González, quién fue pionera en el estudio de la hipotension ortostatica en Maracaibo, condición que me he dedicado a estudiar los últimos años, y ésta servidora quién en éste momento era estudiante de 4to año de medicina.
This book isn't about a diet... It's about me taking control of my body
If you have followed my journey at all you know I have PCOS
Which is a hormonal imbalance disorder that affects a ton of my bodies daily functions
It cause weight gain due to high testosterone levels
Vitamin depletion ... for me it's vitamin d, k, and b12
Protein s deficiency also causes energy depletion
Prediabetes which can easily turn into type 2 diabetes because my body is insulin resistant ... There is no cure and it's just recently starting to get attention and research
There are medicines to maintain glucose levels such as metformin
Prescription weight loss meds can help you lose weight... however if you know me you know I try my best to avoid harsh medications
So the only option to treat symptoms is to maintain a healthy Diet and exercise program
So for 4 years I've lived with a diagnosis I barely knew how to battle
I've plateaued again in my journey ... Something needs to change ... So what do I do ?
I dial in my nutrition
I workout harder
I drink my shakes and performance line to get maximum healthy results
And i research the heck out of my condition and figure out what foods will help
What workouts are best
What supplements should be added to my meals
Because In the end I may not beat the diagnosis but I sure as heck can fight it !
I can do everything in my power to live the best and strongest life possible
To research and learn what my bodies specific needs are ... Because they are different than anyone else's
And what works for you might not work for me
But I owe it to myself to at least be prepared for the battle ahead
I push for me .. To be an example to others
To be an example to my children
To be a fighter !
So today I read ... Today I learn ... Today I fight .... #pcosprincess#fighter#research#liveasuccessfullife#hormoneimbalance
NASA astronaut Joe Prahl tests the Surface-Tension-Driven Convection Experiment aboard NASA’s KC-135. The investigation, part of the U.S. Microgravity Lab, was intended to study fluid flows in microgravity in the summer of 1992.
#NASA , #NASAglenn , #1992 , #flames , #speed , #tbt , #Cleveland , #Ohio , #research
Image credit: NASA
Check out the beautiful breeding colors on this male longear sunfish! FWC Research conducts long-term monitoring of fish communities in Florida Panhandle rivers every spring and fall. Sampling on the Perdido River, located on the Florida-Alabama state line near Pensacola, occurred during April-May 2017. Biologists collect information on what species are present, how many there are and record weights and lengths of each fish. Our new Flickr set includes photos of different fish species sampled within this important north Florida river system. Link in bio! #PerdidoRiver#river#fish#freshwaterfish#electrofishing#research#panhandle#Florida#FWC#FWCResearch#FWRI
I'm totally bummed. I'm very tired too. I went to the lab to check on my cells and change their medium, turned out my PI has planned a full experiment that I'm not aware of! 😑 it's 6 P.M. here and we are the only ones left in cell culture. Thank God I sipped some coffee before coming, otherwise I would've collapsed ☕️ #research
Tools of the trade. Gauze is probably one of the most under appreciated things we have! Think about the blood and pus that would run rampant without that stuff to sop it up. It other news... cotton rocks too. #theartinmedicine
Water Baby Everly was born thanks to the care of the Tommy’s Rainbow clinic in Manchester. Everly is doing Splashathon next week and will be fundraising for Tommy’s in memory of her big sister Gabriel with mum Stacy. If every Water Baby raised just £24 we could raise £1 million to help more mums and babies like Stacy & Everly. Here’s their story
Start fundraising now on the Virgin Money Giving link in our bio #tommys @tommys_thebabycharity @waterbabiesuk #savinglives#charity#babies#babiesofinstagram#toddlers#toddlersofinstagram#rainbow#research
Me last week talking to this talented bunch of young girls about a future in Engineering and #Research during International Women in Engineering Day #INWED . One thing I will never regret is pursuing #EngineeringScience as my first degree. The reason being is that it has equipped me with so many skills that would allow me to work in any field whether medical, environmental or food. As a child I always knew I wanted to be an #inventor and that research was my final goal. I think studying engineering science has really helped me develop the critical thinking skills to work within research and any other field but what I love the most about it is that you get to be creative and doing a PhD on it is even crazier
Never during my upbringing in Italy have I thought of pursuing engineering, I just thought I wasn't good enough. I wasn't great at maths but with hard work the tables definitely turned around, it's all about self belief
In terms of future plans I know that #Translational Medicine and #Cell and #GeneTherapy is where I want to be at. I love the continuous process of learning and is something I want to do for the rest of my life. In a couple of years I may also pursue three to four more years of med school to not only work on discoveries but also do #clinicalresearch . Overall my aim is to be at the forefront of research changing people's lives for the batter
There are three mistakes that people always make and that contributes to them being unhappy. They feel too old to pursue anything else, their choices are influenced by others and they don't want to take risks. My advice is achieve everything you want in this life because nothing is impossible, don't live with regrets and always always follow your gut feeling. People who tell you that you can't do it are the same people who wish they had the courage to pursue their dreams, but they played it safe
FYI let's not forget that writing #music is one of the other things I plan to pursue in the near future as well inshaAllah and who knows what else 😅😂🔬💊💊💉💉❤️❤️🌸🌸🎉🎉🎉🎉
Normally, I don't care for discussing religion. People are way too sensitive and closeminded, and I can't be bothered quite frankly. That, plus it's just a very divisive topic amongst black ppl, and I feel like it's more important for us to focus on what UNITES us, rather than continue to allow ourselves to be divided and conquered. That being said, I really felt some type of way after watching the BET awards the other night. I guess I be in my bubble, but hearing so many people "givin it up" to their "lord and saviour Jesus Christ" shocked the shit outta me...and disturbed my soul. We still doing that? I mean, normally I say "to each his own", but fuq. It's 2017 ppl...the jig is up. How do you not question any of that shit you've been indoctrinated with? We are like the walking dead out this muh fuqa, and it's sad. Da fuq u mean "no weapon formed against me shall prosper"? I can't tell. Every day WE suffer at the hands of MANY WEAPONS - literally and figuratively - and EVERY DAY "they" living in ill-gotten prosperity! Time to wake up, and stop believing in fairytales ppl. Pearly gates? So, I gotta die to get mine? Nah. We deserve happiness HERE...ON THIS EARTH...in THIS life. FOH man. Respecfully of course😏...
@Regrann from @shawn_is_darkstarr2 - #freethinker#spiritual#higherlearning#higherconsciousness#noreligion - #regrann