Saturday, November 15, 2008

Questions and Answers

Question: I am a 39 year old man, who weighs 79Kgs at the height of 160cm. Can you tell me if my weight is ideal if not what my ideal weight should be?

Answer: You body mass index (BMI) is equal to 30.85 which is very high, the amount should range from 21 to 24 ideally. Therefore your ideal body weight should be ranging from 58 to 61 if it’s in terms of BMI. But the more important thing to consider is the fat percentage; it will better if you could visit a doctor or a personal trainer and get your fat percent which should be between 10 to 20 percent for a male.

Question: What would be the best exercise to trim the waist? I have tried many ways and pieces of equipments which claim to trim waist.

Answer: There are no such exercise called waist trimming exercises, the exercises you perform to your abdominal muscles such as crunches, sit-ups and leg raises are resistance exercise to tone or strengthen the abdominal muscles. The machine that claims to reduce inches from your waist in no time has little or no evidence that the machine does the magic. The magic formula is to perform cardiovascular exercise (running, walking, cycling) at the target heart rate zone for more than 20 minutes, do resistance exercises to your abdominal muscles and adjust your dieting habits to healthy options. You will be there soon.

Question: In a previous post you mentioned that you do not want a post in Bodybuilding Federation of Maldives (BBFM). But later I read in local news that you are newly elected Vice Chairman of BBFM, why didn’t you say what you wanted before instead of hiding it.

Answer: Sports politics … if I am to be sarcastic I will say H E Mr. Mohamed Nasheed once said he do not want to be the President of Maldives but today he is the President!! We all live our dreams; I am doing what I don’t want to do to make my dream live, which is to see bodybuilding of Maldives blossom in Asia with top athletes and professionals at management. Take my term as an interim term where you will see me laying a foundation to my dream. Long way to go …

Question: I read your rehabilitation posts of Goalkeeper Imran, I want to know the detail procedure to follow if I have a ligament injury.

1 – Doctors Consultation to get medical treatment
2 – Medical treatment (surgery if required)
3 – Doctors clearance for Physiotherapy
4 – Physiotherapy
5 - Doctors clearance to start strength and conditioning
6 – Strength and Conditioning

The period spent on physiotherapy or strength and conditioning depends on surgery and severity of injury which the athlete or person is recovering from.

Question: I’ve heard you teach science subjects, if so what subjects do you teach? Can you be of any help to secondary school science students?

Answer: What you’ve heard is very wrong, I do not teach science subjects (Chemistry, Physics or Biology) to secondary school. I teach exercise related subjects (Anatomy & Physiology, Exercise Science, Exercise Prescriptions and many more specifics of exercise). Please do not take me wrong, teaching exercise is my hobby and passion and I only want teach exercise related subjects nothing else.

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