Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612

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sports nutrition for older athletes

13 Answers | Asked by Peter CHEN on Dec 13, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 13, 2012

Hi Peter, congratulations on being so active. It is all but impossible to give any advice on the origin of your pain without doing any assessment. You describe it as a 'little' pain; it seems to me that it has not yet stopped you from playing soccer. Whenever there is pain, the obvious reco...

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What are your favorite super foods?

14 Answers | Asked by Ryan Rogers on Dec 12, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 13, 2012

Hi Ryan, I am a big fan of steel cut oatmeal which is my standard breakfast. I make a big pot full in the slow cooker and freeze individual portions. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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Does anyone have good corrective exercises for someone with lower back pain due to hip joint problems?

9 Answers | Asked by Joy Higbee on Dec 12, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 12, 2012

Hi Joy, I assume that he has gone the medical route and had all the PT that there is. I suggest you have him check out the MELT method which is self-treatment for connective tissue. I saw that you are in in Indianapolis, and I do not believe that you have a MELT instructor there yet. But there...

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Nasm women fitness specialist or weight loss specialist?

2 Answers | Asked by Lillian Dawson on Dec 11, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 12, 2012

Hi Lilian, I just finished the NASM WFS course. It was worth it to me. My motivation for taking it was that I now teach classes where I may encounter women pre- or postnatal. Since I have no personal experience with pregnancy and usually train older adults, it was a field where I needed more know...

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Sore arms when I bicycle?

12 Answers | Asked by Patricia Longwright on Dec 11, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 11, 2012

Hi Patricia, no they should not, and if they do, it may be any number of reasons. For one, check your grip and how much strength you use. Muscles up the arm tighten along with the grip. Notice what your upper traps are doing. I often watch how cyclist almost have their shoulders up towards their ...

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What is foam rolling?

5 Answers | Asked by Patricia Longwright on Dec 11, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 11, 2012

Hi Patricia, do I ever use foam rollers! They are one of the cornerstones of the MELT Method (Myofascial Energetic Length Technique). The ones used in MELT are of a softer structure and are used in a variety of ways: sometimes positionally where they are used to create a surface from which to len...

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Training a Client with a lower back issue

11 Answers | Asked by Alyassia Ruiz on Dec 11, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 11, 2012

Hi Alyassia, on the assumption that you have clearance from his physician, I would suggest that you contact his physical therapist and ask for advice there. Web sites can give you a lot of general information but the PT should be more familiar with his particular situation and ought to know the h...

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Personal Trainers: Is there a heart rate monitor you recommend using with your clients?

12 Answers | Asked by Nicole Schmitz on Dec 06, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 11, 2012

Hi Nicole, it often comes down to price. The more tracking features, the higher the price tag. I like Garmin as well, and have recently recommended the model 410. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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Micro-gym site finding and startup expectations

8 Answers | Asked by Kent McCann on Dec 10, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 10, 2012

Hi Kent, I happen to visit a yoga studio a few days ago that was in just such a location as you are looking for. It had a garage door. The owner of the studio mentioned problems with water seeping in, and it struck me as somewhat drafty. The thing that I would consider is also the types of bus...

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net calories

14 Answers | Asked by Janel Hovde on Dec 06, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 08, 2012

Hi Janel, people are often so concerned about reducing calories that they forget that you NEED a certain amount if only to be a carrier for the micro-nutrients a body needs. They end up under-eating and overexercising and find themselves in a cycle of messed up metabolism in conjunction with inju...

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