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  1. The Official Transit Thread

    It would "work" in terms of getting you access, but would not work if you get fare-checked since you would likely need ID proving you are eligible for a concession fare. Is that risk worth it? That's up to you to decide. Amazing how people will always find ways to circumvent the system... Then they'll probably turn around and complain about Translink's shortcomings and budget.
  2. iPhone 6 deleted/lost text messages

    You won't be able to retrieve them back onto the phone with this method, but you can try to find the back-up file for viewing on your computer.
  3. Anyone a Paramedic

    If you want to make it a career in BC, you've got a long, stressful life ahead of you. I would advise against it unless you're willing to move... Or just like working hard for no pay. Paramedics in BC put it this way, "it's one of the best jobs in the world, only you work for the worst employer in the world".
  4. The Workout Thread

    Get a back scrubber! Will be the best investment you've ever made!
  5. The Workout Thread

    It it centrally located over the spine? Or off to one side? Leg presses can be deathly to the back. I personally can never do them without seriously hurting myself. Some people's biomechanics just aren't built for it, and the leg press will transfer all that weight onto the low back. DEFINITELY avoid this exercise in the next couple weeks. This isn't something where you really go to a doctor for. Your mistake is continuing to put stress on the area when something is clearly wrong. It's not rocket science, if it hurts, don't do it. For now, I'd just recommend a week of rest with a standard ice/anti-inflammatory regime for the next 48 hours. If your condition does not improve, I'd recommend seeing a physiotherapist. Other exercises that do not involve the low back and are symptom free, you can still do.
  6. The Workout Thread

    Apologies for the ambiguity. My post was directed at the poster's notion of 5k runs and their potential for him/her to lose mass, in which case the body's signals are sufficient to account for calorie balance.
  7. The Workout Thread

    The only way you'll lose muscle mass from cardio is if you starve yourself. If you follow your body's cues (i.e. hunger), you should never lose weight. I would rather you tackled it starting at 3 days then progress up to 5 if you can handle it. Much like weight lifting, it's better to start off light than too heavy. The last thing you want is to be overly fatigued and put in sub-par workouts.
  8. The Workout Thread

    It really depends on what sort of training you're after and what type of splits you're doing. I see no issue with a two-hour workout given they're taking two hours for the right reasons.
  9. The Workout Thread

    I would strongly consider hiring a personal trainer or going to the gym with a friend who knows what they're doing. While it's important to know what to do at the gym, it's loads more important to know NOT what to do. Every time I hit the gym I see people doing the dumbest things, and it's quite laughable how people are so willing to sacrifice technique to say they lift x amount of weight. Not only do they cheat themselves, they absolutely destroy their body. It's important to progress properly and learn basic lifting techniques first before progressing into any sort of training regime. I would start there... Even before worrying about the whole nutrition side of things.
  10. Unfortunately that wouldn't make much of a difference since the issue lies within an ambulance/staff shortage as well. On a typical weekend, BCAS has called stacked up to their eyeballs. Ambulances from Squamish always have to migrate down to the downtown core to try to fill the gaps, and that doesn't help one bit (not to mention leaves huge gaps in coverage up north). If you have a non-life threatening need for an ambulance, it's not unusual anymore to have to wait up to a couple hours before an ambulance is even assigned to your call. That, to me, in an urban area is absolutely unacceptable. Anyway, ambulances/BCAS are a whole different story run by a whole different management within the government. EHS has been riddled with problems for so long already, I don't see anything changing.
  11. The Workout Thread

    Congratulations on cutting the weight, that is by no means an easy feat. Have you had any experience with weight training before? Be honest, because this is fairly important before finding a starting point. With regards to gaining weight, yes you will over time. Most of it to start will be fluid retention, but you will put on lean mass after 8 or so weeks of training regularly. There's a huge difference between lean mass vs body fat though... Essentially, it's a good kind of weight.
  12. The Workout Thread

    Can you describe the pain + be a little more specific with the location? Would you say it's a sharp, shooting, dull, or ache-type of pain? Does it radiate anywhere? Do you have it doing any other movements (if so, what?)? Does it hurt to touch over the area where the pain occurs? I would hold off on foam rolling until you can get it properly diagnosed. The last thing you want to do is add more inflammation to an already injured area. Even without knowing what the problem is, it would be a good idea to refrain from aggravating activities and begin an ice/anti-inflammatory routine ASAP.
  13. It's a nice looking building... On the outside. The hospital is extremely run-down and in need of so many upgrades you might as well just build a new hospital. Every elevator feels like a death trap, every washroom has issues with water (i.e. hot water/leaks), and the layout of the hospital itself is quite silly. The ER facilities are too small to keep up with the daily number of admissions every day as well. My concern is what this means in terms of accessibility/delivery of health care. St. Paul's is currently located centrally downtown and made EMS response/transportation times on the tolerable side of atrocious. Emergency crews would have to drive a fair distance extra to get to/from the hospital now. Combine that with rush hour traffic, and this will easily add several minutes onto each response/transportation time which is already WAY above acceptable levels.
  14. [Game Over] Mafia :: New World Order

    Sorry, gotta sit this one out. I'll be in for the next one.
  15. Thanks for hosting! ^ Lulz. Me against the world.