Jason Edmonds

Jason Edmonds

Jason is a biologist with over ten years of experience performing research within the pharmaceutical industry. He has had the opportunity to acquire a wide breadth of knowledge and skills, and has conducted extensive biomedical research in the areas of microbiology, emerging bacterial resistance to antibiotics, and the biological mechanisms underpinning autoimmune disease pathology.Jason is also passionate about health and fitness and has over twenty years of experience with various forms of resistance and athletic training. He served four years of active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps where he became further committed to the study of physical training and fitness. After being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, Jason earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In addition to building a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry, he has also applied his formal training in the natural sciences to further pursue his passion in health and fitness. This has allowed him to amass a sophisticated, diverse body of knowledge in the field.In October of 2008 Jason began pursuing the sport of Olympic weightlifting. He currently trains with the Boston Weightlifting club and competes in several USA Weightlifting sanctioned meets each year. He has chosen The Greatist as his source of factual health and fitness information in order to maintain the level of fitness required to meet the grueling demands of his training. Last but not least, Jason is also eager to share his expertise and ideas with our on-line community. My most troublesome weakness is... My current problem is making sure that I've rested and recovered adequately before engaging in intense training again.I'm looking forward to learning more about... I'm interested in learning new things in all facets of fitness and health. In regard to my chosen sport (Olympic Weightlifting), I'm interested in increasing absolute and explosive strength.

Articles approved by Jason Edmonds

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Your Foolproof Guide to Treating and Preventing the Flu

Your Foolproof Guide to Treating and Preventing the Flu

Coughing, sneezing everywhere! Protect yourself from this year’s flu infection with these tips.
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Do You Really Need to Stop Drinking While Training for a Race?

Find out how booze affects your recovery and performance.
Public Toliet

The Least Disgusting Way to Use a Public Toilet, According to Experts

The germiest place in a public restroom isn't where you think!
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What Causes Sleepwalking?

And how to manage it if you find yourself roaming your apartment at night without knowing it.
How Bad Is It to Sleep in My Contacts, Really?
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17 Ways to Speed Up Recovery 6K

17 Scientifically Proven Ways to Speed Recovery

Follow these tips to get your body primed for your next workout goal.
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Which Is More Important: Sleep or Exercise?

Discover when it's actually better to hit snooze (again), or get in an early a.m. sweat session.

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