I need tips on bodybuilding(specifically bulking up) while going to college full time and working part time. I live on my own and have no cooking experience. [more inside]
posted by Parh6512
on Sep 6, 2012 -
Hernia filter: I have a protrusion under my belly button on the right side, almost parallel to the hip bone. You can only see it if I lean back, but then it is very visible. It's about 4 inches long, 1.5 inches wide and is spongy (almost like a gas bubble or bloat). It does not hurt. Hernia? [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0
on Apr 6, 2012 -
This $20/month gym looks awesome... but it doesn't have barbells, so I can't do StrongLifts 5x5. Should I go back to my old gym, or do you guys have an alternative structured dumbbell/machine-based/bodyweight strength training program? Or a better gym suggestion in downtown Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by Jacen Solo
on Sep 25, 2011 -
What is the general public perception of weightlifting and/or bodybuilding in the USA? Do men and women view it differently?
posted by unixrat
on Jun 10, 2011 -
Where can I find a good guide to target body types for a male seeking direction in his workout? [more inside]
posted by NBJack
on Sep 17, 2010 -
What kind of highly-educated specialist (MD or PhD-level expertise) would I want to go to for sophisticated and custom-tailored 1) nutritional and 2) exercise planning recommendations for body-building and weight-loss? I'm looking for experts who know the science and have experience and common sense. Any particular recommendations in NYC?
posted by shivohum
on Aug 29, 2010 -
Is there any place to get unbiased (or even better, scientific) assessments of sports supplements? [more inside]
posted by Tbola
on Jan 7, 2010 -
Are there any *safe* supplements I can take for added muscle gain/weight loss/etc? [more inside]
posted by ascetic
on Jun 10, 2009 -
I think I'm about ready to move on from Starting Strength and I'm looking for bodybuilding routine. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van
on Nov 12, 2008 -
What is the best way for a fairly unmotivated but still moderately fit guy with a lot of time on his hands to build upper body mass in the comfort of his own home?
posted by zaebiz
on Sep 29, 2008 -
I've read somewhere that a workout regime consisting of 13 compound lifts is really all you need. Does anyone know which 13 lifts they may be talking about ? or can point me to the article ? [more inside]
posted by hboogz
on Jun 27, 2008 -
I'm looking for user-uploaded before, after, and in-progress fitness photos. I'm hoping that AskMeFi would be able to point me to some galleries or sites. [more inside]
posted by Weebot
on Dec 17, 2007 -
What kind of specialist physician would best be able to advise on a training regime - nutrition, exercise, the whole kit and kaboodle - for serious body sculpting and/or weight loss? Sports medicine? Any other medical specialties? Any recommendations for such a person in New York?
posted by shivohum
on Nov 9, 2007 -
Are pound-me-into-the-floor, leave-me-sore-for-days weight workouts superior to moderate sessions for building muscle? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott
on Oct 29, 2007 -
I am an overweight male. I want to look trim, have a 6-pack, and so on. I am willing to put in the necessary exercise and diet. I need a REAL expert in Manhattan with the knowledge and experience to tell me exactly what to eat and precisely how to exercise in light of my body, lifestyle, and history, and who could train with me on a regular basis. Where can I find such a wise person in New York (or persons? -- trainer + sports nutritionist?)?
posted by Malad
on Sep 22, 2007 -
I'm worried about getting a hernia from deadlifting. Are there any exercises to prevent or minimise a hernia? [more inside]
posted by gttommy
on Jun 14, 2007 -
I have heard that if a high-level bodybuilder suddenly stops all exercise, they will experience major health problems (possibly fatal). Is this true? If so, why? [more inside]
posted by stammer
on Jun 4, 2007 -
Bodybuilding and Weight-losing filter: I’m planning to lose some weight around the hips, and at the same time work on my upperbody. The only catch is that I can’t afford to go to the gym right now, and was wondering if there are any exercises that I can do at home. [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy
on Apr 23, 2007 -
FatassFilter: Has anyone ever used one of the weight lifting plans that are in the backs of Mens Fitness or other magazines, or are they a load of crap? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman
on Aug 26, 2006 -
I am: vegan, mildy exercise-induced asthmatic, non-car owning & often-biking, slightly scoliotic (not visibly, but there's back pain here and there), have virtually no access to exercise equipment other than a set of ancient free weights, weight bench, and mat, without much money. I desire hulking guns and beefiness all over. [more inside]
posted by saysthis
on Mar 20, 2005 -
I can't seem to find the time to do any kind of sport these
years, but I'm still pretty fit. Even though, I'd like to build some muscles (à la Lester Burnham
, you know, "I want to look good naked!").
I can't do push-ups anymore because of my back pains, so I'm looking for easy exercices, like "do this 100 times" or "do this for a minute" (or more), to pratice every day whe[r|n]ever I am (right before I take a shower is good) to improve mainly my torso, but why not other parts aswell.
I don't want to join a club/gym if I can help...
posted by XiBe
on Jan 7, 2005 -
I'm interested in finding good, scientific, non-biased information on weight lifting. Almost everything I seem to find online and in print is either unsupported or linked somehow to supplement manufacturers. Where can I find real deal?
posted by tirade
on Apr 20, 2004 -
I have started to lift weights recently, and I was thinking about taking creatine supplements. Has anyone here used creatine? How has it worked for you? Any recommended method or particular brand?
posted by Quartermass
on Jan 19, 2004 -