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Cardio Equipment: New or Used?

We're considering getting a piece of cardio equipment for the home, probably an elliptical. Are there any serious pitfalls to buying it used? The price difference seems pretty enormous, which always makes me suspicious. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Oct 24, 2014 - 8 answers

It's the small-space fitness challenge!

I need to develop a balanced daily workout for the next six months, specifically designed for limited and somewhat unusual spaces. Assume I have no access to traditional weights or fitness machines of any kind and that level ground and traditional cardio options will be at a premium. What 10 exercises can I do to approximate a whole-body workout? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on May 13, 2014 - 13 answers

Lifting + eating + cardio = ?

Trying to build muscle bulk but I feel totally confused by the advice about eating and cardio. [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Mar 20, 2014 - 7 answers

Let's get physical...I wanna get physical...

In an AskMe that will surprise no one given its proximity to the New Year, I'm looking for cardio/workout DVDs that will have me working up a sweat in 2014! [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Dec 16, 2013 - 11 answers

Please recommend a good HIIT/Tabata DVD

I seem to do better with the structure of watching a DVD to do an interval workout than just trying to do it on my own. I'm looking for DVDs that focus on HIIT or Tabata intervals that I can follow along to. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Aug 2, 2013 - 5 answers

Am I burning as many calories as I think I am on the elliptical?

My gym has several different types of cardio equipment. I've been using the recumbent bike for a while now, but recently tried the elliptical. The elliptical seems to say that I'm getting more "bang for my buck" in terms of exertion for calories burned. Is this possible, or is the machine inaccurate? [more inside]
posted by jingzuo on Jun 10, 2013 - 14 answers

The best cardio machine for an apartment?

I live in an apartment on an upper level unit. I wish I could buy a treadmill to use at home, but I think the noise will bother my neighbors too much. I'm looking for a good alternative. Do you know of any? [more inside]
posted by dede on Apr 10, 2013 - 20 answers

First Time Gym User! HELP!

I have no idea how to begin using a gym! I don't have any personal trainers or anything to help me! Help! [more inside]
posted by Peregrin5 on Jan 14, 2013 - 13 answers

Cardio for the poor and socially anxious with bad knees?

Looking for advice on best way to get more cardio exercise, for both physical and emotional health. Limitations: poor, bad knees and socially anxious. [more inside]
posted by Sarah_Lena on Jan 6, 2013 - 22 answers

Where can I find a complete song list for "In the Groove 2"?

Where can I find a complete song list for "In the Groove 2"? DDR is good exercise. I'd like to make a workout playlist for use in my local arcade. I can find lot's of lists for the New songs for In the Groove 2, but I can't find the Old songs that are stored on the machine. For instance it has some but not all of the songs from DDR 3rd mix. [more inside]
posted by Pontifex on Dec 30, 2012 - 7 answers

Tips for urban cycling as aerobic/cardio workout?

Tips for urban cycling as aerobic/cardio workout? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Oct 21, 2012 - 11 answers

Cardio/calorie blasters for upper-body?

As a woman, is there cardio I can do to help build strength and some bulk in my upper body? [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on Aug 18, 2012 - 18 answers

"Muscle weighs twice as much as fat"

I'm working out, particularly around the torso, and I'm much stronger. My waistline hasn't budged. My weight has barely changed since I started going to the Y and doing 20 minutes of cardio a day plus lifting weights. Loving wife says that's because I'm building muscle, and "muscle weighs twice as much as fat." What's truly going on?
posted by musofire on Jul 6, 2012 - 34 answers

Cardio/alcohol

Question about the compulsion to drink beer disappearing when I exercise. [more inside]
posted by naju on Apr 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Yoga, Cardio, and Weights, Oh My

Cardio? Yoga? strength-training? Help set me straight. [more inside]
posted by bearette on Mar 5, 2012 - 13 answers

Seroquel and the Miracle of Losing Weight?

I'm taking 150 mg of Seroquel which has seemed to be helping. But i need to lose preexisting weight..about 40-50 lbs. All i read on the web are horror stories about people gaining 50-100 lbs even when they are doing cardio and weights. My question...anybody here either themselves or know people who have actually been able to lose weight while on seroquel if they followed the usual healthy eating and exercise 3-5 times a week?
posted by snap_dragon on Feb 19, 2012 - 11 answers

this belly fat is stubborn!

What is the best way to get rid of belly fat, for a woman? Diet or exercise? What kind of exercise? [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on Feb 19, 2012 - 25 answers

Desk or near-desk exercise options

Deskercise recommendations? Essentially, I'm pulling very long hours at my desk at the moment, or near it, and am looking for some space-efficient options for topping up my cardio until I can get out more (I like to run, but see long hours). Generic snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by running order squabble fest on Feb 13, 2012 - 12 answers

Is running + yoga + swimming enough?

I want to lose weight and improve my running speed. Is running + yoga + swimming enough? [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Jan 20, 2012 - 23 answers

Really actually fun cardio

What are some genuinely enjoyable activities I can do for an aerobic workout that aren't too hard on the body? [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Nov 15, 2011 - 31 answers

How can I increase the intensity of my workouts?

How can I increase the intensity of my workout without making it longer? Complications: I can't run, lift, or swim. [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on Jul 7, 2011 - 23 answers

Cardio and numbness should not mix

My feet tend to go numb when I'm doing cardio (elliptical, treadmill, spinning, stairclimber.) Am I doing it wrong? [more inside]
posted by Anima Mundi on Jun 28, 2011 - 16 answers

Let's get physical

Random curiosity filter: Why did "aerobics" go out of fashion, and "cardio" come in? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on May 10, 2011 - 16 answers

What else can you do with an elliptical?

Alternative exercises on an elliptical? What else can I do with this thing, besides run on it, to spice things up? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Mar 28, 2011 - 10 answers

Too much, or just right?

Yesterday, I stepped up the intensity of my near-daily workout, and I'm really feeling it. I was ravenous all day yesterday, and particularly ravenous for the kinds of high-carb high-fat foods I've worked so hard to cut out of my diet. Also, I was very brain-tired; I was foggy and had trouble concentrating all day. Are these post-workout effects a sign of overdoing it, or of doing it right? [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on Jan 6, 2011 - 34 answers

Upper body cardio?

Cardio exercise options for someone who can't strain their legs more than 10 to 15 mins, and doesn't have access to gym equipment? [more inside]
posted by bardophile on Aug 26, 2010 - 16 answers

wheeeeeeeeze

Is it normal for someone getting started in cardio exercise to experience this kind of pain/discomfort? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Apr 11, 2010 - 13 answers

Questions about swimming

Talk to me about swimming for exercise. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Apr 5, 2010 - 40 answers

Workout music has been covered aplenty on this site. But what about inspiring music videos to workout to?

So when working out on a cross-trainer like this I usually watch some of my favorite TV shows on my Ipod Touch. Yeah, I know, gotta update to a bigger better stronger device soon ;-) To get me pumped up a little more or to make it through the last gruelling climb, I regularly switch to music videos. And now I wanted to query the hive mind for some fresh suggestions. For more see some examples below. [more inside]
posted by waldlaeufer on Apr 4, 2010 - 3 answers

Does HIIT help with depression?

Does HIIT help with depression, or do I need the usual 30 minutes of cardio? TL;DR background info inside. [more inside]
posted by Jacen Solo on Mar 7, 2010 - 8 answers

Puff, puff, OWWWWWWW

All my life I've had this problem when doing any sort of cardio activity: my throat can stand my breathing for about 15 seconds before it starts to burn like hell. I've tried breathing differently, asking for medical advice, drinking various beverages before/during/after working out... nothing. It's happened when I've been in better shape and when I'm a lazy slob. So I avoid cardio, which I have always desperately needed. How can I overcome this and work out pain-free? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Dec 28, 2009 - 16 answers

Help me introduce some variety into my at-home cardio

I’m looking for some more simple cardio exercises, like burpees and stepping, that will raise my heart rate but can be done in a small space, with minimal impact on my knees. [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Sep 18, 2009 - 13 answers

Why is this workout better that this other one?

What's the benefit of multiple sets of one exercise at a time vs. one quick set of several exercises repeated? [more inside]
posted by smelvis on Apr 20, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I get my cardio fix without shrinking too much?

What are some good cardio workout videos for someone who is not trying to lose weight? [more inside]
posted by fructose on Mar 8, 2009 - 10 answers

Exercise Plan?

I have three days a week and approx. 1 hour 15min. I am about 30 lbs over weight but eating healthy. I know I need to do cardio and I like weights. Anybody have a workout plan that they can suggest for 3 times a week? (I hope to go 4 eventually but this is the time I have). The only exercises I cannot do are military presses do to a rotator cuff issue. So with this limited time and stretching thrown in, what is your advice/opinon? Feel free to share with me your workout program. I am in okay shape but still in the walking stages of cardio. I am rather strong but am not looking to get more muscular....rather to get lean, if possible. I would hire a trainer but cannot afford it at this time.
posted by snap_dragon on Oct 27, 2008 - 15 answers

Staying Fit While Traveling in Europe

Going on vacation to Germany and Italy for 2 weeks. Looking for ways to try to stay fit while traveling. We will be staying with friends in Germany and may have access to a Gym, but will be staying in a house in Italy with no gym access. Any ideas for this? Possibly equipment that I could take that would assist?
posted by gm2007 on Jun 22, 2008 - 8 answers

I wanna get physical, physi....*huff*huff*puff*puff* aw screw it

Sexcellent solutions for strengthening sexual stamina? Or, what's the best exercise to help me be not so tired during non-solo sexytimes? [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Apr 12, 2008 - 13 answers

Tour-de-France vs. quickie workouts: Which is better?

1 hour workout vs. 3 hour workout... which is more effective for weight loss and weight loss only? A friend and I are unable to agree. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Mar 19, 2008 - 23 answers

Controlling weight with heart problems.

How does one keep their weight down when to exercise is to risk sudden heart stoppage? [more inside]
posted by bunnytricks on Feb 21, 2008 - 16 answers

Crunches + Cardio. What more?

Are crunches and cardio three times a week going to get rid of undesired excess fat? And how soon can I expect results? [more inside]
posted by Phire on Jan 22, 2008 - 29 answers

Cardio for gimps

Are there any good bare-bones cardio workouts I can do while staying off an injured foot? [more inside]
posted by the luke parker fiasco on Jan 17, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me work out, in.

How do you make a home-based workout work for you? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Nov 15, 2007 - 20 answers

How will I ever get my fitness back after two years of major respiratory problems?

Can I rebuild my lung capacity? And how? In the past two years, I have gone from being a high-level aerobic athlete - one to three hours daily of bike riding or running - to doing almost nothing. The reason? Respiratory problems. It started with asthma, went on to sinus infections, then two cases of pneumonia. I've had two sinus surgeries in the past six months. The good news is I am feeling better. The bad news is that my wind is shot... [more inside]
posted by soulbarn on Jun 29, 2007 - 10 answers

Make me vomit!

I want you to help make me vomit! [more inside]
posted by Loto on May 31, 2007 - 17 answers

Torn Achilles- looking for cardio exercises to do

I'm an avid runner and tore my achilles. Looking for cardio exercises to do that don't involve ankle/legs much. [more inside]
posted by rryan on May 29, 2007 - 13 answers

Any place to exercise while reading MeFi in Northern Virginia?

Where can I find a fitness center where I can jog/bike/elliptical while browsing the internet? I live in Clifton (Centreville, Northern Virginia), I can drive as necessary. I don't want to bring bulky equipment into the house unless it's really the only option. Convenience (driving distance, hours of operation, not having to fight over equipment) is more of a factor then price.
posted by anaelith on Apr 8, 2007 - 8 answers

The effects of heavy cardio?

FitnessFilter: Heavy-duty cardio workout; is my heart going to explode? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Oct 24, 2006 - 13 answers

Should I work out while sick?

I'm feeling a bit run down and have a slight cold -- is it better for me to skip my workout? [more inside]
posted by o2b on Apr 5, 2006 - 7 answers

Ech, you're giving me a coronary!

The "new, state of the art" cardio machines at my gym always tell me my heart rate is unreasonably high (170 beats per minute) even though I'm working at a level where I can still maintain a breathy conversation. Occasionally, the machine will say my heart rate is something totally wacky, like 220. [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Jan 16, 2006 - 9 answers

I want to ride my bicycle.

I would like to buy an exercise bicycle for a friend who wants to cardio train, but has terrible knees. However, I know nothing of exercise bicycles. [more inside]
posted by Jairus on Jan 10, 2006 - 8 answers

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