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Back muscle injury after car wreck...how long to heal?

Hello all, I know YANMD, but I am curious about how to go about addressing my muscle gripes with a doctor. [more inside]
posted by Young Kullervo on Dec 27, 2013 - 7 answers

 

Dealing with muscle soreness when returning to jogging

I have just ramped up my exercise a little, adding some intermittent jogging to my long walks (I'm every other day, or every third day). It has been several years since I did any sort of running more than an occasional dash to catch the bus, and my quadriceps are sore. Searching online, I have found advice that ranges from "do not do any more exercise until your muscles are no longer sore" to "power through no matter what!" MeFi, what should I do to mitigate muscle soreness and keep myself in good shape so I can keep exercising?
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 1, 2013 - 22 answers

Seeking info on nutrition/exercise routine for a Woman who wants to see more definition (and has so far failed at her attempts)

Please help a woman gain some muscle. [more inside]
posted by BlueMartini7 on Oct 16, 2012 - 16 answers

How can I tell how much of the weight I've gained is muscle?

How can I tell how much of the weight I've gained is muscle? [more inside]
posted by reticulatedspline on Feb 23, 2012 - 16 answers

Which is the least bad for muscle growth: to drink alcohol before or after exercise?

Which is the least bad for muscle growth: to drink alcohol before or after exercise? [more inside]
posted by neilb449 on Jan 19, 2012 - 8 answers

Exercise: how do I push myself without damaging myself?

I strain a muscle too frequently when I exercise. How am I supposed to get stronger? [more inside]
posted by jessicapierce on Feb 23, 2011 - 24 answers

Exercise makes you fat.

I started exercising and eating less, and I'm gaining weight. I highly doubt I'm building muscle. Is this going to stop eventually? [more inside]
posted by timory on Feb 17, 2011 - 51 answers

I know they did mor than just the pull-up poster

I found this image online, but I can't seem to find others in the series for other exercises like push-ups and leg raises and such. I'm sure they're out there, but my google-fu fails. HALP!
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey on Nov 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Back pain when walking?

After a near lifetime of depression I am finally coming out the other side of it, albeit tentatively. I feel energized enough to start exercising daily as my doctor has advised. Sounds great, eh? The problem? I'm 100lbs overweight and my body is screaming no at me. Help me figure out how to overcome the aches to keep going. [more inside]
posted by kanata on Oct 28, 2010 - 62 answers

How can I lose this flab and keep my muscle

I've gained some muscle...and lots of fat. I need some help with losing the extra fat, keeping the muscle I have gained, and dealing with feeling lots heavier. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 11, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me be strong

What's the best way for a girl to build upper body strength with weights (and not hurt herself)? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Sep 8, 2010 - 28 answers

Not a bodybuilder. Simply trying to understand how my body's built.

I'm neither an athlete nor obese, but am trying to lose 20 lbs while also building muscle, on a very low carb diet. My question is about depleted muscle glycogen stores while doing strength training. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2010 - 11 answers

first-week workout aches

When starting to work out again after a long period of physical laziness, how to pace yourself to minimize aching?
posted by moorooka on Jul 14, 2010 - 10 answers

Chubby arms be gone!

Do my upper arms look flabby because I need to lose fat or because I need to build muscle or both? [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Apr 25, 2010 - 21 answers

Steal from the back and give to the abs??

Tips/ideas for abdominal muscle exercises that won't exacerbate back pain in someone prone to it? [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Apr 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Muscles without reinventing myself

What's the simplest way to build muscle without becoming an exercise person? Please read my whiny, pigheaded conditions inside. [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Dec 2, 2009 - 65 answers

Help me incorporate weight lifting into my current fitness routine.

How can I successfully incorporate weight lifting into my current fitness routine? [more inside]
posted by reticulatedspline on Sep 3, 2009 - 35 answers

Muscle building for the lazy home body

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 - 17 answers

How much does my new muscle weigh?

How much does my new muscle weigh? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2008 - 7 answers

I feel like Popeye with a bulgy gut

The best way to develop muscle without weights? [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Jul 12, 2008 - 13 answers

The Hunt for the perfect 13 compound lifts ??

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 - 12 answers

Do MBT shoes work for toning?

Anyone have experience with MBT footwear for toning legs/rear end? [more inside]
posted by scody on Jun 7, 2008 - 8 answers

Killer arms

How do I add tone and definition to my upper arms? [more inside]
posted by barrakuda on Apr 21, 2008 - 18 answers

Just a little muscle is all I want!

Suggested workout programs to put on some upper-body muscle and add general torso definition, while leaving room for running? [more inside]
posted by dondiego87 on Feb 17, 2008 - 17 answers

How quickly can you lose you ability to run?

Am I losing muscle? [more inside]
posted by rglass on Sep 29, 2007 - 9 answers

Pain has a kung fu grip on my shoulders.

Shoulder exercise recommendations to protect my joints from repetitive martial arts drills? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Sep 19, 2007 - 12 answers

help me not pull my gluteus maximus

Ugh. How do I *not* pull my "butt" muscle? My butt muscle seems to cramp up fairly easily, sometimes when...uh...engaged in "lovin'" with my wife, sometimes in non-compromising positions. If I'm "cupping" my own butt, it would be the muscle where my pinkie or 4th finger is pointing...more or less. Looking at the picture on the Wikipedia entry, I would guess it'd be my Gluteus Medius...maybe. When the muscle cramps up, it's *really* painful, and I can't move *at all* for about 5-10 mins. It still hurts maybe 15-20 mins later. I'm in my 30's, skinny, and probably not in the greatest shape. Are there any exercises or stretches or something I can do to prevent/minimize this?
posted by anonymous on Sep 4, 2007 - 17 answers

How can I continue to bulk up when my supplement gives me flatulence from hell?

How can I continue to bulk up when my supplement gives me flatulence from hell? [more inside]
posted by fugitivefromchaingang on Apr 9, 2007 - 17 answers

How do I go from skinny to kinda buff?

How do I go from newly skinny to kinda buff? [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Dec 11, 2006 - 17 answers

Strength Training: Do sets need to be completed in a row?

Strengthtrainingfilter: If I have a workout comprised of 6 exercises, 2 sets each, can I do all 6 exercises in a row twice, or do I have to do each one twice in a row? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Dec 5, 2006 - 11 answers

foot cramping weirdness

Recurring foot muscle cramps. My fiancee has this weird *foot thing* that happens about 3 or 4 days per week. In the evenings, she gets painful cramps in her foot, usually her left foot but sometimes the right one does the same. It usually takes 10 or 20 minutes to work itself out. It's helped by massage, but it hurts like the dickens while it's going on. What gives? Her diet and exercise habits inside... [more inside]
posted by zpousman on Jan 19, 2006 - 13 answers

Building Muscle Mass

I want to gain more muscle mass and strength. I don't want to look like a bodybuilder, but I do want to look very fit. (I'm a male nearing 40.) My problem is, I don't have a good gym nearby and I live in a small apartment. I don't have room for a free weight system. Can one build the sort of body that I want without weights or a machine, simply by doing exercises (pushups, etc.)? How reasonable is that approach? If that won't work, what sort of machine should I buy that doesn't take up much real-estate space and is pleasing to the eye. (I've looked into these, but they only go up to 52lbs. Is that enough?)
posted by grumblebee on Feb 11, 2005 - 20 answers

Can a lifetime of labor make only one arm substantially larger?

In On the Waterfront, Edie's pop says to her, "See this arm? It's two inches longer'n the other one. That's years of workin' and sweatin', liftin' and swingin' a hook. And every time I heisted a box or a coffee bag I says to myself--this is for Edie, so she can be a teacher or somethin' decent." Can a lifetime of labor really do that to your arm?
posted by profwhat on Nov 15, 2004 - 11 answers

Muscle Mass

What would be an average increase in muscle mass (lbs or kilos) in a woman going from weak and sedentary to seriously buff and strong over a period of about a year? And for a man?
posted by suleikacasilda on Dec 15, 2003 - 17 answers

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