I recently finished reading the weightlifting program Starting Strength and would like to try to follow it this year. However, I'm in pretty bad shape for a 26-year-old man and I have a bunch of bad habits. Given this, how should I prepare to follow Starting Strength? For instance: How should I gain flexibility beforehand, if necessary? How should I look for a good trainer and a good gym? If you've been in my situation, what worked and didn't work for you? [more inside]
Advice on preventing weight gain and fitting in exercise when your life is spinning out of control. [more inside]
What's your secret for getting a flat belly? I would love to hear from you especially if you happen to be a bit plump. [more inside]
Has anyone broke through a weight loss plateau and managed to maintain their progress? [more inside]
My mother is obese. Can I help her? [more inside]
I'm more sedentary than I'd like to be, and I'm putting on weight. Please help me get motivated to work out, and help me encourage my wife to join me. More details inside. [more inside]
How to avoid gaining weight when you become a couple? [more inside]
I have the opportunity to exercise in the morning, at lunch and in the evening. Does it matter if I do certain exercises in order? [more inside]
I would like to lose weight. Please help me find the most efficient way to do this. I apologize for the length of this question. [more inside]
This whole exercising thing, how does it work? [more inside]
Seeking data about the health effects of dieting for non-overweight people interested in moderate weight loss.
Is there data about moderate weight loss for the relatively thin? For example, we all know that yo-yo dieting is bad, etc., etc. But is there any data about whether it's bad for a not-overweight person to gain five pounds every winter and then lose it every spring? It seems like all the healthy eating and weight loss stuff I read is based on studies of fat people.