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I was that kid who was always picked last in gym class

Exercise was never my “thing”, but now I need to make it my “thing”. I’m pushing 50 years old, and my sedentary lifestyle is taking its toll in the form of borderline-high blood pressure, various aches & pains, and a susceptibility to becoming easily tired. [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Apr 22, 2014 - 34 answers

Strength training options

I want to improve my endurance exercise by strength training. According to research I should go for a high weight very low rep program. I know there are a few commonly recommended books for that like Starting Strength and The New Rules of Lifting (for Women). I wonder if there is a way to do this without going to a gym or buying expensive equipment, and without following a whole comprehensive program that assumes that weight lifting will be the focus of my life. [more inside]
posted by blub on Mar 27, 2014 - 15 answers

VERY simple alternating strength-training program

I want two quick and easy strength-training exercises I can alternate and do every day, in order to get my exercise groove back. What are two complementary ones? [more inside]
posted by Jacen Solo on May 16, 2012 - 12 answers

Good StrongLifts-type dumbell exercise programs?

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 - 9 answers

I can run 10 miles. Now what for strength?

For what level of strength training does my running the Army 10 Mile now qualify me? [more inside]
posted by metajc on Aug 21, 2011 - 3 answers

Looking for: exercise program to deal with flab, but NOT drop weight

I want to be less flabby. I cannot afford to join a gym or get a personal trainer. Does it sound like strength training will work for me? [more inside]
posted by SkylitDrawl on Jan 19, 2011 - 21 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

cheap gyms in Paris?

How can I stay physically fit while traveling through Europe? [more inside]
posted by sureshot on Aug 3, 2009 - 15 answers

Dumbbells vs Barbells

Is there any reason that barbells would be indispensable from a serious stength-training program? Or are dumbbells just fine? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jul 1, 2009 - 12 answers

Help a novice with weight training!

Beginning weight training advice: I have recently begun a cardiovascular exercise program, and want to add weights to my routine. My goals are as follows: 1.) Lose weight 2.) Improve endurance 3.) Increase strength. Any advice re: number of reps/sets... [more inside]
posted by muxnaw on Aug 20, 2008 - 13 answers

Bikemata workout work-around

Does anyone know any good upper-body exercises that don't require the use of my hands? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Jun 6, 2008 - 21 answers

Help a weakling achieve her first push-up!

I'm a 35 yr old female, 5'6", 120lbs, in good general shape (walk loads, work out) who has never been able to achieve a single-push up. It's a key move to many of the workouts I want to do, but most strength-building programs assume that even the weakest can do at least one. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by geekgirl397 on Apr 27, 2008 - 32 answers

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