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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

 

Starting Strength forever...

Can the Starting Strength program be my only strength program? [more inside]
posted by VTX on Dec 1, 2013 - 9 answers

Mobilize me

I've been working out, lifting weights, on and off for five years, but I've never paid any attention to mobility/stretching. This is dumb. Please help me come up with a defensible plan. [more inside]
posted by downing street memo on Mar 26, 2013 - 6 answers

Are free weights better than unfree weights?

Why strength training, and what to do? I've been taking advantage of my free gym membership a lot more lately and I see people lifting weights a lot. I do the elliptical and the "Nautilus"-type machines, but I've gotten the impression that the barbell-style stuff is better for me. Is this true, and if so, how do I go about this? [more inside]
posted by supercoollady on Nov 22, 2012 - 15 answers

Like The Hacker's Diet for muscles?

I'm making good weight-loss progress with The Hacker's Diet. Now, I'd like to add in exercise to build and tone muscle. I'm active and decent shape already, but don't do any weights. Is there anything as down-to-earth and straightforward as The Hacker's Diet for this? [more inside]
posted by SampleSize on Sep 22, 2012 - 12 answers

Finished New Rules of Lifting for Women, what next?

I just finished the weight training program from the New Rules of Lifting for Women, what should I do next? [more inside]
posted by kyrademon on Sep 7, 2012 - 7 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

What lifts should I do to increase the width (from front and rear) or general diameter of my biceps/arms?

What lifts should I do to increase the width (from front and rear) or general diameter of my biceps/arms? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Mar 24, 2012 - 7 answers

Strength Training/Stretch Routine for Runner ?

Strength Training/Stretch Routine for Runner? [more inside]
posted by Carius on Feb 20, 2012 - 11 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

Gym Shoe Recommendations Please

My familiarity with exercise footwear is limited to my running shoes. What should I be looking for in a gym shoe? [more inside]
posted by sillymama on Feb 18, 2012 - 11 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

Help Me Keep Fit in My New (York) City

Looking for affordable, long-term outdoor group fitness classes in New York City. Or reasonably priced gyms with plenty of rowing machines and free weights. [more inside]
posted by undercoverhuwaaah on Jan 3, 2012 - 3 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

weight a sec

Please concoct me a free-weights routine. Pretty much beginner. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Aug 31, 2011 - 14 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

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

Alternative weight lifting equipment locations

Love weight lifting, hate the drive to the local Megagym (or any gym). Reasonably cheap weight lifting equipment abounds, but space is a problem. I have a couple of options available, and I could use some help. [more inside]
posted by Punkey on Jun 17, 2011 - 8 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

How can I avoid getting tired while lifting weights?

How can I avoid getting tired while lifting weights? [more inside]
posted by fatty magoo on Apr 7, 2010 - 21 answers

High-speed or high-weight lifting to lose weight and look toned?

In order for a male who's 30-40 lbs overweight to lose that extra weight and look reasonably toned by working out 3x/week for 30 mins each, is it better to a) do something like the Spartacus workout (high-intensity circuit training with somewhat lighter weights) or b) do more traditional lifting of heavier weights? Or some combination?
posted by Malad on Jan 3, 2010 - 18 answers

Left biceps hurts on weightlifting noob. Now what?

Recently started lifting weights a few months ago. Now arm hurts, wtf? [more inside]
posted by nomadicink on Dec 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Some weightlifting queries

How often should I lift weights? and when I do, how much weight should I lift to achieve my goals? [more inside]
posted by miraimatt on Dec 1, 2009 - 13 answers

A Gym plan for a chubby dude with not-enough time (yet).

For a few months, I have a total of 30 minutes at the gym in the morning (not counting shower) at three times a week. (It's a long story.) I know this is not much at all. I am a 25 lbs overweight guy and would like to get a bit leaner. I don't expect quick results. I have asthma but control it with inhaler so I can "trot" a bit on the treadmill so far. I can't (yet) flat out run for long periods without asthma/poor shape affecting me. I am very familiar with the gym and various weightlifting exercises. I am not sure how to make the best of my time, though. At all. Within a month I would like to bump it up to 45/1hr in the gym and 4 times a week. (and then later, 5 days a week.) But for now, do you have any solid advice that works for you? [more inside]
posted by snap_dragon on Nov 22, 2009 - 21 answers

Equipment for doing serious (weighted) back extensions at home?

Equipment for doing serious (weighted) back extensions at home? [more inside]
posted by madmethods on Jul 26, 2009 - 13 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

Soreness in outside of lower leg during squats

I am getting soreness/discomfort in a strange place while doing squats: on the outside of my right leg only, 4-6 inches above my ankle. I'm returning to weightlifting after a year off with unrelated shoulder injury, and this happens with very little additional weight beyond just the bar. Should I be stretching, starting with less weight, or something else?
posted by stopgap on Jun 6, 2009 - 10 answers

Is this workout routine a bad idea?

A trainer at my gym recommended this workout and I'm not entirely sure it's safe or effective or the right one for me. I've itemized the routine below, but in short it involves both upper and lower body workout every day, Monday through Friday, three sets of 10 -12, with one muscle group off per day after what he considers the toughest exercise for that body part. [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on Dec 17, 2008 - 19 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

Thighs like what!!

I want a booty and thighs like Serena. Help me get there. [more inside]
posted by notjustfoxybrown on Oct 24, 2008 - 14 answers

Books on DVDs on exercise as body-exploration?

Are there any good DVDs or books that teach you exercise as a way of understanding and having fun with your body? I'm looking for a system whose focus is not primarily on losing weight or being healthy but on learning about your body and being able to do cool things with it you couldn't do before (gain better balance, stand on your head, improve your ability to drag furniture even), but that would also incidentally give you an excellent workout. Ideas?
posted by shivohum on Jul 2, 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

Nutrition for weight training.

Favorite books or websites dealing with good muscle-building nutrition? [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Jun 24, 2008 - 16 answers

What do I do with those fancy gym machines?

What are all those machines at the gym and how can I make them work for me? [more inside]
posted by elisabethjw on Jun 16, 2008 - 15 answers

Lifting weights to look good with my clothes on

I'm starting to lift weights, and my goal is simply to look as good as possible with my clothes on. What kind of exercises should I focus on? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Apr 26, 2008 - 10 answers

Workout Advice

Can you get big muscularly by lifting lower weight with high reps? I have been working out on and off in my life as a way to gain weight. I'm a guy with a fast metabolism, very lean and muscular. In college I was able to put on some decent weight and bulk by eating lots and also lifting very heavy weights for low reps. Usually about 4-8 reps max. This is the conventional wisdom amongst weightlifters. However, I met a guy recently who was reallly bulked up and told me he managed to get that way by actually doing the reverse. He said he would do lower weight and aim for 3 sets of 30 reps and thats what got him that way. He was also very lean when he started. This is completley against what is taught by so many. Does anyone have any feedback on this? Can this work?
posted by postergeist on Apr 26, 2008 - 14 answers

What are the best possible exercises I can do using 20 lb dumb bells?

What are the best possible exercises I can do for about 20 minutes a day using 2 - 20 lb dumb bells? [more inside]
posted by drgonzo2k2 on Nov 12, 2007 - 6 answers

How lazy should I be after working out?

Is it okay to swim after weightlifting? [more inside]
posted by bluejayk on Nov 8, 2007 - 17 answers

Why do the weights make me a grump?

I get into a really crappy mood after lifting weights, and I'd like it to stop. [more inside]
posted by JohnFredra on Oct 27, 2007 - 12 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

weightlifting for dummies

Recently I have been getting back in shape. I want to add some weight lifting to my routine but not a lot. I have done it before and I am just not motivated enough to do the alternate days thing, but I enjoy the benefits of strength training. So what are some of the best all around exercises that I could do that would give me the best all body workout in the least time?
posted by vronsky on Nov 16, 2006 - 13 answers

ow ow OW!

Muscle pain between thumb and forefinger on left hand while weightlifting. Plenty of detail within. [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Oct 30, 2006 - 5 answers

Does exercise reduce your ability to recover from surgery?

Does exercise reduce your ability to recover from surgery? [more inside]
posted by b_thinky on May 25, 2006 - 8 answers

What is wrong with my arm?

What is wrong with my arm? [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon on Jan 13, 2006 - 21 answers

Beef and guns

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 - 11 answers

need good science on weight lifting

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 - 11 answers

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