5 posts tagged with exercise by Jacen Solo.
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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

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

How is abbs formed?

I have great six-pack abs when I concentrate on flexing them. But while walking around relaxed, my stomach looks only slightly better than "average" (or worse if I've recently eaten :P). To fix this, purely for vanity purposes, do I need (a) more cardio; (b) more ab exercises; (c) diet changes; (d) something else? [more inside]
posted by Jacen Solo on Feb 3, 2010 - 11 answers

Making an exercise plan out of lots of possible ingredients

Help me devise an exercise/etc. plan for the summer combining at least some of the following ingredients: elliptical machine and/or DDR (i.e. cardio), weight training, one hundred pushups, core training, yoga, stretching, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, beginner salsa dance class, martial-arts class, racquetball. Also important: how to ease into it gradually so I don't get overwhelmed and quit. [more inside]
posted by Jacen Solo on Jun 15, 2009 - 12 answers

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