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Is the Gazelle an effective cardio workout or what?

I'm looking for a definitive answer: Is the Gazelle a reasonable cardio workout or isn't it? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Oct 19, 2007 - 15 answers

Is there any way to repair a destroyed metabolism?

I destroyed my metabolism in my teens and early twenties through extreme dieting and now I'm overweight and nothing I do will take the weight off. [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on Oct 18, 2007 - 35 answers

What to drink before a dawn swimming workout?

What's a good 6 AM, pre-swim liquid breakfast? [more inside]
posted by the sobsister on Oct 16, 2007 - 11 answers

How can I excercise 'smarter?'

[Exercise Filter]: What's your exercise routine? Should I change mine? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Oct 16, 2007 - 11 answers

How do you exercise a dog with bad knees?

Our 9-year-old yellow lab who has had a full ACL on one knee and a partial ACL on the other is getting worse. How can we exercise him properly without putting him in pain? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Oct 15, 2007 - 17 answers

Keeping dogs safe and exercised on land

How do I keep two active young dogs with good jumping ability a) from being bitten by snakes b) active and happy while I am away during the day on a property of about 20 acres? What's it roughly going to cost me?
posted by vizsla on Oct 14, 2007 - 7 answers

Are weight gain calorie shakes healthy?

Thoughts on weight gain calorie shakes? Are they healthy? [more inside]
posted by postergeist on Oct 12, 2007 - 8 answers

How do you deal with your exercise-induced asthma?

How do you deal with your exercise-induced asthma? [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Oct 8, 2007 - 14 answers

Decent elliptical on a budget?

Decent elliptical on a budget? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Oct 6, 2007 - 6 answers

Soooo tired, how can I perk up?

I'm exhausted... how can I management my energy better during the day? What techniques can I experiment with? [more inside]
posted by Tommy Gnosis on Oct 5, 2007 - 11 answers

Life of the mind versus life of the body

After seeing the massive concensus on this thread, I started to feel concerned about how out-of-the-loop I am regarding exercise. I'm pretty fit, and typically walk a few miles a day in the course of my work, but I have very little interest in any sort of exercise for the sake of health or enjoyment. [more inside]
posted by Eater on Oct 3, 2007 - 23 answers

Exercise, heart rate, & calories burned

Questions about exercise, heart rate, and estimating calories burned. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2007 - 6 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

Too heavy for Couch to 5k?

I just had a doctor tell me I'm too heavy to run the Couch to 5k program. Is this really true? [more inside]
posted by aebaxter on Sep 18, 2007 - 62 answers

Help my find a decent gym in the San Fernando Valley

Where can I go for a good workout in the San Fernando Valley? [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Sep 15, 2007 - 1 answer

Help me increase my "good" cholesterol

What has worked (in your personal experience) to raise your "good cholesterol" or HDL? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Sep 14, 2007 - 14 answers

Rowing Machine Recommendations on a budget

alternative rowing machines to the expensive concept 2's? [more inside]
posted by thelost on Sep 6, 2007 - 15 answers

How to find an exercize video to use while traveling?

Help me choose an exercise video to keep me sane during two weeks of travel. [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Sep 5, 2007 - 6 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

If it doesn't kill me, will it make me stronger or weaker

Best way, other than walking a lot (too time-consuming), to prepare for walking a lot, in a city, carrying a substantial bag? A recent walking-intensive two-week trip nearly killed my poor feet. I don't have a walking-intensive life most of the time. Should I try specific conditioning? Or would that make it worse, "using up" the mileage I have left on my feet? Should I just resign myself to babying my feet when traveling? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Sep 3, 2007 - 11 answers

should you really replace your running shoes every 6 months?

should you really replace your running shoes every 6 months? [more inside]
posted by esolo on Aug 29, 2007 - 27 answers

Seeking information about self defense course(s) and related activites/classes.

I am interested in self-defense classes. There are lots of methods and places to do this. The options are a little overwhelming and I know very little about the topic. Can somebody break it down and make some suggestions and/or recommendations that might be best suited for me? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Aug 29, 2007 - 22 answers

Please help me determine the cause of my recent weight gain.

Please help me determine the cause of my recent weight gain. [more inside]
posted by sequential on Aug 20, 2007 - 9 answers

Looking for martial arts school in New Orleans

Looking for martial arts school in the New Orleans area [more inside]
posted by lawhound on Aug 16, 2007 - 3 answers

Gimme a break?

Sore muscles. Should I work out anyway? [more inside]
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér on Aug 14, 2007 - 15 answers

Help me design a home push/pull routine

Help me design a good home push-pull workout with minimal equipment. Goals: Mass and definition [more inside]
posted by sirion on Aug 8, 2007 - 8 answers

Why can't a swimmer run?

Why can't swimmers run...and vice versa? [more inside]
posted by melissam on Jul 31, 2007 - 30 answers

Where are more Bay Area Parcourses?

Where are all the Parcourse trails in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by lulu103 on Jul 30, 2007 - 15 answers

Stopping the onslaught of buckets of sweat

It's eighty degrees in my apartment, but I still need to exercise. No problem so far, but after I finish I'm pouring with sweat. Is there anything I can do to chill out faster? [more inside]
posted by brett on Jul 28, 2007 - 14 answers

I want an exercise bike which can charge my phone. Does such a thing exist? If not, could I make one?

Is it possible to buy an exercise/stationary bike which generates electricity? If not, how hard would it be to build one or modify an existing exercise bike?
posted by handee on Jul 25, 2007 - 5 answers

I need a new martial art!

I need a new martial art. Help? Not a new place to go, but a new art to take. Only, I'm a wee bit picky, so there's more to it then just trying out any old thing. [more inside]
posted by FritoKAL on Jul 22, 2007 - 39 answers

How much weight can one lose in two weeks?

What's the most number of pounds a person can lose in two weeks? and how? [more inside]
posted by icollectpurses on Jul 22, 2007 - 17 answers

What factors affect energy levels for exercise?

Sometimes when I exercise I feel full of energy. Other days, I feel weak and a little nauseous. This happens even when I get a good amount of sleep every night (7-8 hrs), and even when I've eated a good breakfast (say, oatmeal or cereal) an hour before exercising. What factors affect energy, especially during exercise? What does it take to get that bubbling, bursting, "I can conquer the world" energy every day?
posted by shivohum on Jul 22, 2007 - 18 answers

Food Log suggestions?

I'm looking for suggestions on where and how to keep a food log. I have a number of criteria that, I think will help me keep it up. 1. I'd like it to be online. 2. I'd like it to have some database of foods. 3. I'd like to it show trends, at least a weekly goal thingy. 4. I'd like to it to offer easy ways to update the log. 5. I'd pay for it. Free would be great, but ... I have a diet that I am already using that contains goals -- calories, carbs, protein, etc., -- all based on BMI and activity levels. A bonus question would be stories about how you managed to keep it up for yourself. :-)
posted by tcv on Jul 15, 2007 - 16 answers

Exercise bikes for the heavyweight user...

So then... I'm a chunky bastard and I want to buy an exercise bike... [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Jul 14, 2007 - 17 answers

How can I be a silent (and compact) ninja?

Having recently moved to a small flat with little outside space, my free-standing kick-boxing bag is of no use. Even if I had room to hurl myself at it, I'd annoy the neighbours. What sort of equipment can I use to practice Thai boxing and grappling at home? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Jul 3, 2007 - 8 answers

Tennis for Dummiest

Beginning tennis player here - I'd appreciate tips and links (of the "for dummies" genre) to help me improve my game. [more inside]
posted by charmston on Jul 2, 2007 - 10 answers

Can I apply exercise calories to the next day?

When one is dieting by maintaining a small calorie deficit, is it appropriate to apply calories burned via one day's exercise to the next day's calorie total? Since I can't predict beforehand what days I'll have an opportunity to exercise, I can't plan ahead. Since I exercise rather late in the evening, binging the amount of calories after I return (directly before bed) would probably send 'em directly to my waist regardless of how much I'd just exercised. [more inside]
posted by The Confessor on Jul 2, 2007 - 13 answers

Can I turn my parents from couch potatoes into spring chickens?

Both my parents are mad, Scottish and retired. They're 65 and 68, and weren't brought up in a culture of exercise. Now that they don't have a dog, they're terrifyingly sedentary. When I bring up the subject of exercise they either get defensive, or blow it off as something that crazy Americans do. How can I get them into some sort of vaguely regular exercise routine? [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Jul 2, 2007 - 30 answers

How will I ever get my fitness back after two years of major respiratory problems?

Can I rebuild my lung capacity? And how? In the past two years, I have gone from being a high-level aerobic athlete - one to three hours daily of bike riding or running - to doing almost nothing. The reason? Respiratory problems. It started with asthma, went on to sinus infections, then two cases of pneumonia. I've had two sinus surgeries in the past six months. The good news is I am feeling better. The bad news is that my wind is shot... [more inside]
posted by soulbarn on Jun 29, 2007 - 10 answers

Dealing with a slow metabolism

Slow metabolism and exercise. How do you combine the two? [more inside]
posted by humblepigeon on Jun 28, 2007 - 22 answers

How do I regulate my exercise?

I'm working on improving my exercise habits, and I need some help on regulating them. How do I maintain useful aerobic exercise without going too light or too heavy? My body and my mind are fighting against me. [more inside]
posted by JZig on Jun 24, 2007 - 19 answers

Save me from last.fm embarrassment!

Recommend me some music to run to. My current favorite album to run to is Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSongs: it's pretty good musically, a little cocky in the lyrics, and is paced perfectly, leading me to run between 8:15 and 8:45 miles. I'd appreciate any suggestions to provide variety, saving me from the embarrassment of having JT as my top artist on last.fm. [more inside]
posted by charmston on Jun 24, 2007 - 22 answers

HerniaFilter II

I was just diagnosed with an inguinal hernia, which I've apparently had for almost 2 years now. I know next to nothing about hernias, let alone inguinal hernias, and it looks like it'll be 6-12 weeks before I can get into surgery, and at least 3 weeks before I get a proper consult with the surgeon. I exercise frequently with weight training, cardio, and flexibility training in the gym, and am wondering what if any exercises are safe to continue in the interim, or what exercises definitely need to be avoided. Can I still stay in shape without making this thing worse? [more inside]
posted by skechada on Jun 20, 2007 - 11 answers

I have to become an athlete for one night: what do I eat?

My boss has challenged me to complete some sort of marathon workout at his gym. I'm not very athletic, but if I can finish, my boss will buy all his employees an expensive steak dinner. I need tips -- especially as to what/when to eat. The workout is at 8pm tonight. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jun 19, 2007 - 23 answers

ADD-friendly physical activity advice needed

Help me find an ADD-friendly physical activity. Looks like there's [more inside]
posted by Baud on Jun 19, 2007 - 22 answers

Qi gong, health and western medicine

I’ve been reading a bit about qi gong and its applications to healthy living, but am finding it hard to find information that goes beyond anecdotes. I’d like to know if the claims of qi gong (and similar internal practices) have been tested, and if the claimed mechanisms have any common ground with western medicine. [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey on Jun 15, 2007 - 6 answers

Any exercise ideas for someone who can't use their legs?

Any exercise ideas for someone who can't use their legs? (And also can't go in the water.) [more inside]
posted by mogotron on Jun 10, 2007 - 20 answers

Please motivate me to take up Vinyasa Yoga

What should I know about Vinyasa Yoga? [more inside]
posted by suki on Jun 9, 2007 - 9 answers

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