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How best to workout at work?

Bit out of shape, me. Would like to fix that. Our office has a small gym. In this gym is an expected fleet of treadmills, stationary bikes, free weights and a single stair-climber. We've got shower, locker room and changing facilities as well. Given these tools available, what would be my best use of them? Workout before work? After? And which for how long? [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand on Dec 12, 2006 - 16 answers

How do I go from skinny to kinda buff?

How do I go from newly skinny to kinda buff? [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Dec 11, 2006 - 17 answers

When to lift weights in a weight-loss program

When to mix in weight training with a weight loss plan [more inside]
posted by ttrendel on Dec 9, 2006 - 15 answers

Exercises I can do while cashiering?

Exercises I can do while cashiering? [more inside]
posted by ad4pt on Dec 7, 2006 - 10 answers

Strength Training: Do sets need to be completed in a row?

Strengthtrainingfilter: If I have a workout comprised of 6 exercises, 2 sets each, can I do all 6 exercises in a row twice, or do I have to do each one twice in a row? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Dec 5, 2006 - 11 answers

Help me learn how to get buff

Can anyone here recommend a good book(s) or websites about weight training. There's [more inside]
posted by reenum on Dec 2, 2006 - 8 answers

Where to I take my running from here?

I'm finishing up the Couch-to-5K Plan. What's the best way to keep building my speed and endurance on a treadmill? [more inside]
posted by nickmark on Nov 30, 2006 - 7 answers

Elliptical trainer rentals?

Where can I rent an elliptical trainer near Seattle? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Nov 30, 2006 - 0 answers

Exercise Technique

I read somewhere that a combination of strenous periods and moderate periods during an exercise session are best, but I can't find the specific information. [more inside]
posted by eunoia on Nov 23, 2006 - 6 answers

Muscle pain remedies

How can I soothe muscle pain? [more inside]
posted by jedro on Nov 19, 2006 - 10 answers

How do I stop myself from gaining all the weight back?

I've lost 50 pounds and need to keep it off. I'm also by nature a "grazer" (wanting to eat all the time), which is how I gained all the weight, but calorie restriction just isn't working any more. There's [more inside]
posted by jspierre on Nov 18, 2006 - 25 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

Bend me, shape me, anyway you want me

Recommendations for one-on-one intensive flexibility therapy in London. [more inside]
posted by ajp on Nov 15, 2006 - 7 answers

Weight training at home

I want to be stronger and more physically fit. So I've heard weight training is the way to go. As a complete n00b, where/how do I start? [more inside]
posted by zippity on Nov 12, 2006 - 23 answers

How are "calories burned" calculated for any given activity?

I'd love to know how many calories one burns during sign language interpreting - I think this might interest a lot of interpreters, actually. [more inside]
posted by etoile on Nov 7, 2006 - 2 answers

Help me stand up straight.

I have a tall-person slouch. What exercises and stretches will help me improve my posture?
posted by I Am Not a Lobster on Nov 3, 2006 - 10 answers

Whats this beer belly?

I'm a 25 yr old man. Why do I have a belly? How to get rid? [more inside]
posted by tomw on Nov 3, 2006 - 27 answers

Why do I gain 4lbs after intense exercise?

I'm actively losing weight but always seem to gain 3-4 lbs following intense exercise days. [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Nov 2, 2006 - 24 answers

How can I work out in the morning without being wrecked for the rest of the day?

How can I work out in the morning without being wrecked for the rest of the day? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Oct 30, 2006 - 16 answers

Which do I increase?

Exercisefilter: More reps or more weight? Looking for advice on using weight machines. [more inside]
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér on Oct 30, 2006 - 10 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

How to increase running . foot speed?

How does one increase foot speed? My 12 year old son inherited his lack of foot speed from me. He's thin, skinny and a little below average height. This is not a weight issue, he is just slow. (All of which is subject to change when puberty kicks in full gear) In the meantime, are there exercises or drills he could do to increase his speed? He plays baseball and he fences - being a bit quicker would be a benefit in both.
posted by COD on Oct 26, 2006 - 31 answers

The effects of heavy cardio?

FitnessFilter: Heavy-duty cardio workout; is my heart going to explode? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Oct 24, 2006 - 13 answers

"fling-ups"?

What are "fling-ups," exactly, and how does one do them? [more inside]
posted by pax digita on Oct 21, 2006 - 9 answers

Mirror mirror on the wall, who has the wobbliest thighs of all?

Best way to rid self of seriously awful cellulite, short of surgery? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2006 - 12 answers

Walking formula ?

Is there a simple formula to calculate how many calories are used during walking exercise ? [more inside]
posted by matholio on Oct 15, 2006 - 7 answers

undue backpain

Back Pain - It's a weekend, and my chiropractor only works tue/thurs in my area filter. I have no idea what I did to deserve this, but I went to the gym for the first time in 2 mos last wednesday (I had been going religiously m/w/f for 8 months working up my running.. i was doing 10 minute miles for 30 minutes before..) because I broke my toe at a company event. I did a decent workout (2.2 mi in 30 min, rest, stretch, then free weights). I felt fine afterwards - no pain, no problems at all. [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Oct 14, 2006 - 14 answers

Where did I get these images from?

Where do these images of a 1950's era woman doing head exercises come from? (Pretty SFW, but you might get a few odd looks) [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Oct 14, 2006 - 4 answers

"For while the true Grail will bring you life, the false Grail will take it from you."

How do I feel like I'm still 25 when I turn 50? [more inside]
posted by joshuaconner on Oct 14, 2006 - 23 answers

Focused workout to deflabbify?

I'm looking for a simple, focused set of exercises I can do to tone up and reduce flab in my chest, arms, and stomach. [more inside]
posted by medpt on Oct 9, 2006 - 16 answers

Unintentional exercise?

Help me exercise accidentally. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Oct 7, 2006 - 26 answers

Winter Jogging - What clothing do I need?

What clothing should I wear for winter jogging? [more inside]
posted by bingwah on Oct 5, 2006 - 17 answers

What's a non-crappy home exercise bike?

Is there a worthwhile stationary (preferably recumbent) exercise bike choice available for consumer purchase under $1,000? [more inside]
posted by phearlez on Sep 22, 2006 - 9 answers

Running and severe nausea

I am in pretty decent shape (nothing amazing, but 5' 7" and 138 pounds which is normal) but find that I can't do much of ANY running without feeling horribly, horribly nauseated within minutes of finishing. I can lift and do pushups, squats, etc., but running is basically out of the question. Sometimes it's so bad I have to stop even though it's rarely more than 10 minutes. Since I'm not unhealthy or overweight, I'm pretty concerned about this. Why does running, in particular, make me feel so awful? Does this happen to anyone else? Should I be trying to push through it?
posted by dmaterialized on Sep 20, 2006 - 15 answers

Help me find a boot camp vacation retreat to lose weight and develop my self awareness

Can anyone recommend a boot-camp style vacation retreat suitable for men where I can kick-off a fitness programme to get me in better shape and perhaps also spend some contemplative time? [more inside]
posted by csg77 on Sep 20, 2006 - 8 answers

Can I work out when I'm sick?

Can I still work out when I've got a cold? How much exercise is too much when you're sick?
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Sep 18, 2006 - 9 answers

Skinny-- not TOO skinny

How to deflect or assuage concerns about my weight? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Sep 18, 2006 - 47 answers

Help me get into good paddling shape

Know of any good conditioning exercises I can do at home in preparation for an upcoming sea kayaking trip? [more inside]
posted by Alpenglow on Sep 18, 2006 - 8 answers

looking for a TV keep fit guru

This is embarrassing, but here goes. I used to be a fan of Denise Austin - a perky TV exercise guru -and her daily workouts which ran for months on cable (east coast). [more inside]
posted by Jody Tresidder on Sep 16, 2006 - 11 answers

Recovery from long runs?

How can I recover more quickly after running long distances? [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Sep 15, 2006 - 16 answers

Yet another marijuana question.

I like smoking pot, and it's often very useful when I'm working, in that it helps me to focus and brainstorm and problem-solve. But I recently cut it out of my daily routine, and for the most part I'm happy to be without it right now...but I do wish to have a little puff once a week. I miss the brainstorms! The problem is, now every time I do smoke, the whole next day I feel way unmotivated and unfocused. Someone suggested more-rigorous exercise the next morning might help, because it burns off the fat molecules...is that total crap? Help me keep the brainstorms without losing my luster the next day! [more inside]
posted by snortlebort on Sep 15, 2006 - 23 answers

Working out while using the internet?

Has anyone here had any success working out while using the internet? I'm thinking about buying a recumbent exercise bike that would allow me to prop up my laptop in front so I can pedal and read at the same time, but I'm wondering how practical this idea really is. Anyone tried it?
posted by cellardoor on Sep 11, 2006 - 18 answers

Help me get back into shape

Help me get back into shape! [more inside]
posted by jourman2 on Sep 10, 2006 - 14 answers

Are Russian kettlebells worth it?

Russian kettlebell training: great exercise for shedding fat and building muscle, or another fitness fad? [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on Sep 8, 2006 - 7 answers

Breakfast before or after morning run?

In terms of boosting metabolism and promoting weight loss, should I eat breakfast before a morning jog or after? If after, immediately after or is an hour later ok? [more inside]
posted by Cranialtorque on Sep 7, 2006 - 38 answers

What gym would you recommend in Manhattan or Brooklyn?

NYC Filter: Gym recommendations? [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Sep 7, 2006 - 11 answers

When is it safe to run with a baby in a jogging stroller?

When is it safe to put a baby in a jogging stroller? [more inside]
posted by teddyb109 on Sep 1, 2006 - 5 answers

Heart rates and exercise safety

Heart rates and exercise safety [more inside]
posted by riotgrrl69 on Aug 31, 2006 - 14 answers

Health club in north Seattle?

I need to get off my lazy butt and join a gym. I live in north/northwest Seattle and work in the U District. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by dw on Aug 21, 2006 - 16 answers

Exercises for hips

What are the best exercises to gain mass/size on hips ? [more inside]
posted by inquisitive on Aug 18, 2006 - 11 answers

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