Muscle pain between thumb and forefinger on left hand while weightlifting. Plenty of detail within. [more inside]
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.
FitnessFilter: Heavy-duty cardio workout; is my heart going to explode? [more inside]
What are "fling-ups," exactly, and how does one do them? [more inside]
Best way to rid self of seriously awful cellulite, short of surgery? [more inside]
Is there a simple formula to calculate how many calories are used during walking exercise ?
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]
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]
How do I feel like I'm still 25 when I turn 50? [more inside]
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]
Help me exercise accidentally. [more inside]
What clothing should I wear for winter jogging? [more inside]
Is there a worthwhile stationary (preferably recumbent) exercise bike choice available for consumer purchase under $1,000? [more inside]
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?
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]
Can I still work out when I've got a cold? How much exercise is too much when you're sick?
How to deflect or assuage concerns about my weight? [more inside]
Know of any good conditioning exercises I can do at home in preparation for an upcoming sea kayaking trip? [more inside]
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]
How can I recover more quickly after running long distances?
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]
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?
Help me get back into shape! [more inside]
training: great exercise for shedding fat and building muscle, or another fitness fad? [more inside]
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]
Gym recommendations? [more inside]
When is it safe to put a baby in a jogging stroller? [more inside]
Heart rates and exercise safety [more inside]
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]
What are the best exercises to gain mass/size on hips ? [more inside]
How do I make myself LOVE (that's right, all capitals) exercise? [more inside]
So... what will running do to one's body? [more inside]
Light exercise suggestions for a half-battered body? [more inside]
Is there anything like the AIDS Marathon training starting in Washington DC after Sept. 11? [more inside]
So I am about to join a gym. In most ways, I am a rational human being - but this membership comes with fitness evaluation and body composition test and if I have someone tell me that I am a big, fat, pudding of a man I am going to be posting an "ask metafilter" thread about how to hide a body. How do I handle this is a constructive manner? [more inside]
This is a tangent on the various posts asking about how getting a six-pack stomach. I'm 5'10' and 155 lbs and once and for all, I want to get rid of my slight beer gut and get a flat stomach (any pack would be a welcome bonus). I know that it's all about dieting/nutrition and exercising. I have the exercising thing down, but I have no clue about nutrition. Without giving me intake percentages or confusing me with omega fructose 3 fatty acid stuff, what should I eat to make my stomach flat?
What sports, exercises, and activites are best suited to tall skinny people? [more inside]
Could a moderate diet and a lot of stress account for my missed period? [more inside]
I'm trying to revise my dumbbell-based home workout. I do bench presses for my chest, but what's the best exercise to oppose that? I'd been doing rows, but I've been noticing that my posture is bad and I want to be sure the weights aren't contributing to the problem.
I would like to know what some of these Marine Corps calisthenic exercises are. [more inside]
Ok, I know 50 million mefis have asked these kinds of questions before, but I swear this is different. I have a new workout plan and simply need somebody to validate the plan. Good idea, bad idea, whatever. [more inside]
Does anyone have a video recommendation to dance my way to skinny? [more inside]
Turn an elephant into a cat, or a monkey, or a ferret. You get the idea. How do I become better, faster, more dextrous? [more inside]
Longtime reader, first time poster. Help resolve an exercise set of questions. I can only workout at night, will my heightened metabolism from the workout be completely negated by sleep? Is there a workout routine that is designed for a woman like me with an oddball schedule, needing to lose alot of my pear shape and staring at type 2 diabetes? [more inside]
What are some exercises that you can do without breaking a sweat while using a computer, studying, or watching television? [more inside]
Does exercise reduce your ability to recover from surgery? [more inside]
Simple physics question. [more inside]
After several years of a healthy diet, exercise and a loving relationship, I got hooked to an MMO and let all three go down the crapper over the course of about a year and a half. On Monday I finally quit and now I'm trying to recover (as silly as that might sound). One aspect of this is trying to get back into a healthy routine. [more inside]
Fitnessfilter: I keep putting on (muscle) weight while exercising. I want to stop this. [more inside]
What are some upper body exercises I can do without putting any load on my wrists? [more inside]