I eat right, I exercise, and yet my weight is a plateau. Is there anything I can do about it? [more inside]
I recently quit smoking and am starting to show up at the gym again. How do I build workout endurance in the first month? [more inside]
Why is exercise making me feel depressed? All I read and hear is that exercise goes a long way toward alleviating depression and making one feel better. All it has done for me lately is cause mini-panic attacks in the gym, make me feel like a failure and cause me to feel depressed for hours after I work out. I am just able to get over myself for the next day just to have it all happen over again as I somehow force myself back into the gym. [more inside]
I prefer to do my fairly intense 20 min. workout first thing in the morning before I eat...else I never get it done. If I eat, then I have to wait before working out, then I get distracted, start drinking caffeine, etc. Working out in the evening doesn't really work. I work evenings and my family and I have dinner together before I leave for work. Before dinner, I'm busy doing activities with my children (my wife and I homeschool). My question is this: Is it OK to workout (lift weights, run sprints) before I eat? If I must eat first, how long must I wait before working out? How soon after taking caffeine can I workout?
What kind of stretches should I do before/after being on the elliptical machine for 30 minutes? [more inside]
Can anyone offer advice for going back to the gym after a back injury and six months of downtime? [more inside]
Why are my feet hurting during certain activities? [more inside]
When I run, my mind gets left out... [more inside]
Help me design a beginner's work-out routine using my exercise bike, a ball, and a few weights (using as many layman's terms as possible.) [more inside]
Is there a regular pay-as-you-go circuit training or military-style exercise class in Boston / Cambridge, USA? [more inside]
I'm going to exert myself excessively this Friday. What can I do to minimise the aches and pains that will leave me a cripple by Sunday?
What's the best (and cheapest) workout equipment for my small place? [more inside]
I want a quirky way to log my exercise progress. I like the concept of walking to Rivendell, but I'm not a big Lord of the Rings fan. [more inside]
If I wanted to look my absolute best - i.e. healthier skin & hair, and as much weight lost/redistributed with lean muscle mass - in just over a week, what might I do? And yes, there is much... [more inside]
I've started running recently although I know nothing about it...help! [more inside]
How to dispose of a broken exercise bike (in north New Jersey)? [more inside]
Help me tackle an 8 mile foot race one month from today with an elevation gain of nearly 1000 ft. [more inside]
The more I work out, the more I realize that nutrition has a huge impact on my energy. When is the best time to eat various foods during the day so I have the most energy when I get to the gym at 5:30 p.m.? And how can I meet my nutritional needs, given that I'm a vegetarian who likes less-processed foods but doesn't have a lot of time for cooking (and can't handle eating beans every day)? I feel like I need a lot more protein all of a sudden. [more inside]
Looking for a cheap gym in San Francisco's Inner Richmond (19th & Geary) [more inside]
How do I tell my wife she's fat? [more inside]
How do I build up the muscle strength required to allow me to keep using my shoulder without surgery, after a dislocation? [more inside]
Is walking at your normal walking rate, but increasing the distance you walk, sufficient enough to be considered exercise? Can anyone recommend exercises for people who are very underconditioned and extremely obese, but not in poor cardiac health? And, finally, is there a medical professional who is the equivalent of a gym's personal trainer? (More inside.) [more inside]
what is the potential of practicing martial arts as form of exercise...and what style? [more inside]
What muscles are used to recover from a heelside snowboard fall? If one were bad at getting up from such a fall, which exercises at the gym would you recommend to improve?
I just bought a Garmin Forerunner 205. I love it, it's neat, wow, awesome. But I use an Apple and the software isn't compatible. Can someone walk me through how I can get my PowerBook to recognize the unit (and download the data) when I plug it in via USB and if there are any programs I can use that are similar to the "Training Center" software included?
I've heard from 3 independent sources now that there is some benefit to eating within 15 minutes after a strenuous workout. What are the benefits of this? What's the basic physiology of it? [more inside]
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]
How do I go from newly skinny to kinda buff? [more inside]
When to mix in weight training with a weight loss plan [more inside]
Exercises I can do while cashiering? [more inside]
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]
Can anyone here recommend a good book(s) or websites about weight training. There's [more inside]
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]
Where can I rent an elliptical trainer near Seattle? [more inside]
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]
How can I soothe muscle pain? [more inside]
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]
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?
Recommendations for one-on-one intensive flexibility therapy in London. [more inside]
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]
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]
I have a tall-person slouch. What exercises and stretches will help me improve my posture?
I'm a 25 yr old man. Why do I have a belly? How to get rid? [more inside]
I'm actively losing weight but always seem to gain 3-4 lbs following intense exercise days. [more inside]
How can I work out in the morning without being wrecked for the rest of the day? [more inside]
Exercisefilter: More reps or more weight? Looking for advice on using weight machines. [more inside]
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]