0 to hero - need help to run a 12+ mile fire/ice-water/barb-wire/mud obstacle course in only 39 days! [more inside]
posted by farmersckn
on Aug 20, 2012 -
Please help me feel better about walking at a pace of 15 min/mile! I usually walk my two dogs for an hour every evening at what I thought was a fairly fast pace. I recently downloaded an app to my iphone that tracks my walking and provides my pace which turns out to be a snail like 15 minutes per mile. Yikes - that seems so slow - I just need some encouragement that I'm not a big loser!
posted by Minos888
on Aug 11, 2012 -
What are some unusual exercise/fitness/physical activity ideas in the San Francisco Bay Area, for example House of Air
posted by divabat
on Aug 7, 2012 -
Why does sustained exercise sometimes make me very unwell for hours or even days? I lift heavy weights at the gym three times a week with no problems, I get enough sleep, I eat very healthily (but perhaps my intake is low on carbs like bread, pasta or rice). But every now and then, when I do a sustained cardio type exercise for about an hour or a little more (playing a sport, taking occasional breaks for water, etc), I start to feel fatigued before everyone else does, then I feel extremely sick to the point of having to sit down, not wanting to move. In extreme cases, I've been unwell for more than two entire days after. [more inside]
posted by surenoproblem
on Aug 5, 2012 -
I have a weightlifting rack which is made of square, 2" steel tubing.
What's the easiest way to attach a pullup bar to it?
More generally, what are good ways to attach things to it in general? I'm thinking both of pre-made and DIY.
Bonus points for suggesting novel things to attach.
posted by portabella
on Aug 1, 2012 -
I am about to start using the "Greyskull LP"
workout programme. What size weights should I begin with? I am a 24 y/o, 5'5", 60kgs male.
posted by FuckingAwesome
on Jul 25, 2012 -
Help me recover from my recovery: advice sought on diet, fitness, repatriation, etc. after a long hospitalization. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 24, 2012 -
I'm looking for a simple iPhone app: I want to start exercising for 30 mins./day most days of the week, but I may not always get in the 30 mins. at once. (Apparently, it doesn't matter
.) I want an app that tracks my daily minutes of exercise (e.g., 10 mins. here, 10 mins. there) and tells me how much more I have at that moment till I get to my 30-minute daily target. It'd also be nice if it told me my weekly minutes up to that point. I track my food in another app, so I don't need it to track calories.
posted by trillian
on Jul 21, 2012 -
Please give me your best tips to keep cool while I'm doing long bike rides on my road bike on warm days (and assume I know the basics of hydration, electrolytes, sports drinks, etc). [more inside]
posted by bluedaisy
on Jul 13, 2012 -
I'm working out, particularly around the torso, and I'm much stronger. My waistline hasn't budged. My weight has barely changed since I started going to the Y and doing 20 minutes of cardio a day plus lifting weights. Loving wife says that's because I'm building muscle, and "muscle weighs twice as much as fat." What's truly going on?
posted by musofire
on Jul 6, 2012 -
So, I've been really loving spin class lately. However, the timings at my gym are such that I can only go 2 times a week. I'd like to spin 3-4x a week. Can you recommend any audio workouts (podcasts, etc) that simulate a spin class experience? [more inside]
posted by bluefly
on Jun 29, 2012 -
How beneficial are inconsistent gym visits when your usual summer exercise routine is wrecked? [more inside]
posted by stellaluna
on Jun 19, 2012 -
Sporadic muscle spasms/tightness in my right flank have stopped being sporadic. It's now pretty much constant. It's going to be at least a month before I have health insurance again, so for now, going to the doctor is not really an option. I'm looking to explore all non-woo
options to treat and prevent further episodes. [more inside]
posted by patnasty
on Jun 15, 2012 -
Are there any diet/exercise mobile apps or websites that truly embrace gamification - turning daily logging of activity and food, or fitness/diet challenges, etc., into the kind of fun, immersive game that you'd play anyway even if it weren't beneficial? [more inside]
posted by naju
on Jun 15, 2012 -
What is the mechanism by which calories gained from eating unnatural foods, i.e. foods full of chemicals and preservatives, changes a person's appetite or metabolism, leading to weight gain? [more inside]
posted by davisnot
on Jun 11, 2012 -
I have a Concept2, a ton of motivation, and some clear cut goals. But lots of questions as well... [more inside]
posted by drpynchon
on Jun 11, 2012 -
Why am I continuing to lose weight when I've been increasing my caloric intake, and haven't changed my exercise habits at all. [more inside]
posted by trogdole
on Jun 10, 2012 -
The bf and I have been working on establishing healthier patterns (eating better/exercising/drinking less alcohol) and have a question about slip ups. We'll be going along fine for several weeks to a month, then go to a party or whatever, have a night of drinking and eating junk, then get off track for several weeks to a month. How can we minimize the damage from slip ups? [more inside]
posted by odayoday
on May 30, 2012 -
Looking for some kind of mat or other DIY contraption to deaden vibration when exercising. [more inside]
posted by colin_l
on May 29, 2012 -
Looking for some critical, reasonably independent discussion of some of the paleo diet claims--does such a thing actually exist? Specifically with regards to cardio exercise and saturated fats/cholesterol. [more inside]
posted by gracedissolved
on May 29, 2012 -
I'm in okay shape, but fitness and athleticism don't come naturally to me at all. Gyms are weird and stressful. Any advice on the best way to think about and develop a good workout routine? [more inside]
posted by whymog
on May 21, 2012 -
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 -
Body Mindfulness and Exercise Filter: how can I become more aware of the 'shoulds' of my body to correct posture, gait, breathing, etc...? [more inside]
posted by Phalene
on May 12, 2012 -
I have about a month to lose 5-10 lbs for an upcoming wedding that requires me to wear a dress that does not fit and cannot be altered. Normally I'd cut back on calories and just go running a lot, but I've been rendered unable to run or elliptical or bike due to an Achilles injury that I don't want to worsen. What dietary things and other workout things can I do during this time to ensure weight loss? In my twenties, no health problems, no dietary restrictions, reeeally need to fit into this god forsaken dress.
posted by blackcatcuriouser
on May 2, 2012 -
Am I going to badly regret running a half-marathon this weekend with minimal training? [more inside]
posted by Pomo
on May 2, 2012 -
I find the running shoes I picked up a year ago at a sale uncomfortable, even though I run regularly in them. So I've been thinking of going down to a speciality running store - but as a 10 km a week beginner, I'm pretty nervous and embarrassed. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by undue influence
on Apr 26, 2012 -
Is there an iPhone App that tracks ALL of the following aspects of health: Blood pressure, weight, Type II diabetes, exercise routines and calories (aka food consumption)? There's plenty of apps that track 2 or 3 of these things, but is there one that tracks ALL of them?
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Apr 23, 2012 -