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novels where protagonist gets in shape

I'm looking for novels where the protagonist loses weight / gets fit. This doesn't need to be the central thing in the book, but while the protagonist saves the world from the zombie apocalypse, finds true love or destroys the ring in the fires of Mordor, can s/he also get in shape? [more inside]
posted by uncreative on Aug 27, 2012 - 44 answers

Non-fluffy flexibility-promoting exercise classes in Philadelphia?

Where can I get the body workout without the soul workout - in Philadelphia? I'd like to find an exercise class that focuses on flexibility and reducing tension - without the spiritual stuff usually abundant in yoga classes. [more inside]
posted by brackish.line on Aug 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Please assist my mental pull up

My gym has an assisted pull up machine that provides varying degrees of assistance depending on how much weight is selected. I'm pretty sure it's lying. [more inside]
posted by Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific on Aug 23, 2012 - 9 answers

0 to hero - need help to run a 12+ mile fire/ice-water/barb-wire/mud obstacle course in only 39 days!

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 - 6 answers

Cardio/calorie blasters for upper-body?

As a woman, is there cardio I can do to help build strength and some bulk in my upper body? [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on Aug 18, 2012 - 18 answers

Am I Eating Too Many Carbs or Not Enough?

Self-directed low carb/paleo diet. Totally wrung out after 30 minutes in the gym. Am I doin it rong? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Aug 13, 2012 - 26 answers

oh my gawd becky

What workout DVDs will help me get a great butt? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me feel better about my slow walking!

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 - 37 answers

Unusually Fit

What are some unusual exercise/fitness/physical activity ideas in the San Francisco Bay Area, for example House of Air or Jukari?
posted by divabat on Aug 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Virtual personal trainer?

I need a virtual personal trainer. Know of any sites that will send me a daily exercise routine? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Aug 7, 2012 - 9 answers

Why does sustained exercise sometimes make me very unwell for hours or even days?

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 - 20 answers

I vant to PAHMP. ME. AHP.

I vant to PAHMP. ME. AHP. [more inside]
posted by Evilspork on Aug 2, 2012 - 7 answers

A running treadmill under $1000?

A running treadmill under $1000? [more inside]
posted by Calicatt on Aug 1, 2012 - 14 answers

How can I attach a pullup bar to my rack?

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 - 6 answers

I'd settle for a plateau.

Three months into boot camp, suddenly weaker than ever. Wha? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jul 28, 2012 - 13 answers

I am about to start using the "Greyskull LP" workout programme. What size weights should I begin with?

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 - 6 answers

Help me recover from my recovery

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 - 13 answers

Tracking exercise minutes

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 - 4 answers

Tips to keep cool on a long bike ride

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 - 13 answers

How do you manage anxiety and indecision when it comes to timeliness and scheduling?

How do you manage anxiety and indecision when it comes to timeliness and scheduling? [more inside]
posted by ArgyleMarionette on Jul 13, 2012 - 18 answers

"Muscle weighs twice as much as fat"

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 - 34 answers

Turning off the hunger

How can I turn off my hunger when I'm getting good nutrition and my stomach isn't empty? [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on Jul 5, 2012 - 44 answers

Fun core exercises?

What are some activities that are also good core muscle exercises? [more inside]
posted by ChipT on Jun 30, 2012 - 22 answers

Spin Class to Go

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 - 3 answers

How can I make sure I am ready for a 200km bike ride?

What do I need to prepare for an approximately 200km bike ride? [more inside]
posted by chrillsicka on Jun 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Sad, Skinny, Cellulite.

I'm a skinny girl, and I'm sad about my cellulite. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Jun 20, 2012 - 16 answers

How can I stop hurting myself when I exercise?

How can I stop hurting myself when I exercise? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2012 - 25 answers

Workout to achieve "Abercrombie and Fitch" bodyshape?

Workout to achieve "Abercrombie and Fitch" bodyshape? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Jun 20, 2012 - 12 answers

How can I reduce the amount of time I have to spend on my hair after sweating from exercise?

You have long hair. You exercise often. What is your routine? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Jun 19, 2012 - 34 answers

Exercise: All or Nothing?

How beneficial are inconsistent gym visits when your usual summer exercise routine is wrecked? [more inside]
posted by stellaluna on Jun 19, 2012 - 10 answers

Dealing with muscle tightness from referred visceral pain.

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 - 8 answers

fitness gamification

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 - 7 answers

How is the body's set point determined

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 - 14 answers

Concept2 training tips

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 - 5 answers

Why am I losing weight when I'm eating more?

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 - 13 answers

My golf clubs want to be swung!

Recently diagnosed with Costochondritis. How long does it take to heal? What can I do in the mean time? My golf clubs are lonely! [more inside]
posted by Bodrik on Jun 1, 2012 - 9 answers

How not to fall down after a slip up

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 - 20 answers

exercise without rattling the neighbors

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 - 4 answers

How can I prevent exercise headaches in hot weather?

Exercise headaches in hot weather: how to treat (or better yet, prevent) them? [more inside]
posted by pecanpies on May 29, 2012 - 14 answers

Maybe I just can't believe that bacon is health food.

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 - 16 answers

What's a good mindset/approach for developing a workout routine?

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 - 19 answers

VERY simple alternating strength-training program

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 - 12 answers

Can two days of changed diet significantly affect my running capabilities?

Can two days of changed diet significantly affect my running capabilities? [more inside]
posted by tippiedog on May 16, 2012 - 14 answers

Oh, is that my leg that just kicked you?

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 - 11 answers

Yoga that will kick your ass

Wanted: The toughest, non-spiritual, exercise-focused yoga DVD available. P90X need not apply. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on May 4, 2012 - 11 answers

I have a month to lose some weight without the help of cardio!

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 - 42 answers

Advice for the undertrained?

Am I going to badly regret running a half-marathon this weekend with minimal training? [more inside]
posted by Pomo on May 2, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me fix my old lady knees.

How can I strengthen my knees? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on May 1, 2012 - 19 answers

Red-faced in a running store

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 - 26 answers

Man Muffin Be Gone

Help me get rid of my man muffin. [more inside]
posted by gpoint on Apr 24, 2012 - 14 answers

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