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Gimme my cute tuckus and rosy cheeks back.

I have two problems: poor circulation and slowly advancing secretary spread. Which exercises and/or sports will help me tackle both? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Mar 11, 2012 - 16 answers

running in place

Question about what, in medical/nutritional terms, constitutes a sedentary lifestyle versus one with "moderate" activity. I don't know where I fall. [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Mar 11, 2012 - 6 answers

15 Minutes to Better Health

What can I be doing for 10-15 minutes a day to increase (or even simply maintain) my long-term health and well-being? [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan on Mar 7, 2012 - 30 answers

Yoga, Cardio, and Weights, Oh My

Cardio? Yoga? strength-training? Help set me straight. [more inside]
posted by bearette on Mar 5, 2012 - 13 answers

Owmyback

Do I need a a doctor, chiropractor, or morphine dealer? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Feb 24, 2012 - 20 answers

Lunges make me lose my lunch

Why do I find lunges so unbearable, when I don't mind squats at all? [more inside]
posted by np312 on Feb 23, 2012 - 10 answers

How can I tell how much of the weight I've gained is muscle?

How can I tell how much of the weight I've gained is muscle? [more inside]
posted by reticulatedspline on Feb 23, 2012 - 16 answers

Strength Training/Stretch Routine for Runner ?

Strength Training/Stretch Routine for Runner? [more inside]
posted by Carius on Feb 20, 2012 - 11 answers

I don't want to be a lap swimming jerk

I'm keen to add lap swimming to my fitness routine, but I haven't done it before and don't know the etiquette. Help me not commit any lap swimming faux pas. [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Feb 20, 2012 - 27 answers

What's your Bollywood Power Song?

I need some Bollywood music for my 10k run (runtime: 60 minutes). [more inside]
posted by vidur on Feb 19, 2012 - 12 answers

Seroquel and the Miracle of Losing Weight?

I'm taking 150 mg of Seroquel which has seemed to be helping. But i need to lose preexisting weight..about 40-50 lbs. All i read on the web are horror stories about people gaining 50-100 lbs even when they are doing cardio and weights. My question...anybody here either themselves or know people who have actually been able to lose weight while on seroquel if they followed the usual healthy eating and exercise 3-5 times a week?
posted by snap_dragon on Feb 19, 2012 - 11 answers

this belly fat is stubborn!

What is the best way to get rid of belly fat, for a woman? Diet or exercise? What kind of exercise? [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on Feb 19, 2012 - 25 answers

Squats and upper-body strength

Do squats really help with building your upper-body? [more inside]
posted by moorooka on Feb 19, 2012 - 9 answers

Gym Shoe Recommendations Please

My familiarity with exercise footwear is limited to my running shoes. What should I be looking for in a gym shoe? [more inside]
posted by sillymama on Feb 18, 2012 - 11 answers

How do I not look pregnant?

How do I improve my posture? [more inside]
posted by cobain_angel on Feb 17, 2012 - 18 answers

Help me deskercise!

I sit at my desk all day and forget to move, focus elsewhere, stand up, drink water, stretch. You get the idea. I want a regular reminder to take a moment to do these things. I've searched apps and freeware and have come up empty. Help? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Feb 16, 2012 - 25 answers

But I'm still on the 2.5 lb barbell weights...

I am a small yet active female. How many calories should I eat in a day? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Feb 14, 2012 - 15 answers

Desk or near-desk exercise options

Deskercise recommendations? Essentially, I'm pulling very long hours at my desk at the moment, or near it, and am looking for some space-efficient options for topping up my cardio until I can get out more (I like to run, but see long hours). Generic snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by running order squabble fest on Feb 13, 2012 - 12 answers

How to avoid crating dogs while I work

I need help either alleviating my guilt or discovering a solution for how to give my dogs the best life I can while I also maintain a full-time job. [more inside]
posted by lucy40 on Feb 5, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me work out.

I'm a 24 year old guy who's very skinny and has never really worked out. However, by virtue of sitting behind a desk every day for the last couple years, I've developed some stomach flab. Besides that, though, still skinny as can be. I want to join a gym to accomplish a few things: - lose the stomach flab - get slightly bigger / more muscular elsewhere (tough since I'm so skinny…main area I'd like to improve are my arms) - get some stamina From what I know, the stamina part will come through cardio, but that'll burn a lot of calories and go against the whole 'getting bigger' idea. Would love for those with knowledge or experience to give me some ideas of what to do…machines to use, exercises to try, etc. Thanks.
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2012 - 26 answers

i swear iʻm not slacking!

so...how do i tell my trainer iʻm not going to workout on a day when iʻm on my cycle? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2012 - 25 answers

How do I fit workouts into a stressful schedule?

How do I find time and motivation to stick to a workout plan, given a moderately stressful schedule, quite a bit of work, and not a huge amount of relaxation time (which working out would cut into)? [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich on Jan 31, 2012 - 22 answers

In search of synchronized treadmill workout videos.

In search of synchronized treadmill workout videos. [more inside]
posted by SNACKeR on Jan 29, 2012 - 3 answers

Is this a sensible running routine, considering my background?

Hey mefite runners and athletes! Am I running too fast too soon? Over the past 3 weeks, I have run 3 miles, 3 times a week, with somewhat alarming gains in speed. I know from the testimony of others that my enthusiasm could lead to injury and over training. The thing is, I have kept the distance to a strict 5k, and have only run 3 times a week. How do I stand? [more inside]
posted by Sine_Agraphia on Jan 27, 2012 - 13 answers

Feet, don't fail me now.

Had a weird fall several months ago, and I haven't really trusted my legs since. Any exercises/things I could be doing to improve this? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Jan 23, 2012 - 18 answers

Is running + yoga + swimming enough?

I want to lose weight and improve my running speed. Is running + yoga + swimming enough? [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Jan 20, 2012 - 23 answers

Which is the least bad for muscle growth: to drink alcohol before or after exercise?

Which is the least bad for muscle growth: to drink alcohol before or after exercise? [more inside]
posted by neilb449 on Jan 19, 2012 - 8 answers

Bay area Starting Strength compatible gyms?

Bay area lifters, please recommend a gym in Mountain View or Sunnyvale with bumper weights, chalk, quality bars, proper squat racks (power rack with safety pins) and benchpress (with spotter pins). [more inside]
posted by rr on Jan 16, 2012 - 3 answers

What are some productive ways of getting exercise that I can do fairly often?

What are some productive ways of getting exercise that I can do fairly often? I'm thinking things like shoveling snow, chopping wood, scrubbing floors, etc. Difficulty: I live in a hundred square foot basement suite. [more inside]
posted by daelin on Jan 14, 2012 - 18 answers

I'm afraid of people seeing me exercising-while-fat. Please help me get over myself.

I have trouble breaking through my mental block on the path to weight loss. How do I mentally adjust myself towards an exercise regime and stick to it? Special self-loathing snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by Ashen on Jan 13, 2012 - 43 answers

Help a teenager design a nutrition/exercise plan

Please help a teenager come up with an exercise/nutritional regimen. [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Jan 8, 2012 - 15 answers

Looking for women's plus-size cold weather exercise pants

I am looking for women's plus-sized (size 2X) cold-weather pants for walking my dog in the morning. I walk/run her for about 45 minutes (we are slowly doing Couch to 5K together). Specifically, I'd like to have something like these thermal running tights that are light, easy to pull on in the morning straight out of bed and will wick away moisture. Regular exercise and/or running tights aren't warm enough. Typical temps I walk in are down to 20F -- I'd like to be warm, but just not cold would be sufficient. I need them in a women's size 2X, but have had no luck finding anything. [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Jan 7, 2012 - 15 answers

Help Me Keep Fit in My New (York) City

Looking for affordable, long-term outdoor group fitness classes in New York City. Or reasonably priced gyms with plenty of rowing machines and free weights. [more inside]
posted by undercoverhuwaaah on Jan 3, 2012 - 3 answers

Please teach me how to use my home gym.

Please help me sort out a detailed list of exercises on my new(to me) home gym. details within. [more inside]
posted by chasles on Jan 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me gain weight in a healthy/cheap manner

Please help me in my goal, which is to gain weight in a healthy way, and to do so as cheaply as possible. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2012 - 24 answers

So you can probably guess what my New Year's resolution is going to be...

I have two 25-lb. dumbbells and typical living room furniture. I need to workout - strength building, not cardio, for this question. Difficulty level: I can't make much noise, because my two-year-old will be asleep in the next room. [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Dec 29, 2011 - 11 answers

From Desk to _?

Are there "basic college degree-holder" level jobs that DON'T involve constant sitting? I have 2.5 years of job experience in graphic design, but it turns out I really don't enjoy it, and more importantly I'm not actually all that good at it. I'm also the unhealthiest I've ever been in my life. [more inside]
posted by jinjo on Dec 23, 2011 - 14 answers

Weight training equipment and advice for a pre-teen athlete

Weight training equipment and advice for a pre-teen athlete? [more inside]
posted by Sweetie Darling on Dec 22, 2011 - 19 answers

Exercise-induced pruritus?

Sometimes, right before I start to sweat, I experience a temporary but intense itching sensation, to the point where I'd describe it more as a painful pricking feeling. Does anyone else have or know of this problem? Copious but not excessive information after the jump. [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on Dec 19, 2011 - 12 answers

Best time to work out?

When is the best time of day for an individual to exercise (i.e. early morning, midday or evening) and what factors make that specific time the best time? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Dec 18, 2011 - 10 answers

Injured while working out with a personal trainer - Opinions?

Under the instruction of a personal trainer I strained my rotator cuff. A couple family members said that one of the reasons of having a personal trainer is avoiding this kind of thing and that I should find a different one. I'd never worked out or used equipment in a gym. The personal trainer was aware of that. He had me doing dips on a piece of equipment that kept my legs up and in front of me. I was definitely straining, he was pushing me to keep going and then my muscles gave out and I dropped. It didn't hurt right away, it was several hours later that the pain came so we continued the regimen. This was my third session, second working upper body. Should I get a different personal trainer or is this just something that happens and can be brushed off?
posted by mrflibble on Dec 16, 2011 - 15 answers

What exercise & nutrition regimens really work?

Truths about working out and nutrition? [more inside]
posted by Trinergy on Dec 16, 2011 - 22 answers

Looking for a reasonably priced exercise bike

Recommend me a reasonably priced exercise bike [more inside]
posted by zaxour on Dec 14, 2011 - 6 answers

What are the best abdominal exercises that are not just a variant of a crunch or a sit-up?

What are the best abdominal exercises that are not just a variant of a crunch or a sit-up? For example, the plank. What are others? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Dec 13, 2011 - 34 answers

Do athletes have musical bodies too?

I think I'm in okay shape. I lift weights 4 times a week, play soccer and have a good diet filled with vegetables, fruit and lean proteins. My body makes all kinds of crazy cracking noises (from my ankles to my shoulders) during and after exercise. Do professional athletes have this problem or am I not in as good shape as I thought?
posted by klwatts on Dec 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Is exercise really worth it?

I really dislike exercising and I'm finding it increasingly difficult to motivate myself. After reading this comment I realized part of the problem is I'm ambivalent because I'm not really convinced exercise does much for me. Help me convince myself otherwise. [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Dec 11, 2011 - 76 answers

Help me pick/make an exercise regimen!

I put my foot down that I really really must build an exercise habit (3-4 times a week, 30 minutes each kind of thing). It's one of my new year's resolution to stick to a strict regimen, and I want to build exercise into it. [more inside]
posted by atetrachordofthree on Dec 11, 2011 - 7 answers

Any pointers about running with Pointers?

My dog is very active. I like to jog long distances. When we run on the lead he pulls and gets distracted by wildlife. Is there a better lead solution? Personal electric fence? How can I get him to run by my side? Must he be condemned to a mostly sedentary lifestyle? He is a Pointer.
posted by zaebiz on Dec 8, 2011 - 15 answers

I tried jogging, but the ice kept falling out of my glass

Physically fit mefites, what do you think of Kettler exercise bikes, specifically this versus this? [more inside]
posted by Dr Dracator on Dec 4, 2011 - 2 answers

bicycle ride

Is this 90-mile bike ride around LA possible and realistic for a casual rider in four days? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Nov 24, 2011 - 13 answers

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