A running treadmill under $1000? [more inside]
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.
Three months into boot camp, suddenly weaker than ever. Wha? [more inside]
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.
Help me recover from my recovery: advice sought on diet, fitness, repatriation, etc. after a long hospitalization. [more inside]
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.
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]
How do you manage anxiety and indecision when it comes to timeliness and scheduling? [more inside]
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?
How can I turn off my hunger when I'm getting good nutrition and my stomach isn't empty? [more inside]
What are some activities that are also good core muscle exercises? [more inside]
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]
What do I need to prepare for an approximately 200km bike ride? [more inside]
I'm a skinny girl, and I'm sad about my cellulite. What can I do? [more inside]
How can I stop hurting myself when I exercise? [more inside]
Workout to achieve "Abercrombie and Fitch" bodyshape? [more inside]
You have long hair. You exercise often. What is your routine? [more inside]
How beneficial are inconsistent gym visits when your usual summer exercise routine is wrecked? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
I have a Concept2, a ton of motivation, and some clear cut goals. But lots of questions as well... [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Looking for some kind of mat or other DIY contraption to deaden vibration when exercising. [more inside]
Exercise headaches in hot weather: how to treat (or better yet, prevent) them? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Can two days of changed diet significantly affect my running capabilities? [more inside]
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]
Wanted: The toughest, non-spiritual, exercise-focused yoga DVD available. P90X need not apply. [more inside]
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.
Am I going to badly regret running a half-marathon this weekend with minimal training? [more inside]
How can I strengthen my knees? [more inside]
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]
Help me get rid of my man muffin. [more inside]
Getting exercise in a limited space - recommendations? [more inside]
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?
I like doing push-ups. They are great for my upper back and upper body strength, and for opening the collar bone area. The only problem is that push-ups aggravate a ganglion cyst in my wrist. This is even when I use fancy push-up handles. Is there an exercise that does not put pressure on my wrists that has the same benefits?
Why does my body object when I run? [more inside]
Help me design a strength-training workout with this Technogym equipment. [more inside]
If I, say, go on a very long run and burn enough calories to metabolize one ounce of fat, how does that weight leave my body? That is, do the products come out in my breath, pee, poop, or some combination? Everything I can find online is either too complicated or too simple to help me find an answer.
Are you a lady? Do you run? Do you know about sports-bras and other lady things? Help! [more inside]
Why aren't these stairs getting easier? Will they ever? [more inside]
Asking-for-a-friend filter: How do you create a corporate rate for a fitness club? [more inside]
I am running a 10k race tomorrow. Your advice please? [more inside]
I think I'm finally done with dieting and obsessing about the scale. But I do want to develop healthier habits, and I am very goal-oriented. What are good ways to do that without obsessing over the scale? [more inside]
I'm trying to go from a mostly sedentary person who, frankly, is greedy, to someone who enjoys exercise and eats well. But working in an office full of gymbunnies and no-carbers is making it surprisingly hard... [more inside]