Weight training equipment and advice for a pre-teen athlete? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
Truths about working out and nutrition? [more inside]
Recommend me a reasonably priced exercise bike [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
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]
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.
Physically fit mefites, what do you think of Kettler exercise bikes, specifically this
? [more inside]
Is this 90-mile bike ride
around LA possible and realistic for a casual rider in four days? [more inside]
Best resources for swim training? Looking for books, videos, etc, that provide drills and training programs for solo workouts. [more inside]
What happened to my motivation and discipline with exercise that I had so proudly acquired and maintained for 5 months?!! [more inside]
I want to walk a half marathon. My city's marathon is next fall, so I have plenty of time to get ready. I found various training plans online that range from 12-16 weeks, but that's really not what my question is about. I'm wondering, since I have almost a year till then, what should I do be doing now? Does it matter? I'm in good health but haven't exercised consistently lately. Also, general walking-a-half advice is very welcome!
11 minutes of passive entertainment wanted [more inside]
I'm thinking of starting an exercise program with kettlebells. Is it a good idea? [more inside]
What's your secret for getting a flat belly? I would love to hear from you especially if you happen to be a bit plump. [more inside]
Has anyone broke through a weight loss plateau and managed to maintain their progress? [more inside]
What are some genuinely enjoyable activities I can do for an aerobic workout that aren't too hard on the body? [more inside]
Looking for a solid, light, and inexpensive standalone chin up, pull up bar. [more inside]
Inspired by this question
, I've decided to finally go for the Couch to 5k. I'm currently reading through the excellent threads on here, but I have a couple of specific questions. [more inside]
I just signed up for a 5K on Dec. 3. I'm certainly not ready to RUN 3.1 miles, so I'm going to walk it (and the event is called a run/walk, so it is a walker-friendly race, at least). What kind of training can I do before then to do my best that day, since there's barely any time left? I'm at a healthy weight and in OK shape but usually only exercise one or two times a week. I'd like my time to be under one hour, if possible. Tips? (Bonus question: are most 5Ks walker-friendly?)
What are some exercise goals that AREN'T about weight loss or running races? [more inside]
Does aerobic exercise usually measurably improve singing voice? [more inside]
Inexpensive, low-carb, no-effort, portable protein supplement? [more inside]
How can I make my new Iron Gym pullup bar fit in a doorway frame when the molding/trim is too thick (that is, the fastener designed to hook onto the trim cannot reach the top of it)? Or is there another similar type bar that can work with large doorway molding without screws/permanent wall damage?
I would like suggestions for a long term plan of diet and exercise to help me lose a significant amount of weight while keeping my spirits up for the long haul. [more inside]
How much I should be concerned about high heart rates while running? Question about exercise and heart rates. [more inside]
I would like for you to plan my day tomorrow. I need direction on how to be a bit (a lot) more healthy. I've noticed that I can be successful in goalkeeping by accomplishing things in manageable chunks. [more inside]
Please give me your tips on combining running with exercise induced asthma. [more inside]
Avoiding injury in Judo, exercise? [more inside]
I'm 31, and not overweight, but I don't trust my knees anymore. Is there anyway to restore that trust? [more inside]
Where can I find good value beginner's fencing classes in NYC? [more inside]
Dude, where's my period? Or, does anyone have any experiences to share of what most probably is exercise-induced amenorrhea? [more inside]
I am an overweight woman in my late 30's and I have been trying to add more exercise to my life. I am about 100 lbs overweight and since I am really, really out of shape I've only been doing 20-30 minutes per session. I've been finding that anytime I do anything physical, even a mild walk, I get shaky and lightheaded and I sweat profusely. It feels very similar to a low blood sugar feeling. I have this experience both when I have eaten recently before exercising, and when I have not. [more inside]
I've found a successful routine for losing weight, but I'm confused about my calorie requirements seemingly being much lower than everyone else's. [more inside]
Is Crossfit right for me? How do I get started from not being physical at all? In San Jose. [more inside]
Does anyone use stickK
? Has it worked for you? Any tips for making it work for me? I really
need to start exercising regularly but I just can't get motivated to do it lately, so I thought stickK might help. I'm interested in hearing from people who have used it for anything, though.
What else can I do to help my dog with hip dysplasia? I've written a book inside. [more inside]
Regular gym users: What's your routine? When do you go, what do you do, when do you eat, what should I eat before/after, how much more water do I need to drink? More specific questions inside... [more inside]
I'm a first-time parent, and I worry that I'm getting into some bad habits, or at least a lack of good habits. Specifically, I snack at the late night feedings, and I don't exercise, usually because I'm worn out. Suggestions? More thoughts inside. [more inside]
What is this adult jungle gym style thing and how to use it effectively? [more inside]
I love the idea of Team in Training
(especially the community and goal-oriented exercise aspects) but am really not a fundraiser and don't want to become one. What are some alternatives for goal-oriented group fitness? I am in the Bay Area (specifically Marin) [more inside]
This $20/month gym looks awesome... but it doesn't have barbells, so I can't do StrongLifts 5x5. Should I go back to my old gym, or do you guys have an alternative structured dumbbell/machine-based/bodyweight strength training program? Or a better gym suggestion in downtown Manhattan? [more inside]
Are there helpful online resources for adults who want to learn swimming strokes? We can both swim, but we'd like to develop proper form. [more inside]
I want to go to the gym, but the gym is so boring
. Reading books/listening to music/watching TV during compatible exercises (i.e. no books with free weights) doesn't seem to help. How can I keep myself stimulated so that I can get through more than 30 minutes of working out? [more inside]
Starting from "oh my gosh the stairs are killing me," what is reasonable progress in terms of fitness? [more inside]
I need some help with an exercise plan that will work with a bulging disk in my lower back. Ideally, it would be about 3-4 days a week in the gym, plus cardio. I’d like to incorporate lots of compound lifts
but there are a few hitches in that plan due to the injury… details inside. [more inside]