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Pec spasm WTF!

What could be causing mild but annoying pectoral spasms? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Mar 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Just a little muscle is all I want!

Suggested workout programs to put on some upper-body muscle and add general torso definition, while leaving room for running? [more inside]
posted by dondiego87 on Feb 17, 2008 - 17 answers

Calf muscle pop

Pop goes the calf muscle! [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Feb 2, 2008 - 7 answers

Kink in the neck. Pain in the neck.

Neck kinks: What are they? How can I get rid of them? [more inside]
posted by Weebot on Jan 21, 2008 - 13 answers

How did I hurt myself from sitting?

What is this pain in my tailbone? Last night while seated normally in a futon I shifted my weight slightly and a shooting pain went up through my tailbone area. It came back whenever I curved my spine forward slightlly. I hoped it would go away with a good night's sleep, but it hasn't and moving around difficult to do without feeling like I'm being stabbed. It feels like a badly pulled muscle. Has anyone had this? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Dec 31, 2007 - 12 answers

At the very least, I imagine that the people in these Before pictures actually look like the ones in the After pictures.

I'm looking for user-uploaded before, after, and in-progress fitness photos. I'm hoping that AskMeFi would be able to point me to some galleries or sites. [more inside]
posted by Weebot on Dec 17, 2007 - 8 answers

My dog is a spaz and need some thearpy

My dog has apparently hurt himself somehow. Sprain? Bruise? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Nov 7, 2007 - 11 answers

home fitness

What can I do at home to improve my butt and thighs in a very short time? Even slight improvements are better than nothing... [more inside]
posted by ohdeanna on Nov 6, 2007 - 21 answers

Face-for-LIFEā„¢

Help me before I embark on the Body-for-Life program. [more inside]
posted by howiamdifferent on Oct 7, 2007 - 19 answers

Help me get my brain pumped up.

I watched "Pumping Iron" again a couple of months ago. I was surprised at how inspiring some the training scenes still were to watch. (Yes, I'm aware it was a docu-drama, not a documentary.) Any recommendations of other good dvds that might be a source of training inspiration? [more inside]
posted by Tbola on Oct 3, 2007 - 8 answers

How quickly can you lose you ability to run?

Am I losing muscle? [more inside]
posted by rglass on Sep 29, 2007 - 9 answers

Pain has a kung fu grip on my shoulders.

Shoulder exercise recommendations to protect my joints from repetitive martial arts drills? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Sep 19, 2007 - 12 answers

Is this an adductor pull or something else?

I have a recurring muscle strain, but it's not a hernia. [more inside]
posted by craniac on Sep 18, 2007 - 7 answers

Looking for a solid weightlifting exercise reference book

Looking for a Muscle and Fitness exercise reference notebook-type of book, which is proving way more difficult to find than I'd imagined. [more inside]
posted by dubadubowbow on Sep 10, 2007 - 4 answers

help me not pull my gluteus maximus

Ugh. How do I *not* pull my "butt" muscle? My butt muscle seems to cramp up fairly easily, sometimes when...uh...engaged in "lovin'" with my wife, sometimes in non-compromising positions. If I'm "cupping" my own butt, it would be the muscle where my pinkie or 4th finger is pointing...more or less. Looking at the picture on the Wikipedia entry, I would guess it'd be my Gluteus Medius...maybe. When the muscle cramps up, it's *really* painful, and I can't move *at all* for about 5-10 mins. It still hurts maybe 15-20 mins later. I'm in my 30's, skinny, and probably not in the greatest shape. Are there any exercises or stretches or something I can do to prevent/minimize this?
posted by anonymous on Sep 4, 2007 - 17 answers

i want to be LESS muscular

selective muscle mass decrease? [more inside]
posted by nihlton on Aug 17, 2007 - 10 answers

How to Handle Moving Something Above Your Weight Limit?

Can you safely hire someone to lift something heavier than you can handle? Or are there safe means out there of moving something heavier than your ability to handle? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jul 5, 2007 - 8 answers

Calorie intake and gaining modest amounts of muscle

Calorie intake and gaining modest amounts of muscle (i.e. not hardcore body-building). Plus, what is happening when your muscles are getting stronger and harder, but you've been running on a calorie deficit and losing weight? [more inside]
posted by peep on Jun 20, 2007 - 12 answers

I'm worried about getting a hernia from deadlifting

I'm worried about getting a hernia from deadlifting. Are there any exercises to prevent or minimise a hernia? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Jun 14, 2007 - 8 answers

statin static

I experience nagging muscle aches and pains in my legs and feet because of statins (lipitor, zocor, pravachol). I'm interested in hearing from others that may have experienced the same and how they dealt with the issue. [more inside]
posted by brandz on May 17, 2007 - 3 answers

How do I switch from losing weight to building muscle?

Switching from losing weight to gaining muscle. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Pontius Pilate on Apr 19, 2007 - 15 answers

How can I continue to bulk up when my supplement gives me flatulence from hell?

How can I continue to bulk up when my supplement gives me flatulence from hell? [more inside]
posted by fugitivefromchaingang on Apr 9, 2007 - 17 answers

Help me escape the cycle of pain!

Help me find some relief. Injured my back years ago in a bicycle accident and the chronic pain is getting old. Long explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by ganzhimself on Mar 30, 2007 - 10 answers

Active Release Techniques for sciatic pain??

Experiences with Active Release Techniques (ART) (TM)?? [more inside]
posted by sweet mister on Mar 9, 2007 - 6 answers

Pain in the Butt?

I have a pain in the butt. Help me fix it. [more inside]
posted by sweet mister on Feb 17, 2007 - 11 answers

Two doctors down, don't want another. Why do my legs hurt?

I keep having seemingly random pain in my legs/arms. Yes, I already went to the doctor. [more inside]
posted by jesirose on Feb 2, 2007 - 13 answers

Where can I find free muscle-group and skeleton diagrams online?

Infographilter: Where can I find free muscle-group and skeletal diagrams online? [more inside]
posted by stungeye on Jan 9, 2007 - 7 answers

How do I go from skinny to kinda buff?

How do I go from newly skinny to kinda buff? [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Dec 11, 2006 - 17 answers

Strength Training: Do sets need to be completed in a row?

Strengthtrainingfilter: If I have a workout comprised of 6 exercises, 2 sets each, can I do all 6 exercises in a row twice, or do I have to do each one twice in a row? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Dec 5, 2006 - 11 answers

Flu shot = Arm Ache!

Flu shot arm ache: Any way to make it go away? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Nov 17, 2006 - 10 answers

Fling those arms, Barbara!

I have a chest-expander. What on Earth do I do with it? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Nov 17, 2006 - 7 answers

No mansierre for me ...

Help me lose my, um, male breasts. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Oct 22, 2006 - 10 answers

Twitching in Seattle...

I've been having muscle twitches for the past two months. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2006 - 15 answers

Why can't you move toes individually?

Why can't you move your toes individually? [more inside]
posted by fogster on Oct 5, 2006 - 30 answers

Why are bodybuilders tan?

Why the hell do bodybuilders use self tanner? [more inside]
posted by bd on Aug 2, 2006 - 13 answers

My left leg is malfunctioning

I somehow injured a muscle or tendon in my left leg and now I can no longer lift the ball of my left foot off the ground when I'm standing. [more inside]
posted by pmbuko on Jun 6, 2006 - 11 answers

Help me devise a fitness and weight-gaining plan for the summer

Help me devise a fitness and weight-gaining plan for the summer. (Los Angeles - area specific suggestions much appreciated, too) [more inside]
posted by sirion on Mar 30, 2006 - 15 answers

Does ultrasound therapy work?

What is the evidence that ultrasound therapy is effective for treating musculoskeletal problems? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Mar 9, 2006 - 5 answers

Help my knotted back

The muscle in the left side of my upper back, just below the shoulder blade, is always getting pulled and knotted. How do I manage it properly? [more inside]
posted by Jase_B on Feb 22, 2006 - 11 answers

foot cramping weirdness

Recurring foot muscle cramps. My fiancee has this weird *foot thing* that happens about 3 or 4 days per week. In the evenings, she gets painful cramps in her foot, usually her left foot but sometimes the right one does the same. It usually takes 10 or 20 minutes to work itself out. It's helped by massage, but it hurts like the dickens while it's going on. What gives? Her diet and exercise habits inside... [more inside]
posted by zpousman on Jan 19, 2006 - 13 answers

Help me get buff without going to the gym

I want to get buff. At home. [more inside]
posted by teem on Nov 14, 2005 - 25 answers

Why is carbohydrate muscle-sparing?

What is the mechanism that triggers the breakdown of lean muscle mass for energy? [more inside]
posted by Manjusri on Oct 18, 2005 - 3 answers

pulled muscle

Pulled Muscle, ouch, what do I do? [more inside]
posted by blueyellow on Sep 2, 2005 - 13 answers

Why do I have to wait to lift weights?

Everybody always says I need to wait a day or two after lifting weights in one muscle group before doing it again in order to "let the muscles heal". But what if I don't wait? Will I damage my body? [more inside]
posted by Moral Animal on Aug 17, 2005 - 14 answers

Are post work out shakes and twistched normal?

After a semi hard run or other cardio / muscular endurance excerise I sometimes get the shakes, or muscle twitchs... and not in the muscles you would expect. What would cause this? [more inside]
posted by crewshell on Aug 8, 2005 - 10 answers

Building muscle

How much should I increase my workout weight when lowering rep ranges? [more inside]
posted by Blue Buddha on Jun 24, 2005 - 11 answers

How do I improve my leg strength?

How do I get into and stick with a good leg strengthening (muscle building) program? [more inside]
posted by wolftrouble on May 5, 2005 - 8 answers

How to work out to develop muscle evenly?

I've started working out in the past two months in order to gain weight and muscle. It's definitely working, but I need help developing the muscle more evenly. [more inside]
posted by scody on Apr 20, 2005 - 10 answers

Does anyone experience weak hands after laughing hard?

Every once in a while, after I laugh long and hard, I lose strength in my hands and even a little in my arms. Does that sound familiar to anyone? [more inside]
posted by jessicool on Mar 17, 2005 - 7 answers

Building Muscle Mass

I want to gain more muscle mass and strength. I don't want to look like a bodybuilder, but I do want to look very fit. (I'm a male nearing 40.) My problem is, I don't have a good gym nearby and I live in a small apartment. I don't have room for a free weight system. Can one build the sort of body that I want without weights or a machine, simply by doing exercises (pushups, etc.)? How reasonable is that approach? If that won't work, what sort of machine should I buy that doesn't take up much real-estate space and is pleasing to the eye. (I've looked into these, but they only go up to 52lbs. Is that enough?)
posted by grumblebee on Feb 11, 2005 - 20 answers

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