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Starting Strength forever...

Can the Starting Strength program be my only strength program? [more inside]
posted by VTX on Dec 1, 2013 - 9 answers

How does a 20 yr old healthyish student get back in shape without dying?

The fact I never liked the "traditional" forms of exercise never bothered me before. That is, until it recently dawned on me activities like going to the gym or running might be the only options I have left. But, with sensitive knees and shins from growing quickly and the residual effects of childhood asthma still occasionally inhibiting my ability to do cardio, these activities seem more foreign than ever. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by intelligentfool on Oct 27, 2013 - 26 answers

Daring to pick three of good/cheap/fast

I'm looking for a fitness watch I can use for interval training. I don't need anything fancy, but I do want something that'll vibrate in place of beeping. Can anyone recommend something? [more inside]
posted by andrewcilento on Apr 2, 2013 - 5 answers

Barky humpy puppy is making me a little crazy!

My puppy barks at me if he has too much energy, but he's been so humpy at the dog park that we can't stay long enough for him to burn it all off. Please help by recommending some training we could use! [more inside]
posted by chatongriffes on Mar 24, 2013 - 17 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

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

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

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

I never want to run again.

How to recover and get back into running after a half marathon? [more inside]
posted by superquail on Mar 29, 2012 - 9 answers

Strength Training/Stretch Routine for Runner ?

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

Best resources for swim training?

Best resources for swim training? Looking for books, videos, etc, that provide drills and training programs for solo workouts. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Nov 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Walking a half marathon

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!
posted by trillian on Nov 22, 2011 - 13 answers

Walking a 5K

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?)
posted by trillian on Nov 9, 2011 - 17 answers

It's all about my personal best

What should my speed goal be to walk a 5k? [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Aug 31, 2011 - 22 answers

How to break the plateau?

Can you help me break through a weight training plateau? [more inside]
posted by birdlips on Aug 2, 2011 - 17 answers

Need a reason to put on the running shorts.

Need help setting and measuring new fitness goals, but don't want to train for a marathon or similar long race. Any other ideas? [more inside]
posted by the foreground on May 18, 2011 - 11 answers

How can I as a new runner start slow when I feel like I have a running start?

I'm new to running, but am already very fit and active (cardio workouts 5-7 times a week.) New runners are warned to take it slowly and not push themselves, but how does this apply to someone who's not coming off a couch towards a goal of 5k? [more inside]
posted by palegirl on Dec 15, 2010 - 28 answers

Marathon training meals suggestions

Help me with my eating problems as I train for my marathon. Please share your advice for daily meals and snacks so I can male it to and through my race. [more inside]
posted by scunning on Oct 15, 2010 - 7 answers

A 120 bike ride for a simple daily commuter: absurd goal?

Bike/sport enthusiasts: can a daily bike commuter but otherwise not sporty person hope to finish a 120 miles bike ride in one go? [more inside]
posted by Sijeka on Jul 17, 2010 - 15 answers

Fitting in working, exercising and sleeping - if I eat after I can't sleep.

I've got a problem fitting in working, exercising and sleeping. Some activities are in the evening, and I eat after, then I can't sleep. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Jul 8, 2010 - 9 answers

What's the quickest way to solve this teamwork puzzle?

During the assessment training programme for the Army, there's one specific puzzle that keeps tripping me up; and I have to be prepared for. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by malusmoriendumest on Jun 17, 2010 - 23 answers

Forrest can't run.

Why can't I run anymore? [more inside]
posted by allymusiqua on May 8, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me get up the mountain!

What sort of training should I do over the winter in preparation for some intense day hiking? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Oct 27, 2009 - 22 answers

Curious Yoga Novice Seeks Guidance

Tips, advice, recommendations, insight, cautions, suggestions and matters unforeseen concerning the addition of yoga to my fitness regimen. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Sep 17, 2009 - 17 answers

I could deadlift that weight if I could just bend over that far....

Adding Pilates or other stretching to a weight training routine - how? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jul 27, 2009 - 13 answers

Big man workout system?

I need a workout system for a BIG man. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2009 - 11 answers

Dumbbells vs Barbells

Is there any reason that barbells would be indispensable from a serious stength-training program? Or are dumbbells just fine? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jul 1, 2009 - 12 answers

What exercises will improve my ultimate game?

Exercise filter: I need some suggestions for leg/core strength and flexibility exercises given constrained time, equipment and space [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Jun 8, 2009 - 19 answers

What's a pull-up rep, even?

Could a person do 100 pull-ups? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Feb 4, 2009 - 17 answers

Does anyone know where to study parkour in the Bay Area?

Does anyone know where to study parkour in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by ebness86 on Nov 17, 2008 - 5 answers

Diet tips for increasing lean body mass

Recipe/diet suggestions for increasing muscular bodymass. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Oct 23, 2008 - 14 answers

Turn your key, sir.

Are there any documented instances of disaster/apocalypse training exercises where the participants could not be sure if it was real or not? [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Aug 19, 2008 - 13 answers

Why do I get headaches from resistance training?

Why did I start getting sudden, brief, migraine-like headaches when performing a high number of repetitions of a strength training exercise? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Aug 17, 2008 - 11 answers

The Hunt for the perfect 13 compound lifts ??

I've read somewhere that a workout regime consisting of 13 compound lifts is really all you need. Does anyone know which 13 lifts they may be talking about ? or can point me to the article ? [more inside]
posted by hboogz on Jun 27, 2008 - 12 answers

Nutrition for weight training.

Favorite books or websites dealing with good muscle-building nutrition? [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Jun 24, 2008 - 16 answers

What happened to my knee, and how can I exercise around it?

Should I seek additional physical therapy for my mysteriously injured knee, and how can I continue to work out in spite of it? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on May 22, 2008 - 5 answers

What is the most efficient way of exercising on the rowing machine?

What's the most efficient way of exercising on the rowing machine? Got any tips? [more inside]
posted by dragontail on Feb 26, 2008 - 10 answers

Post workout sleeping disorder

After heading for the gym, I only manage to get a few hours of sleep. [more inside]
posted by Sharcho on Feb 18, 2008 - 18 answers

Creative outdoor exercises for bootcamp fitness program?

Been to any good fitness bootcamps recently? [more inside]
posted by notcomputersavvy06 on Feb 14, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me improve my pushups.

Help me improve my pushups. I've been doing martial arts 5 nights a week (M-F) for 9 months now. We do anywhere from 30-150 pushups a night, but I'm incapable of keeping up with the rest of the class and have not really improved much since I started. [more inside]
posted by bindasj on Jan 18, 2008 - 21 answers

Resistance training enough to lose fat and build muscle?

Can you lose fat and build muscle with resistance training alone? I'm with a trainer who claims that building muslce through resistance training and reasonable eating is enough to destroy fat. He claims there's little need for specific cardio sessions -- that there's enough cardio in his resistance sessions and in daily life. Wrong? [more inside]
posted by Malad on Oct 22, 2007 - 31 answers

The Hiking-Free Hiking Workout

How can I get in shape for backpacking when I don't have time to backpack? [more inside]
posted by ilyanassa on Apr 30, 2007 - 15 answers

Boston-area circuit/military-style training?

Is there a regular pay-as-you-go circuit training or military-style exercise class in Boston / Cambridge, USA? [more inside]
posted by galaksit on Feb 27, 2007 - 4 answers

martial arts for exercise?

what is the potential of practicing martial arts as form of exercise...and what style? [more inside]
posted by Salvatorparadise on Dec 28, 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

How to increase running . foot speed?

How does one increase foot speed? My 12 year old son inherited his lack of foot speed from me. He's thin, skinny and a little below average height. This is not a weight issue, he is just slow. (All of which is subject to change when puberty kicks in full gear) In the meantime, are there exercises or drills he could do to increase his speed? He plays baseball and he fences - being a bit quicker would be a benefit in both.
posted by COD on Oct 26, 2006 - 31 answers

Help me get back into shape

Help me get back into shape! [more inside]
posted by jourman2 on Sep 10, 2006 - 14 answers

Surviving winter training...

Another food/exercise/energy question: how do I arrange my life and diet so I can do two hours of a martial art every night for ten days? [more inside]
posted by bibbit on Jan 19, 2006 - 7 answers

Recommendations on a heart rate monitor?

Recommendations on a heart rate monitor? I'm 27 and I go to the gym four to five days a week with a ratio of about 80% weight training (3-4 days) and 20% cardio (1-2 days). I'd like to do more interval training to lower my percentage body fat and many of the online resources describe this in terms of heart rate. Not knowing a thing about heart rate monitors, I thought I'd ask here. [more inside]
posted by Handcoding on Mar 2, 2005 - 11 answers

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