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Nutrition questions for a fitness newbie

So I started working out for real this year as part of my New Year's Resolution. I'm currently doing a version of crossfit, mixed with occasional rock climbing, and I'm seeing good results (Stats below). The problem is that most dieting and training advice I can find for guys is geared towards those who are starting out skinny. I started out overweight and out of shape. I'm currently at what would be a good weight if my BF was lower. What are some good diet resources for someone in my situation? (I like my training regimen and I'm not looking for a new one) [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Mar 31, 2014 - 3 answers

Better than nothing, right?

Is there a particularly good handbook/regimen for using weight machines at a gym? Something preferably geared toward strengthening the back, improving posture, eliminating back pain (as opposed to e.g. weight loss.) [more inside]
posted by griphus on Mar 15, 2014 - 7 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

How to get awesome

What does it take to get movie star super-buff? Like Kate Beckinsale, Colin Farrel, Jessica Biel level buff? [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Aug 15, 2012 - 34 answers

How do I loose weight and gain muscle at the same time?

I wake up in the morning at 6am and walk 2km (1.2 miles) to the gym and back five days a week. My workouts last 45 minutes and are aimed at sculpting, working on a body part per day (back, shoulders, chest, arms and legs). I weigh 100kg (220 pounds) and am 180cm (5.9 feet). I want to weigh 85kg (185 pounds). What and when should I eat to loose weight and gain maximum muscle mass? and how long should it take for me to loose this weight? I work from home as a software developer and sit on my ass all day so I don't get any more exercise than that...
posted by Bacillus on Oct 11, 2011 - 21 answers

Personal training without the huge costs.

How do you become your own personal trainer using books or the internets? [more inside]
posted by treehorn+bunny on Jun 19, 2010 - 28 answers

How many pounds of muscle are needed to squat 200lbs?

For every pound of weight that I can squat, I have X pounds of muscle. What is the value of X? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Mar 5, 2010 - 12 answers

Self-conscious perfectionist wanting to change so she can train better

Please help me be less self-conscious at the gym [more inside]
posted by Chrysalis on Dec 2, 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

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

The first session was free, but are the next ones worth it?

FitnessFilter: how should I evaluate options for a personal trainer at a local gym? Lots more discussion inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 18, 2009 - 9 answers

Gym workouts for a rock climbing rookie

I'm rock climbing twice a week. What should I do in the gym? [more inside]
posted by ye#ara on Jan 16, 2009 - 19 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

Getting back into the rotation of things

Help me fix my stubborn rotator cuff. [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Dec 7, 2006 - 8 answers

Find these free weights.

Help me find this particular brand of square "free weights." [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Apr 26, 2006 - 4 answers

Do I really need to pump iron?

What's the bare minimum of strength training I can get away with? [more inside]
posted by hamster on Jul 8, 2005 - 14 answers

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