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Please help me find a term for this strength/endurance concept.

I am looking for a clever descriptive term for the idea of training with a "hardship" that when omitted later, makes you feel super-strong. Like when baseball players put that donut thing on their bats while taking practice swings. (Donuting?) Or when you ride a really heavy bike, then switch to a lighter one. Or practice at high altitudes, and compete at low altitudes. Is there already a term that describes this? If not, I am open to any ideas.
posted by oxisos on Apr 13, 2014 - 11 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

What's the point of getting fit if I can't go out and injure myself?

I've recently finally gotten really fit and in shape, after spending most of my 27 years...not doing that. I've been looking for something local and athletic to do, both for fun and for fitness, but since I haven't played sports since I was 12 or so, my skills are lacking. However, all the local instruction is oriented towards youth, so I turn to you folk for aid. How can an sports newb adult learn how to play? [more inside]
posted by Punkey on Mar 20, 2013 - 25 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

The wild west that is the sport supplement scene.

Is there any place to get unbiased (or even better, scientific) assessments of sports supplements? [more inside]
posted by Tbola on Jan 7, 2010 - 2 answers

Can I still stick with my very active weekday activities while keeping a half marathon training schedule?

I play group sports and do strength training almost every weekday, should I still keep this up when I start my half marathon training? [more inside]
posted by spacesbetween on Oct 30, 2009 - 16 answers

How to get to work faster on a bike?

Two years ago I sold the car and started riding my bicycle to work, about 26 km a day. However, over those two years, my average speed has not increased, in fact I think I'm actually a little slower than last year. Help me get to work faster! I'm interested in a simple approach: a basic training program, maybe- I don't want to change bicycles or go single speed.
posted by Siberian Mist on Jun 4, 2009 - 20 answers

Is anyone aware of facilities similar to AC Milan's Milan Lab?

Is anyone aware of facilities similar to AC Milan's Milan Lab? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Sep 25, 2007 - 3 answers

traithlon training advice

I've just signed up for a triathlon. I've got a long time to train, but I'm already more or less freaking out. I'm seeking information on beginning training programs and gear. Any advice you've got would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by emptyage on Feb 8, 2006 - 19 answers

What are the pros and cons of Team in Training?

Anyone have any experience with Team in Training? (more inside...) [more inside]
posted by dicaxpuella on May 21, 2004 - 1 answer

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