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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

Starting Strength forever...

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

Timeline of fitness gains with added core strength training

Starting with a personal trainer doing strength training 1x/ week. How long before I start to see real results? [more inside]
posted by mmmmbobo on Aug 15, 2013 - 7 answers

Critique my workout

Strength trainers/weight-lifters of Metafilter. Could you take a look at my workout and let me know your thoughts? Anything glaringly missing or redundant? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Nov 9, 2012 - 6 answers

Rest Pause Strength Training

Rest Pause Strength Training [more inside]
posted by Query on May 31, 2012 - 6 answers

Is it messing up my results to spread a weight lifting session over the course of an evening?

Is it messing up my results to spread a weight lifting session over the course of an evening? [more inside]
posted by whoaali on May 28, 2012 - 10 answers

Strength Training/Stretch Routine for Runner ?

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

upper body strength training stalled

Upper body strength training has stalled... help? [more inside]
posted by SymphonyNumberNine on Dec 7, 2011 - 10 answers

How to deal with mild weight lifting related shoulder pain

I'm experiencing moderate tenderness in my right shoulder from weight lifting. There's clicking and what feels like tendon snapping but no severe or deep pain. Still, I know this is a sign that things could get much worse. What is the right strategy from here on out? [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on Apr 11, 2010 - 9 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

How do you motivate yourself to train?

Strength trainees: how do you keep yourself motivated? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jul 20, 2009 - 30 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 is a normal amount of weight gain to expect in strength training?

[ExcerciseFilter] What's a good target for weight gain in strength training? Not to say body building, but general fitness-level training. I can't seem to find a clear resource for equating weight training to muscle mass. [more inside]
posted by cavalier on Feb 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Hip hip hooray OR it's hip to be square

Why is squatting causing pain in my hips? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jul 3, 2008 - 10 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

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

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

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

I'm beginning to lift weights for the first time in my life. Help!

I'm beginning to lift weights for the first time in my life. Help! [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Sep 20, 2006 - 25 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

Can a lifetime of labor make only one arm substantially larger?

In On the Waterfront, Edie's pop says to her, "See this arm? It's two inches longer'n the other one. That's years of workin' and sweatin', liftin' and swingin' a hook. And every time I heisted a box or a coffee bag I says to myself--this is for Edie, so she can be a teacher or somethin' decent." Can a lifetime of labor really do that to your arm?
posted by profwhat on Nov 15, 2004 - 11 answers

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