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Strength training options

I want to improve my endurance exercise by strength training. According to research I should go for a high weight very low rep program. I know there are a few commonly recommended books for that like Starting Strength and The New Rules of Lifting (for Women). I wonder if there is a way to do this without going to a gym or buying expensive equipment, and without following a whole comprehensive program that assumes that weight lifting will be the focus of my life. [more inside]
posted by blub on Mar 27, 2014 - 15 answers

Cable machine routine for novice strength training

I'm 5'4", 145#, 35 years old, and I have access to limited free weights and a cable machine. I don't have access to barbell equipment more than once a week. I'm familiar with Starting Strength, Stumptuous, etc, but a little overwhelmed by the options, and I'm wondering if anyone can point me toward an appropriate routine or routine building app. I want this to be doable and I want to make progress and have a sense of accomplishment. [more inside]
posted by chesty_a_arthur on Jan 30, 2014 - 5 answers

Do You Even Lift?

I have some questions about slimming down and bulking up inspired by a recent FPP subject. [more inside]
posted by Parasite Unseen on Jul 22, 2013 - 11 answers

Stretches for Weight Training

Looking for stretching recommendations for intense weight training program [more inside]
posted by MaddyRex on Nov 3, 2012 - 3 answers

Finished New Rules of Lifting for Women, what next?

I just finished the weight training program from the New Rules of Lifting for Women, what should I do next? [more inside]
posted by kyrademon on Sep 7, 2012 - 7 answers

I vant to PAHMP. ME. AHP.

I vant to PAHMP. ME. AHP. [more inside]
posted by Evilspork on Aug 2, 2012 - 7 answers

What should I do in the next month to prepare for a Crossfit class?

I’ve got a little over a month to prepare for a Crossfit beginners class. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Blisterlips on Jun 14, 2012 - 13 answers

How can a short woman start barbell training?

I am a short (5') female and I want to start barbell training. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by miniminimarket on Apr 30, 2012 - 17 answers

Weight training equipment and advice for a pre-teen athlete

Weight training equipment and advice for a pre-teen athlete? [more inside]
posted by Sweetie Darling on Dec 22, 2011 - 19 answers

Stiff as a board

The last time I deadlifted (last Wednesday), I felt great - felt like I really nailed the form for the first time in awhile. Then, two days later, I had a sudden outbreak of stiffness and aching right at the base of my spine. What gives? [more inside]
posted by downing street memo on Dec 19, 2011 - 20 answers

Beginners' Weight Program for Runner?

Can anybody recommend a weight training program for a total newbie - something to go with a regular running schedule? Am overweight and trying to lose the pounds - something I've had difficulty doing with only running. [more inside]
posted by micketymoc on Aug 22, 2011 - 15 answers

weightlifting for strength, at home with not much equipment

I want to design a weightlifting programme that can give me as much strength as possible, at home with not much equipment. I'm confused. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on May 20, 2011 - 20 answers

Get Thee Behind Me, Curves

Help me find a specific type of gym for my parents in Lowell, MA. [more inside]
posted by lizifer on May 11, 2011 - 1 answer

Are my shoulders trying to get wider in the bones and joints as I grow from lifting weights?

Are my shoulders trying to get wider in the bones and joints as I grow from lifting weights? What can I do to help it along if so? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on May 4, 2011 - 17 answers

Looking for a "strength training 101" book/resource.

Looking for a "strength training 101" book/resource. [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Apr 30, 2011 - 13 answers

Starting Strength: my bench and press are progressing slowly

I've been doing a variation of Starting Strength for about a month and a half. My bench press and overhead press are progressing extremely slowly. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by alligatorman on Mar 30, 2011 - 17 answers

power up!

Going back to the gym after a winter of poor health and need to recover muscle tone (not debilitated, just a weakling). Help me devise a weight-training regimen that I can do in about 30 minutes, incorporates both arms and legs, and includes opposing muscle groups. [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Mar 22, 2011 - 17 answers

Is it possible to do both weight training and running?

I recently decided to go to the gym and start exercising, in an effort to lead a healthier life. I'd like to start running, but also put on some muscle mass. Is this possible, or do I have to choose one? [more inside]
posted by althanis on Oct 25, 2010 - 16 answers

Tall and skinny: I've never been able to build upper-body/arm muscle -- how do I bulk up?

I'm tall and skinny and have never been able to build upper-body/arm muscle -- how do I bulk up? [more inside]
posted by TallRail on Sep 7, 2010 - 23 answers

Too much information - don't know which way to turn!

Please help me sort out my weight-loss/strength training/eating regime. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Feb 8, 2010 - 33 answers

High-speed or high-weight lifting to lose weight and look toned?

In order for a male who's 30-40 lbs overweight to lose that extra weight and look reasonably toned by working out 3x/week for 30 mins each, is it better to a) do something like the Spartacus workout (high-intensity circuit training with somewhat lighter weights) or b) do more traditional lifting of heavier weights? Or some combination?
posted by Malad on Jan 3, 2010 - 18 answers

Good approach to non-serious weight lifting?

I'm want to cut back on my weight training, but I'm not sure how best to do it. Is there a good once-a-week casual approach to weight lifting? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Dec 29, 2009 - 17 answers

Wait for the weights?

2/3 of the way to my target weight, thanks to cardio exercise and eating better. Start building muscle mass (via weight training) now, or wait until I hit my target weight? [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Jul 21, 2009 - 17 answers

I need a workout routine

I'm looking for a 3-day-a-week workout routine that only uses a bench, a bar, adjustable dumbbells, and weights. [more inside]
posted by alligatorman on Jun 30, 2009 - 14 answers

Weight Training Filter: Is it time to start weight training again?

Weight Training Filter: Is it time to start weight training again? [more inside]
posted by elsietheeel on May 29, 2009 - 16 answers

Help a novice with weight training!

Beginning weight training advice: I have recently begun a cardiovascular exercise program, and want to add weights to my routine. My goals are as follows: 1.) Lose weight 2.) Improve endurance 3.) Increase strength. Any advice re: number of reps/sets... [more inside]
posted by muxnaw on Aug 20, 2008 - 13 answers

Suggestions for a natural preservative/stabilizer for smoothies?

Suggestions for a natural preservative/stabilizer for smoothies? [more inside]
posted by refactored on Aug 4, 2008 - 14 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

Help a weakling achieve her first push-up!

I'm a 35 yr old female, 5'6", 120lbs, in good general shape (walk loads, work out) who has never been able to achieve a single-push up. It's a key move to many of the workouts I want to do, but most strength-building programs assume that even the weakest can do at least one. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by geekgirl397 on Apr 27, 2008 - 32 answers

Like totally wicked biceps

How can I get Keanu's forearms? [more inside]
posted by bitteroldman on Apr 14, 2008 - 33 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

running and weights

Is it best to weight train before or after a run? [more inside]
posted by honeyx on Nov 14, 2007 - 16 answers

Gimme a break?

Sore muscles. Should I work out anyway? [more inside]
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér on Aug 14, 2007 - 15 answers

Help me design a home push/pull routine

Help me design a good home push-pull workout with minimal equipment. Goals: Mass and definition [more inside]
posted by sirion on Aug 8, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me change my exercise routine.

While I'm still super enthusiastic about exercise, both my motivation and fitness level have plateaued. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on May 29, 2007 - 9 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

Weight training at home

I want to be stronger and more physically fit. So I've heard weight training is the way to go. As a complete n00b, where/how do I start? [more inside]
posted by zippity on Nov 12, 2006 - 23 answers

What am I doing wrong, I lift weights, but don't get stronger.

Fitness Filter: Please help. When I lift weights, I lift to failure but still see no gains in size or ability to lift. This also applies to push-ups and sit ups. [more inside]
posted by Ezrie on Oct 18, 2006 - 31 answers

When weightlifting, should I use a single set or multiple sets?

What are the benefits of a multi-set weight training regimen vs. a single-set weight training regimen? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Aug 17, 2006 - 20 answers

Weight training with a Mitral Valve Prolapse

Is it really dangerous to lift weights with a mitral valve prolapse? [more inside]
posted by bigspoon on Jul 22, 2006 - 8 answers

Pilate my Body

Please recommend a good Pilates book with a focus on mat exercises. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Feb 9, 2006 - 11 answers

Veins moving when I work out. Help.

When I work out, sometimes my veins move as I do reps. It feels uncomfortable. It doesnt always happen though... Is it because Ive been doing reps incorrectly, or will this lead to damage to the veins if I continue? [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Jan 2, 2006 - 6 answers

Weight training, veins, bodyfat, and more

Why do some people have veins that pop out of their biceps and shoulders, while others who work out don't? [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Nov 29, 2005 - 17 answers

Why are there red streaks on my shoulders?

What are these weird marks on my shoulders? I started a new weight training program yesterday, and now there are red streaks on my shoulders! [more inside]
posted by catfood on Oct 25, 2005 - 22 answers

Gaining muscle mass

A fitness question re: gaining muscle mass. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Gyan on May 18, 2004 - 16 answers

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