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Exercise Planning

I recently bought a meal plan subscription where once a week you get a grocery list, 5ish recipes to batch cook, and then dinners for each day of the week that come together in about 15ish min or less, based on the food you batch-cooked. This has been a godsend for me. I want the same thing, but for exercise. [more inside]
posted by Fig on Aug 10, 2016 - 19 answers

How often can I work out? (Strength training)

Currently I'm seeing a trainer twice a week for an hour each time, and working out on my own one other day. It is exclusively strength training, mostly involving resistance bands, dumbbells, cables, and leg extensions. I recover extremely quickly - he works me to exhaustion but I am nearly fully recovered in a few hours and I'm rarely sore the next morning. Can/should I work out every day? [more inside]
posted by AFABulous on Jun 16, 2016 - 22 answers

Fat man would like to start lifting weights

I'm fat. I'm about to make my umpteenth attempt to get into shape. This time around, I'd like to lift weights. How should I start? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 9, 2016 - 31 answers

Exercise making me feel worse?

It seems like though I exercise regularly, I'm just getting stiffer/weaker, rather than stronger. [more inside]
posted by easter queen on Feb 1, 2016 - 18 answers

Is a sports bra necessary for women or is this a marketing ploy?

Do I really need to wear a sports bra when I exercise or is it fine to wear a regular bra with medium support /underwire? More inside... [more inside]
posted by partly squamous and partly rugose on Feb 21, 2015 - 35 answers

Are you a chemist? Do you work out? Will the sauna ruin my lotion?

Gym-going chemists and civilians: do you take your products into the sauna and/or steam room with you? Is it safe to expose your lotions to the heat and the steam? [more inside]
posted by rada on Nov 26, 2014 - 7 answers

How to get healthy slowly?

I'm looking for examples of small lifestyle changes that will gradually help me to be healthier. [more inside]
posted by frizzle on Jun 6, 2014 - 41 answers

Gyms are scary

Help me get over my gym anxiety and stay motivated to exercise. [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Jan 28, 2013 - 31 answers

Motivational Fitness Blogs

I'm looking for good inspirational fitness blogs! [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Jan 2, 2013 - 9 answers

I don't know how to be athletic.

I was never an athlete. But now I might be? Help me actually be. [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Oct 11, 2012 - 24 answers

Give it all you got.

Tips on focusing during workouts, and how to push myself through the hard parts? [more inside]
posted by carmel on Sep 11, 2012 - 21 answers

how can i make my personal training sessions more effective?

I have had 5 sessions so far with a personal trainer I like a lot. How can I prepare myself during the week (when I'm not working with her) to be awesome during my sessions? [more inside]
posted by spunweb on Jul 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Is there a catch to this Health Club membership?

Is there a catch to an athletic club like this? [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Jun 11, 2012 - 11 answers

My wrist is derailing my chest presses.

Can you recommend a way to make my wrist not whine at chest presses? Are there any women's fitness gloves that stabilize and support the wrists, without a lot of padding? Or a different solution? [more inside]
posted by vegartanipla on Mar 13, 2012 - 14 answers

Help me work out.

I'm a 24 year old guy who's very skinny and has never really worked out. However, by virtue of sitting behind a desk every day for the last couple years, I've developed some stomach flab. Besides that, though, still skinny as can be. I want to join a gym to accomplish a few things: - lose the stomach flab - get slightly bigger / more muscular elsewhere (tough since I'm so skinny…main area I'd like to improve are my arms) - get some stamina From what I know, the stamina part will come through cardio, but that'll burn a lot of calories and go against the whole 'getting bigger' idea. Would love for those with knowledge or experience to give me some ideas of what to do…machines to use, exercises to try, etc. Thanks.
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2012 - 26 answers

How do I fit workouts into a stressful schedule?

How do I find time and motivation to stick to a workout plan, given a moderately stressful schedule, quite a bit of work, and not a huge amount of relaxation time (which working out would cut into)? [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich on Jan 31, 2012 - 22 answers

Where did my motivation go?

What happened to my motivation and discipline with exercise that I had so proudly acquired and maintained for 5 months?!! [more inside]
posted by daydreamer on Nov 22, 2011 - 13 answers

Plus, I eat healthy...

After being out of commission over the winter, I'm trying to get back into shape. I am 5'8", mid forties female. Last fall I weighed 118 lbs, and ran 5k five days a week on the treadmill, followed by 10-20 minutes stairmaster. I was extremely sedentary for about 4 months over the winter due to a knee issue. I currently weigh 129 after being back to working out for a few weeks, and only want to lose about five more pounds. However, I want these five pounds to come from my lower body, not my upper. [more inside]
posted by newpotato on Apr 6, 2011 - 13 answers

How to get from scrawny to...normal?

Male, 24, ridiculously skinny/flabby. I have a set of dumbbells and a workout bench. Can I build some muscle with this alone? What exercises/regimen should I follow? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 26, 2010 - 25 answers

Getting in shape without a gym.

I want to loose the fat tire around my belly but I'm having a few problems with: motivation, timing, diet, exercise plan, and a lack of a gym. I need a some serious self-motivation advice, and some tips on how to workout without a gym. Help a guy in his 20s get where he needs to be! [more inside]
posted by Political Funny Man on Aug 12, 2010 - 30 answers

I hate it, but I love it

How do I motivate myself to stay in shape, when I lack a personal incentive? Or: How can I change my lifestyle so that I keep in shape anyway? [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich on Mar 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Ways to make working out less boring and torturous?

I hate working out. It's incredibly boring. I've tried music, and it does help to a degree, but it's not enough. I don't have anyone to work out with. Last time, I put my towel over my head and drowned out outside sensory input as much as possible and was able to perform better. But that makes the boredom much worse. [more inside]
posted by cmgonzalez on Apr 15, 2009 - 55 answers

Acid reflux on an empty stomach?

Seriously affecting my morning workouts: gas or acid reflux in the mornings, before anything is eaten and only water has been drunk. WTF? [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Feb 13, 2009 - 20 answers

Rock Climbing in Brooklyn?

I am stuck in New York because of work, can anyone recommend a rock gym in Brooklyn. I normally climb at New Jersey Rock Gym so something similar would be awesome but I am willing to make some concessions as a one time thing. Thank you all.
posted by thenuts on Jan 22, 2009 - 3 answers

What are your favorite high-protein, low-fat, quick and easy recipes?

What are your favorite high-protein, low-fat, quick and easy recipes? [more inside]
posted by Pontius Pilate on Jan 11, 2009 - 27 answers

Hunger. The physical kind. (Not, like, metaphysical or spiritual or vampire or anything.)

What does it mean that on days when I'm not exercising I'm constantly hungry? [more inside]
posted by Rudy Gerner on Jan 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Good iPhone workout log application?

Good iPhone workout log application? [more inside]
posted by jagalt on Oct 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Why should I not run after lasik?

Why should I not run after lasik? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Sep 2, 2008 - 8 answers

Or I could quietly jiggle

How can I work out in my apartment without bothering my neighbors? [more inside]
posted by Polychrome on Jul 11, 2008 - 26 answers

I'm starting everybody else's new years' resolution in May... help?

I've just signed up for a gym membership for the first time in my life... Due to metabolism, I'm not fat, but I'm still really out of shape... what should I start with? [more inside]
posted by twiggy on May 6, 2008 - 25 answers

How often and how hard do I have to work out to maintain my current fitness level?

How often and how hard do I need to work out in order to maintain the level of aerobic fitness I have right now? [more inside]
posted by slenderloris on Jan 9, 2008 - 9 answers

How quickly can you lose you ability to run?

Am I losing muscle? [more inside]
posted by rglass on Sep 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

Why, this isn't an input/output problem at all

Why aren't I losing weight? I'm doing everything right (aren't I?). Extensive explanation of weight-loss methods inside, so this is a doozy. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Apr 9, 2007 - 38 answers

Working out hard without working up food

How can I ensure that I don't puke (or get nauseous) when I start working out with a trainer? [more inside]
posted by EastCoastBias on Sep 21, 2006 - 20 answers

Can I work out when I'm sick?

Can I still work out when I've got a cold? How much exercise is too much when you're sick?
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Sep 18, 2006 - 9 answers

How to create a skullcap of hair

I've just started regularly attending Brazilian jujitsu. Please help me find the perfect hairstyle so my locks of love don't become locks of I-am-totally-going-to-choke-you-to-death-with-your-own-braid! [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Apr 28, 2006 - 16 answers

I need help to bulk *clap* me up!

What are the best supplements to take to make it to that "next level" of muscle-mass gain? [more inside]
posted by antifuse on Mar 21, 2006 - 23 answers

Help me get my booty into shape, without killing my knees!

What qualifications should I look for in a personal trainer? What do the ACE certifications actually mean? I'd like to hire a trainer for a few sessions, but I really don't want to hurt myself or hire a nut. Please help me sort through the options! [more inside]
posted by barnone on Feb 12, 2006 - 4 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

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

Help Baby Get Back

What's the best activity for a good looking butt? Is it running or lunge exercises, maybe something else?
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket on Feb 6, 2005 - 10 answers

Tell me everything about going to the gym

Okay here's a question. The other day I stepped on the bathroom scales and the number displayed was a tad on the high side, by about 15-20lbs, so my first thought was 'Yeesh, I should join a gym'. However on further reflection, having never set foot in a gym since my traumatizing school days joining one seems like quite a scary prospect. So my question is.. What's the deal with gyms? What's the ettiquette, what do you need, will all these fit gym types be chuckling at my pathetic flabby assed efforts, are the showers still those bloody communal type affairs I shudder to remember back in school?
posted by zeoslap on Jun 1, 2004 - 37 answers

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