I'm slowly building up my speed and stamina as a runner -- I do roughly 15 miles of hilly outdoor running a week right now, and absolutely love it. I'd like to add in a full-body strength workout (+/- 30 min, 40 including stretching) three days a week. I'd also like this workout to be something I can do at home, with an absolute minimum of supplies (just body weight would be great), and that I can use for a long period of time. [more inside]
posted by rue72
on Jul 1, 2014 -
I have always had what I call 'sprint strength'... the ability to lift / perform extremely heavy tasks for a short duration. But that term seems (based on lack of relevant search results) to be my own interpretation and not common... what would you call it?
Example: lift and carry 250 lbs a short distance a few times and done... no real stamina, just brute force (without injury)? I.e. Pick up 3 80lb bags of dry concrete with a growl and carry it to a nearby destination...
Application: never done a lot of working out or weight training, but looking to play to my strengths in a future workout regimen.
As always, thank you all for your input :)
posted by mrflibble
on Aug 10, 2013 -
Today, I tried to get back into the swing of working out with the NYTimes seven minute workout
. I made it until about Step 8 before I got light-headed and had to stop. I know I'm out of shape, but why did this workout zap me so badly, and what can I do to fix this? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget
on Jun 11, 2013 -
Any downside to a combination cardio and strength workout? I have started doing combination cardio-strength workouts at my gym. A typical workout goes like this: 10-15 minutes on the treadmill, then I immediately do strength exercises, with no downtime between sets. For example, I’ll do a set of pull-ups, then straight to a set of chest fly on a machine, then a set of dips, then a set of ab crunches, then a set of shoulder presses on a machine, then back to the pull-ups, and the cycle repeats (though I often mix up the order depending on the availability of machines, and my mood).
posted by Mechitar
on Apr 25, 2013 -
Exercise n00b here. For strength training, is it better to A) work the muscle to exhaustion, or B) work the muscle for a long time? (I have asked my physical therapists and received conflicting answers, hence this question.) [more inside]
posted by ook
on Sep 9, 2012 -
I think I'm about ready to move on from Starting Strength and I'm looking for bodybuilding routine. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van
on Nov 12, 2008 -
I was on Effexor for about a year to treat my depression, during which time (for the first time in 7+ years) my weight training came screeching to an abrupt halt.
(My energy level just wasn't there anymore, nor was I able to focus enough to be able to have a satisfying workout.) [more inside]
posted by Tbola
on Mar 7, 2007 -