My familiarity with exercise footwear is limited to my running shoes. What should I be looking for in a gym shoe? [more inside]
Cool Workout Names? [more inside]
Under the instruction of a personal trainer I strained my rotator cuff. A couple family members said that one of the reasons of having a personal trainer is avoiding this kind of thing and that I should find a different one. I'd never worked out or used equipment in a gym. The personal trainer was aware of that. He had me doing dips on a piece of equipment that kept my legs up and in front of me. I was definitely straining, he was pushing me to keep going and then my muscles gave out and I dropped. It didn't hurt right away, it was several hours later that the pain came so we continued the regimen. This was my third session, second working upper body. Should I get a different personal trainer or is this just something that happens and can be brushed off?
Truths about working out and nutrition? [more inside]
Can you recommend a good zumba-like work out video? I'm looking for something is fun, challenging and will help get me heart rate up, but is suitable for uncoordinated people. [more inside]
What happened to my motivation and discipline with exercise that I had so proudly acquired and maintained for 5 months?!! [more inside]
I want to walk a half marathon. My city's marathon is next fall, so I have plenty of time to get ready. I found various training plans online that range from 12-16 weeks, but that's really not what my question is about. I'm wondering, since I have almost a year till then, what should I do be doing now? Does it matter? I'm in good health but haven't exercised consistently lately. Also, general walking-a-half advice is very welcome!
11 minutes of passive entertainment wanted [more inside]
I just signed up for a 5K on Dec. 3. I'm certainly not ready to RUN 3.1 miles, so I'm going to walk it (and the event is called a run/walk, so it is a walker-friendly race, at least). What kind of training can I do before then to do my best that day, since there's barely any time left? I'm at a healthy weight and in OK shape but usually only exercise one or two times a week. I'd like my time to be under one hour, if possible. Tips? (Bonus question: are most 5Ks walker-friendly?)
How can I make my new Iron Gym pullup bar fit in a doorway frame when the molding/trim is too thick (that is, the fastener designed to hook onto the trim cannot reach the top of it)? Or is there another similar type bar that can work with large doorway molding without screws/permanent wall damage?
Does anyone use stickK? Has it worked for you? Any tips for making it work for me? I really need to start exercising regularly but I just can't get motivated to do it lately, so I thought stickK might help. I'm interested in hearing from people who have used it for anything, though.
Are there any simple things I can do to burn off a few extra calories/tone up some muscles during my downtime at work without looking ridiculous? [more inside]
What can I wear (other than a traditional bathing suit) while swimming at the gym? And how to start a very gentle swimming regimen while dealing with major back problems? [more inside]
What to do after finishing Couch to 5K? [more inside]
What exactly is the Transformation Super Challenge? Chris Krueger has some interesting YouTube videos that claim to have a diet/exercise program that can work for anyone. However, the only way to find out about the program is to shell out $55 via his web site. In searching for any reviews of the program, I noticed that every link seems to go to a web page that he runs/owns. I can't find one single review that is not sponsored by Chris Krueger. Has anyone used this program, or can at least give a thumbnail sketch as to what it entails?
I want to learn how to fight, whats the best martial art for that given the classes offered at my school? [more inside]
How can I feel less fatigued (and depressed) after intense exercise? [more inside]
Help me find a perfect intermediate-level yoga home workout, preferably in a book format. [more inside]
I'm looking for cool, inspiring/motivating, or just rocking short videos or trailers I can watch while I work out. [more inside]
I'm looking for a low-maintenance treadmill I won't break within a few years that I can run, jog, and walk on at home at varying inclinations and speeds. Difficultyfilter: Must offer in-home delivery and professional assembly and be able to hold hardcover books up to ~800 pages in thickness, if such a thing exists. [more inside]
Which is the best gaming platform (wii, xbox, etc) and software to learn how to dance, yoga, cardio, and strength training? Oh yeah, I also want to run Netflix through it.
I've been working out and seeing progress but everything seems to be like taking 2 steps forward and then 1 step back, making it hard for me right now to keep up the motivation. Just trying to figure out if I am doing anything wrong or if something could help. [more inside]
If P90X worked for you, what did you do after you finished the program? [more inside]
Hard-driving techno/electronica/beats&breaks workout music at 124 - 128 beats per minute? [more inside]
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]
We're looking for some manly workout DVDs. Are there any you can recommend that are geared toward men? Not WiiFit. Thanks!
How do I stop HATING working out? [more inside]
I strain a muscle too frequently when I exercise. How am I supposed to get stronger? [more inside]
Does stretching (before/after exercise) actually help in any measurable way at all? [more inside]
How should an ex-junkie start exercising and being active again after pretty much ruining his body's constitution with drugs? [more inside]
I am softer than I'd like in the belly area and have been for quite some time. Please tell me what has worked for you to "lose your gut!" I'm a 30-year-old male. More possibly important details inside. [more inside]
How best can I include my three year old in a strength workout? [more inside]
I am starting a serious workout program and would love to read positive motivational quotes to keep me pumped for this new journey...any ideas where I could find online? [more inside]
Please recommend some good workout dvds - ones that aren't lame. I'm looking for both cardio and strength training. More specifics inside. [more inside]
I'm considering starting on the Couch-to-5k program. But I want a programmable stop-watch of some sort to help me out. [more inside]
Exercise clothes for men: Please help a complete newbie feel comfortable working out in a gym and on the trails. What should guys wear to work out? [more inside]
Is there any way to increase the workout difficulty or decrease the noise from a hand-me-down air-resistance based exercise bike? [more inside]
I stretch 3-4 times a day (for about 10 minutes each time), and get 1-2 massages a week, but my muscles are still SO tight, and my flexibility isn't increasing! What can I do? [more inside]
As a part of a life-changing experience, I´m trying to get together a series of exercises and routines to make myself fit and strong. Right now, I have the following "ingredients" to make it happen: 1. Resistance band kit from GoFit (Ultimage ProGym) 2. A pair of 14 kg dumbbells 3. A foldable bike 4. A round balance board 5. A quiet neighborhood to walk on. 6. 3 hours per week [more inside]
How do I get in shape Slayer-style? [more inside]
Should I buy a rowing machine? [more inside]
Couch to 5k - 5 times a week? [more inside]
Any recommendations for a personal trainer in DC? [more inside]
I'm after some exercises to strengthen my legs and lower back. [more inside]
Better late than never? I just finished my bi-annual Personal Fitness Assessment for the military and really need a "game plan" for getting a better passing score next spring. [more inside]
I just started working out at my university's gym, but I have some difficulties and some questions... [more inside]
Does my personal trainer know what she's doing? Or am I doing things wrong? [more inside]
What do you think I should be doing at the gym/working out at home? (spesh snowflakes inside!) [more inside]
What exercises will help me be a better martial artist? [more inside]
Fruit and protein powder are pretty much all I eat, is this okay? A few questions about fruit and protein powder. [more inside]