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What's recommended to consume right after a work-out ?

What should i consume immediately after a work-out ? If i'm not a fan of powdered protein ? [more inside]
posted by hboogz on Jan 25, 2008 - 28 answers

"I love drinking those!"

Help me get ready for a Pilates class! [more inside]
posted by rossination on Dec 29, 2007 - 10 answers

I'm squishy

I've never set foot in a gym or done any kind of non-phys-ed exercise... so how do I take advantage of my school's free gym? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Dec 16, 2007 - 15 answers

If she wants to dance and drink all night...

How can I turn DDR: The Hottest Party (for Wii) into the main activity in a get-your-fat-butt-off-the-couch and move around routine? [more inside]
posted by Glitter Ninja on Dec 10, 2007 - 13 answers

Help me work out, in.

How do you make a home-based workout work for you? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Nov 15, 2007 - 20 answers

Splitting up individual workout sets

Is there anything wrong with splitting one particular workout set over a few hours? For instance. If I was looking to do 3 sets of 15, benchpressing. Would there be any downside to doing the first 2 sets at 10 am, and the last set sometime later, like maybe 1-2 pm? [more inside]
posted by aleahey on Nov 11, 2007 - 9 answers

Help me get physically fit!

Weight loss/Fitness Filter: I have a treadmill and a jump rope. Can someone please help me put together a training regime to help me lose weight and get more physically fit. [more inside]
posted by flipmiester99 on Nov 9, 2007 - 8 answers

Trigger a Training Montage

I planned to ask about finding low-cost help for depression. But I'm asking about joint pain instead. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Oct 28, 2007 - 23 answers

Why do the weights make me a grump?

I get into a really crappy mood after lifting weights, and I'd like it to stop. [more inside]
posted by JohnFredra on Oct 27, 2007 - 12 answers

Need a new workout to get my hockey legs (and lungs) back!

I'm (stupidly) starting playing ice hockey after 20 years off the ice (I'm 33). After the first game last weekend, I'm apparently in far worse shape than I thought -- and need some ideas for new workouts to get my game on. [more inside]
posted by liquado on Oct 18, 2007 - 13 answers

why do people work out together?

why do people work out together? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Sep 22, 2007 - 22 answers

Help my find a decent gym in the San Fernando Valley

Where can I go for a good workout in the San Fernando Valley? [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Sep 15, 2007 - 1 answer

Shower or washing machine for my sweats?

When I shower after a workout, I simply strip my sweaty workout T-shirt, shorts, and socks in the shower and wash them there. I scrub them a bit with my body soap/bar soap. Is this good enough, or should I wash them with actual laundry detergent? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Aug 28, 2007 - 40 answers

(please don't) Shake the Shack

I wanna dance but I am driving the neighbors crazy. Can I stop the shaking? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Aug 15, 2007 - 4 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

(Calorie) Burning Man.

I'm taking a week off from working out to break a plateau. Should I dial down my eating as well or maintain my workout-level intake? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jul 29, 2007 - 1 answer

to P90X, to not to P90X

I'm getting back into shape after a 2 years break due to illness, does anyone have any experience with the p90x workout system or is it another scam with a flashy website, nutrition books that say nothing and stuff you should have learned in high school
posted by kanemano on Jul 27, 2007 - 2 answers

Criticize my workout

Criticize my gym regime! [more inside]
posted by long haired lover from liverpool on Jul 17, 2007 - 24 answers

Text and Audible ebook combined?

Is there an ebook system that let's you flip between reading text and listening to the text read to you? [more inside]
posted by wflanagan on Jul 6, 2007 - 4 answers

Unchain my rollups

What is happening to me when I try to do situps? [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Jun 14, 2007 - 9 answers

How do you minimize the crap you bring to the gym?

Gym/Bag Lady filter: How do you minimize the crap you bring to the gym? [more inside]
posted by paddingtonb on Jun 7, 2007 - 26 answers

For various reasons I need to work out in my apartment

For various reasons I need to work out in my apartment… [more inside]
posted by bytewrite on May 30, 2007 - 22 answers

Help me help my body!

Workout Filter: I've hit the end of my 8 week cycle. Help me layout a new routine. The gym trainer gave me one, but I'm looking for second opinions/other ideas. (More inside) [more inside]
posted by damiano99 on May 30, 2007 - 3 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 make the bottom of my pecs cut and defined?

Can I shape and define my lower pecs without doing bench presses? [more inside]
posted by (bb|[^b]{2}) on Apr 28, 2007 - 11 answers

Lets get Physical, physical, I wanna get Physical!!!

Bodybuilding and Weight-losing filter: I’m planning to lose some weight around the hips, and at the same time work on my upperbody. The only catch is that I can’t afford to go to the gym right now, and was wondering if there are any exercises that I can do at home. [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on Apr 23, 2007 - 19 answers

Is there anything I can take up as a hobby which will earn me money while getting fit?

Is there anything I can take up as a hobby which will earn me money while getting fit? [more inside]
posted by refactored on Apr 16, 2007 - 22 answers

Dark Knight Calisthenics?

What would Batman's daily workout be? [more inside]
posted by eswusp86 on Apr 10, 2007 - 25 answers

Got the weights, NOW what?

On AskMe's advice I bought a set of adjustable dumbbells and a bench. Now I need the hive mind's help to design a workout plan. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Apr 5, 2007 - 9 answers

'Exercising to failure' makes me feel like a failure.

Why is exercise making me feel depressed? All I read and hear is that exercise goes a long way toward alleviating depression and making one feel better. All it has done for me lately is cause mini-panic attacks in the gym, make me feel like a failure and cause me to feel depressed for hours after I work out. I am just able to get over myself for the next day just to have it all happen over again as I somehow force myself back into the gym. [more inside]
posted by playmobil on Mar 28, 2007 - 41 answers

How can I be comfortable when my body is stressed?

On my feet and awake for 32 hours straight. How can I stay as comfortable as possible? [more inside]
posted by mikespez on Mar 15, 2007 - 21 answers

Workout before breakfast?

I prefer to do my fairly intense 20 min. workout first thing in the morning before I eat...else I never get it done. If I eat, then I have to wait before working out, then I get distracted, start drinking caffeine, etc. Working out in the evening doesn't really work. I work evenings and my family and I have dinner together before I leave for work. Before dinner, I'm busy doing activities with my children (my wife and I homeschool). My question is this: Is it OK to workout (lift weights, run sprints) before I eat? If I must eat first, how long must I wait before working out? How soon after taking caffeine can I workout?
posted by keith0718 on Mar 15, 2007 - 29 answers

Back to the gym with a bad back

Can anyone offer advice for going back to the gym after a back injury and six months of downtime? [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Mar 11, 2007 - 15 answers

Effexor and Iron

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 - 4 answers

Where can I find a bboy workout?

The B-Boy workout: How are B-Boys able to build such strength in proportion to their own bodyweight? Traditional bodybuilding should be able to help, but are there certain exercises that allow for people to control and distort their bodyweight in the way B-Boys do? [more inside]
posted by misled on Jan 26, 2007 - 25 answers

Where can I work up a sweat in Chicago?

Next month I'll be ready to take on the gym again. What gym (in Chicago) might be best for me? [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Jan 5, 2007 - 6 answers

How can an extremely obese and underconditioned man begin exercising?

Is walking at your normal walking rate, but increasing the distance you walk, sufficient enough to be considered exercise? Can anyone recommend exercises for people who are very underconditioned and extremely obese, but not in poor cardiac health? And, finally, is there a medical professional who is the equivalent of a gym's personal trainer? (More inside.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2007 - 38 answers

Workouts!

Advice for training for a 5k run. [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Nov 18, 2006 - 10 answers

How can I work out in the morning without being wrecked for the rest of the day?

How can I work out in the morning without being wrecked for the rest of the day? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Oct 30, 2006 - 16 answers

Yuma, AZ exercise - run, lift, and box

Where is a good place to work out and run in Yuma, AZ? [more inside]
posted by bangitliketmac on Oct 18, 2006 - 3 answers

When do I stop progressing my workout?

Is there a point at which I should stop progressing my workout? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Aug 25, 2006 - 17 answers

Health / Sports Injury Filter: How can my girlfriend reduce/remove her hip pain?

My girlfriend did ballet from early childhood up until the middle of high school. She was very much into it, doing everything she could to improve. Through doing so, she severely injured both of her hips (I believe it was due to "turn outs"). She still suffers from hip pain today, 1 semester away from her graduating college. What can she do to remove/reduce pain in her hips? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2006 - 14 answers

Brave New Exercise

Today at the gym I saw a couple guys (football players, as it happens) doing an exercise I hadn't seen before. They started with a 50lb dumbbell in one hand, bent over towards that side (that quad ~ 45 degree angle to the floor), the dumbbell fairly close to the floor. They then pushed off with that quad, jumped/transferred weight to their other foot so their body was completely under their arm, & did a military-press-like motion with the weight. They did 3 sets of 10 with each arm. What is this exercise called? Also, what is that general style of exercise called (more active/full body than simply isolating a particular group), & what are some other examples of this style?
posted by devilsbrigade on Jul 22, 2006 - 8 answers

How can I build muscle on a single speed bicycle?

48 x 16 single speed... have I topped out in muscle building? [more inside]
posted by wfrgms on Jul 18, 2006 - 11 answers

Is my workout routine stupid or ok?

Ok, I know 50 million mefis have asked these kinds of questions before, but I swear this is different. I have a new workout plan and simply need somebody to validate the plan. Good idea, bad idea, whatever. [more inside]
posted by damiano99 on Jul 12, 2006 - 18 answers

What is the best way to workout using weights?

Help me understand newer trends in muscle development with weights. [more inside]
posted by fox_terrier_guy on Jul 10, 2006 - 10 answers

EYE OF THE TIGER!

Give me anything, anything else during any other time of the day, but for my workouts nothing seems to get me revved like cheesy, overdramatic, high-beat 80's pop-rock. Being entirely unfamiliar with this area, I have no idea where to start. Can anyone recommend songs or bands that follow this pattern? To give you an idea of my tastes, the few tracks I have are part of the [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Jul 3, 2006 - 47 answers

Shake it. right. off.

Does anyone have a video recommendation to dance my way to skinny? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Jun 30, 2006 - 21 answers

Is exercising bad on my sinuses?

Why does my ear clog up when I exercise? [more inside]
posted by rhapsodie on May 14, 2006 - 7 answers

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