Hooray! My boss had paid for unlimited yoga for us at the vinyasa place in our building! I'm so excited to do yoga regularly again. I'm wondering, those of you who CrossFit and do yoga, have you found a certain scheduling protocol that enhances... (more)
I'm still about 80 pounds overweight and over the last ten years lost 200. For many years, the 200 pound weight loss was 'enough' for me, I mean it was such a change for the better. fyi I achieved that with weight loss surgery, eating more toward... (more)
Hey guys, I've lost around 7Kg in 7 weeks just on diet alone. I'm really looking at improving those numbers and I know I need to add exercise. I don't have the funds to pay for a gym membership or a personal trainer but I have seen some of... (more)
I've been going to the gym on and off for almost 4 years now. I've gone almost every day this summer which is like 2 months. I think I have reached a plateu in my workouts however. I am 19, but I have trouble doing squats or anything that involves... (more)
Been reading a lot about Paleo diet and exercise and I understand recommendations for working out are quite different from what I do now which is either p90x or running. I'd like to not workout so hard but maintain or improve. My thought was to... (more)
My friend has had multiple surgeries on the lumbar region of his spine to remove cysts. As a result he is limited on what he can do to exercise. His routine is mostly running on the treadmill, military press, and bicep/tricep curls/extensions. ... (more)
Ok. I've been racking my brain; Not too long ago I read an article regarding fat loss, and it mentioned that working out when you're too tired can be counter-productive (as far as losing fat). For the life of me, I can't recall where I saw... (more)
As I dialed back my cardio work, the effort and cost of going to the gym seemed silly. I've cancelled my membership, and I'm hoping to stay "in shape" by using short bursts of exercise throughout the day. I'm a stay-home mum, so have plenty of... (more)
Paul Jaminet has an interesting post today on health and physical activity. My read of it (especially if you include J. Stanton's comment) is that Mark Sisson's approach of lots of low and slow, a little sprinting, and a little lifting heavy... (more)
I'm just getting into the Paleo diet, i think it's wonderful and makes perfect sense. I'm already a pretty healthy eater: i don't eat any grains, beans, yogurt on special occasion. I am physically very active: i don't have a car, i live a mile... (more)
So I know this lady. I just learned that her hands shake after working out. It does not matter what she does either. Yoga, cardio, weights... anything. Do you have any idea what may be causing this? I thought about a possible sensitivity to... (more)
I know, a very basic question, but I'm perhaps looking for some motivation/inspiration to kick-start some sort of regime. I don't quite know where to start, or even WHY to start, other than I SHOULD. What gets you up exercising every day? (more)
Given the following information from http://www.exrx.net/WeightTraining/Safety.html: Weight Lifting Injuries Rhea (2003) suggests there is no practical difference in injury rate between using free weights or machines in healthy adults. Requa... (more)
Obviously I'm running this through my ignorant, modern-Western paradigm of beauty, but it's something I noticed a while ago. Gay men are generally in better shape than their heterosexual counterparts of the same age. Is it because men are... (more)
Why is low-intensity exercise (walking, jogging, cycling) fueled by fat but higher intensity exercise is fueled by carbohydrates/glycogen/glucose? Everything says that less fat is burned during high intensity activity but is that an absolute or... (more)
Don't get me wrong, it's a great relief to not be a sweaty mess half the time, like I was before, but now I don't seem to be producing a drop of sweat, even when exercising? Is this something to be concerned about?
I only really have time to do one most of the week. I am thinking of pairing up pilates with either strength/weight training or kickboxing via LA Boxing. Which one do you guys suggest? the pilates would be on reformer pilates and offer SOME weight... (more)
I live in an apartment, so I'm looking for something easy to install and uninstall when it's time to move. What would you recommend? Our space is limited, so I would prefer something that won't take up a bunch of room. I usually use a tree in... (more)
Hi folks, I was wondering if anyone knew if there was a published relationship between a protein sources bio-availability, or more specifically, its protein efficiency ratio (PER) and its associated insulin response. Whey has a really nice PER -... (more)
I am looking for branded shoes which would be comfortable for me while doing any type of exercise .Recently, I have gone through Hype??retail online store where I got gigantic amount of branded shoes for various sizes .
I am a fan of LEMS. An acronym for "Live Easy and Minimal," LEMS are lightweight, flexible and have a wide toe so that you can flare your toes inside the shoe. They have sneakers, dress shoes, boots and boat shoes. Google "LEMS Shoes"
Where does the asymptote lie for diminishing returns on exercise duration under various levels of intensity?
I race mountain bikes, and I took time off because I wasn't getting anywhere, I was gaining weight (somehow) and I wasn't enjoying it. I'm 14 and I felt like an old woman. So I've been off the bike for 3 weeks now. It's not a long time at all,... (more)
I've been doing low carb for about 3 weeks now and my body is only just adapting (still mildly fatigued but far better than before)... I'm 5'6 138 and in pretty poor shape... Looking to lose fat and gain muscle I'm starting with a trainer... (more)
I have been experimenting with the leangains protocol and have experienced good results in terms of strength. The thing is I would like to switch from strength days 3x a week to following crossfit.com strictly (as an experiment.) I have seen a... (more)
Really confused about what to do. I love to bike and run but it seems to hurt more than help. I suspect that I have low morning cortisol (I feel like a zombie until about 4 and have felt this way for a year now). Ive been going to the doctors... (more)