How can I give my legs the right amount of rest when training for a triathlon?
I understand how important rest is for optimal performance gains from training. While triathlon training, I consider swim days a break for the legs. However, as I increase intensity in the pool I’ve found that I fighting off crping in my legs late in the workout. I giving my legs ple rest? Alan Washington, D.C.
What is the best way to keep my legs strong without gaining muscle?
What is the best way to keep my legs strong without gaining muscle? I’m built like a sprinter and I build muscle very easily. I run, bike, inline-skate, ski, and play squash and tennis. I want to prevent injuries without adding muscle. I’ve had two knee surgeries and over 40. Jay Liverpool, New York
How can I get a good upper body workout without going to the gym?
I am a runner and not interested in going to the gym. What results could I get if I did, say, 20 regular push-ups, 20 wide-grip push-ups and ten tricep push-ups every day?
Is it better to work out in the morning or at night?
I typically workout in the evening after work. I'm curious, is it better to work out in the morning or at night? With the daylight hours getting shorter, I may have to switch to morning workouts. Jared Philadelphia, PA
Back to School
Is it possible to work up to run over ten miles in nine months?
Is it really possible to go from a beginning runner (i.e., comfortable for about a half mile) to someone who can manage 10.8 miles in a mere nine months with proper training, or I kidding myself? y Atlanta, Georgia
The Body Shop
Can you give me some tips on a good abdominal workout?
I doing about 100 crunches after supper every day and I don't feel a change in me. What I doing wrong? Chad Regina, Saskatewan
Can you give me a diet plan to use while working out to lose the weight and build muscle?
I about 10-12 pounds overweight, female, and 31. I'd like to lose the weight while building more muscle and definition. Can you give me a diet plan to use while working out to lose the weight and build muscle? Renee San Jose, CA
Can I build stronger knees and, if so, how?
I would love to jog, but my knees swell. Can I build stronger knees and, if so, how? Should I just hike and use a treadmill to get the se exercise effects and just forget about running? Kathryn Moundsville, Virginia
Is it more effective to run and then lift or to lift first?
Is it more effective to run and then lift or to lift first? I keep hearing different answers. Jenn Doantelli Mahwah, New Jersey
How do I get a six-pack in a week and keep it there?
I want to get a six pack within a week and keep it there. Is it possible? If so then how?
The Chi in Me
What's the fastest way to bring power and stamina to your sport? Start moving very, very slowly. (No, even slower than that.)