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Aerobic Exercise Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Aerobic Exercise Training.

Reference Guide to Aerobic Exercise

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. What is Aerobic Exercise? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines aerobic exercise as "any activity that uses large muscle...  Read more

Reference Guide to Anaerobic Exercise

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. We often hear a lot about aerobic or “cardio” exercise and how it improves fitness, reduces one’s risk of lifestyle diseases, an...  Read more

Exercising with Arthritis: Getting Started

If you live with the daily pain and discomfort of arthritis, you're not the only one. In the United States, an estimated 46 million adults (about 1 in 5) have been diagnosed with arthritis. Hopefully your doctor has given you suggestions about ho...  Read more

The Heart Smart Workout Plan

Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart! The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every...  Read more

An Active Approach to Managing Menopause

You’ve heard the jokes and the horror stories. But often, faced with the onset of menopause, most of us don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Luckily, if you’re determined to stay fit—or get fit— there’s no time...  Read more

Exercise personality
Updated 4/24/2014 7:18:03 AM

Since I'm struggling with motivation (I have little today, but plan to go to the gym anyway), I took the sparkpeople exercise personality test... According to it? I have no personality. I am a rock 246 I've looked at some of the motivation/rew...  Read more

Strength training master post?
Updated 4/21/2014 1:02:44 PM

I'm trying to make a group of strength training, and I really don't know all of the ones I want to do. I have one already, but it's so old that I need to change it out. I'm just wondering if SP has a master list of all of the strength training th...  Read more

new to running and 5k your way training
Updated 4/21/2014 2:09:56 PM

hi i'm new here and i did my first time yesterday and went 9 miles for two hours...it just happened it wasnt' my goal i was out with an experienced runner ...and we did mostly trails...then we went to the high school track and i timed my run...just d...  Read more

Core Exercises Post C-Section
Updated 4/21/2014 12:54:48 PM

I'm back again for one last newbie question. Do you guys have any great core exercises or exercises I should try for my core strength? I had a c-section 2 1/2 years ago and I can't do crunches anymore but I want to work on my core. I've been overc...  Read more

Why do I really need to exercise?
Updated 4/21/2014 2:37:14 PM

I will be honest and say I hate exercising. I have exercise induced asthma and I have since I was a kid. I really don't like the tightening of the chest and burning lungs. I also don't sweat so I overheat easily. I'm doing pretty good losin...  Read more

easy on the joints

water exercises and swimming move all the major muscle groups with minimal wear on the joints giving an excellent aerobic workout...  Read more

Cross train to reduce boredom and repetition injuries

Cross train - have a variety of exercises - in order to keep your routine fresh and motivating. It will also help to break through plateaus. Triathlon training turned out to be MUCH easier on my joints than just running. And remember there are sev...  Read more

Curves Divas

Calling all women who go to Curves! As we learn healthy eating and exercise habits we can support one another!...  Read more

You Asked: 'Does a Heart Rate Monitor Accurately Measure Calories Burned during Strength Training?

A heart rate monitor (HRM) is capable of estimating calorie burn pretty accurately—but only for aerobic (cardio) exercise, not for strength training. Here's why:A HRM won't give you an accurate idea of how many calories you bu...  Read more

8 Strength Training Exercises for a Healthier Heart

February kicks off the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's American Heart Month along with the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign which focuses on heart health awareness for women. Heart disease is still the leading ca...  Read more