Think you’re too old to start a strength training program? Well think again! Strength training is just what your body needs to fight the loss of muscle, bone mass and strength that comes with age.
Everyone, no matter how young or old, shou... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and... Read more
Medicine balls are a great way to exercise any area of your body, whether upper, lower, or core. There are different sized exercise balls from 2-12, that you can use for numerous different exercises.
Medicine ball training is suitable for... Read more
Whether you have a disability or a chronic condition that limits your mobility, exercise doesn't have to be out of reach or even painful. In fact, depending on your condition, your health care provider has probably recommended that you increase y... Read more
Before Gail Devers won the 100-meter dash at the 1992 Olympics, she spent countless hours on the track. But you know where else she spent her time? In the gym, doing strength training. Not to gain weight, but to keep her muscles strong.
The comm... Read more
Hello everyone! I'm back at my beginning weight. Though I'm not going to best myself up about it, just going to do better from now on. I'm trying to stay satisfied with 1200 calories, any tips? Much appreciated!!... Read more
working out and doing strength training since jan and no pounds lost . feeling so discouraged. just want to lose 15 lbs. not perfect at it but burning way more calories than i was before jan so why no difference? 30 min cardio 3x /wk , 2x/wk strength... Read more
I have back issues. So when it comes to walking, even in ty he stores, I have pain. I was in a car accident 15 years ago. So I have bad pain in the lower left of my back. Recently, I have been experiencing numbness on the left side of my back with sh... Read more
While watching television, sit on an exercise ball and perform upper body strength training and abdominal exercises. During commercial breaks do squats for the whole break, then back to weights when the show comes back on, then for the next break do... Read more
Exercise means cardio and strength training. Ive been strength training 2 times a week consistently for a year and Im begining to see results in my chest, legs, back, neck and little toe ( ha ha- just kidding on the toe)... Read more
Usually, the average exerciser doesn't think about physiology or kinesiology when he or she is exercising. Sure, you think about form, doing your exercises correctly, and achieving balanceóboth in terms of overall fitness (a balance of cardio, streng... Read more
Your back muscles may be one of the most neglected areas when it comes to strength training. And it isn't too surprising since we do not have a daily view of these muscles like we do our abs, chest, even our leg muscles. By focusing just a few mi... Read more
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