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
I haven't been eager to exercise yesterday or today. I just can't get into it. I've been stuck at 220 lbs for a few weeks and can't seem to break it. I've tried low carb and more exercise and it's not working. Aaarrrrggggghhhh... Read more
I'm Back! After having my second child 2 weeks ago. Having had a cesarean section, not happy with it but was necessary. Would like to get in my post pregnancy clothes by focusing on healthy eating for the next 4 weeks.... Read more
I'm back up to 125- 2 pounds gained in the past two weeks since since I've been using this app. I could not be happier to have so much support, and so many tips helping me to gain healthy weight back. I feel strong, healthy, and ready to keep it up!... 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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