For shoulders and arms, few gym machines are more effective than the Overhead Press. It works the deltoid muscles, or the sides of your shoulders, which are good for lifting boxes from shelves or picking up a small child. If you’ve never used t... Read more
Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
You hear about them. You see people using them in the gym. They’re in stores, on TV, and have entire fitness classes designed around them. You think about these stretchy bands and what good (if any) they do. You want to know: What are the b... Read more
In this exercise, movement will come from the shoulders and elbows.
Start by sitting on the seat and adjusting the leg-restraint pad to the appropriate height. Your feet should be flat on the floor and the pad should help keep your l... Read more
This is the printable version of our Bootcamp Day 3 Workout Video. We recommend that you watch the video (and read its supporting text) before trying this abbreviated version.
Bent Over Rows
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First of all, I'm not actually asking rehab questions here. That's for the PT guy and the doc who did the surgery. I'm asking about what I can do for lower body since I can't squat or deadlift or even hold dumbells for lunges or goblet squats.
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Just started today on SparkPeople. This looked like a great site and great people that has similar weight goals as myself! Looking forward to my weight goal and I'd love to have supporters and getting to know the SparkePeople Community!
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For the past 2 weeks I've had this achiness in my upper back between my shoulder blades. I work out every day and I have tried to take it easy on the upper body stuff, but each day around 5pm my back feels tired and a little achey again. I took off 4... Read more
Any tips on work outs that are achievable without using or jarring the shoulders? Obviously upper body exercises are out, as are high impact cardio, plank variations, and any twisting the torso...i'm fed up because I love working out, especially my c... Read more
When exercising on a program, it's best to mix it up each time. Doing the same exercises all the time can get your metabolism used to it, and it won't burn as much fat nor build lean muscle. Keep your body guessing!... Read more
Do you ever place your purse in the empty baby carrier of the shopping cart? Take an extra minute to loop and fasten the baby safety strap thru your purse strap. Now you can take your time reading those nutrition labels and give your arms and shoul... Read more
A few years ago I was introduced to a steel weighted bar known to many as the Body Bar. If you are not familiar with this particular piece of workout equipment, it is basically a steel bar in various weights encased in foam. They range between 4-6 f... Read more
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
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