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
"Time is money," Benjamin Franklin advised a young tradesman in a 1748 essay. Although we don’t know to what extent he applied Franklin’s wisdom, most of us do understand the implications of this adage in our own lives. When it... Read more
The shoulder is the most moveable and unstable joint in the body. The "ball" in the upper arm is actually larger than the socket that holds it, and with the range of motion being so great, it is susceptible to injury.
To remain stable,... 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
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In a new series of videos, Coach Nicole will demonstrate some of her favorite... Read more
Just downloaded the ipad app since it was free. I can't see how to log other measurements, how to get to community, my spark page, etc!! I don't get it!
Thought it would be nicer since every single time I lead my Sparkpeople I gave to log in s... Read more
Hello. I was hoping for some input - more of a reality check - to get my goals in order, and what i can really expect as i venture into my weight loss journey
My name is Jamie. I am 28 and clock in at 200lbs. I am not an active person, a dieter... Read more
I just purchased a fitbit and I notice that what fitbit is saying I should be eating is almost 500 calories less than what spark people is saying. I only have 12 more pounds to go and I am having trouble losing it for a few months now. I'm sure tha... Read more
I've recently started exercising again after a bit of a break. Cardio has never come easily to me but I have been enjoying what little running I can do (I am working on C25K currently) and I feel so good after, and frequently during, my sessions.
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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
Compound exercises are those exercises that work multiple muscles or muscle groups around multiple joints such as a squat. Isolation exercises, on the other hand, work a single muscle or muscle group around a single joint such as a bicep curl. Compou... Read more
Spring is around the corner, which means you'll be bringing your short sleeved and sleeveless tops out of storage in no time. Speaking of baring your arms: Are yours in tip-top shape? If not, you could help build strength and muscle tone in the m... Read more
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