Isolating the gluteus medius (a small and hard-to-train muscle located above the gluteus maximus, just below the lower back) can improve your alignment and reduce back and knee pain. According to researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Milwauke... Read more
It’s a classic question with no right or wrong answer. If you want an effective strength training workout, should you use free weights or machines? Which option will help you reach your goals? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice... Read more
Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all it's exercise—and that has to count for something, doesn't it?
The truth is that some common exercises aren't safe at all (especially for people who... Read more
We often get questions about the best abs exercises—after all, who doesn't want to tone their tummy in the least amount of time? There are countless exercises that target the abs, including fitness DVDs (Does "8 Minute Abs" ring a... Read more
Measuring your fitness level regularly is one way to find out if you're making progress. Most fitness centers have trained staff who can evaluate your body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance, b... Read more
Still no internet, cable or homephone, so if anyone has sent messages or sparkmail I am not ignoring you, just waiting for full access to everything! On the other hand, I am thrilled just to have power again!... Read more
I am kind of new here. I started my journey last June and I have lost 59 pounds as of last Friday. I am excited and very motivated. My exercise is currently a mile 5 days of the week that takes between 30-34 minutes depending on the d... Read more
My sisters wedding is in 141 Days (JUNE 26th)
I am the Maid of Honor
I ordered it small to push myself to lose the weight.... I still don't fit yet!!!!!!!!
It is a size 12 and I hope that I can get into it by then.
I... Read more
Last week's fitness blog featured strength training exercises a beginner could do at home. This week's blog features those exercises that allow you to do a full-body workout routine in the gym.
If you feel you do not have time to incorporate al... Read more
Warning! This list may be controversial, so feel free to disagree. I imagine that, for many people, several of the exercises on my personal DON'T DO list may be on your favorites list–and one, in particular, is probably on almost every gym rat’s fav... Read more
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