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
in exercises such as crunches, what should be in the weight category, your body weight or like dumbell weights if your using those, although I'm not sure what good dumbells would do when doing crunches lol.... Read more
I just got cable after not having it for over 8 years... I think it's making me hungrier. The commercials are just giving me ideas for the kitchen... Any tips to fight the snack urges while watching my favorite shows?... Read more
does crunches and squats really help the weight loss? everyone at my gym seems to be in love with them. Also, I know sport reduction is not possible, can you chose to tone a body part, like abs or no?... 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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