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
I recently discovered the cable workout system at my gym. I love the concept of it but I've only attempted on type of workout that is supposed to be for the core, the rotation. I looked it up online and read the do's and don'ts, but I feel like I don... Read more
I am 45 years old and I need to lose about 130 pounds. I have started doing a squat challenge, and I am doing wall push ups, lying leg lifts and crunches to start off. when I do crunches, it makes my tail bone hurt. do I have the wrong form or am I j... Read more
Am looking for an abs workout I can do during a class while other students are doing crunches and twists. I can't do the up/down back/forth movements (vertigo) but need a sequence of exercises to fill the time well. Would love a video or article; s... Read more
I have been yo yoing for years....but the time has come, I have to get serious and do this once and for all!! I have been chosen by my family to accompany my 72 yr old father to the 100th anniversary of ANZAC day in Gallipoli next year. The walk to t... Read more
When I was younger I was able to do over 100 crunches a day. Now when I try to do 15 regular, reverse or even seated crunches it get these horrible spasms/cramps in my abdominal muscles. They last for about 15-20 min. I really need to strengthen core... 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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