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Circuit Training Activities Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Circuit Training Activities.

The Benefits of Circuit Training

Circuit training is a workout routine that combines cardiovascular fitness and resistance training. It was first proposed in the late 1950s as a method to develop general fitness. The initial routines were arranged in a circle, alternating betwee...  Read more

8 Ways to Build Maximum Muscle in Minimal Time

"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

6 Fitness Rules Meant to be Broken

We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or...  Read more

7 Strength Training Excuses: Busted!

Remember when you were a kid and claimed that your dog ate your homework, when really you just didn't get around to writing your book report? Of course, your teacher knew you were fibbing. While most of us are past blaming the dog instead of taki...  Read more

Learn the Fitness Class Lingo

When you think about “fitness classes,” what images come to mind? Do you picture skinny people (leg warmers included) jumping around and kicking their legs to loud music? Although that might have been the case 10 or 20 years ago, the late...  Read more

Low Knee Impact Strength Training DVDs?
Updated 7/19/2014 2:47:27 PM

Hey guys, In the month of May I overdid it, haha. I was doing a Jillian Michaels DVD every day and my knees paid the price for it, especially because I ended up going clubbing and wrecking my joints with low-dropping in heels. I took it eas...  Read more

Fade out "Activity Track".
Updated 7/18/2014 1:09:25 PM

Each day on my Start Page, my "Activity Track' is faded out, and I can't put in my "Water", "Veg & Fruits", and my hours of sleep. It's so annoying and frustrating. It's been going on for a few weeks. I thought it would get fixed, but it hasn'...  Read more

Weight Training ideas without weights?
Updated 7/21/2014 2:20:26 PM

Ugh. I'm wearing a splint on my wrist and am on a 10lb lifting restriction from my doctor. Frankly, lifting anything heavier than a water bottle hurts. Any ideas for workouts that I can do in the interim? I'm walking a few times a week but know...  Read more

Some Giant Steps - Spark Activity Tracker
Updated 7/16/2014 5:58:59 PM

Finally, I got my Spark Activity Tracker up and running so yesterday I did some testing of the unit as I noticed that the distance traveled seemed a little high. So I did a comparison between my Fitbit and used a phone app called Sportrate to track t...  Read more

What's your favorite activity to do with your kids
Updated 7/21/2014 7:59:54 AM

I love any outside activity, running, biking or swimming. Fitness for the whole family....  Read more

Combine Strength Training + Cardio

Doing circuit training kills 2 birds with 1 stone! Try the Spartacus Workout circuit: http://www.menshealth.com/spartacus/downlo
ads/MH-Spartacus-Workout.pdf...  Read more

Exercise First

I exercise first thing in the morning to get at least 30 min of activity in a day. It ensures that I don't miss and makes me feel energized for the day....  Read more

Alabama

The official State of Alabama Team for residents only. Check out our team page for loads of motivating activities!...  Read more

'Can I Measure Calories Burned during Strength Training with a Heart Rate Monitor?'

A heart rate monitor (HRM) is capable of estimating calorie burn pretty accurately—but only for aerobic (cardio) exercise, not for strength training. Here's why:A HRM won't give you an accurate idea of how many calories you bu...  Read more

DVD Review: Jillian Michaels' No More Trouble Zones

"Zero in to tackle your trouble zones and lose up to 5 pounds a week! Eliminate love handles, muffin tops, and wobbly arms for good!" That's what Jillian Michaels' new DVD, No More Trouble Zones, promises to deliver. Her people contacted us to see if...  Read more