What is with all the weird looking toys you see in the gyms, sporting goods stores, and fitness magazines today? We see funny looking things like a cut-in-half stability ball called a BOSU. There are the small circular "pillow discs" that a... Read more
Congratulations on purchasing SparkPeople's Fitness Starter Kit! You've taken the first step in making fitness—and all the benefits that come with it—a priority in your life. So you've got the kit…but where do you begin... Read more
Medicine balls are a great way to exercise any area of your body, whether upper, lower, or core. There are different sized exercise balls from 2-12, that you can use for numerous different exercises.
Medicine ball training is suitable for... Read more
Ever gone through a workout and afterwards said, "That was great, except I forgot to work my triceps," or "I should have done a set of leg lifts"? Here’s a workout that will have you thinking, "Why haven't I don... Read more
Make your fitness dreams come true once and for all, starting with the classic pushup!
Pushups tend to be much easier for men, since they have greater muscle mass and strength than women. But you don't have to be G.I. Jane to master the &quo... Read more
Ok so. I bought a tablet as my fitness buddy. I like free weights. What I want to do is have 3 routines set up as like a flip chart. One for quick just do it. two for doing it good and one for killin it/bonus/extra. I also want weeded through out my... Read more
Trying to step up my health and fitness, but struggling so far. I'm a transcriber, so I sit on my duff all day long, and that has not been kind to my body. Any advice on working out around working at a computer?... Read more
Started using spark people and planet fitness three months ago . I keep my calories down to 1100-1200 a day. At 90 days have lost 62 lbs. next goal in 60 days to be below 300/87 lbs lost. Want next goal will be 245/141 lbs down. Keep motivated it c... Read more
Can anyone recommend a good Fitness tracker with a Heart rate monitor, pedometer and sleep tracker?
I have a Lifetrak C410 but they updated the app again and it crashes and now nothing will sync.
I think it's time to invest in a new one and get o... Read more
I like to use a kettle bell instead of dumbbells because they make me have to try a little harder to balance. Their unique shape makes them easier to swing and do more exercises than the dumbbell.323322... Read more
One of the most versatile pieces of exercise equipment found in the gym, or even in your own home, is the stability ball. Not only does it help you to build better core stabilization, while aiding in balance and flexibility, it also allows for a m... 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
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