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
For about a week when I try to use the "Add Daily Note" feature on the Fitness Tracker the window that opens is blank-no graphic of lined paper, and the cursor won't display in the window, not possible to add a note.
Also in the nutrition track... Read more
I thought 3600 minutes was a lot. However, over the year, a little at a time, I completed the goal. This is the first year that I did this after being a member of SP since 2010. It takes preparation and knowledge and trial and error for me to figu... Read more
Hi i'm Jordyn and I've gone on weight loss sprees a couple times and i do good like loose 20lbs each time but then i get discouraged and usually give up. I want to stick with it this time and I'd love to have someone i could talk to and help each oth... Read more
I was just taking a look at the page where you can edit your fitness goals. There is no longer a place to enter in the estimated time for your strength training. So, are we supposed to include both strength training and cardio in the exercise minutes... Read more
On the Fitness Tracker, Swimming is listed several times (strokes). Swimming has boxes for sets, reps, weight -- as in strength training / weight lifting -- but NOT for Laps.
Can this be changed for the swimming tracker? I generally just track... 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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