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.
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In the 1920's, French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse accidentally lit his arm on fire in his laboratory. The nearest cold liquid was a vat of lavender oil, into which he thrust his arm in an act of desperation. To his surprise, the pain subsided... Read more
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
More and more kids are gravitating toward weight training. In most cases, strength training is safe and encouraged for kids. However, when done incorrectly, whether too intensely or too early in life, it can lead to permanent damage. Fitness trainer... Read more
A bored cat is a mischievous cat. When my older cat doesn't get enough attention, he scratches walls. When my younger cat is bored, he chews on cardboard boxes, tearing them apart one (loud) bite at a time… usually in the middle of the nig... Read more
I have a gym membership but all I really do there is run. I'd really like to start strength training (machines and free weights) but I have NO idea what I'm doing. I'm so confused by the rules, how many pounds to use and when, what to eat, how ofte... Read more
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i have displayed my weight on my ticker on the team posts and it says I am 190 kg not 190 lb. I did have a lovely supportive email from a lady called Jane but I felt a bit of a fraud as she clearly though... Read more
I've just joined in order to force myself to face up to the fact that I weighed under 140 pounds my entire adult life. Always looked fine and wore whatever I wanted in a size 10. Menopause has slowed my metabolism down, my waist has disappeared and m... Read more
Hi there everyone I am new to Sparkpeople and was wondering.... before I enter my first weight loss, is there away to change the starting weight? I am eager to know so that I can start tracking weight loss. I'm afraid if I start entering that data, t... Read more
I was wondering whether any Sparker's have tried Meratrim, and if so, what kind of results (if any) they are seeing, or if there have been any side effects
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I love exercising at home. It saves money and I can choose when I workout. My collection of workout DVDs grow each year. I don't have to pay gym memberships or worry about the weather. Plus, I don't have to fight for machines. I always set a ti... Read more
I do not have room for a treadmill or stationary bike, so I set aside a little money every week until I had enough money get good running shoes, free weights, resistance bands, medicine ball, pedometer, & stability ball. I did not get them in one sho... Read more
Medicine Balls provide a great alternative to the standard free weights and resistance bands many of us own and use for strength training at home. Not only do medicine balls provide us with a larger range of motion compared to other workout equipm... Read more
For many of us working our core is one area of the body that is often neglected as it takes time to see the results of all our hard work. But working these muscles is just as important, if not more so, than working the other areas of your body. The r... Read more
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