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
For shoulders and arms, few gym machines are more effective than the Overhead Press. It works the deltoid muscles, or the sides of your shoulders, which are good for lifting boxes from shelves or picking up a small child. If you’ve never used t... Read more
Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
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
"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
I want to work on the backs of my arms (flabby) & usual do overhead tricep extensions with weights (2 lbs. in each hand). But I have issues with my right shoulder, bursitis & can't always do any overhead movements. I did a few this morning & now my... 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 forgot to add my age is 52 with high blood pressure and thyroid promblems. maybe someone can share some good receipes. Need a daily person or someone to help to me motivated in losing weight. i work 2nd shift.... Read more
When I FEEL like skipping a workout and I press on anyhow without giving in to the feelings, I grow stronger and stronger in favor of making workouts a HABIT. Today I proudly completed week4 day 3 of C25k. Really building my endurance.... Read more
When exercising on a program, it's best to mix it up each time. Doing the same exercises all the time can get your metabolism used to it, and it won't burn as much fat nor build lean muscle. Keep your body guessing!... Read more
Working our biceps is important, but we must not neglect the back of the arms, better known as the triceps. Working both muscle groups allows for muscle balance, therefore reducing our risk for injury. Because the triceps are comprised of smaller m... Read more
February kicks off the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's American Heart Month along with the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign which focuses on heart health awareness for women. Heart disease is still the leading ca... Read more
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