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
"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
In this exercise, movement will come from the shoulders and elbows.
Start by sitting on the seat and adjusting the leg-restraint pad to the appropriate height. Your feet should be flat on the floor and the pad should help keep your l... Read more
This is the printable version of our Bootcamp Day 3 Workout Video. We recommend that you watch the video (and read its supporting text) before trying this abbreviated version.
Bent Over Rows
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Hello Spark Community! I am a very common story. I was thin as a rail for most of my life, and never had to think about food except for health issues. Weight was not my problem. Passing the 35 year mark has opened up the new world of the slowing... Read more
Just joined SP after 2 years on Weight Watchers. I lost some weight on that program but was hungry most of the time. Calorie allowance I have been given on SP seems much more "livable" but can this really work when I am so used to being hungry?!?... Read more
Hi, I'm Karen and I started a diet and exercise program the first of this year. So far I have lost 20 pounds but the scale has not budged for about 2 months now!! I am 55 and I need to lose at least 10 more pounds but I would really like to lose 20 m... Read more
I gave up smoking 3 years ago with support on the web. Now I am ready to lose weight the same way. Anyone want to start with me and help each other. No one knows what we go through when we try to lose, except us. So lets get started.
Sue... Read more
Hello, my SPAT seems to have died, After the linking issue was fixed and during that time, the lights did not light up right and they seemed to reset the steps in the middle of the day or something. Now it won't light up at all. My SPAT link programs... 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
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
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