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
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
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In a new series of videos, Coach Nicole will demonstrate some of her favorite... Read more
When I first started running, I felt sore and tight, despite stretching thoroughly afterwards. I started thinking that running wasn't meshing well with my yoga practice. Yoga helped me loosen my muscles, but running only seemed to tighten them. A... 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 feel fortunate that I learned early on that doing the same fitness routine all the time and never changing it up wasn't a good idea because the muscles start to anticipate the movements and will not react the way we want them to if done over and ov... Read more
My name is Eman and I am a spark member since 2010. I need a daily practical routine to eat well/exercise/ take care of my home, child and work.
please consider that i work 7 hours per day. from 9am-4pm and i have an 11 month... Read more
I'm looking to change things up a bit and want a quick ST routine to follow.
Would like your suggestions on specific ST moves to incorporate.
Here are my guidelines...
1) The ST routine has to be 15 min or less.
2) I don't wa... Read more
Hey everyone-So I have been on SP before, left for awhile and now am back at it again. Forgive me if this has been posted before, but I have been searching the site forever and can't find an answer.
Last time I was on the site I seem to remem... Read more
This is a group for those anywhere in the world that either swims regularly, swims occasionally or would like to swim as part of their fitness routine. We embrace all swimmers of any level.... 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
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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