The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... Read more
We all like to get more done in less time, right? We shop from our computers to forgo waiting in lines at department stores and microwave our foods to cut down on cooking time. Some of us even take multitasking to new levels by checking our email whi... Read more
Fibromyalgia is a mysterious condition, characterized by long-term pain throughout the body. In many cases, it is accompanied by tenderness and swelling in the joints, muscles or other soft tissues (known as "tender points"). Fibromyalgia a... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all, it's all exercise, and that has to count for something, doesn't it?
The truth is that some of the machines in gyms aren't safe at all (especially for peo... 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
I have decided that I am going to create my own "bootcamp" routine that I can do in a small space. I once attended a bootcamp where there was a circuit of 1-minute intervals. One minute was for an upper body exercise, then one minute for a lower body... Read more
I tried to view this video and all I could get was the ad. I am not the only one. Several people made comments to that effect, although some could watch it. So what do they have that I don't?... Read more
I’m going to apologize in advance for the length. Sorry.
My full body workouts are around 40 minutes long (anywhere from 38 minutes to 46 minutes). An example of one strength-training workout would include single leg bridge-ups, standing abducti... Read more
It has been awhile since I have been on SP. When I used to use the website, it would come up with strength training routines I could do. Now there are none that I can see.
There is no place for me to even track my strength training that I have... Read more
My gym offers a class based on just doing plyometrics; short/high intensity intervals of running, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, lounges...you name it. For 50 minutes our heart rate is HIGH. Though it is a TOUGH workout and sometimes hard to keep... 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
The old running adage is as follows, “in order to run, one must run”—this is commonly referred to as the Principle of Specificity of Training. In other words, in order for you to become a more efficient runner, you must spend time running. But doing... Read more
Although I’ve been a fitness coach for years, I will admit that I don’t always practice what I preach. I don’t stretch quite as much as I should, and as a result, I’ve sustained frustrating injuries that could easily hav... Read more
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