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Squat Benefits Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Squat Benefits.

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60-Second Cardio Moves

SparkPeople has always promoted the benefits of a 10-minute workout as a great way to start incorporating fitness into your life. Studies have shown that the benefits of 10-minute fitness bursts, including improved blood sugar control, can last for u...  Read more

8 Ways to Build Maximum Muscle in Minimal Time

"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

Learn the Fitness Class Lingo

When you think about “fitness classes,” what images come to mind? Do you picture skinny people (leg warmers included) jumping around and kicking their legs to loud music? Although that might have been the case 10 or 20 years ago, the late...  Read more

Protecting Your Back

We've all heard the advice, "lift with your legs," and this guidance is especially true for people with weak, injured or arthritic joints. Your body undergoes a great deal of stress and changes throughout your lifespan. The last th...  Read more

Ouch! Avoiding the Aches and Pains

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

30 Day Squat Challenge Starts August 1st!
Updated 7/29/2014 1:27:13 PM

Hey folks, I'm running a 30 Day Squat Challenge. I'm going to be setting a group up through FB, or we can do it here! Requirements: You actually do the squats and you have fun! Who's in?...  Read more

I did it!!! 200 squats!!!
Updated 7/29/2014 8:59:32 PM

I didn't think I could do it! I was actually aiming for 100! I plan to gradually work up to 1,000 squats eventually!...  Read more

Squat / Lunges and shaking legs?
Updated 7/30/2014 3:03:24 PM

I just started Jillian Michael's 30 day shred, and it is rather squat and lunge heavy. About halfway through on level 1 I could not do a squat or lunge without my legs and knees shaking like crazy and I was a little scared my legs were going to buckl...  Read more

Question about squats...
Updated 7/28/2014 1:51:54 PM

I thought that squats worked your butt and the backs of your thighs as well as the front? Why then do I only ever feel it in the front of my thighs? Am I doing them wrong? I did squats the other day with some girls at the gym and they said my form...  Read more

what are the exact benefits of yoga?
Updated 7/30/2014 2:58:58 PM

hello, quite a lot has been written on yoga, however, besides being a healthy exercise what exactly are the proven benefits from yoga? ...  Read more

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Get a great workout

Do calisthenics during the commercial breaks when you are watching TV. The idea is to exercise intensely for the length of the break, as one would do in interval training....  Read more

Living Healthy with Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet

For anyone struggling with weight issues due to insulin resistance, diabetes, PCOS, and hypoglycemia. Diet Health Benefits also help reduce HBP, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, & Liver Enzymes. ...  Read more

Work Out Twice as Fast with These 10 Compound Exercises

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

5 Full-Body Exercises That Save You Time

When you work out smarter, you don't necessarily have to exercise longer or harder in order to get results. "Lack of time" is the most common reason why people don't exercise, but is that really a good excuse? Truth is: You don'...  Read more