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
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
Make your fitness dreams come true once and for all, starting with the classic pull up!
Pull ups are one way to showcase ultimate strength and conditioning, and they're no easy feat for the beginner. But both men and women can achieve pull-u... Read more
Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all it's exercise—and that has to count for something, doesn't it?
The truth is that some common exercises aren't safe at all (especially for people who... Read more
Cool evenings, hillsides bursting with color, re-discovering your favorite pair of worn jeans…it just doesn't get much better than fall. One of the best things about this time of year is that it's a perfect opportunity to get outsi... Read more
Still no internet, cable or homephone, so if anyone has sent messages or sparkmail I am not ignoring you, just waiting for full access to everything! On the other hand, I am thrilled just to have power again!... Read more
Got a shock when I stood on the scales... I'm officially my highest weight. I used to have an eating disorder, so seeing my weight as it is - is so hard! Looking to find people in the same position maybe! I'm still in a healthy BMI but only just :(... Read more
Flying on Southwest Airlines in July! I am a size 24, 5'6 300 lbs....will i fit in the airline seat & will the seatbelt fit? I am BEYOND nervous. Last time i flew i was about 40 lbs lighter and never needed an extender, but that was 10 years ago!... Read more
Remember the film peter pan who was a lawyer and forgot how to fly, and the fairy told him in order to fly u must think happy thoughts..my secret is happy thoughts or the power of positive thinking..never did i think that there is impossible or that... Read more
A few years ago, you would have been more likely to find me in the weight room than on a treadmill. I loved strength training; I would have done it daily (in lieu of cardio) if possible. But something changed more recently that has me enjoying cardio... Read more
Last week's fitness round-up blog featured eight lower body resistance band exercises. As mentioned earlier, resistance bands are a great investment to add to your fitness arsenal. Not only are they inexpensive, but they are quite convenient to tuck... Read more
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