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
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
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
We helped some friends move today and worked our backsides off! I have no idea how much I burned, but am glad I burned a lot. It's hot here - south Alabama - even with the cold front and rain that came through so when deciding if I should pack my l... Read more
A few months ago, my department moved to our parent organization's new headquarters. The building is all fancy and such with a coffee shop, convenience store, and fitness center.
Our cubes are sit-to-stand work stations. They come equipped w... Read more
I hate whole wheat bread. I hate whole grain bread. I hate whole wheat/whole grain tortillas. I hate whole wheat/whole grain rolls. And sandwich buns. And pitas. And any bread type made with whole wheat/whole grain flour.
The only... and I mean... Read more
With the nice weather finally here it's very tempting to avoid those "road side ice cream and burger stands. Love milkshakes and soft serve ice cream. I live close by one, so it can be very hard to drive by without wanting to stop in. Any advice?... Read more
Hello everyone, my name is Cass and I am new to Spark People. I am usually good at keeping my weight down but this winter was bad for me. I live in Pittsburgh PA and as far as I was concerned this was the worst winter ever. I already don't like winte... 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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