You hear about them. You see people using them in the gym. They’re in stores, on TV, and have entire fitness classes designed around them. You think about these stretchy bands and what good (if any) they do. You want to know: What are the b... Read more
Every bride-to-be wants to look her very best on her wedding day. Once you've found that perfect dress, you're probably working extra hard at sticking to a healthy diet and exercise plan. Our wedding dress workouts will help you focus on and... Read more
Congratulations on purchasing SparkPeople's Fitness Starter Kit! You've taken the first step in making fitness—and all the benefits that come with it—a priority in your life. So you've got the kit…but where do you begin... Read more
This is the printable version of our 20-Minute Resistance Band Workout Video. We recommend that you watch the video (and read its supporting text) before trying this abbreviated version.
Chest Pull with Band
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SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and... Read more
Had some medical issues this week that have gotten me off my game. Sad that I've erased progress and feel like I'm sliding downhill. Mentally I know i have to get back in the game, trying to feel like I can engage again.... Read more
getting upset and crying when I don't lose the weight I want isn't going to help me! Neither is eating 12 cookies!! I can do this I know I can! No more of that stupid feeling sorry for myself everytime I look in the mirror we r all beautiful!! 😄... Read more
I've only been on my exercise routine for a week, but it feels great to be able to pedal on the exercise bike for 30 minutes! I was pretty out of shape before then and could barely go for 10. It's amazing how fast my body has adjusted to exercise,... Read more
Doing something New is like "Pulling Teeth" with Me-- I'm 63 yr.'s with Type 2 Diabetes-- I've had this "Stuff" for over 20yrs & Still have not except the side effect-- Have been using another Calories counter for Year's but after talking to Dietitio... Read more
Everyone has those days when we just don't feel like lifting a finger, much less going to the gym or doing a full workout. I've found that on those days, a 10 minute session with my resistance band keeps my metabolism churning and calories burning!... 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
Now that summer vacations are in full swing, many of us will be heading off to destinations that may not allow us access to equipment to help us maintain our strength training routines. Finding ways to integrate cardio activities into our time away... Read more
Got the resistance bands today, and did half of a workout after a 2 mile run. I have to say I couldn't believe the smallest band was plenty of resistance. I'm gonna be feeling this tomorrow! If I get done with my homework in time tonight, I'll do... Read more
I bought my resistance bands, a long one with two handles, and a short circular one for less than $20 at Wal-Mart.
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Upper Body Exercises with Long Resistance Band
1. Biceps Curl with Band (Biceps)
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