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
I am a wife, mother of 4 almost grown children who has hit the mid 40s with about 15 extra pounds to lose. More importantly, I miss the feeling of being fit. Before moving to Florida, I worked out 6 days each week. Sometimes, it was only a 45 minu... Read more
I asked in my home city boards (Houston), but things seem to be a bit slow there. So, I figured I'd ask here as well.
I'm just starting the process of getting back into an exercise routine and eating healthier. One of the things I realize that I... Read more
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I've recently gotten back into exercising more regularly. Of course, my "I'm going to exercise 6 times a week" ends up with a reality of twice per week. I actually enjoy it a little while I am there & feel so good afterwards. It's the getting ther... 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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