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Which Is More Important: Cardio or Strength Training?

Is strength training really superior to cardio when it comes to fitness and weight loss? Or is it the other way around? Here's what we really know about both forms of exercise...
Posted 4/2/2014  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 25 comments   121,177 views
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You Asked: Does Pilates Count as Strength Training?

Pilates can be a great workout. But can it substitute for traditional strength training? Certified Pilates instructor and personal trainer, Coach Nicole, weighs in.
Posted 3/28/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 37 comments   151,261 views
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You Asked: How Many Calories Does Strength Training Burn?

Ever wonder how many calories you burn while lifting weights? We've got the answer!
Posted 3/13/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 44 comments   1,370,399 views
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Have a Ball with This Calorie-Torching Workout!

Looking to have a little more fun with your cardio workouts? Mix things up with this routine that uses a small ball to amp up the moves and torch more calories.
Posted 12/30/2013  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 22 comments   64,128 views
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15-Minute Lower Body Blaster Workout (without Squats or Lunges)

Tone your entire lower body in just 15 minutes with this equipment-free workout. Bonus: It's squat-free and lunge-free to go easy on your knees!
Posted 12/6/2013  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 34 comments   146,822 views
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A Seriously FUN Full-Body Workout for Fall

Feeling a little ho-hum about your workout routine lately? This fun set of exercises is sure to change that!
Posted 10/28/2013  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 31 comments   64,956 views
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8 Resistance Training Exercises

Be good to your ticker and your body with these easy sweat-free moves.
Posted 8/5/2013  12:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 10 comments   24,773 views
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Is Being Really Lean Really Worth It?

Is being super lean really all it's cracked up to be? Here's a trainer's take on whether it's worth the work to aim for a ''perfect'' physique.
Posted 8/1/2013  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 144 comments   195,316 views
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Your Excuse-Proof Workout Plan

Don't let a busy schedule keep you from reaching your goals. Stay on track all season long with this simple fitness plan!
Posted 6/3/2013  6:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 60 comments   278,611 views
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The Towel Workout Makes Toning Easy!

You don't need fancy equipment or a pricey gym membership to target your muscles. You can get a great workout at home, in a hotel--or anywhere with a towel. Here's how.
Posted 5/31/2013  12:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 95 comments   194,087 views
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6 Kettlebell Workout Routines

Kettlebell classes are all the rage in gyms across the country, not only for their great aerobic workout, but for the strength, flexibility and balance they offer as well.
Posted 5/27/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Nancy Howard : 105 comments   561,736 views
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The Top 5 Exercises You're Doing Wrong

You could be doing these common exercises incorrectly without even realizing it! Fix your form to boost your results and stay injury-free.
Posted 5/13/2013  12:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 69 comments   291,846 views
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8 Amazing Exercises for the TRX

Take your fitness level up a notch with these fun and challenging exercises for the TRX suspension trainer.
Posted 5/10/2013  6:00:00 PM By: Nancy Howard : 51 comments   328,478 views
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10 Body-Weight Training Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

With the holiday season in full swing, getting to the gym may not be an option for many of us, but that does not mean resistance training has to be put on hold.
Posted 4/26/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Nancy Howard : 71 comments   563,452 views
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You Asked: 'How Do I Find My One Rep Max?'

Ever wonder how much weight you should be lifting? Here's a simple shortcut to help you find your strength-training sweet spot!
Posted 3/12/2013  12:00:00 AM By: Melinda Hershey : 18 comments   41,448 views
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