When you think about working out—or even see it on TV, in movies, or at your own gym—does stretching come to mind? Probably not.
Stretching is easily ignored, even in commercials for gyms. Yet it's an important part of any fitnes... Read more
Circuit training is a workout routine that combines cardiovascular fitness and resistance training. It was first proposed in the late 1950s as a method to develop general fitness. The initial routines were arranged in a circle, alternating betwee... Read more
Whether your goal is to finish a marathon, or make it to the end of the block without stopping, running can be a great addition to your exercise routine. In fact, running burns more calories per minute than most other forms of cardio exercise.&n... Read more
"Where did the day go?"
Is this a common question in your life? Many of us jam-pack so much stuff into our daily routines, seemingly there’s no time to relax for just one minute, let alone exercise. Lack of time is one of t... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Stretching comes naturally to all of us. You might notice that if you have been sitting in a particular position for a long time, you stretch unco... Read more
I am excited to start the Jillian Michaels 30 - day beginner shred program. I added it as an add - on to my amazon.com order today . It caught my eye since it is gentle on the knees and it doesn't come w a crazy diet plan. One thing at a time!... Read more
I've started doing the 30 day shred again today after achieving results from as little as 5 days in the past, and this time I'm determined to finish. (I will not quit after 11 days again!!!)
I went to find the team for it to find it was innactiv... Read more
My name is Katie, and I never know what to put in these introduction posts. I'm 28, married with one 4 y.o. daughter. I joined sparkpeople because I need to lose the 30 pounds left over from my pregnancy. I'm very short (under 5 feet) so... Read more
During a 30 minute cardio workout, when reaching the minute prior to 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30, I do a one minute full out sprint. This makes the time pass so much faster and expends significantly more calories.Added bonus: I have to cool down after... Read more
I have my personal trainer giving me a home exercise program that involves both upper and lower body. i get a thorough workout in 60 minutes. I have a 30 minutes kettlebell routine. I have a golf preparation workout with fitness ball, golf club an... Read more
If you are concerned about how many calories you burn during strength training, chances are that you are actively trying to lose weight (or might want to ensure you are eating enough to support strength training without losing additional weight). Alt... Read more
Is your fitness routine feeling a little "blah"? Are you looking for a customized full-body workout that incorporates both cardio and strength training in 20 minutes tops? Look no further than Escape Your Shape: 21-Day Body Makeover. This e... Read more
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