Upper body (arm) ergometers aren't a gym staple, but they're becoming more readily available in physical therapy offices, hospitals, universities and modern gyms. Targeted to meet the fitness needs of individuals who cannot use their legs for... Read more
I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis... Read more
SparkPeople has always promoted the benefits of a 10-minute workout as a great way to start incorporating fitness into your life. Studies have shown that the benefits of 10-minute fitness bursts, including improved blood sugar control, can last for u... Read more
Walking comes naturally to humans. It’s one of the earliest skills we develop, long before we learn how to talk (or invent excuses to avoid walking). And given good, basic health, it’s something you can do throughout your life without wor... Read more
When you spend a lot of time sitting, especially at a desk or computer, it's important to take stretch breaks. A couple of breaks each day will help you stay alert and keep stiffness at bay. This set of stretches is perfect for people who are alr... Read more
does taking break in a workout can effect calorie burn when working out I took a 2 hours worth walk with the gps workout in the process but I tend to pause it a minute or two for break then press resume does that effect it... Read more
Depends on which workout I'm doing. For weights, I like heavy bass, so I go with a Dubstep playlist (keeps me on count for reps). For walking/HIIT/other, I like more "dancy" and fun stuff, and for running, I like fast rock (Green Day, Strokes, etc).... Read more
I don't have the same kind of band as Coach Nicole uses. The one I use/have does not have any handles on it. I am looking for more routines/dvds for resistance band workouts. Can you all give me suggestions please. Thank you.... Read more
Just finished riding bike and strength workout. Getting ready for BBQ. Checked out Leslie Sansone on YouTube-see her referenced on chats. Love that she's my age!! Will workout with her tomorrow- thanks everyone- just another example of the wonderful... Read more
Everyone is short on time and long commutes do not help with this! To fit in some strength training on the freeway, I have created a series of arm movements (one at a time, of course) that I can do while driving. These involve pulsing pushing arm c... Read more
I sit at a desk all day long, barely ever moving. I drink alot of water, so everytime I go to the bathroom, I do 25 jumping jacks in there and then when I return to my desk I do the ABC arm workout with my tape dispenser and do some over the head cu... Read more
Working our biceps is important, but we must not neglect the back of the arms, better known as the triceps. Working both muscle groups allows for muscle balance, therefore reducing our risk for injury. Because the triceps are comprised of smaller m... Read more
The trick is all in the toning. Sculpt your arms sleek and sexy like Jillian's with her five go-to moves. 1. One-Legged Curl Targets: Biceps, abs, butt, and legs Stand on left leg, holding a 5- to 10-pound dumbbell in each hand, arms by sides,... Read more
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