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
Hey you scallywags! No more hogboshing around the deck swabs; it’s time to earn your eye patches! This here is called "The Pirate Workout" and if you’re looking for a fun and rewarding upper body workout, you should be all over... Read more
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
Whether you have a disability or a chronic condition that limits your mobility, exercise doesn't have to be out of reach or even painful. In fact, depending on your condition, your health care provider has probably recommended that you increase y... Read more
Make your fitness dreams come true once and for all, starting with the classic pull up!
Pull ups are one way to showcase ultimate strength and conditioning, and they're no easy feat for the beginner. But both men and women can achieve pull-u... Read more
Workout vs. Sleep. Workout wins. I refuse to let today do by without a workout. I'm pulling out a Denise Austin DVD and doing some legs and arms before the stroke of midnight. Goodnight Sparkpeople!... Read more
I've been using workout videos to exercise for at least 20 years (I'm 32). But over the last couple of years, I've had a child, lost the weight, developed health issues, & gained most of the weight back. That being said, I haven't worked out much at... Read more
After a workout: 2500-2700. I never reach even 2500 but I do hit 1600-2100. I think the range is high b/c Fitbit, daily activity calories being counted. Daily activity is accounted for on Spark in my BMR which is higher than the Fitbit app BMR.... Read more
Being over 300lbs makes it a little hard to keep up with a man like Billy Blanks or even walking in place with Leslie Sansone. My question is should I workout at my own pace when doing the dvds or should I try and keep up with them.... Read more
Looking for a 'workout buddy'
I need someone to keep me accountable. I would love to hire a personal trainer ONLY because they will MAKE ME workout but they are expensive. Anyone up to keeping me motivated?... Read more
What's good for your heart is also good for your biceps. Washington University scientists found that people who took a daily fish-oil supplement that contained 1.5 grams of DHA and 2 grams of EPA doubled their ability to beef up compared with a group... 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
Usually, the average exerciser doesn't think about physiology or kinesiology when he or she is exercising. Sure, you think about form, doing your exercises correctly, and achieving balanceóboth in terms of overall fitness (a balance of cardio, streng... Read more
I'm sharing my back/bicep workout beacuse it really got me S-O-R-E!
(my gym got new weight machines and the weights seem a little heavier than the ones we had before)
Wide grip pull down 60lbs: 3sets 12reps
Rows 50lbs: 3sets 12reps
Ham... Read more
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