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Body Composition Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Body Composition Training.

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Reference Guide to Body Composition

Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo...  Read more

Body Composition Measures Results

Some people can measure their weight loss by the way they feel and look: firmer thighs, a smaller waist, jiggle-free arms. But then there are the number-crazy ones who desperately need some kind (any kind!) of concrete proof that all their hard work...  Read more

4 Fitness Tests You Can Do at Home

Why do you exercise? Whether you want to increase your energy, reduce your health risks, or lose some unwanted pounds, do you ever wonder if all that working out is working for you? That's where fitness assessments come in, and they can be great...  Read more

About SparkPeople's Recommendations

SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar...  Read more

Weight Loss Supplements: Fact or Fiction?

Whether browsing the Internet, surfing through 500 channels, or flipping through your favorite magazine (or tabloid), you’ll find them everywhere: weight loss supplements that offer quick and easy solutions to shedding unwanted pounds. Simply p...  Read more

How often do you lift weights or resistance train?
Updated 12/26/2014 10:19:55 PM

How often do you lift weights or resistance train? Do you have a favorite exercise? Do you go to the gym or do it at home?...  Read more

Has anyone tried Jillian Michaels' Body Revolution
Updated 12/19/2014 10:30:34 AM

Has anyone tried Jillian Michaels' Body Revolution plan? I love her stuff, and am hugely interested in the plan, but it's so expensive!...  Read more

preparing for basic training, anyone know any good
Updated 12/18/2014 10:34:08 PM

preparing for basic training, anyone know any good ways to increase stamina and endurance...  Read more

Need a training program for 100k mtb race.
Updated 12/18/2014 10:32:05 AM

Need a training program for 100k mtb race....  Read more

how to tone troubled lower body
Updated 12/18/2014 1:31:26 PM

I have been working out 4-5 times per week for two months and eating healthier and fewer calories. I lost about 12 lbs in the first 5-6 weeks, but have totally stalled the last month. I am becoming discouraged by the scale, but more so that I am not...  Read more

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WALGREENS offer free tests with their Wellness Bus Tour. Go to WALGEENS.COM eneter your zip code and it tells you were the bus is. These free health tests include: total cholesterol, glucose reading for blood sugar, blood pressure, body mass index,...  Read more

Eating for your Health

I have found the key to weight loss and increasing ones metabolism is eating 5-6 meals a day and limiting the fat, sugar and sodium. Fresh fruit and vegetables is a key factor in living healthy and weight loss....  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

You Asked: Is Muscle Milk Good for You?

Performance enhancing supplements have become big business. Many drinks, powders and bars promise a competitive edge through increased strength, development of an ultra lean body or increased recovery responses so you can work out harder and more eff...  Read more

Are All Calories Created Equal?

Ideally, a healthy body is comprised of about 55-60 percent water, 10-20 percent muscle and lean tissue, 6-8 percent bone minerals and about 18 (men) or 22 (women) percent fat. When fat reserves rise higher than desired and weight loss is indicated,...  Read more





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