Remember when you were a kid and claimed that your dog ate your homework, when really you just didn't get around to writing your book report? Of course, your teacher knew you were fibbing. While most of us are past blaming the dog instead of taki... Read more
I’ll admit it—I’m vain. So when I put on my summer tank tops a few months ago and noticed the dreaded "batwings" growing on the back of my arms, I panicked. I was too young to have my arms jiggling when I moved! I had to d... Read more
Think you’re too old to start a strength training program? Well think again! Strength training is just what your body needs to fight the loss of muscle, bone mass and strength that comes with age.
Everyone, no matter how young or old, shou... 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
If you've incorporated strength training into your exercise regimen, congratulations! You're cultivating a healthy habit that will help make you better at, well, pretty much everything. But just like other aspects of a healthy lifestyle, stre... Read more
Bummed the weight is coming off so slow. I know I have issues w/my body but so do other people. :( I go to the gym daily and track but my body just stops. Its sad. I can gains 4 pounds overnight and a week later I am still trying to lose it.... Read more
In the section where you list and track your "favorite exercises" ---How do you DELETE an exercise/exercise machine you no longer use from the listing?
Our local "Y" has replaced weight machines as well as deleting some (I need to delete some the... Read more
Lately I have tried a new technique to focus on my body during strength training sessions. Right now I am doing 6 sets of 5 reps (trying to break yet another plateau) at a slightly higher weight than in the last few weeks. With each rep, I use a moti... Read more
Vacations are great. They're a chance to visit new places, spend time with loved ones, and take a break from the daily grind. While I would never consider the dailySpark "the daily grind," (I truly LOVE my job!) it is nice to get away from real life... Read more
You know that strength training (also called resistance training) is good for your body. It can help you maintain and build muscle mass, rev your metabolism, make you a better recreational athlete, strengthen your bones and reshape your body. But unl... Read more
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