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Bulking Up Muscle Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Bulking Up Muscle.

The Top 6 Fitness Myths and Truths

Would your friends lie to you? They just might be... This time of year is all about starting fresh—new goals, solid plans, better habits. You probably have a new exercise routine to help you reach your weight loss and fitness goals....  Read more

7 Strength Training Excuses: Busted!

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

Add Strength Training for Lean Muscles

Before Gail Devers won the 100-meter dash at the 1992 Olympics, she spent countless hours on the track. But you know where else she spent her time? In the gym, doing strength training. Not to gain weight, but to keep her muscles strong. The comm...  Read more

Toning vs. Bulking Up: The Real Facts

Everyone has an idea in their head when it comes to looking their fittest and healthiest. For some, it's fitting perfectly into a certain outfit, or walking on the beach in a bikini with total confidence. For others, it may mean seeing a defined...  Read more

9 Ways to Tidy Your Budget—and Your Home

Marketers invest millions to convince us that we need the latest and greatest cleaning spray, detergent, and paper towel, so it’s not surprising that tidying up can quickly become a budgetary mess. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor...  Read more

Pulled muscle
Updated 6/26/2014 1:19:00 AM

Hi there! I pulled a muscle on the inside of my leg yesterday. Applied heat and did some gentle stretching. It's still a little sore this morning and I'm wondering if I should still do my workout. My plan was to modify Coach Nicole's seated cardio...  Read more

Video Not Working AND issue w/ Pop-ups "Undertone"
Updated 6/14/2014 4:06:19 PM

This video is NOT WORKING...I re-loaded twice, and the commercial ad runs, but the workout video does not! Also having a BIG problem with pop-ups from Undertone, which literally pops up EVERY SINGLE TIME I go from one SP screen to another...sinc...  Read more

Is it normal to still have aching muscles
Updated 6/7/2014 1:42:10 PM

2 days after a mat pilates workout? I did lots of pushup style exercises on Tuesday and my shoulders and arms are still aching on Thursday! I didn't feel up for more pilates today so I just went for a gentle walk today. Should I have pushed thr...  Read more

Gaining muscle while eating at a deficit
Updated 6/7/2014 10:14:11 AM

I'm a 55 year old woman who has been dedicated to exercise and healthy eating for almost exactly 2 years now. My start weight was 230, current weight is 181 pounds. Height 5' 7. I've only lost about 6 pounds since last year at this time. But I'm dow...  Read more

How to build more muscle with less weight workouts
Updated 5/15/2014 4:32:13 PM

I am now in the phase of my healthy life style where I need to build some more quality muscle. My problem is that I cannot stand to lift weights. I go to the gym and start out doing 3 sets of 10 of different weight exercises and about 20 minutes into...  Read more

Wall push-ups

Wall push-ups are a good way to get more upper-body exercise when you may not have time for floor push-ups, or maybe you're not so great at floor push-ups. They benefit chest, shoulders, arms/triceps, and core muscles. Step back just a little (safely...  Read more

Lift weights!

Women tend to avoid weights or lift only 5 to 10 pounts because they fear they will "bulk up" We do not have the testosterone required to bulk up like a prize fighter! Building strong muscles helps boost our metabolism and makes us look leaner....  Read more

Army Wife

As army wives most of our friends and family are miles away at any given moment. Here we will strive to help each other through the ups and downs of weight loss and the army way of life....  Read more

Poll: Are You Afraid of Bulking Up?

Sometimes, I'm almost amazed at how often the questions come up. Women are always asking me about whether certain exercises will (or won't) make their muscles big or bulky. Some even question cardio activities like running or cycling and fear that th...  Read more

Pre Race Warm-ups: An Essential Part of Every Runner's Routine

When I started running almost 4 years ago one of the cardinal rules of racing my running coach taught me was, "The shorter the race, the longer the warm-up." It is something that has been ingrained in me all these years and something I still practice...  Read more