It’s a classic question with no right or wrong answer. If you want an effective strength training workout, should you use free weights or machines? Which option will help you reach your goals? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice... Read more
Isolating the gluteus medius (a small and hard-to-train muscle located above the gluteus maximus, just below the lower back) can improve your alignment and reduce back and knee pain. According to researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Milwauke... 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
Strength training is no longer just for bodybuilders or athletes. Over the last few years, strength training has gained a lot of popularity in the fitness world among both men and women and across all age groups. This is awesome because strength trai... Read more
Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all it's exercise—and that has to count for something, doesn't it?
The truth is that some common exercises aren't safe at all (especially for people who... Read more
Ok I'm panicking! I am flying allegiant in a few days and haven't flown in about 5 years. I'm currently heavy, 5'0, 217lbs and am nervous about needing a seatbelt extension. Pretty sure my husband would be pretty embarrassed of I needed one (I kno... Read more
30 minutes on the rowing machine and 30 minutes going hard on the elliptical! I got this! Not looking forward to getting my butt up and in spinning class in the morning but my body will thank me later! Thanks for all the encouragement on here!... Read more
I'm wondering what cardio machines people on the boards like using that have given them results. Exercising right now isn't an option due to the insane high temperatures we are experiencing and I can only imagine that fires will be happening soon lik... Read more
I was wondering if there is a certain number or reps and sets that I should stick by when working out on weight machines or with similar activities? I do two sets of ten per machine typically. My other question beyond that was how do I know whether t... Read more
Remember the film peter pan who was a lawyer and forgot how to fly, and the fairy told him in order to fly u must think happy thoughts..my secret is happy thoughts or the power of positive thinking..never did i think that there is impossible or that... Read more
This team is for anyone with an interest in living healthier through incorporating weight training by using free weights, weight machines, cardio techniques or other equipment such as medicine balls.... Read more
A few years ago, you would have been more likely to find me in the weight room than on a treadmill. I loved strength training; I would have done it daily (in lieu of cardio) if possible. But something changed more recently that has me enjoying cardio... Read more
Last week's fitness blog featured strength training exercises a beginner could do at home. This week's blog features those exercises that allow you to do a full-body workout routine in the gym.
If you feel you do not have time to incorporate al... Read more
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