The seated chest press machine, is comfortable for your body while allowing you to lift heavier weight with more control. In this exercise, the movement comes from the shoulders and elbows.
Start by adjusting the seat height. When se... Read more
Whenever you walk or run, your core muscles are active, keeping you upright, balancing your body as your weight shifts, and absorbing the impact as your feet hit the ground. Your body’s core forms the foundation of all your movement. If you... Read more
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
Make your fitness dreams come true once and for all, starting with the classic pushup!
Pushups tend to be much easier for men, since they have greater muscle mass and strength than women. But you don't have to be G.I. Jane to master the &quo... Read more
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
I'm fixing to head out and mow my lawn plus a friends lawn..I'm going to be cleaning up tree limbs and some junk out of my friends...my question is how do you put yard work into your fitness tracker? I know there is mowing on there, I just could figu... Read more
Hello Spark Community! I am a very common story. I was thin as a rail for most of my life, and never had to think about food except for health issues. Weight was not my problem. Passing the 35 year mark has opened up the new world of the slowing... Read more
Just joined SP after 2 years on Weight Watchers. I lost some weight on that program but was hungry most of the time. Calorie allowance I have been given on SP seems much more "livable" but can this really work when I am so used to being hungry?!?... Read more
Hi, I'm Karen and I started a diet and exercise program the first of this year. So far I have lost 20 pounds but the scale has not budged for about 2 months now!! I am 55 and I need to lose at least 10 more pounds but I would really like to lose 20 m... Read more
When exercising on a program, it's best to mix it up each time. Doing the same exercises all the time can get your metabolism used to it, and it won't burn as much fat nor build lean muscle. Keep your body guessing!... Read more
I had pretty much hit a plateau when I first tried this DVD. I work out during my lunch hour so I'm pressed for time. In the 2-3 months that I've been 'shredding', I've lost 10 pounds, 2 inches in my chest and 2 in my waist. So if you are stuck in a... Read more
Most of you probably haven’t heard of open and closed chain exercises. But chances are, you do them all the time without even knowing it. It’s important to understand the difference between the two because one type is safer while the other can increa... Read more
If you spend much time in the gym, you’re probably familiar with the “mirror muscle” crowd. They’re the guys who spend most of their time doing exercises that work the upper body muscles you can see while looking in the mirror—chest, abs, shoulders,... Read more
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