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Core Exercises Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Core Exercises.

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Concentrate On Your Core

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

6 Essential Variables in Weight Training

Weight training is a critical component to the success of an athlete. By becoming stronger and increasing muscular endurance, an athlete is able to perform more efficiently and is better able to avoid injury. Furthermore, there are a numbe...  Read more

Exercises to Improve Your Posture

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le...  Read more

Why Strength Training is a Must for Everyone

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

6 Swaps for More Efficient Workouts

Life is busy for most of us, and finding time for a workout can be challenging. When you do find that time, you want to make sure you're getting the most ''bang for your buck,'' meaning you're being as efficient as possible wi...  Read more

Hard to get up and exercise. If it wasn't for my f
Updated 2/24/2015 8:22:11 AM

Hard to get up and exercise. If it wasn't for my friend asking me to go on a walk around the neighborhood tonight I wouldn't have done anything today. How do you get your butt off the couch when no one is there....  Read more

Several small exercise sessions vs one big one
Updated 2/24/2015 10:52:10 PM

Hi, Okay, I know it's fine to exercise several times a day to reach your daily goal, say an hour per day, assuming you are getting your heart rate in the zone and keeping it there each time. BUT ... do 3 20 minute sessions burn the same amount...  Read more

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Updated 2/23/2015 5:24:29 PM

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Arthritis and exercise
Updated 2/26/2015 12:48:14 PM

I have aggravated my arthritis during my treadmill workout, have been unable to workout for several days, anyone else have this concern, how can it be avoided...  Read more

Recording exercise plus syncing a Fitbit
Updated 2/23/2015 1:35:29 PM

I have been recording my activity/exercise and have recently connected my Fitbit to my account as well. Now I feel like I am counting my activity twice. What do other people do? If I am wearing my Fitbit during an exercise class should I not record i...  Read more

Swap the Desk Chair for a Swiss Ball

When you sit on a Swiss Ball, even sitting becomes a gentle core exercise, and will improve all your other exercise, too! 322...  Read more

Exercise with a friend

I have a workout buddy. When we get to core exercises, we do "players choice." We each pick out a core exercise for upper, middle, and lower abs and rotate doing them. Being accountable to someone else makes a huge difference in my commitment to...  Read more

Moms And Dads At Home Getting Healthy Together

Hello moms and dads! Huddle the children, your furry friends and let's get out for some exercise and away from the temptations of that beast called the fridge! See you soon!...  Read more

10 Core Stabilizing Exercises

For many of us working our core is one area of the body that is often neglected as it takes time to see the results of all our hard work. But working these muscles is just as important, if not more so, than working the other areas of your body. The r...  Read more

Your Guide to Flat Abs

Many people want to have flat abs, but have trouble getting them. Attaining visible abdominal definition depends on a low body fat percentage that isn't realistic for many and your genetics plays a part of it as well, but that doesn't mean y...  Read more

Upper Body, Lower Body, and Core Exercises with Dumbbells and/or Barbell

I got a set of 10lb dumbbells, but no barbell yet...coming soon! The best advice I can give with dumbbells is what my personal trainer told me. He said, "if you cant lift it go lower, if you can lift it with some difficulties do less reps and watch y...  Read more

Upper Body, Lower Body, and Core Exercises with Dumbbells and/or Barbell

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