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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

Any cardio exercise ideas for someone with signifi
Updated 7/2/2015 3:02:56 AM

Any cardio exercise ideas for someone with significant Achilles tendon issues?...  Read more

Favorite Exercises
Updated 7/3/2015 1:54:47 AM

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

Can physical therapy count as exercise?
Updated 7/3/2015 9:06:57 AM

Can physical therapy count as exercise?...  Read more

calories eaten vs exercise
Updated 6/30/2015 9:51:00 PM

Hypothetically, if you burn about 1600 calories per day with exercise and daily functions, is it true that you should eat 80% of it back? (about 1200 calories) Or how would you adjust the calories you eat compared to the calories you burn?...  Read more

I have my calories set so that my exercise doesn't
Updated 6/28/2015 12:38:02 PM

I have my calories set so that my exercise doesn't change my calorie range. My calorie range is between 1350-1700 calories a day. I was wondering how many calories I should try to burn a day?...  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

CORE EXERCISES AT THE BIGGEST LOSER

CORE EXERCISES BIRD-DOG (on arms and knees, opposite arms and leg stretch up and then elbow and knees meet at the abs and then stretch out again and so on) DO A MINUTE OF EACH CORE EXERCISE AND THEN REPEAT. BOAT HOLD (russian twist...  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