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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

Extra calories through exercising
Updated 4/1/2015 6:44:45 AM

Hi all Question. At the moment I have a fitbit monitoring my exercise etc. The default setting on spark, is that the more i exercise, the more calories i am allowed to consume.. I was just wondering if this is a fault economy.. Is...  Read more

Cleaning an exercise?
Updated 4/1/2015 6:20:02 AM

Ok so yesterday I had to have a service guy out and had to clean in a hurry. If I was moving constantly, lifting baskets, running up and down stairs, scrubbing etc for a half hour ....does that really count as exercise? I mean, it must if I was out...  Read more

How should I continue with my 100 reps of exercise
Updated 3/31/2015 12:37:48 PM

hello. Today marks day 5 of my 100 squats and 100 crunches. But I started to question am I approaching this wrong? Should I really be working on squats everyday and crunches everyday? Or should I work on squats every other day as with crunches ev...  Read more

So I have a 3 day exercise streak going right now,
Updated 3/30/2015 6:28:53 AM

So I have a 3 day exercise streak going right now, but I worry if doing 20-30 minutes a day might be excessive...and I seem to be gun-shy on the main site's boards. Thoughts?...  Read more

Maybe you could exercise on your breaks by walking
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Maybe you could exercise on your breaks by walking / walking up and down stairs. Wear a pedometer take extra steps when ever you can. 306 311...  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

Coming soon!...  Read more