The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... 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
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
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
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently published research that determined the most effective gluteal exercises. The study compared specific gluteal exercises to a traditional squat to see which exercises targeted the butt muscles most effect... Read more
I didn't see anything on here about potty training and as a sort of new mom thought I'd share my story, thus far. Today is day 1 of training my almost 3 year old Angie. She will be 3 end of June. Well we tried to train her before and it was unsuccess... Read more
I was just thinking. If I do a minimum of 40 mins cardio, yoga 45 mins every other day and floor exercises including planks, leg lifts, etc. do I still need to lift weights? Am I not getting stronger by doing those things? It's so hard to fit all the... Read more
Hi! Just thought I would introduce myself! I am new on here because even though I am working on the exercise part.. I am still finding it hard to eat right... Would love some support and new friends on here and maybe share recipes and motivate each o... Read more
Okay.. I am 10 weeks pregnant and trying to start a 2 day a week pregnancy strength training routine.
My question is... is their a bad time or a best time for exercise?
Here is my weekday schedule:
5:15am-5:45am 30 minutes cardio (walk... Read more
I actually use excersise as a destresser, when everything is really going crazy, i just plug in my I-pod and jump on a machine at the gym, do my cross training, add a few weights, and poof, im feeling better, i can attack anything again!!!!... Read more
Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!... 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
The old running adage is as follows, “in order to run, one must run”—this is commonly referred to as the Principle of Specificity of Training. In other words, in order for you to become a more efficient runner, you must spend time running. But doing... Read more
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