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
Are you sick of the same-old cardio machines at the gym? Bored by the treadmill? Tired of the elliptical? Can't stand to do another mile on the stationary bike or another flight on the stair climber? Well, then, it's time you head over to the... Read more
I use the Walk Away the Pounds dvds for my exercise. In many of the videos I use a resistance band while I walk. Does this qualify as strength training for my arms? Do exercises like squats, leg raises on the floor or standing qualify?... Read more
Cardio vs Weight Training: This is my usual schedule:
30mins of cardio 1hr of the various weight machines including the torso, hips, abs, back, and biceps. What I need to know is this a good workout for weight loss?... Read more
and train more on muscles to gain this way, that old fat will be replaced with muscle and we'll get rid of it with sweat and pee. but running/jogging/walking helps digestion at right times. So this is all i know :)... Read more
Until today I never enjoyed strength training. Now I'm looking forward to the next circuit class! The trainer was competent and encouraging and motivated me to stay for the second class. I did it! My legs ache but I'm so proud of myself!... 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
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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