This is the printable version of our Bootcamp Day 2 Workout Video. We recommend that you watch the video (and read its supporting text) before trying this abbreviated version.
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We've all heard the advice, "lift with your legs," and this guidance is especially true for people with weak, injured or arthritic joints.
Your body undergoes a great deal of stress and changes throughout your lifespan. The last th... Read more
Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
SparkPeople has always promoted the benefits of a 10-minute workout as a great way to start incorporating fitness into your life. Studies have shown that the benefits of 10-minute fitness bursts, including improved blood sugar control, can last for u... Read more
When you think about “fitness classes,” what images come to mind? Do you picture skinny people (leg warmers included) jumping around and kicking their legs to loud music? Although that might have been the case 10 or 20 years ago, the late... Read more
Those moves are mostly for strength (squats, lunges, twists), so I'm not surprised at the low calorie burn. The Wii probably only counts the calories you burned during the boxing portion, since that is the only cardio-style exercise you did.... Read more
Squats are only dangerous if you have joint injuries or other medical conditions that inhibit your mobility, or if you're using improper form. There are videos out there that explain form, or you can ask someone at the gym to check yours for you.... Read more
Chalene Johnson is no stranger to fitness. She taught her first aerobics class at 18 and eventually created the wildly popular Turbo Jam®, Turbo Kick®, PiYo™, Turbo Jam®, Hip Hop Hustle™ and ChaLEAN Extreme® workouts.
She and Turbo Jam are sponsori... Read more
I was that girl who would fake cramps and feign random injuries to get out of gym class in high school. (Sweat? Me? No--not after all the time I spent straightening my hair. I'll read a book on the bleachers, thankyouverymuch!) These days, I'm no wil... Read more
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