"Time is money," Benjamin Franklin advised a young tradesman in a 1748 essay. Although we don’t know to what extent he applied Franklin’s wisdom, most of us do understand the implications of this adage in our own lives. When it... Read more
The shoulder is the most moveable and unstable joint in the body. The "ball" in the upper arm is actually larger than the socket that holds it, and with the range of motion being so great, it is susceptible to injury.
To remain stable,... Read more
Before Gail Devers won the 100-meter dash at the 1992 Olympics, she spent countless hours on the track. But you know where else she spent her time? In the gym, doing strength training. Not to gain weight, but to keep her muscles strong.
The comm... Read more
Measuring your fitness level regularly is one way to find out if you're making progress. Most fitness centers have trained staff who can evaluate your body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance, b... 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
I have had a nasty chest cold for almost a week now and have not been able to work out/go running like I usually do. I have a 10K in a week that I would still like to participate in but I feel like I need to do some kind of cardiovascular exercise to... Read more
so I'm in my second week of chalean exteme. i love the workouts. My only problem though, is that sometimes i don't have the right dumbbells to reach failure. My weights are either too heavy or too light sometimes. until i can find the time and the mo... Read more
I've been doing the one-arm dumbbell row for awhile. I've been using 15 lbs. at home and 20 lb at the Y for the one arm row. The seated dumbbell row is difficult for me. I can only seem to do 1 set of 5 reps with 15 lbs. and that's pushing it. That t... Read more
When exercising on a program, it's best to mix it up each time. Doing the same exercises all the time can get your metabolism used to it, and it won't burn as much fat nor build lean muscle. Keep your body guessing!... Read more
This Team is for those who are following SparkPeople's New YOU Bootcamp workout videos. You'll need a ball and dumbbells to follow the workouts. Get support, motivation and a 7-day workout program!... Read more
This past Monday kicked off National Sleep Awareness Week (March 7th-13th) bringing attention to the important role sleep plays, not only in our overall health, but our weight loss journey as well. Studies have shown that over the years the amount o... Read more
Although I’ve always been physically active, I’ve had to force myself to focus more on strength training over the past few years. My preference has always been cardio exercise (just because that’s what I like to do), but tryin... Read more
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