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
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
"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
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
Every girl wants to look her very best on her prom night! Once you've found that perfect dress, you're probably working extra hard at sticking to a healthy diet and exercise plan. We've designed three prom dress workouts to help you focus... Read more
I just started Jillian Michael's 30 day shred, and it is rather squat and lunge heavy. About halfway through on level 1 I could not do a squat or lunge without my legs and knees shaking like crazy and I was a little scared my legs were going to buckl... Read more
This may sound like a dumb question but please humor me if you can, lol
I am using 5 lb dumbbells.
In the fitness tracker for dumbbell exercises, it asks what weight you are using - do I enter 5 or 10 for both? I can understand entering 5 if y... Read more
Hi! I am Darlene. Currently I am on Day 25 of the Skinny Jeans challenge, which I absolutely LOVE. Using it I have found several Coach Nicole videos I can do and love doing, and I have already lost into the jeans I was shooting to get into, plus anot... Read more
I have osteoarthritis in my knees and it's painful to do a full squat, but I learned I can do shallow squats and still have it work for me without the pain. Can you do the same thing with lunges? Can a shallow lunge be effective as well even if I c... 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
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
Strength training exercises are important for all of us to do, but they can be extremely helpful for walkers since they allow for greater muscle balance, flexibility and range of motion.Upper body strength training exercises are just as important to... Read more
I was first introduced to balance exercises by my running coach when I developed a minor ankle injury a few years ago. However, before I even began using the balance board my coach had me do series of progressive balance exercises initially using on... Read more
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