SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is a Warm Up?
A warm up is the act of preparing for an athletic event or workout by exercising or practicing for a short time beforehand.... Read more
The Well-Watered Exerciser
Except for oxygen, there’s nothing your body needs more than an adequate supply of water. And the more you exercise, the more important it is to drink the right amount of water before, during, and after your workout... Read more
Why do you exercise? Whether you want to increase your energy, reduce your health risks, or lose some unwanted pounds, do you ever wonder if all that working out is working for you? That's where fitness assessments come in, and they can be great... Read more
Snow enthusiasts everywhere are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Both skiing and snowboarding are fun and exciting winter pursuits. But these demanding physical activities also pose high risks. Without proper training, you won... Read more
Weight training is a critical component to the success of an athlete.
By becoming stronger and increasing muscular endurance, an athlete is able to perform more efficiently and is better able to avoid injury. Furthermore, there are a numbe... Read more
I gave up soft drinks a couple years ago, I was drinking diet cola. I went to flavored water and now started drinking Propel zero calorie workout water. I just wonder how good Propel add's up to other drinks? And if it's a good choice for weight loss... Read more
I started a fitness class recently. It seems like a good class; it's challenging, but the leaders are very encouraging and are good at modifying the exercises for people beginners, like me.
Today was the 3rd class.I was having an "off day" a... Read more
Ugh I am half way done with my workout.....still walking and it is so hot. Had to wear a thicker tee because dumb dumb, me, forgot a bra. The heat and humidity, plus the tee, plus the no bra makes this difficult lol.... Read more
How do you find a workout buddy? I've been trying for years just for the challenging each other part, as well as being there for each other in person too. Every one I know that I've asked are negative or flakes. I work out alone but I'd like ...... Read more
I dread winter weather just as much as the next guy, but this year, I made a commitment to myself that I would stick with my outdoor runs all winter (as long as it's not so cold that it's unsafe for outdoor exercise). Luckily, temperatures in... Read more
During the last few years, ultra-intense workouts have been gaining popularity—and not just among athletes or hardcore exercisers who are gluttons for self-punishment. Even the relatively unfit and overweight are jumping at the chance to push t... Read more
BeFiT GO | Max Strength- Full Body Strength Endurance Workout 1
Great strength workout....challenging latter 3/4th ....40 minute circuit... Read more
I know the name alone will get your attention. After you stop giggling about the name, let's get serious while we explore the benefits of this type of training.
Fartlek is a Swedish term that means "speed play". Fartlek training is like... Read more
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