What is with all the weird looking toys you see in the gyms, sporting goods stores, and fitness magazines today? We see funny looking things like a cut-in-half stability ball called a BOSU. There are the small circular "pillow discs" that a... Read more
Congratulations on purchasing SparkPeople's Fitness Starter Kit! You've taken the first step in making fitness—and all the benefits that come with it—a priority in your life. So you've got the kit…but where do you begin... Read more
Medicine balls are a great way to exercise any area of your body, whether upper, lower, or core. There are different sized exercise balls from 2-12, that you can use for numerous different exercises.
Medicine ball training is suitable for... Read more
Ever gone through a workout and afterwards said, "That was great, except I forgot to work my triceps," or "I should have done a set of leg lifts"? Here’s a workout that will have you thinking, "Why haven't I don... Read more
Make your fitness dreams come true once and for all, starting with the classic pushup!
Pushups tend to be much easier for men, since they have greater muscle mass and strength than women. But you don't have to be G.I. Jane to master the &quo... Read more
I started using a fitness tracker a few months ago to help keep track of my movement and sleep. I got the jawbone up as it was on sale but am now on my 3rd band in 3 months so looking for a change. I do want one with a watch included. Any suggestions... Read more
My sister suggested that we go to a weight loss getaway. I looked and looked. Besides being very time strict the cost was higher then I can afford most being over $3000 for a week.
I even thought ... Hmmmm Maybe there is a theme cruise that woul... Read more
Is there any way to change the fitness tracking weekly totals so the week begins on Monday rather than Sunday? I do a lot of running, and try to do one long run each weekend. Depending on weather and other commitments, sometimes it is on Saturday and... Read more
I recently tore and had surgery on my meniscus. Since surgery my knee swells and fluid collects which I have to have it drained. I was told I could ride a bike and that was all for exercise. I have no desire to exercise and as a side note; I tore... Read more
I like to use a kettle bell instead of dumbbells because they make me have to try a little harder to balance. Their unique shape makes them easier to swing and do more exercises than the dumbbell.323322... Read more
One of the most versatile pieces of exercise equipment found in the gym, or even in your own home, is the stability ball. Not only does it help you to build better core stabilization, while aiding in balance and flexibility, it also allows for a m... Read more
Compound exercises are those exercises that work multiple muscles or muscle groups around multiple joints such as a squat. Isolation exercises, on the other hand, work a single muscle or muscle group around a single joint such as a bicep curl. Compou... Read more
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