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Functional Isometrics Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Functional Isometrics.

The Perks and Pitfalls of Isometrics

Do you sometimes find yourself skipping the strength training you know you should be doing, just because it’s hard to squeeze it into your hectic schedule? Sure, it’s possible to do a very effective strength training routine at home with...  Read more

Exercising with Arthritis: Getting Started

If you live with the daily pain and discomfort of arthritis, you're not the only one. In the United States, an estimated 46 million adults (about 1 in 5) have been diagnosed with arthritis. Hopefully your doctor has given you suggestions about ho...  Read more

Managing Arthritis with Exercise

Does this sound familiar? "My joints are achy, I feel stiff all the time, and it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning." If there were ever a good excuse not to exercise – if there were ever a defensible time to throw in the t...  Read more

Exercising with High Blood Pressure

If you have high blood pressure, the best piece of advice anyone can give you is to listen to your body. How you feel can and should dictate the frequency and intensity of your workouts. While it is possible—and preferable—to lose weight...  Read more

Reference Guide to Stretching

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. Stretching comes naturally to all of us. You might notice that if you have been sitting in a particular position for a long time, you stretch unco...  Read more

Functional fitness
Updated 8/17/2016 11:28:05 PM

I had a fitness epiphany the other day. My husband has muscular dystrophy which means that in 10 or 15 years, I will be his caregiver. Rather than a generalized, full-body strength training program, my question is: which muscle groups sho...  Read more

Functional fitness day 2⚾️ umpired 5 games yes
Updated 4/24/2016 7:22:01 AM

Functional fitness day 2⚾️ umpired 5 games yesterday...another 4 today!...  Read more

What kind of issues? I have functional dyspepsia d

What kind of issues? I have functional dyspepsia due to impaired motility -- basically my stomach sometimes doesn't empty properly and it gives me nausea, heartburn, gas, and stomach pain. I have to avoid spicy foods, high fat, & high fiber....  Read more

Isometric exercises can be done anywhere: chair, f

Isometric exercises can be done anywhere: chair, floor, bed, standing. They can be done in short sessions, throughout the day, and might help you feel less discouraged when you're sick :)...  Read more

Got up early and did my Biggest Loser 2 Functional
Updated 2/22/2016 7:46:52 AM

Got up early and did my Biggest Loser 2 Functional Flexibility workout. That's 2 workouts I've done in the last 24 hours. Feels good to be working out again. I need to stop being lazy!!...  Read more

Ball Chair

I have an exercise ball chair at my office, it is good for my core but it is great for fidgeting....  Read more

Mold Ice With a Bundt Pan

Give a punch bowl an elegant (and functional) touch with this floating ice sculpture. Simply fill the cake pan with water (or nonalcoholic punch), freeze, and pop out before serving. 432...  Read more

Isometric Exercise is FUN

There's no need to torture your body into the shape you want. Isometric exercise is effective & safe. For young, old & for those who face physical limitations....  Read more

10 Terrific Towel Exercises

When we think of strength training activities, many of us think of free weights, weight machines, resistance bands, even medicines balls, but how many of us think of using a simple household item like a bath towel or dish towel to help us build musc...  Read more

Putting Some FUN in Functional Fitness

If you have been to any gym lately and listened to all the chitchat amongst trainers and their clients or picked up any fitness magazine, you may have heard or read the new buzz phrase floating around these days called functional exercise...AKA funct...  Read more