Think you’re too old to start a strength training program? Well think again! Strength training is just what your body needs to fight the loss of muscle, bone mass and strength that comes with age.
Everyone, no matter how young or old, shou... 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
What if we told you that it’s possible to work out and relieve stress at the same time? And that it’s easy, requires little concentration and won’t cause you to break a sweat? Or that by consistently using this hand-held object,... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and... Read more
Whether you have a disability or a chronic condition that limits your mobility, exercise doesn't have to be out of reach or even painful. In fact, depending on your condition, your health care provider has probably recommended that you increase y... Read more
Funny, I hate exercise, but that's because I DETEST sweating. I know, sounds weird, so I use the pool. I have found that even when I don't feel like going to the pool, I just automatically put on my suit and go... no 2nd thots! Amazing!!! #fitness... Read more
Ever since I started exercising daily, I have been sleeping better, although I still have a tendency to stay up waaaayyy to late. That part is going to be starting new habits. Just got to go to bed earlier... #sleepbetter... Read more
Today was much better. I inputted all of my exercise which was moving boxes from storage to the truck and then from the truck to the apartment. It helps that I live on the second floor because it added to the exercise and a trip to the pool with kids... Read more
When am doing strength training, in my mind's eye I split my reps into a three-quarter. E.g. By the time I get to rep 9 in a 12 reps exercise, I say to myself 'you have just 3 left'. Also when I am using the clock I think small by looking at the seco... Read more
Have Sparkpeople design strength training workouts for you by Editing your Fitness settings. They will customize a workout for you with the equipment you already have on hand. Use it to design a new workout every 4-6 weeks to keep from getting bore... Read more
Flowers and trees are pretty, but sometimes a walking workout needs a bit more than scenery to keep things interesting. Incorporating intervals and strength-training moves into a walk not only adds variety, but also challenges your muscles and can bo... Read more
This is not an easy question for me to answer. As a certified Pilates instructor and long-time Pilates practitioner, I've seen the many benefits of Pilates first-hand, and with many of my students. A Pilates workout can sculpt your core, help you... Read more
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.