I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
We often hear a lot about aerobic or “cardio” exercise and how it improves fitness, reduces one’s risk of lifestyle diseases, an... Read more
Would you like to swap your usual workout out for one that's just four minutes long? Of course you would! Well, that's the allure of Tabata training, a type of super high-intensity interval training that is becoming more and more popular.
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If I told you that there was a way to burn more calories, lose more fat, and improve your cardiovascular fitness level while spending less time doing cardio, you’d probably reach for your phone to report me to the consumer fraud hotline, right?... Read more
Running or walking a 5K (3.1-mile) race is a fun and realistic goal for exercisers of all fitness levels. If you're ready to train for your first 5K, but not sure where to start, don't worry! SparkPeople's certified trainers have created... Read more
I just found out today I have degenerative disc disease in neck and lower back. She said no weights over 5 pounds. No running. No impact on back. I do crunches now and a few arm exercises now. I also have nerve damage in foot due to the back. She is... Read more
One of the worst things is finishing a workout and coming home to someone being angry with you for going. At this point I'm not sorry in any way for focusing on myself more than ever. It has to happen.... Read more
Ready to kick my butt into high gear. I've gained 20 pounds since moving out of my house and I'm ready to shed these extra pounds! Im really in search of an accountability partner. Any takers??... Read more
I worked out really hard last night - aerobic. I feel completely hung over today - sluggish physically and mentally, and my body is really tired. Tried to do my typical morning routine (Insanity) and couldn't get through it.
What are my reco... Read more
What if I told you there was an exercise technique that could burn more calories—and fat—in less time that was also fun? You may think that I was hawking some fitness gadget in an infomercial, or simply lying to you, but neither of those... Read more
Tight on time?Don't give up on your workout today. If you have a mere four minutes—that's just 240 total seconds—to spare (and who doesn't), then you do have time to squeeze in a super effective workout that provides major hea... Read more
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