If you’re a man who’s trying to lose weight and get fit, you’ve probably noticed that most of the books, magazines, and programs on these subjects aren’t really aimed at you. Most are for women. And the others seem to have bod... Read more
It’s an age-old question, with no right answers. If you have to do both in the same day, does it matter whether you do strength training or cardio first? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice their opinions on this hot topic.
Dean Ande... Read more
Everyone has an idea in their head when it comes to looking their fittest and healthiest. For some, it's fitting perfectly into a certain outfit, or walking on the beach in a bikini with total confidence. For others, it may mean seeing a defined... Read more
We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or... Read more
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
To gain muscle: eat more protein, lift HEAVY weights. I use Stronglifts 5x5 program. It's a good base to start, with simple exercises (watch videos on form). I usually add in some extras. Don't get down if you gain weight and lose inches, though.... Read more
Sorry, but our bodies don't gain muscle that fast. On the bright side, it's likely just water retention *in* your muscles. When you start/increase/change your exercise, they hold onto extra water help repair themselves. It's totally normal.... Read more
Ok, so muscle-fat discussion ChapterII :) I was curious if muscles are causing me weigh more on scale when my pants are feeling much looser, then how long is that gonna keep being this way? When is the fat leaving, when does the scale start moving do... Read more
Strength training helps your body in lots of ways. It helps your muscles, bones, and yes it also helps you lose more weight. By building muscle - you will burn more calories. So pick up some weights - build muscles - Look great and burn more calor... Read more
Sometimes, I'm almost amazed at how often the questions come up. Women are always asking me about whether certain exercises will (or won't) make their muscles big or bulky. Some even question cardio activities like running or cycling and fear that th... Read more
If you take the oral contraceptives and are trying to build muscle, a new study shows it could be negatively affecting your results. Researchers studied 73 women between the ages of 18 and 31 who completed a 10-week strength training program. About... Read more
I am confused.
My friend the other night told me that Cardio does not build muscle. I have always been of the impression that any exercise will build muscle but some more than others.
Since tracking my cardio for spark people I have notice... Read more
I'm proud of myself. I've been doing strength training now for a week. The once startling pain has become a buzz, a rather welcome buzz because it reminds me how far I've come.
It's becoming habit on Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday right after I wak... Read more
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