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
Some people can measure their weight loss by the way they feel and look: firmer thighs, a smaller waist, jiggle-free arms. But then there are the number-crazy ones who desperately need some kind (any kind!) of concrete proof that all their hard work... Read more
I’ll admit it—I’m vain. So when I put on my summer tank tops a few months ago and noticed the dreaded "batwings" growing on the back of my arms, I panicked. I was too young to have my arms jiggling when I moved! I had to d... 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
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
I just started my exercise program about 21 days ago after being inactive (and very obese) for a long time. I've not missed a day of recumbent biking, building up from 10 minutes and now am up to 40. I am also doing upper body strength training eve... Read more
I have cut back on eating so I am sure to reap the rewards of that soon. Eventually, I'll want to buy some clothes. I'm on a budget right now , but worse than that is my closet is small so everything will have to be carefully chosen. Right now I hav... Read more
I reached my goal weight at the end of the summer. Iíve been maintaining pretty well since then. I was ok with a gaining a few pounds during the Winter/Holiday season, but my scale is creeping up on me! According to the scale, Iíve gained 13 pounds s... Read more
Okay, I tried the 30 Day shred Saturday. Legs absolutely killed yesterday. Still a little sore today. Is it okay to walk the treadmill today? I don't want to lose minutes but want to do what's 198 right.... Read more
Eating the proper amount of protein daily will keep you from feeling hungry, Help keep and build muscles. This produces a chain reaction, giving you more energy while building muscle,(not mass), and increasing the amount of calories you burn. http://... Read more
Protein supplementation is, and has been, all the rage in gyms across the globe for some time now, especially for those looking to build lean body mass. There is a misconception that if one increases his/her protein consumption he/she can build muscl... Read more
Your metabolism has two basic modes:Anabolic, which means building up or addingCatabolic, which means breaking down or eliminating. Losing fat occurs in catabolic mode (which includes maintaining a calorie deficit), while adding muscle requires... Read more
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