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Intensity Workout Reviews Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Intensity Workout Reviews.

The Heart Smart Workout Plan

Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart! The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every...  Read more

Heart-Healthy Benefits of Exercise

"Exercise improves your health." You hear it all the time, but what does that really mean? How much of a difference can exercise make in your life, and how much do you really need to do? You’ll be happy to know that you don’t ne...  Read more

Getting on the Treadmill

A treadmill can seem scary to the beginner. They're big and bulky, make a lot of noise and have tons of buttons and moving parts. But I'm about to let you in on a secret: They're really not that scary. In fact, with just a few hints, the...  Read more

Cardio Exercise Tips for Seniors

There’s no doubt that getting older changes your body and appearance, but it also affects your ability to exercise. Your maximum heart rate declines with age, which means your heart and lungs can’t pump as much oxygen and blood to your mu...  Read more

Carbohydrate Adjustments for Exercisers with Diabetes

Many people with diabetes have special needs that should be considered when planning an exercise program. Exercise can cause your blood glucose levels to drop too much, especially if you take insulin or other glucose-lowering medications. Sympto...  Read more

Seated Cardio Workout Video
Updated 7/2/2014 3:56:16 PM

I usually save my exercise for the evening, but just found out that our evening is packed with some family plans. No big deal, but I feel odd not having done "something" before I go to bed, so I decided to finally try one of the seated workouts at w...  Read more

Shop: workout music
Updated 7/1/2014 12:14:20 PM

On the SP Shopping page for Workout Music there are 2 buttons -iTunes and Amazon. How do you know which one to choose? I have a Windows operating system and I want to put the music on a SanDisk Sansa Clip mp3 player....  Read more

Anyone ever try the Insanity workout program?
Updated 6/29/2014 10:59:00 AM

I just got mine in the mail today. I've never worked out a day in my life, not really anyway, and I looked up the most effective program and this just kept coming up, and dr. Oz did it live and everything so I was sold, that day I bought it read...  Read more

Printable Workouts (vs. DVD/Video usage)
Updated 6/28/2014 3:11:59 PM

There are many workouts that I come across that are video/DVD/youtube and they are good ones. Previously we were given the option to print the workout. I have noticed here lately all the video routines I'm receiving do NOT give that option. While vid...  Read more

Tracking Dumbbell Workouts What Weight to Enter?
Updated 6/26/2014 10:34:43 PM

This may sound like a dumb question but please humor me if you can, lol I am using 5 lb dumbbells. In the fitness tracker for dumbbell exercises, it asks what weight you are using - do I enter 5 or 10 for both? I can understand entering 5 if y...  Read more

Add high intensity bursts to your workouts

When you hit a plateau in your weight loss, try adding a few higher intensity bursts or intervals to your cardio workouts. This elevates your heart rate, makes you work harder and burns more calories to help shock your body and jump start your weight...  Read more

Don't overdo it!

Although you may just be starting out, resist the temptation to try to do too much initially when it comes to exercise. Try to make your exercise easy enough that you will be willing to do it again tomorrow. Don't try to be like "Rocky" each day or...  Read more

Dance Dance Revolution

For those of us that love the game and realize that it's a great workout as well =)...  Read more

Is Exercise a Metabolism Booster? Maybe Not.

Does regular exercise help you burn more fat, even hours after your workout is over? Although a metabolism boost is touted as one of the benefits of physical activity, a new report says that exercisers won't burn more fat after a workout compared to...  Read more

I Tried It: 'Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition' Workout DVD

Editor's Note (Nicole Nichols): So many workout DVDs land on my desk, but since I only have so many hours in the day to work (and work out), I've started enlisting the help of my fellow SparkPeople employees to test them. I asked Teri, a new...  Read more