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
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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When it comes to getting fit and healthy, there's no magic pill or secret shortcut for reaching your goals. Whether you'd like to drop a few pounds, build more muscle or achieve a more dramatic, life-changing weight loss, the recipe for succe... Read more
Life is busy for most of us, and finding time for a workout can be challenging. When you do find that time, you want to make sure you're getting the most ''bang for your buck,'' meaning you're being as efficient as possible wi... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is Aerobic Exercise?
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines aerobic exercise as "any activity that uses large muscle... Read more
Very busy day... potty training, dog needed to go to the vet, and boyfriend left lunch at home...thank goodness for chic-fil-a and their healthier meal choices. I'm staying on track and on goal by making better choices!!!... Read more
30 days of weight training and cardio, eating clean, low carb high protein. No weight loss. I do feel more energetic although sore all over. Upper abs visible, lower tummy still has a fat band all around. Was hoping for more results. Help!... Read more
For tracking your strength training, you just need to enter the amount of minutes you do the fitness. The number of sets, reps and the weight used are for your info only; they do not change the calories burned estimate.
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5 Benefits of Interval TrainingWhat's The Best Time to Exercise?You need to shake up your fitness program and lose weight, but you donít really have any more time to devote to it. The perfect answer could be high-intensity interval training or HIIT f... 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
These days, high intensity interval training is hot. More and more exercise researchers are discovering that steady state cardio still does a body good—but pushing your body during shorter bursts of high intensity effort can achieve similar&mda... Read more
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