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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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
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've been running for almost 4 years now, continuing to be a relatively short distance runner. I have completed learn to run programs a couple of times and generally run 3 to 5k 3x/wk.
After a long struggle and some injuries (I started ru... Read more
So i'm new to strength training at the gym and i'm looking for everyone's favorites and what they have noticed the most change from. I do a full body strength training routine 2-3 days a week and spin 2 days and zumba 2 days. I'm pretty well rounded... Read more
I have the Polar HRM, which I have been using for several months now. I recently, however, started doing high intensity interval training on the treadmill, which involves getting my heart rate up to 90% of the maximum. When I do, and it gets above 16... Read more
So, I do some full body strength training 2 to 3x/week. I'm finding that I tend to avoid doing any exercises that focus on strengthening the biceps (even if it's only the biceps or multiple - i.e., biceps, upper back, etc.). Pull ups/chin ups are out... Read more
Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!... 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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