The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently published research that determined the most effective gluteal exercises. The study compared specific gluteal exercises to a traditional squat to see which exercises targeted the butt muscles most effect... Read more
Navigating your way around the weight room can sometimes feel like an obstacle course—especially if you are not familiar with the surroundings. You can easily injure yourself if you're not being careful or attentive. In probably the largest... Read more
Whether you have a disability or a chronic condition that limits your mobility, exercise doesn't have to be out of reach or even painful. In fact, depending on your condition, your health care provider has probably recommended that you increase y... Read more
Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all it's exercise—and that has to count for something, doesn't it?
The truth is that some common exercises aren't safe at all (especially for people who... Read more
It’s a classic question with no right or wrong answer. If you want an effective strength training workout, should you use free weights or machines? Which option will help you reach your goals? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice... Read more
How do I tell whether I need to be using a higher or lower weight on a weight machine? I thought it was typically 2 sets of 8 or 10 and that within 3 reps of the first set I should feel like I am being challenged? I really am not sure about that but... Read more
I started my plan today and I'm on fire but I am concerned about exercise. I pulled my groin muscle and it hurts to walk, do leg lifts etc. I've actually fallen because of the pain and the fact that it will "catch" out of the blue. I am headed to d... Read more
What is a good weight to start with- and is it true that i'd rather have a lower weight to do more reps in a set? (is that the right terminology? i feel pretty clueless).
I went to planet fitness for the first time in a while last night, so i wa... Read more
Worked out yesterday for 45 minutes on the treadmill. I was wearing my Polar monitor. I entered the same information into the treadmill that is entered on my Polar. When I finished my workout the treadmill said I burned 576 calories and my Polar indi... Read more
So I have been walking for about a week, today I decided to add in a little jogging. Maybe I was a little too ambitious, but I only ran for about 2 minutes during my 20 minute walk. After the running and walking the outside part of my leg was really... Read more
While sitting at my computer reading I do sidebends, twists, dumbbell bicep curls or overhead tricep extensions.I do this while watching tv too but then there is room to add seated leg extensions. You can get in a lot of exercise just sitting on your... Read more
It might seem intuitive to avoid exercising your joints when they're causing you pain. But, like many aspects of the human body, what seems to make sense isn’t necessarily what's good for you! When you're suffering from arthritis, o... Read more
Last week's fitness blog featured strength training exercises a beginner could do at home. This week's blog features those exercises that allow you to do a full-body workout routine in the gym.
If you feel you do not have time to incorporate al... Read more
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