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
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
After pregnancy, you're probably eager to get your post-baby body back in shape. But before you jump in to your usual ab workouts, there are some special considerations that new moms need to take into account.
Some postpartum women may notic... Read more
I have a 21-year-old daughter who feels that I did her a disservice in her childhood (so what else is new, lol!) by not keeping junk food in the house. I've always been worried about my weight and didn't want to be tempted myself, and didn't think my... Read more
“I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance. ” ~George Balanchine
“Life is short and there will always be dirty dishes, so let's dance.” ~James Howe
“When life gets you down, improvise as if crawling was part of... Read more
Nothing but legs today: Walking at work, Elliptical & legs workout machines at the gym. Leg day today, tomorrow wheelchair! Lmao I feel sore but feeling accomplished. Might be Rest day tomorrow. Woot! Woot!!... Read more
I'm wondering what cardio machines people on the boards like using that have given them results. Exercising right now isn't an option due to the insane high temperatures we are experiencing and I can only imagine that fires will be happening soon lik... Read more
I am essentially a newbie to exercise although I have been 'dieting' without success for over 20 years 24
I had decided 21 days ago to change my life and part of this overall plan is to exercise each day and I am super excited to say I a... 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
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
A few weeks ago I was reading through the message boards when I came across a post from Chris 'SparkGuy' Downie to a member who was asking about what type of strength training activities he could do without access to a gym or weight training... Read more
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