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Lower Body Exercises Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Lower Body Exercises.

6 Essential Variables in Weight Training

Weight training is a critical component to the success of an athlete. By becoming stronger and increasing muscular endurance, an athlete is able to perform more efficiently and is better able to avoid injury. Furthermore, there are a numbe...  Read more

Add Strength Training for Lean Muscles

Before Gail Devers won the 100-meter dash at the 1992 Olympics, she spent countless hours on the track. But you know where else she spent her time? In the gym, doing strength training. Not to gain weight, but to keep her muscles strong. The comm...  Read more

8 Ways to Build Maximum Muscle in Minimal Time

"Time is money," Benjamin Franklin advised a young tradesman in a 1748 essay. Although we don’t know to what extent he applied Franklin’s wisdom, most of us do understand the implications of this adage in our own lives. When it...  Read more

Reference Guide to Strength Training

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and...  Read more

Exercising with High Blood Pressure

If you have high blood pressure, the best piece of advice anyone can give you is to listen to your body. How you feel can and should dictate the frequency and intensity of your workouts. While it is possible—and preferable—to lose weight...  Read more

Help with my exercise plan PLEASE
Updated 7/9/2014 7:32:26 PM

I have a very simple plan but I need some help with it. I walk everyday (yes everyday) and i have gotten myself up to 1 hour at around 3.2 miles per hour. That is very good for me since when i started it took everything i had just to go a mile at 2.7...  Read more

Exercises for ACL Injury and Knee Joint Effusion
Updated 7/9/2014 6:18:56 AM

Hi, I recently showed my knee to an ortho and had an MRI taken. Here's what the report showed: - Minimal knee joint effusion - Sprain of Anterior Cruciate Ligament I have a 15 day course that includes Collagen peptide (in both tablet a...  Read more

Does exercising help quit Smoking?
Updated 7/10/2014 10:13:18 AM

Does exercising help quit Smoking? Is there other alternative? Want Dad to quit the habit and I'm finding solution for him to do it....  Read more

Calories During an Exercise Break?
Updated 7/9/2014 9:59:48 AM

I am hitting a few of the signs that I need to take a week-long exercise break. Workouts have become impossible that I was able to complete fine a week ago, heart rate is getting too high too fast, and I am deeply tired. I usually run twice a week, r...  Read more

Exercise Balls
Updated 7/8/2014 2:23:28 PM

I can not find an Exercise ball that has a obese weight limit on it..omg.. what fat people dont get one.. 39...  Read more

exercising with injuries

If you find yourself with a lower body injury, don't stop exercising, but rather focus on the upper body. If you are faced with an upper body injury then again, focus on lower body exercises. This way you will never have a reason to be without exerci...  Read more

Fail proof way to get in your 10 minutes every day

I do two sets of strength training exercises every time I go to the bathroom. I alternate upper body and lower body exercises every other day. My favorites are incline pushups and tricep dips using the bathroom vanity. Lower body favorites are squ...  Read more

Curves Divas

Calling all women who go to Curves! As we learn healthy eating and exercise habits we can support one another!...  Read more

Love Your Lower Body in 4 Moves

Get slim thighs, gorgeous glutes, and legs for days with these 4 simple lower-body exercises.1. Ice Skater Targets: Abs, lower back, hips, butt, and outer thighs Stand with feet a little less than shoulder-width apart, arms extended, hold...  Read more

10 Strength Training Exercises for Walkers

Strength training exercises are important for all of us to do, but they can be extremely helpful for walkers since they allow for greater muscle balance, flexibility and range of motion.Upper body strength training exercises are just as important to...  Read more

I Love Lower Body Exercises!

I just updated my strength training for sandwich workout ( www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_
individual.asp?blog_id=3985315 ) so why wait any longer but to try the new routine? For 1 set each exercises (there are 3 exercises for each uppe...  Read more

Lower body exercises

I have decided that I need to restart my lifting routine. Lifting upper body, for me, is easy. By that, I mean that I know lots of different exercises for each muscle group. I can vary the routine fairly easily using free weights, machines or a co...  Read more