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
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
"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
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
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
Hello, Trying to get in better health and control diabetes. I have been walking...slowly....every day with my dog. I also do a lot of gardening every day - weeding, trimming etc. Do you think I will make progress just walking, gardening and house... Read more
I have gained quite a bit of weight in the past 1.5 yrs.
I am about 40 pounds my ideal weight.
I am short, so I feel heavy.
These are my problem areas - my thighs are humongous, my stomach protruding as though I'm pregnant, and my b... Read more
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
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
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
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 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
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
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