For shoulders and arms, few gym machines are more effective than the Overhead Press. It works the deltoid muscles, or the sides of your shoulders, which are good for lifting boxes from shelves or picking up a small child. If you’ve never used t... Read more
In this exercise, movement will come from the shoulders and elbows.
Start by sitting on the seat and adjusting the leg-restraint pad to the appropriate height. Your feet should be flat on the floor and the pad should help keep your l... 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
This is the printable version of our Bootcamp Day 3 Workout Video. We recommend that you watch the video (and read its supporting text) before trying this abbreviated version.
Bent Over Rows
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Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
I hit zombie mode last night and just munched out. It was bad. I feel so ick this morning because of how much junk I ate last night. The only thing I am proud of is again I realized what I was doing and stopped. Now if I can get the portion part of i... Read more
Who *likes* DOMS?
I'm sure some will think I'm crazy, but it makes me happy to feel that soreness 24-48 hours after my yoga class (it's usually closer to 48 for me, but anyway). I know I am always doing good things for my body even when I don't... Read more
Hello. I've been on sparkpeople for a couple years but never gotten involved in any of the message boards or teams. I've read tons of articles and see how much help this site can truly be if you take advantage of all it has to offer. Ill be 35 in a... Read more
I had a Fitbit Ultra connected to my account, allowing me to track my steps each day. Unfortunately, the Ultra broke. When I try to connect my new Fitbit One to my account, a greyed out window opens up. I am reasonably tech savvy. What am I doing wro... Read more
I wanted to lose weight but when it's so hard to be consistent with exercise and diet I figured it was time I accept my body the way it is. I have an autoimmune disease and other ailments that make everything painful but most of all hard to be consis... Read more
Working our biceps is important, but we must not neglect the back of the arms, better known as the triceps. Working both muscle groups allows for muscle balance, therefore reducing our risk for injury. Because the triceps are comprised of smaller m... Read more
Spring is around the corner, which means you'll be bringing your short sleeved and sleeveless tops out of storage in no time. Speaking of baring your arms: Are yours in tip-top shape? If not, you could help build strength and muscle tone in the m... Read more
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