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In a new series of videos, Coach Nicole will demonstrate some of her favorite... Read more
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
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
Pain presents itself in myriad forms: the immediate, throbbing sensation of stubbing a toe; the nagging, stinging burn of a sore throat; the take-your-breath-away feeling when you move your "bad back" in the wrong way; the heaviness of lift... 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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Hello fellow Sparkers. I am looking for some suggestions on how to politely put an issue completely to rest with friends and extended family.
Here's the deal - I have a sleep disorder, so I have eliminated caffeine from my life, for about 5 yea... Read more
I had walked on the track with my cousin for the usual 3+ miles. Once I got to 3 miles I was done, but he asked why I don't push myself to run more(I only ran one lap out of 12). I really do wish I could run more, but I never know if I will push too... Read more
Okay ... the way I figure, I have 3 months to really get my act together and end this year with a win. I desperately want to finish 2013 lower than last year... and it would be nice to be at least 1 size smaller and maybe a few inches tighter.
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The amount of push-ups they do in most dvd workouts are crazy. I can only do six and then i rest and do five more. Are we really supposed to be able to do a full minute of push-ups? Is this even a reasonable goal for "normal" people?... 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
Compound exercises are those exercises that work multiple muscles or muscle groups around multiple joints such as a squat. Isolation exercises, on the other hand, work a single muscle or muscle group around a single joint such as a bicep curl. Compou... Read more
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