You've probably heard most of the hyperbole on abs flattening—from how often you should train to how many reps you have to do. Here, our experts help separate abs facts from fiction.
MYTH Strength-training exercises like crunches will... 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
It’s a common problem for many who exercise. It makes everyday activity difficult, and scares a lot of people away from any physical activity. It’s lower back pain. For those of you who suffer from it, there is hope. While there... Read more
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re... Read more
I am trying to strength train but unfortunately, kettle bell training, is hurting my knees. mostly just the side lunges and double arm swing. and squats. arghh. so frustrating.
should I quit it all together or just omit the knee intensive ones?... Read more
I am a women, I have herniated discs --I had an MRI but it went away. I need advice getting out of my car. I almost kicked the car. I am using water therapy. I am over 60 so no surgery --too many in my family had it and still suffer pain. thanks... Read more
One year ago I had complete left knee replacement. Two weeks ago I given the go ahead to get back into shape from my doctor. Over the past year I was doing the exercises for my knee but I didn't do much of anything else,
I am now doing the 20 mi... Read more
Recently have found out about lower back pain and issues stemming from it. Yet I need to stay active for my diabetes and wishing to lose weight. Any one have any ideas on the exercises I may do without aggravating my lower back. The main area I have... Read more
Small movements I've found that relieve the pain. I"ve been in pain for the last week, and found that if I moved my hip, (the one on the side of the painful knee) the way Cancan dancers do, -- it looks like they're moving their knee, when in fact, th... Read more
If you are like me, you spend a large portion of your day sitting. And because of this, it isn't too uncommon for many of us to have tight hip flexors—the muscles responsible for flexing the hip or drawing the knees to your chest, as well a... Read more
Knee pain can come on suddenly: a sideways blow in athletics or a nasty fall while stepping off a curb. But many knee issues creep up after years of poor alignment, which results in wear and tear and arthritis. No matter the cause, knee issues d... Read more
248 Yup, I started Level Two of the 30 Day Shred a couple of days ago. Previously, I haven't gone past the first seven days of Level One! Why? Well, for one, when I first started trying to get fit like almost every other enthusiastic beginner, I ov... Read more
Hello to you all. First I have to say that I have missed talking with all my friends here at Spark. The past few months have been a trying one for me. I started a new job. Working as a housekeeper at the newly built FAIRFIELD INN- MARRIOTT. I had don... Read more
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