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Proper Pushup Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Proper Pushup.

You Can Do Perfect Pushups

Make your fitness dreams come true once and for all, starting with the classic pushup! Pushups tend to be much easier for men, since they have greater muscle mass and strength than women. But you don't have to be G.I. Jane to master the &quo...  Read more

5 Fitness Feats that are Worth the Training

We all know how important goal setting is to reaching our dreams. From walking four times a week to eating more fruits and veggies, declaring your healthy intentions is an awesome way to make positive changes in your life. But if you’re lo...  Read more

Reach Your Fitness Goals!

What “fitness feat” have you always wanted to accomplish? I think we all have something in mind, a seemingly insurmountable task that we just wish, for whatever reason, we could do. You see other people accomplish it with ease, and you se...  Read more

''I Haven't Missed a Walk in Over a Year!''

After several false starts to lose weight over the years, Rick (LOGHOUSE) tipped the scale at 289 pounds. A weight loss challenge (and exercise buddy) at work motivated him to walk every single day for more than a year. He's now 40 pounds lighter...  Read more

5-Minute Power Boosters for the Office

Office life. If you let it, it can suck the energy right out of you. Or, you can take advantage of your workspace to put pep in your step and become more productive than ever. Your office—where you spend 30% to 50% of your waking hours&mda...  Read more

i need help with a proper exercise program
Updated 7/6/2014 7:40:50 PM

I have CIDP, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and other diagnoses that leave me tired and in a lot of pain. I also have foot drop in both feet ( I am unable to lift them) I need to find exercises that will fit with my limited mobility and pain and fati...  Read more

Bicep pain from pushups
Updated 5/7/2014 9:24:25 PM

I tried a mini-goal of 25 pushups each day. I noticed after a week that I had bicep pain and when I stopped the pushups, the pain receded. Was wondering about a good exercise to strengthen and prepare my arms before I try pushups again. ...  Read more

100 Pushup Challenge Question
Updated 4/22/2014 8:13:18 AM

In the 100 Pushup Challenge, does it mean doing 100 pushups in a row? Or in a day? I can't get a handle on this. If I did 20 early morning, 20 mid-mornings, 20 at lunch, 20 mid-afternoon and 20 before dinner, would that count as meeting the challe...  Read more

What is the proper way to weigh and measure food
Updated 12/18/2013 12:07:46 AM

I recently bought an inexpensive food scale. What is the proper way to use the scale? Do I weigh meat as cooked or uncooked. How about other foods, such as salads by weight or cups. I really want to get in the habit of weighing and measuring foods, b...  Read more

Doing more pushups, am I building muscle?
Updated 11/28/2013 10:07:31 AM

A couple of weeks ago I started incorporating pushups and crunches into my routine so I can get toned as I lose weight. When I started I could barely even do 3 pushups. I just did 23 and feel I can do at least another 2 sets of 8. Same with the crunc...  Read more

Little Reminders

I wanted to do daily pushups to tone my arms but could never remember to do them consistently. I decided to write PUSHUPS all over the outside of my daily vitamin bottle, so now when i take my vitamin I do my pushups - its like a double whammy! 30...  Read more

Quick Exercises Add Up!

Every time I go to the kitchen at work for food (5x a day) I add quick exercises.15 Wall Pushups15 Closed Arm Wall Pushups20 Calf Raises from a stepI've noticed that I can do more regular pushups since I started my quick exercises throughout my work...  Read more

Asthma/COPD Sufferers

We are a team of Sparkers who have breathing issues. We are striving to be as healthy and active as possible through proper nutrition and exercise....  Read more

You Asked: How Much Weight Should I Lift?

Strength training may not be rocket science, but for the average person, figuring out the best, safest, and most effective ways to lift weights is no small task. There's no shortage of workout videos, toning classes and fitness plans you could fo...  Read more

We Tried It: 3 Reasons We Like the Perfect Pushup

The Perfect Pushup is one of the most popular fitness tools around right now. For about $40 you can snag these specially designed pushup handles that rotate. But pushups are a pretty simple exercise, and they're great because they work so many muscle...  Read more