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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

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

Pushup Streak
Updated 11/19/2013 9:22:38 AM

I want to start a streak, something that will challenge me, but I know I can fit in too. How about a pushup challenge? I've done 16 pushups 2 days in a row, if I do today that's 3 days. I know 16 isn't a lot, but its a start. Who wants to joi...  Read more

Proper measurements?
Updated 9/29/2013 7:42:14 AM

Does anyone know of a good source for measuring ingredients? What I mean is if you are baking, for example, how many calories are in 1/2 C of sugar. The bag says a teaspoon is 16 calories, and I know that three teaspoons = a tablespoon etc.,but doing...  Read more

Proper Calorie Count
Updated 9/25/2013 3:22:04 PM

So, I've been eating healthy, and counting calories, for about 5-6 months now. I've lost 44lbs (280-236lbs). And have been eating an average of 1200-1500 calories per day. Now, as of this coming week, I'm adding exercise to my healthy lifestyle. I wa...  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