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Running Machine Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running Machine.

Busting the Top 4 Cardio Machine Myths

Spending a good 60 minutes on the treadmill is a surefire way to make you feel accomplished. After completing the machine's fat-burning workout, you feel great and quite proud of yourself as you stare at the number flashing on the screen: 752 cal...  Read more

Expert Solutions: Free Weights or Machines?

It’s a classic question with no right or wrong answer. If you want an effective strength training workout, should you use free weights or machines? Which option will help you reach your goals? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice...  Read more

Get Fit Without Leaving the House

Imagine a gym you can commute to in seconds. It’s open 24-hours, so you can come and go as you please—on your time. It’s comfortable, and you feel completely at ease when you work out there. Oh, and membership is...  Read more

Are You Cheating Yourself at the Gym? Part 1

With the hectic pace of our society today, most people don't have hours to spend in the gym. That's why it's so important to make the most of the workout time you have available. Are you cheating yourself out of the best cardio workout po...  Read more

How to Use the Leg Curl Machine

Proper form is important for any exercise. When using machines, where weight targets specific muscles in specific ways, it’s even more important. This gym staple is a machine that many people use improperly. Avoid injury by making sure you&rsqu...  Read more

Is SPAT up and running?
Updated 7/7/2014 6:25:31 PM

I just logged onto SparkPeople and didn't see a message on the home page saying SPAT was still down. Is it back up and running? If it is, mine still isn't working. Could you please post updates on the main page so I don't have to check the message bo...  Read more

Up n running
Updated 7/7/2014 10:12:24 AM

Does anyone know when the spark activity tracker is going to be up n running? Mine has been down since July 3rd. I heard it was suppose to be down for 24-48 hours and it has been longer. Has anyone heard any thing new as to how much longer it will be...  Read more

weight machines and effectiveness
Updated 7/5/2014 4:35:27 PM

How do I tell whether I need to be using a higher or lower weight on a weight machine? I thought it was typically 2 sets of 8 or 10 and that within 3 reps of the first set I should feel like I am being challenged? I really am not sure about that but...  Read more

Fat burning without running, walking or jumping?
Updated 7/5/2014 3:00:11 PM

I love my eliptical machine dearly, but I have ankle problems during summer. Sometimes I swim just to do some cardio, but I can do it once a week due to work. Does anyone know how to exercise without taxing feet too much? Can it be some pilates,...  Read more

At my age of 57, thinking of taking up running.
Updated 7/2/2014 6:49:01 PM

Running has been on my mind off and on for years. Tried it for about six months in my early 40's and absolutely loved it. Then I started to have pain in my right knee. Ignored it and kept running, but it just got worse. So, I finally gave up runn...  Read more

Burn Clean Fuel!

I think of my body as a running machine. It's natural to want to burn clean fuel. That translates into good energy food! I use that when I create my grocery list and stay with it!4...  Read more

Running

I find that if I use the eliptical machine for about a half hour and then try to run, my run is easier and my times are better...  Read more

Road Runners

This is for anyone currently running road races or wanting to as one of your goals....  Read more

Enter to Win a Copy of 'The Spark'

While we love the family togetherness that comes with the winter holidays, and we cherish the "clean slate" mentality that the new year brings, this year, we at SparkPeople are counting down to one day and one day only: December 29. Why December 2...  Read more

Food on the Run: Best Vending Machine Choices

The first United States vending machines were installed on New York City elevated platforms in 1888 to sell Tutti-Frutti gum. Shortly thereafter coin-operated gumball machines became popular as well. Sodas began being dispensed into cups via vending...  Read more

Operation Become-A-Lean-Mean-Mounta
in-Running-Machine Update

Operation become-a-lean-mean-mountain-running-machin
e update: Down -2.4 lbs this week. Another lowest-adult-weight moment on the scale this morning, which brought the total to 33.6lbs lost on the year. All this despite eating a whole contai...  Read more

Running Machine???

I have to admit Friday night I had a hard time sleeping. My nerves were going crazy as I played out a million different ways the race could go. Finally I did get some sleep and when I woke up I was excited and ready to go. I ran the Color Run with my...  Read more