Whether you have a disability or a chronic condition that limits your mobility, exercise doesn't have to be out of reach or even painful. In fact, depending on your condition, your health care provider has probably recommended that you increase y... Read more
Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all it's exercise—and that has to count for something, doesn't it?
The truth is that some common exercises aren't safe at all (especially for people who... Read more
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
If you’ve never tried a stationary bike, you’re missing out on a fantastic cardio exercise that strengthens your legs and lungs at the same time. A stationary bike is a low-impact option that's easy on your joints.
Types of Bikes... Read more
This is the printable version of our 20-Minute Resistance Band Workout Video. We recommend that you watch the video (and read its supporting text) before trying this abbreviated version.
Chest Pull with Band
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I'm starting to run and I'm doing a ton of walking. I tend to do strength training mainly in my core and arms. Will this be enough or should I also be lifting on the bottom half too? Feedback please...... Read more
my left leg is substantially weaker than my right. I'm trying my best to do what I can do. But I'm just not sure the best way to equal my legs; make them more balanced in terms of strength.
ideas?... Read more
For some reason today my legs are aching a lot. I keep trying to stretch them and walk around. I work in an office but am up and down 1000 times a day. I walked on my lunch break, just through a store doing errands. I drink lots of water.
Shou... Read more
My current routine for leg day is:
Squats (warm-up sets) 3 sets x 5 reps @ 65% - 75% - 85%
Squats (working sets) 3 sets x 8 reps of 100%
Dual Leg Extensions 3 sets x 10 reps @ 50% of working squats
Dual Leg Curls 3 sets x 10 reps @ 25% of wor... Read more
While sitting at my computer reading I do sidebends, twists, dumbbell bicep curls or overhead tricep extensions.I do this while watching tv too but then there is room to add seated leg extensions. You can get in a lot of exercise just sitting on your... Read more
Each day as I am going to and from the bus stop on my power chair, I do several sets of 10 "Seated Leg Extensions"It helps keep my legs stronger for when I am walking. (Unfortunately, a degenerative bone disease in my feet make it impossible for me t... Read more
Last week's fitness blog featured strength training exercises a beginner could do at home. This week's blog features those exercises that allow you to do a full-body workout routine in the gym.
If you feel you do not have time to incorporate al... Read more
Your back muscles may be one of the most neglected areas when it comes to strength training. And it isn't too surprising since we do not have a daily view of these muscles like we do our abs, chest, even our leg muscles. By focusing just a few... Read more
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