For shoulders and arms, few gym machines are more effective than the Overhead Press. It works the deltoid muscles, or the sides of your shoulders, which are good for lifting boxes from shelves or picking up a small child. If you’ve never used t... Read more
"Time is money," Benjamin Franklin advised a young tradesman in a 1748 essay. Although we don’t know to what extent he applied Franklin’s wisdom, most of us do understand the implications of this adage in our own lives. When it... 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 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
You hear about them. You see people using them in the gym. They’re in stores, on TV, and have entire fitness classes designed around them. You think about these stretchy bands and what good (if any) they do. You want to know: What are the b... Read more
Jessica Smith-- walking, it's just you and me this morning..walk ,walk, walk!! Even if it's just 15 min, move that body !!!
So...my back is killing me, but walking makes me feel great! I learn to modify everything..no excuses..15 min!!... Read more
I can't afford a new machine! They are so expensive! My husband has one too & even though he says it helps him, he sits in his recliner & dozes constantly so I think without it, he'd be dead! Promise myself to try to use it today when I relax & read... Read more
The 5 Best Full Body ExercisesLearn how to burn fat and get fit fast with these full body exercises.In the episodes How To Lose Fat Quickly and How To Build Muscle, we learn that there is one distinct similarity between both fat-burning and muscle-bu... Read more
Due to some continuing hormone and radiation therapy last year, I just did not have the energy to do much in the way of exercise for the past eight months. I decided to beat the New Years Resolutionists back to the gym and returned yesterday. My go... Read more
This team is for anyone with an interest in living healthier through incorporating weight training by using free weights, weight machines, cardio techniques or other equipment such as medicine balls.... Read more
Working our biceps is important, but we must not neglect the back of the arms, better known as the triceps. Working both muscle groups allows for muscle balance, therefore reducing our risk for injury. Because the triceps are comprised of smaller mus... Read more
Compound exercises are those exercises that work multiple muscles or muscle groups around multiple joints such as a squat. Isolation exercises, on the other hand, work a single muscle or muscle group around a single joint such as a bicep curl. Compou... Read more
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