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Smith Machine Overhead Press Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Smith Machine Overhead Press.

How to Use the Overhead Press Machine

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

8 Ways to Build Maximum Muscle in Minimal Time

"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

VIDEO: Coach Nicole's Favorites- BOSU Squat with Overhead Press

(Scroll down to push 'play' on the video player.) For more information about this video, please scroll down to read the text below the video player. In a new series of videos, Coach Nicole will demonstrate some of her favorite...  Read more

Ouch! Avoiding the Aches and Pains

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

VIDEO: 20-Minute Yogilates Routine

   (Scroll down to push 'play' on the video player.)     About This Workout Kathy Smith, fitness expert for over 30 years, takes you through a gentle stretching and strengthening session in this 20-minute&n...  Read more

NO idea how to begin with weights & machines
Updated 3/11/2014 10:31:23 PM

I have a gym membership but all I really do there is run. I'd really like to start strength training (machines and free weights) but I have NO idea what I'm doing. I'm so confused by the rules, how many pounds to use and when, what to eat, how ofte...  Read more

Free weights or machines
Updated 2/18/2014 8:09:37 AM

When lifting weights, which do you prefer.... free weights or weight machines? If I do free weights, I don't lift as much weight than if I do the weight machines at the gym....  Read more

Does anyone own a rowing machine?
Updated 2/21/2014 10:48:24 PM

I would like to get a rowing machine but need some feed back from my family 30...  Read more

FITNESS MACHINE PERFORMANCE CHART OR GRAPH
Updated 1/8/2014 5:19:27 PM

Good Day, Are any of you aware of an existing record that would provide insight into how many calories are burned for x sets of x reps at x lbs and x minutes for standard Planet Fitness (PF) machines? When I go to use the fitness tracker here at SP...  Read more

Subway Ticket Machine Accepts 30 Squats 4 payment
Updated 1/8/2014 6:49:17 PM

This is honestly one of the coolest things I've seen... To ride the Moscow subway for free, do 30 squats. As part of a Russian campaign to make citizens healthier, riders who buy a ticket at Vystavochnaya station in western Moscow have the optio...  Read more

Older Tapes

I've been dusting off and using some of my older exercise tapes. While the outfits and hairstyles are dated (80's) the workouts are just as pertinent today as they were back then. Mixing it up not only helps to keep your body performing, it also re...  Read more

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

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Weight Training for a Healthier Life

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

10 Exercises to Well-Toned Triceps

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 m...  Read more

Work Out Twice as Fast with These 10 Compound Exercises

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