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Smith Machine Overhead Press Resources

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

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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

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

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

No Need to Stretch the Truth about Resistance Bands

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

alright buddies, I have an elliptical machine tha
Updated 7/26/2015 10:25:18 AM

alright buddies, I have an elliptical machine that isn't getting used. I can barely do one straight minute b4 feeling really winded. I'm recovering from an ankle sprain, so I will have to get the ok from therapy/dr but how can I build up my time?...  Read more

The water row machine at the gym kicks ass! Well k
Updated 7/22/2015 3:34:21 AM

The water row machine at the gym kicks ass! Well kicks mine...  Read more

Wow! I did the calf press for the first time in mo
Updated 7/11/2015 2:42:50 PM

Wow! I did the calf press for the first time in months -- used to press 130 30x3. Today I pressed 180 50x3!!!...  Read more

Oh yes, you have to pack healthy snacks because a vending machine is NOT your friend! Lol. My after
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Oh yes, you have to pack healthy snacks because a vending machine is NOT your friend! Lol. My after work/before bed meal isn't a very large, but it's protein packed to make me feel full....  Read more

just did day 1 of Jessica Smith's 18 day summer st
Updated 7/5/2015 2:13:39 PM

just did day 1 of Jessica Smith's 18 day summer strengthening challenge - Wahoo!! Gonna feel it in my legs tomorrow but then I'll be working upper body. She's so cute and real and there's her little dog peanut - very motivating 💪...  Read more

Morning Exercise

I find that I do much better when I start my day with yogilates. It is great stretches, that really wakes up your body. After that I am ready to do other exercise such as cardio or strength training.A body in motion, stays in motion!...  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

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