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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

If you really want a video, Jessica Smith has some
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If you really want a video, Jessica Smith has some great ones on YouTube for all different kinds of workouts. I use a gym during the week because I have a free one at work....  Read more

Overhead Tricep Extension - Help
Updated 1/24/2015 1:54:17 PM

I want to work on the backs of my arms (flabby) & usual do overhead tricep extensions with weights (2 lbs. in each hand). But I have issues with my right shoulder, bursitis & can't always do any overhead movements. I did a few this morning & now my...  Read more

Jessica smith on you tube is fun.
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Jessica smith on you tube is fun....  Read more

We have one of those coffee/tea packet machines at
Updated 1/8/2015 2:46:52 PM

We have one of those coffee/tea packet machines at work. I usually make green tea and add a squirt of crystal light liquid for taste then pour over ice. Takes 30 sec and is awesome!...  Read more

Bench Press for a girl?
Updated 1/26/2015 5:28:54 PM

Sorry to crash your Guys Lounge, but I wanted to get some opinions on what you guys think is a good weight for a woman to bench press. Half her weight? All her weight? Thanks in advance....  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