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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

Im so self conscious to use the weight machines at
Updated 6/26/2016 7:22:17 PM

Im so self conscious to use the weight machines at the gym, I feel like people are looking at me like...what is she doing?!! Ughhh #fitness...  Read more

Thank you so much to Jessica smith for her workout
Updated 6/25/2016 8:24:42 PM

Thank you so much to Jessica smith for her workout videos, I am going to try those on my work days, which is 4 days a week, then jog for 2 miles on the 3 days I am off.....  Read more

Started doing the abdominal machine at the gym and
Updated 6/23/2016 10:47:42 AM

Started doing the abdominal machine at the gym and I'm defiantly feeling it after two days. Day three here I come!...  Read more

Hello all I am pressing reset today. I ate too much yesterday. #reset
Updated 6/21/2016 8:10:07 AM

Hello all I am pressing reset today. I ate too much yesterday. #reset...  Read more

753 calories burned on Ellipticle machine in 52 minutes. Did 30min, took a break and did 22 more...Y
Updated 6/16/2016 3:51:41 PM

753 calories burned on Ellipticle machine in 52 minutes. Did 30min, took a break and did 22 more...Yahoo :) :) and another thing, I'm beginning to enjoy using this machine :) I hated it a few months ago :(...  Read more

The 5 Best Full Body Exercises

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

First Day Back

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

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 for Toning Your 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 mus...  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