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
We've all heard the advice, "lift with your legs," and this guidance is especially true for people with weak, injured or arthritic joints.
Your body undergoes a great deal of stress and changes throughout your lifespan. The last th... Read more
Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all it's exercise—and that has to count for something, doesn't it?
The truth is that some common exercises aren't safe at all (especially for people who... Read more
SparkPeople has always promoted the benefits of a 10-minute workout as a great way to start incorporating fitness into your life. Studies have shown that the benefits of 10-minute fitness bursts, including improved blood sugar control, can last for u... Read more
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently published research that determined the most effective gluteal exercises. The study compared specific gluteal exercises to a traditional squat to see which exercises targeted the butt muscles most effect... Read more
Hello! I'd love a suggestion on workouts that are easy on the knees. I've been doing Jillian Michaels Shred workout dvds, as well as Preventions 3-2-1 circuit workout. My left knee can't take any bouncing (like with jumping jacks) or squats, and i... Read more
I did a few sets of squats two days ago (really, no more than 20 sqauts total) and, all of a sudden, my upper legs hurt so bad that walking is difficult and stairs are almost impossible. Any suggestions, besides water?... Read more
I am so unhappy with no family support, a very dysfunctional family and now because of my weight I am bedridden and dependent on a Mom who is cruel and hateful. Please offer me help, encouragement because I'm at a really bad place. I have allowed mys... Read more
I have weak knees myself so sure, come over and add me as a friend so we can be buddies. I just got started again too. I check in regularly so can keep up. Don't mind my wordy intro , I need to go rewrite it. Obviously writing during an all nighter... Read more
Small movements I've found that relieve the pain. I"ve been in pain for the last week, and found that if I moved my hip, (the one on the side of the painful knee) the way Cancan dancers do, -- it looks like they're moving their knee, when in fact, th... Read more
TOTALS: *600 standing crunches to the side*500 stand crunches forward*200 normal froggy squats*200 squeeze tight frog squats*80 norm. calf raises*80 toes in calf raises*80 toes out calf raises*160 tricep lifts on chair*40 push ups*100 laying down kne... Read more
Ask any runner, or non-runner for that matter, what one of the most common running injuries is and invariably many will mention patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS)--AKA runner's knee. It has been reported that as many as 70% of all runners will suf... Read more
For many of us, exercise is the part of the day we look forward to. But for those who struggle with chronic pain, working out isn't enjoyable. It hurts. Knees are particularly vulnerable to pain during exercise (and afterwards). There... Read more
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