We often get questions about the best abs exercises—after all, who doesn't want to tone their tummy in the least amount of time? There are countless exercises that target the abs, including fitness DVDs (Does "8 Minute Abs" ring a... Read more
What is with all the weird looking toys you see in the gyms, sporting goods stores, and fitness magazines today? We see funny looking things like a cut-in-half stability ball called a BOSU. There are the small circular "pillow discs" that a... Read more
Congratulations on purchasing SparkPeople's Fitness Starter Kit! You've taken the first step in making fitness—and all the benefits that come with it—a priority in your life. So you've got the kit…but where do you begin... Read more
Medicine balls are a great way to exercise any area of your body, whether upper, lower, or core. There are different sized exercise balls from 2-12, that you can use for numerous different exercises.
Medicine ball training is suitable for... Read more
Make your fitness dreams come true once and for all, starting with the classic pushup!
Pushups tend to be much easier for men, since they have greater muscle mass and strength than women. But you don't have to be G.I. Jane to master the &quo... Read more
Total fitness: A complete workout must include warm up, cardio, strenght training, cool down and stretching. This allows your body to warm up and to cool down as you begin and end the work out. After a warm up you work harder.... Read more
Phew! Today has been a WORKOUT!! Mowed, bushwahacked & Weedeated 5 acres, pruned 10+ overgrown wild rose bushes, prepared a 7ft high burn pile, moved 20+ boxes, junked 2 HUGE waste piles. Looks amazing! More to do...back to work!... Read more
Four days ago I joined SP. At that time, I replaced the computer chair with a stability ball (Swedish ball). Now, as I spend time on the computer, I do exercises on the ball. It's fun and doesn't feel like a workout, although I already see improve... Read more
For many of us working our core is one area of the body that is often neglected as it takes time to see the results of all our hard work. But working these muscles is just as important, if not more so, than working the other areas of your body. The r... Read more
A strong core not only allows us to have the flat belly many of us desire, but it also helps with our posture. By developing a strong core, you may also find your cardio activities, such as running and swimming to be a tad easier.
But remember doin... Read more
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