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
In this exercise, movement will come from the shoulders and elbows.
Start by sitting on the seat and adjusting the leg-restraint pad to the appropriate height. Your feet should be flat on the floor and the pad should help keep your l... Read more
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
When you spend a lot of time sitting, especially at a desk or computer, it's important to take stretch breaks. A couple of breaks each day will help you stay alert and keep stiffness at bay. This set of stretches is perfect for people who are alr... Read more
Stretching is good for you, and it feels great, too! That's why we created this short and effective full-body stretching routine that you can follow whether you're a beginner or an advanced exerciser. Remember to warm up first and never stret... Read more
First of all, I'm not actually asking rehab questions here. That's for the PT guy and the doc who did the surgery. I'm asking about what I can do for lower body since I can't squat or deadlift or even hold dumbells for lunges or goblet squats.
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Just started today on SparkPeople. This looked like a great site and great people that has similar weight goals as myself! Looking forward to my weight goal and I'd love to have supporters and getting to know the SparkePeople Community!
Thanks... Read more
For the past 2 weeks I've had this achiness in my upper back between my shoulder blades. I work out every day and I have tried to take it easy on the upper body stuff, but each day around 5pm my back feels tired and a little achey again. I took off 4... Read more
We helped some friends move today and worked our backsides off! I have no idea how much I burned, but am glad I burned a lot. It's hot here - south Alabama - even with the cold front and rain that came through so when deciding if I should pack my l... Read more
A few months ago, my department moved to our parent organization's new headquarters. The building is all fancy and such with a coffee shop, convenience store, and fitness center.
Our cubes are sit-to-stand work stations. They come equipped w... Read more
For me, I've found my posture whether sitting or standing effects my attitude. When sitting at the computer, I tend to slump. Pulling my shoulders up and back, helps me to feel more confident. As well as when I'm standing, the straighter I stand,... Read more
When exercising on a program, it's best to mix it up each time. Doing the same exercises all the time can get your metabolism used to it, and it won't burn as much fat nor build lean muscle. Keep your body guessing!... Read more
Spring is around the corner, which means you'll be bringing your short sleeved and sleeveless tops out of storage in no time. Speaking of baring your arms: Are yours in tip-top shape? If not, you could help build strength and muscle tone in the m... Read more
This series of yoga poses will help you open your hips, stretch your hamstrings and energize your body. Designed for someone with a basic knowledge of yoga, use these poses to strengthen and lengthen.You'll need a yoga mat for this practice, alon... Read more
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