I’ll admit it—I’m vain. So when I put on my summer tank tops a few months ago and noticed the dreaded "batwings" growing on the back of my arms, I panicked. I was too young to have my arms jiggling when I moved! I had to d... Read more
Think you’re too old to start a strength training program? Well think again! Strength training is just what your body needs to fight the loss of muscle, bone mass and strength that comes with age.
Everyone, no matter how young or old, shou... Read more
Remember when you were a kid and claimed that your dog ate your homework, when really you just didn't get around to writing your book report? Of course, your teacher knew you were fibbing. While most of us are past blaming the dog instead of taki... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and... Read more
Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart!
The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every... Read more
ok ppl stay motivated. I keep telling ppl I train it doesn't happen overnight. it's a journey, it's not easy, or the whole country would be 8% body fat. don't get frustrated with the scales. keep working, get past the 3 month barrier. you can do it..... Read more
I'm curious to know your thoughts on the recent trend of "waist training". Now this isn't really new, women have been cinching their waists for centuries.
However, everything old is new again.
Here's a link to... Read more
As a member of the Baby Boomer generation, each year I edge a little closer to those wonderful golden years. In just a little over six months I will be celebrating my 50th birthday, a milestone I am eager to reach, after all how can I complain when I... Read more
If you are concerned about how many calories you burn during strength training, chances are that you are actively trying to lose weight (or might want to ensure you are eating enough to support strength training without losing additional weight). Alt... Read more
I do both. So don't forget to add strength training to your plans. Plus it will change up your routine of cardio cardio cardio. Now get motivated ppl don't be afraid of changing your routine around. Set small goals and reach them. Start building tha... Read more
I did a strength session after work. I started w/ foam rolling and then the workout consisted of:
*Plank: Hold 20 secs, 4x
*Side plank: 7 reps per side
*Glute bridge, hold for 40 secs, 2x
*Hex bar deadlift: 60 lbs, 3 sets 10 reps (I haven... Read more
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