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
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
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
I'm doing the c25k. It says you can't train on consecutive days but must have rest days in between. Why? I'm all revved up and would really like to run again tomorrow but is that such a no no?... Read more
I didn't see anything on here about potty training and as a sort of new mom thought I'd share my story, thus far. Today is day 1 of training my almost 3 year old Angie. She will be 3 end of June. Well we tried to train her before and it was unsuccess... Read more
I was just thinking. If I do a minimum of 40 mins cardio, yoga 45 mins every other day and floor exercises including planks, leg lifts, etc. do I still need to lift weights? Am I not getting stronger by doing those things? It's so hard to fit all the... Read more
Hi! Just thought I would introduce myself! I am new on here because even though I am working on the exercise part.. I am still finding it hard to eat right... Would love some support and new friends on here and maybe share recipes and motivate each o... 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
Should children and adolescents strength train? For years, many said "no", believing that it could damage a child's growth plates, thereby stunting their growth. The risks of injury seemed to outweigh any benefit that strength training could provid... Read more
Decided to work on the arms today so kid 3 set of 10 tricep kickbacks. 3 sets of 10 tricep extensions, 2 sets of 10 standing bicep curls and then 3 sets of 10 side lateral raises. It's a start. Worked on those things that have been bothering me today... Read more
I used my "heavy" weights today for class--20 pounds for warm-up and 25 for back exercises. So what is in ta Spark article today but -- find a weight that you can lift (with proper form) at least 8 times, but no more than 15 times. So this says I s... Read more
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