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
What are your thoughts..I hear about wearing the tight fitting corsets and bands that "train" your waistline while shaping your figure. They look great...but what do you think...Yay or Nay?... Read more
I officially signed up for my very first half marathon last week! It's in mid-October, so my actual training begins at the end of July, but I need to start getting my body into gear right away. I'm about 12 pounds heavier than my ideal weight, and fe... Read more
So I'm 5'3 and 125 lbs, and I'm mostly just trying to lose some extra weight around my belly and tone up. My current routine is 20 min jogging at 8.0mph, followed by body weight exercises. Once a week or so I'll swap out jogging for swimming... Read more
I cannot seem to find the strength training goals. I want to reset them, but I cannot find them. I click on the Edit Fitness Goals, but only steps, miles and cardio are there. I know the strength goals are in my total, because I only have 30 minutes... 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 biked over 6 miles throughout the day. I had my strength training session w/ my trainer. I started by foam rolling and doing the requisite leg/arm stretches. The workout consisted of:
*Hip hinges, 1 set 8 reps per leg
*Cable leg pull throug... Read more
I had my 60 min. strength training session w/ my trainer. I started by doing a lot of foam rolling and leg stretches. Then, I did the following:
*Bird Dog, 1 set of 8 reps per side
*One arm dumbbell rows, 2 sets 5 reps, 27 lbs
*1/2 kneeling... Read more
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