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
I have been on weight loss/ fitness journey for over 3 years.
Currently I am weight training 3-5 times a week and would like to add Insanity/ T-25 and yoga to keep my fat % down. I wanted to know if I fuel myself well and appropriately, w... 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 had my training session w/ my trainer today. The workout consisted of:
Clamshells: 1 set 8 reps per side
Bridges: 2 sets, hold for 30 secs each set
Plank: 3x 20 secs each time hold
Side plank: 1 set 6 reps each side
Ba... Read more
I did a strength training session today. I started w/ foam rolling and active stretching. The workout consisted of:
Monster walk (left, right, forward, back), 2 sets, 10 reps per position
Plank: 2 sets, 30 secs each
Kettlebell deadlifts: 3 s... Read more
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