I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis... Read more
The pool can be a scary place. You have to wear a swimsuit (ack!), get your hair wet and know the rules of the road—er, swim lanes. But don't let that stop you! Water provides an excellent workout, especially for people with joint issues or... Read more
During the 2008 Summer Olympics, we heard countless inspirational stories about the athletes who were there to compete. Every competitor was special and had an inspiring story of the determination, setbacks, and hard work that got them there. But I c... Read more
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who lounge poolside sipping margaritas, and those who jog from the volleyball court to cannonball into the water. Here at SparkPeople, we encourage you to be in the latter group. With sunshine and bl... Read more
Have you thought about how great it would be to include your family in your pursuit to exercise more regularly? Family exercise will improve the health of your loved ones, make exercise more fun, and at the same time develop stronger connections betw... Read more
I need a workout buddy. Somebody who is as dedicated as I am to see results and keep me on track and be my personal drill Seargent and I will do the same for them. I'm joining the army and I need to lose about 20 lbs. Anybody in the Parker area?... Read more
Yesterday was back and bicep day, not my favorite but the worst (that's leg day). So my routine is:
Deadlift 6x6/175lbs with 2 minutes rest in between sets (I am going to muscle mass rather than strength)
One-Arm DB Rows 6x10/40#
Bicep 21's w/D... Read more
This could be under motivation as well since the process could be used in any area of your life. I am breaking down the the traing workouts for the sprnt triathalong I am trainig for into baby steps. The are 14 weeks to go each week I need 2 runnin... Read more
You want to be a fit person, right? Now that I've made fitness a habit in my life, I'm sharing my own secrets to keeping fit and staying healthy in the ongoing Habits of Fit People series. Here's one that works for me: Mixing up your workout routine.... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. CDC sets food allergy guidelines for schools For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are providing schools with guidelines on how to deal with... Read more
I'm doing one of these tonight!
Warm-up 300 Freestyle
100 pull No break except to put fins on
Main Set 5 x 100 freestyle 1:30 to 2:00 minutes depending on fitness level
Kick Set 1 x 100 fly kick
1 x 100 back kick... Read more
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