You hear about them. You see people using them in the gym. They’re in stores, on TV, and have entire fitness classes designed around them. You think about these stretchy bands and what good (if any) they do. You want to know: What are the b... Read more
Congratulations on purchasing SparkPeople's Fitness Starter Kit! You've taken the first step in making fitness—and all the benefits that come with it—a priority in your life. So you've got the kit…but where do you begin... 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
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
Every bride-to-be wants to look her very best on her wedding day. Once you've found that perfect dress, you're probably working extra hard at sticking to a healthy diet and exercise plan. Our wedding dress workouts will help you focus on and... Read more
I'm training for my first marathon. It is in May 2015. Anyone else training. Buddies would be awesome. My long run today is going to be 7 miles. Struggling with the cold and getting out there. Anyone else in the same boat?... Read more
If you're doing a lot of weight training, your muscles may be retaining water to help themselves repair. Your weight can also fluctuate based on how much/little water you're drinking, when you weigh, and whether you're close to your TOM.... Read more
I am a beginning runner. I have read that runner's need to do strength training that focuses on the muscles not used in running, but I don't know which muscles to target. Does anyone know which strength training exercises to do in order to keep the... Read more
Hi everyone! Brand new here and was wondering if you guys had any advice. I've been pretty sedentary for the better part of two years and want to get back in shape in preparation for next year's soccer season. I'm about 145 lb. and 5 4. There is a lo... Read more
I just tried the new Leslie Sansone's Bootcamp, which consists of 3 miles of intervals, including jogging (boosted walking) and strength training (resistance band included). It was fantastic even for a conditioned walker and feasible for a beginner.... Read more
Now that summer vacations are in full swing, many of us will be heading off to destinations that may not allow us access to equipment to help us maintain our strength training routines. Finding ways to integrate cardio activities into our time away... Read more
Last week's fitness round-up blog featured eight lower body resistance band exercises. As mentioned earlier, resistance bands are a great investment to add to your fitness arsenal. Not only are they inexpensive, but they are quite convenient to tuck... Read more
I am getting ready to set up some strength training with resistance bands. I have a set of 3. On the tracking,you need to put sets,reps,and weight. What do you use for the weight???? Thanks for the help. Appreciate it. 304 30... Read more
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