Ever gone through a workout and afterwards said, "That was great, except I forgot to work my triceps," or "I should have done a set of leg lifts"? Here’s a workout that will have you thinking, "Why haven't I don... 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
Medicine balls are a great way to exercise any area of your body, whether upper, lower, or core. There are different sized exercise balls from 2-12, that you can use for numerous different exercises.
Medicine ball training is suitable for... Read more
This is the printable version of our 15-Minute Ball Workout Video. We recommend that you watch the video (and read its supporting text) before trying this abbreviated version.
Squats with Ball Lift
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A fitness trend is sweeping the nation that involves balancing oneself on an oversized ball while performing functional resistance movements. The ball is referred to as a "physio" or "Swiss" ball and has grabbed the attention of n... Read more
Hi, I'm looking for a little advice on how to set up a workout plan. My plan is to do cardio (usually walking dvd's) 3 days a week and do strength training using my total gym 3 days a week. Is it better to use a dvd or such for the total gym and do a... Read more
It just never makes any sense, I workout eat right and gain weight. Blah blah blah negative 4700 calories for the week and gain two pounds??? Yes I measure and log every @*+$@*=, bite, but why it doesn't work!!... Read more
I find it very hard for me to workout on the days that I have to work I'm extremely exhausted when I get home (I lift, bathe, feed, and chase dementia patients all day) and I'm usually cooking and cleaning before work I really need a plan... Read more
got through an insanity workout for the first time without having to stop!! (: only had to stop once or twice because of loosing my balance. I really am beginning to see so much progress with my body, etc.... Read more
Four days ago I joined SP. At that time, I replaced the computer chair with a stability ball (Swedish ball). Now, as I spend time on the computer, I do exercises on the ball. It's fun and doesn't feel like a workout, although I already see improve... Read more
Medicine Balls provide a great alternative to the standard free weights and resistance bands many of us own and use for strength training at home. Not only do medicine balls provide us with a larger range of motion compared to other workout equipment... Read more
One of the most versatile pieces of exercise equipment found in the gym, or even in your own home, is the stability ball. Not only does it help you to build better core stabilization, while aiding in balance and flexibility, it also allows for a m... Read more
Did part of the Ball Workout today. Started but the soup I had for lunch threatened to come up. Had been 3 hours since I ate so I didn't think anything about it, but my stomach did not agree with it. Because I wanted to write down the exercise list,... Read more
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