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Workout Machine Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Workout Machine.

Staff Picks: Our Favorite Exercise Gadgets

Whether it's a popular new DVD or the latest at-home workout machine, people spend lots of money on fitness gadgets each year. Which ones do the SparkPeople Experts swear by--and actually use? Read on to find out! Chris Downie, Motivation ex...  Read more

8 Ways to Build Maximum Muscle in Minimal Time

"Time is money," Benjamin Franklin advised a young tradesman in a 1748 essay. Although we don’t know to what extent he applied Franklin’s wisdom, most of us do understand the implications of this adage in our own lives. When it...  Read more

Expert Solutions: Free Weights or Machines?

It’s a classic question with no right or wrong answer. If you want an effective strength training workout, should you use free weights or machines? Which option will help you reach your goals? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice...  Read more

Busting the Top 4 Cardio Machine Myths

Spending a good 60 minutes on the treadmill is a surefire way to make you feel accomplished. After completing the machine's fat-burning workout, you feel great and quite proud of yourself as you stare at the number flashing on the screen: 752 cal...  Read more

How to Use the Stair Stepper

If you’ve never tried a stair stepping machine (StairMaster, stair climber, etc.), you’re missing out on a fantastic cardio exercise that strengthens your legs and lungs at the same time. A stair stepper is a moderate-intensity option tha...  Read more

How do you pick your workout clothes?
Updated 4/17/2014 11:57:48 PM

Hi all! I'm very curious to know, when you go shopping for active wear, what are you looking for? Like, specifically.. is it design, fabric, brand, cost, etc? What are some qualities of your favorite workout clothes that you already own? Th...  Read more

Eating more calories on workout days
Updated 4/16/2014 5:28:54 AM

Hi guys! I had a question. I'm an oldie to Spark so my account is not set to sync up between my Fitness and Food trackers. I had success last time on spark without them connected, and when I was using My Fitness Pal, i did not lose much weight...  Read more

What's your all time favorite "go to" workout DVD?
Updated 4/17/2014 7:19:02 PM

Mine's Pick Your Spot Pilates. It's part of the Crunch series. It's entirely floor work and that is really great when you're just starting out. After awhile, it just felt like second nature. I never really got bored with it...BUT I'm kind of ok with...  Read more

Achilles injury - Looking for seated workout
Updated 4/15/2014 6:59:47 AM

I was doing P90x, and injured my achilles tendon. The doctor wants me off of it for a week, and then I can start adding biking and swimming. Any great seated exercises anyone can recommend? I don't want to lose the momentum that I've had!...  Read more

When do you workout?
Updated 4/10/2014 3:16:23 PM

Do you start your day off with your workout? or do you do it late at night? What is your favorite post workout meal?...  Read more

The "ALARM" sounds!!!

Setting my alarm 3 times a day to workout!! 128...  Read more

Personal secret of success

My workout routine at Curves.At Curves they have a computerized personal trainer called Curves Smart and you have to keep your reps on the machine consistent and steadily improve on each machine by maintaining a green light on the machine when you ch...  Read more

Dance Dance Revolution

For those of us that love the game and realize that it's a great workout as well =)...  Read more

Top 10 Abs Training Mistakes

Want toned abs and a flatter stomach? If all the DVDs, workout gizmos and "belly-fat-burning" pills, books, and diets out there are any indication, we're obsessed with slimming down our midsections, and for good reason. A flat stomach n...  Read more

10 Full Body Gym Exercises for the Beginner

Last week's fitness blog featured strength training exercises a beginner could do at home. This week's blog features those exercises that allow you to do a full-body workout routine in the gym. If you feel you do not have time to incorporate al...  Read more

Crab salad and the awesomest workout machine evah!

So I managed to kick my butt all the way to the gym this morning. The unexpected surprise...it was still mad crowded at 10am in the morning...I was expecting all of the little old ladies...but I didn't count on all of the stay at home moms who go t...  Read more

Gazelle workout machine.

So if you guys havent herd about the tony litle gazlle workout machine i sugest you listen. this machine has actually surprised me in the past few days. When i got this machine i did not think it was really going to work me out but to my surprise it...  Read more