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Workout Machines Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Workout Machines.

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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 to Use the Arm Ergometer

Upper body (arm) ergometers aren't a gym staple, but they're becoming more readily available in physical therapy offices, hospitals, universities and modern gyms. Targeted to meet the fitness needs of individuals who cannot use their legs for...  Read more

What does everyone find to be the best workout? I'
Updated 1/28/2015 9:52:57 AM

What does everyone find to be the best workout? I've been doing power yoga but I hear cardio is best for weight loss...  Read more

Help workout ideas for someone with degenerative d
Updated 1/29/2015 6:51:11 AM

I just found out today I have degenerative disc disease in neck and lower back. She said no weights over 5 pounds. No running. No impact on back. I do crunches now and a few arm exercises now. I also have nerve damage in foot due to the back. She is...  Read more

One of the worst things is finishing a workout and
Updated 1/28/2015 1:02:28 AM

One of the worst things is finishing a workout and coming home to someone being angry with you for going. At this point I'm not sorry in any way for focusing on myself more than ever. It has to happen....  Read more

how is it you can workout for a week brisk walking
Updated 1/28/2015 4:37:15 PM

how is it you can workout for a week brisk walking from 1 mile to 3 and not lose any weight?...  Read more

Residual or recovery from workout?
Updated 1/27/2015 2:50:16 PM

I worked out really hard last night - aerobic. I feel completely hung over today - sluggish physically and mentally, and my body is really tired. Tried to do my typical morning routine (Insanity) and couldn't get through it. What are my reco...  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

Workout Machines

Ok, so I've been to the gym more times than I can count but I need some quick help on machines that work shoulders, chest and back. I worked my arms yesterday, and can't do a leg day because my foot is out of commission for the next week. I know of...  Read more