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Workout Machines Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Workout Machines.

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

Rowing machine with post surgical knees?
Updated 7/25/2014 8:59:47 AM

I had knee surgery in March (knee cap re-alignment and ligaments/tendons were replaced), I still have issues and the elliptical kinda hurts. Any experience with Rowing Machines and knee issues? I'd like to try but concerned how it would d...  Read more

Tracker not reporting 10 minute workouts ????
Updated 7/24/2014 3:21:35 PM

Question for someone. I have walked for over 30 minutes (all at one time) several days and have done 2, 15 minute walking DVDs but my tracker show no workouts over 10 minutes. When I walk - it is a slow walk - is that why it is not reporting? With...  Read more

Purchased a pair of workout shoes
Updated 7/23/2014 7:49:13 PM

I was not asked what size I wanted. also did not receive confirmation of order. What did I do wrong?...  Read more

Game - workout song
Updated 7/23/2014 7:12:23 AM

Name one workout song per post. I like Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits....  Read more

Kettlebell workouts..awesome or not awesome?
Updated 7/23/2014 10:40:23 AM

Hi! I am thinking of trying kettlebells out..but they are EXPENSIVE! Before I shell out...is it worth it? Are they as good as everyone says?...  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