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MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,687
2/9/13 2:50 A

Chest press demo is here www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercises.asp
?exercise=71


I think what you are referring to is called a seated dumbbell shoulder press www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercises.asp
?exercise=73


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2/9/13 2:44 A

Is a chest press where you push weights in a chair and it targets your pecs, abdominals, and shoulders?

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2/8/13 8:53 A

Now that SP has a general strength training entry (I assume you're strength training!) I just use that for most of my tracking. It's easier to enter "30 minutes strength training" than whatever 15+ exercises I've done!

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2/8/13 5:24 A

Take a browse through the exercise demos at www.sparkpeople.com/resource/lifestyle_cen
ter_detail.asp?id=19
to see if you recognize any of them. There links to upper and lower body exercises there as well.

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2/8/13 4:39 A

are the exercises from a class/DVD, machines at the gym, or random stuff you made up?

Classes, the instructor will generally say the name; machines at the gym will have the name printed on it and you might try looking at the exercise demos on spark to see if what you're doing has a name.

A lot of the time, a strength exercise has 2 parts to the name: the first part describes the muscle worked and then the 2nd part describes the movement.

examples: chest press, lat pulldown, bicep curl.

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JALECIAW1991 SparkPoints: (967)
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2/8/13 1:24 A

I've been trying to work out more and so far I've been building up to at least 3 days a week. My problem is that sometimes, I don't know the names of the exercises I just did so I can't document them! What can I do?

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