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Back Strength Exercise Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Back Strength Exercise.

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Why Strength Training is a Must for Everyone

Think you’re too old to start a strength training program? Well think again! Strength training is just what your body needs to fight the loss of muscle, bone mass and strength that comes with age. Everyone, no matter how young or old, shou...  Read more

Reference Guide to Strength Training

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and...  Read more

Medicine Ball Training

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

Strength Training with a Disability

Whether you have a disability or a chronic condition that limits your mobility, exercise doesn't have to be out of reach or even painful. In fact, depending on your condition, your health care provider has probably recommended that you increase y...  Read more

Learn to Love Strength Training

I’ll admit it—I’m vain. So when I put on my summer tank tops a few months ago and noticed the dreaded "batwings" growing on the back of my arms, I panicked. I was too young to have my arms jiggling when I moved! I had to d...  Read more

Looking for some exercise suggestions, please
Updated 1/29/2015 9:43:16 AM

Hi all, back on the fatty train! Two of my friends and I are doing a biggest losers contest, of sorts (did one earlier this year, lost 14 pounds, and then ALL of us gained it back, Ugh.) That said, I am trying to up my exercise. I'm taking a ballet b...  Read more

I got up really early to exercise!!
Updated 1/29/2015 2:58:42 PM

I never get up early... I love sleeping in! I recently got a new job working 9+ hours a day at a daycare and if I want to eat breakfast, make my lunch & coffee, and get ready in time for work, I have to wake up around 4:30 in the morning!! And when...  Read more

I need help! The healthy eating and exercise isn't
Updated 1/28/2015 11:07:44 AM

I need help! The healthy eating and exercise isn't horrible, but I am still smoking like a chimney. Tried cold turkey quitting and gave in after two days. Any advice?...  Read more

NEED EASY, BEGINNER EXERCISE
Updated 1/28/2015 6:31:48 AM

524 I need an easy exercise for beginners. I'm a heart patient & get out of breath VERY fast & easily. Can you suggest any kind of exercise that I may be able to do indoors & outdoors? I get out of breath after a short walk!!!!! HELP!!!!!!!...  Read more

General question here…my exercise bike has those
Updated 1/28/2015 6:02:49 AM

General question here…my exercise bike has those nifty little trackers on it (calories, distance, time), but I'm not sure how reliable they are because when I plug my time and speed into my fitness tracker, I get outrageously different numbers! hel...  Read more

If you can exercise, do it!

If you have the time today to exercise, just do it. Don't put it off until tomorrow thinking you'll have the time then. If your life is anything like mine something will pop up and you won't be able to get it in tomorrow either and then that's two...  Read more

Weights while watching...

While watching television, sit on an exercise ball and perform upper body strength training and abdominal exercises. During commercial breaks do squats for the whole break, then back to weights when the show comes back on, then for the next break do...  Read more

Moms And Dads At Home Getting Healthy Together

Hello moms and dads! Huddle the children, your furry friends and let's get out for some exercise and away from the temptations of that beast called the fridge! See you soon!...  Read more

Fitness Defined: Concentric and Eccentric Contractions (and Why It Matters)

Usually, the average exerciser doesn't think about physiology or kinesiology when he or she is exercising. Sure, you think about form, doing your exercises correctly, and achieving balanceboth in terms of overall fitness (a balance of cardio, streng...  Read more

8 Exercises for a Well-Toned Back

Your back muscles may be one of the most neglected areas when it comes to strength training. And it isn't too surprising since we do not have a daily view of these muscles like we do our abs, chest, even our leg muscles. By focusing just a few...  Read more