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Body Weight Strength Exercises Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Body Weight Strength Exercises.

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7 Strength Training Excuses: Busted!

Remember when you were a kid and claimed that your dog ate your homework, when really you just didn't get around to writing your book report? Of course, your teacher knew you were fibbing. While most of us are past blaming the dog instead of taki...  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

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

9 Reasons You're Not Getting Stronger

If you've incorporated strength training into your exercise regimen, congratulations! You're cultivating a healthy habit that will help make you better at, well, pretty much everything. But just like other aspects of a healthy lifestyle, stre...  Read more

I noticed many refer to exercise and I personally
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I noticed many refer to exercise and I personally did not see any reference to exercise in her question. Is there a portion of her question I am missing. Everything you do burns calories, even sleep. Her question was about calories and driving a bus....  Read more

Hey guys! Can anyone give me tips on how to Gain weight?... I'm 18 yo 5'8 and 115... I want to be at
Updated 8/25/2016 7:33:20 PM

Hey guys! Can anyone give me tips on how to Gain weight?... I'm 18 yo 5'8 and 115... I want to be at least 150...  Read more

Tried to exercise today but very sore from the las
Updated 8/25/2016 6:02:52 PM

Tried to exercise today but very sore from the last two days. After 5 min into it, my feet hurts and legs are sore...and for some reason, i feel tired even though it was only 5 min. But i feel bad for not exercising today...what should i do?...  Read more

Weight loss is more about what and how much you ea
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Weight loss is more about what and how much you eat, not exercise. You cannot out-exercise poor eating habits....  Read more

#wls anyone else had weight loss surgery. -VSG or
Updated 8/25/2016 4:24:58 PM

#wls anyone else had weight loss surgery. -VSG or bypass?...  Read more

Mind over matter

Lately I have tried a new technique to focus on my body during strength training sessions. Right now I am doing 6 sets of 5 reps (trying to break yet another plateau) at a slightly higher weight than in the last few weeks. With each rep, I use a moti...  Read more

Heart-Friendly Exercise Advice

Heart-Friendly Exercise Advice10 Ways to Prevent DVT8 Signs You're at Risk for Heart DiseaseA sedentary lifestyle is one of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease, so becoming just a little more active can decrease your heart disease risk and in...  Read more

TOPS Friends

Friends from a TOPS weight loss support group. Welcome all TOPS and KOPS!...  Read more

I Stuck to the Habits of Fit People on Vacation!

Vacations are great. They're a chance to visit new places, spend time with loved ones, and take a break from the daily grind. While I would never consider the dailySpark "the daily grind," (I truly LOVE my job!) it is nice to get away from real life...  Read more

Getting Started with Strength Training in 5 Easy Steps

You know that strength training (also called resistance training) is good for your body. It can help you maintain and build muscle mass, rev your metabolism, make you a better recreational athlete, strengthen your bones and reshape your body. But unl...  Read more