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Body Weight Strength Exercises Resources

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

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

trying to guess my weight
Updated 11/24/2015 11:04:02 PM

I have no scale, I am 5'4" I fit into a size 8 pants but I am a 36 DDD bra size, does anyone have measurements close to mine who can tell me about what they weigh?...  Read more

Ok so I put in my goal weight and goal date and it
Updated 11/22/2015 12:59:05 PM

Ok so I put in my goal weight and goal date and it gives me an allowance if 1200-1500 calories per day. That's a 300 calorie diff per day, 2100 per week. That seems significant. So should you really shoot for the 1200? And if so, why is 1500 there?...  Read more

Any advice for a newby on exercises that work, new
Updated 11/22/2015 8:10:06 AM

Any advice for a newby on exercises that work, new mama with full time job very little time but am making as much time as humanly possible any suggestion welcome!!!! Thank you in advance...  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

Change exercise patterns.

Change the ype of exercise...instead of walking or weight exercise, try swimiming or rollerblading or yoga...tricking the body...  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