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Strength Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Strength Training.

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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

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

The Heart Smart Workout Plan

Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart! The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every...  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

why don't I build up strength with weights?
Updated 9/19/2014 1:27:04 PM

Over the years I've tried weight programs. Each time I start out fine, then add a little weight, and am sore... try adding more weight after a few weeks and feel even worse... and finally give up. I've NEVER felt stronger and stronger over time....  Read more

good circuit training workout
Updated 9/17/2014 11:42:06 AM

I am in need of a good circuit training workout... Any favorites out there?...  Read more

Dont give up. God is your strength!
Updated 9/13/2014 7:59:49 PM

Hi. My name is Lisa and im from Norway. I always struggle to loose weight,i am active and walk aloot almost every day but that is not enough for me to loose weight only to maintain my weight because i over eat almost every day.These last month Jesus...  Read more

Strength Training Questions
Updated 9/12/2014 1:50:01 PM

1) Can I strength train everyday? Can I do the same muscle area 2 days in a row? example: arms, legs, and belly? everyday? 2) Something is wrong with my elbow...tennis elbow?? Anyway, for example: It really hurts to do hammer curls. So I ha...  Read more

I'm training for a race, and to adjust my body to
Updated 9/9/2014 1:58:07 PM

I'm training for a race, and to adjust my body to running more, I'm supposed to only run 3 days a week and rest for the other days. I don't want to miss out on exercising, any ideas for something less intense and still get a workout?...  Read more

Plain ole' ; Omega 3 fatty acids diet and exercise

drinking healthier smoothies 2 Tbsps 100% Whey Protein; banana strawberry flavour2 Tbsps Ground Flax seed2 Tbsps Pshyllium Husks1 Tbsp Chia seeds2 Tbsps Wheat Germ3000mg wild salmon oil12 whole almondsand three single servings of fruit blended with 1...  Read more

Strength Training

Strength training is a secret that many people simply don't know about since they are not athletes in training....  Read more

Recovering Alcoholics

Recovering Alcoholics have unique obstacles to face - We share experience, strength & hope by "practicing these principles in all our affairs"....  Read more

Why Strength Training Is a Necessity for Older Adults

As a member of the Baby Boomer generation, each year I edge a little closer to those wonderful golden years. In just a little over six months I will be celebrating my 50th birthday, a milestone I am eager to reach, after all how can I complain when I...  Read more

You Asked: How Many Calories Does Strength Training Burn?

If you are concerned about how many calories you burn during strength training, chances are that you are actively trying to lose weight (or might want to ensure you are eating enough to support strength training without losing additional weight). Alt...  Read more

Back to STRENGTH training

I confess, I'd been letting this aspect of training slip and slide away. Last night I was determined I'd get at least ten minutes in... and I did. My body *did* remind me that I'd been using my muscles in my triathlon training... but not in quite t...  Read more

Effective Strength Training... oxox

Progressively overloading your muscles is the key to effective strength training. But increasing the weight you use too rapidly can lead to burnout, chronic soreness, and overuse injuries. A better approach for most people is to increase the weight (...  Read more