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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

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

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

Can't out train a bad diet. So many think if they
Updated 4/29/2016 10:47:54 PM

Can't out train a bad diet. So many think if they exercise they can eat junk....  Read more

2 hours swimming, weight training today
Updated 4/29/2016 5:34:44 AM

2 hours swimming, weight training today...  Read more

Today I begin my path to health and strength. This
Updated 4/28/2016 8:35:20 AM

Today I begin my path to health and strength. This is in honor of the strongest person I know, my sister. Today is her first chemo treatment. I am angry and sad she doesn't deserve this but I am going to give her as much strength as I can! Love you!...  Read more

How to progress well in weight training?
Updated 5/5/2016 1:17:22 PM

i was losing weight gradually with weight training,later, my weight reached stable state after few months Now I am confused whether I should increase 1)weights in the machine Or 2)number of reps or 3)number of sets to initiate weight l...  Read more

If I wasn't training for a 5k I would just spring
Updated 4/28/2016 7:35:29 AM

If I wasn't training for a 5k I would just spring clean to burn calories lol...  Read more

Strength Training on the Go

Strength Training on the Go.When I am at work, I take strength training breaks twice a day.In the bathroom, I do 2 reps of wall push-ups, 2 reps of wall rocking (chair rocking without the chair), wall squats, standing adduction and standing abductio...  Read more

Combining Exercise with Other Daily Tasks

I used to have trouble working strength training into my schedule. When making tea, I used to put the water on, go sit down and wait for the water to boil, get up, pour the water into the teapot, set the timer, go sit down and wait for the tea to br...  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  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

Strength Training n' I

I'm loving strength training, it's so good to your body. I use dumbbells , body weight & kettle bells. So nice !...  Read more

Strength training/recumbent bike

I had my strength training session w/ my trainer yesterday. It was good. I started w/ foam rolling and then the workout was as follows: Single leg glute bridges: 8/leg Glute bridge: hold for 30 secs. Side plank: 25 sec. hold/side w/ arm rais...  Read more