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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

Today is my first off training from a 10k. I very
Updated 6/24/2016 7:58:25 AM

Today is my first off training from a 10k. I very out of shape but I'm hopeful to get back to my old running self. Any help would be great!...  Read more

Ok - i am trying to get the strength and courage t
Updated 6/24/2016 3:28:44 PM

Ok - i am trying to get the strength and courage to finally lose some weight and start enjoying life- need to get out of this rut its been way to long #firstpost...  Read more

I need #fitness #help. Doing #couchto5k and want to add strength training. Does anyone have a plan f
Updated 6/23/2016 8:34:25 PM

I need #fitness #help. Doing #couchto5k and want to add strength training. Does anyone have a plan for making those work together? Currently doing 10k-15k steps everyday (#fitbit) & walk/run on alternate days. What do you suggest for muscle building?...  Read more

"God will give you strength for every battle, wisd
Updated 6/23/2016 7:53:27 AM

"God will give you strength for every battle, wisdom for every decision, peace that surpasses understanding." This can be a long battle, but understand that a number does not define you. Stay strong. Don't let little things bother you. Just breathe....  Read more

Day 12 - I made it to the fitness center for a 20-minute cardio and 30-minute strength training sess
Updated 6/22/2016 1:35:00 PM

Day 12 - I made it to the fitness center for a 20-minute cardio and 30-minute strength training session. Yeah! Also, eating well. But dealing with hunger today. 16 days to go 🎤...  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 again because I know it works

I've made a major change in my body twice in my life. Once as a teenager I would starve for three days, lose five pounds and then go back to eating normally. I did it six times and lost 30 pounds. Those 30 pounds stayed off for many years. Then b...  Read more

Strength training

I did a strength training session at home tonight. It felt great. I was going to go on a walk tonight but when I went out, it was lightning and thundering so I scrapped that. I did get a bunch of biking in today after work though. Anyhow, here's the...  Read more