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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

Gym Day 3: completed my second hill interval train
Updated 3/26/2015 12:19:50 PM

Gym Day 3: completed my second hill interval training this morning on the bike. Increased the intensity by 4X and man it kicked my butt! But it felt SO good!...  Read more

When should I start strength training? I had a pla
Updated 3/25/2015 8:48:57 PM

When should I start strength training? I had a plan to start when I get under 200lbs and get my cardio as a steady habit. Well, I'm doing 1hr/5 days a week now and want to switch it up. Not sure where to begin but I do have a bench and some dumbbells...  Read more

Training for both 5k and 10k races, who's with me
Updated 3/25/2015 2:42:37 PM

Training for both 5k and 10k races, who's with me? My race is in October :)...  Read more

I did a full body weight training this morning and
Updated 3/24/2015 10:25:46 PM

I did a full body weight training this morning and I am already feeling it!😁 So sore, but I will still complete my run in the morning😜...  Read more

Aaaaargh iv been back on the weight loss train for
Updated 3/22/2015 9:22:24 AM

Aaaaargh iv been back on the weight loss train for 2 weeks tomorrow and have already caved. I had party food then champagne yday, today i had a maccas mcwrap and chocolate biscuits. Now im laying in bed rehretting everything. I knew what i was doing...  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

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 Comes In Handy!!!!

We've found wonderful places in our neighborhood, including the open air market, and a chocolate shop. And I fought off a would-be purse snatcher - YAY for strength training! Really, I'm 60 years old but managed to yank my purse back out of the han...  Read more

The Joys of Strength Training

As I was commenting on a blog today, I noticed my response was quickly growing into a blog post of its own. I really love strength training and I want to tell you why. Although you don't get that sticker shock award for burning huge amounts of cardio...  Read more