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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

ok ppl stay motivated. I keep telling ppl I train
Updated 9/3/2015 10:17:37 PM

ok ppl stay motivated. I keep telling ppl I train it doesn't happen overnight. it's a journey, it's not easy, or the whole country would be 8% body fat. don't get frustrated with the scales. keep working, get past the 3 month barrier. you can do it.....  Read more

Lol, same with my puppy. He's getting a lot better (with me doing a lot of training with him every d
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Lol, same with my puppy. He's getting a lot better (with me doing a lot of training with him every day), though. He's a Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepherd mix....  Read more

Waist Training - Thoughts ?
Updated 9/3/2015 5:33:38 PM

Folks, I'm curious to know your thoughts on the recent trend of "waist training". Now this isn't really new, women have been cinching their waists for centuries. However, everything old is new again. Here's a link to...  Read more

dear lord give me strength. thank you heavenly fat
Updated 9/1/2015 4:17:11 PM

dear lord give me strength. thank you heavenly father if. it be your will...  Read more

FOCUS! Entirely on your Strength! Not the weakness
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FOCUS! Entirely on your Strength! Not the weaknesses....  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 vs cardio

I do both. So don't forget to add strength training to your plans. Plus it will change up your routine of cardio cardio cardio. Now get motivated ppl don't be afraid of changing your routine around. Set small goals and reach them. Start building tha...  Read more

Strength training/elliptical

I did a strength session after work. I started w/ foam rolling and then the workout consisted of: *Plank: Hold 20 secs, 4x *Side plank: 7 reps per side *Glute bridge, hold for 40 secs, 2x *Hex bar deadlift: 60 lbs, 3 sets 10 reps (I haven...  Read more