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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

What are your favorite strength training exercises
Updated 7/25/2015 8:41:51 AM

What are your favorite strength training exercises that has given you the most results? Thanks...  Read more

Last night I did 30 minutes of circuit training an
Updated 7/23/2015 12:06:28 AM

Last night I did 30 minutes of circuit training and I thought I was going to keel over. I was ringing wet and huffing and puffing. I'm going again tonight. I hope this gets easier....  Read more

I've been doing a 10k training program on my micoa
Updated 7/21/2015 1:30:50 PM

I've been doing a 10k training program on my micoach running app for 3 weeks and I finally got a good score on my run!! Woo hoo!! It's a tough program...  Read more

Overtraining vs Maximum training
Updated 7/21/2015 9:34:08 AM

Hi All I have been on weight loss/ fitness journey for over 3 years. Currently I am weight training 3-5 times a week and would like to add Insanity/ T-25 and yoga to keep my fat % down. I wanted to know if I fuel myself well and appropriately, w...  Read more

1rst day, training today, the worst 12 minutes of
Updated 7/20/2015 12:36:37 PM

1rst day, training today, the worst 12 minutes of my life 18 more and my 30 min goal is met. My hearth was about to burst out of my chest. Just sharing. Have a nice day everyone....  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/walk/bike

I had my training session w/ my trainer today. The workout consisted of: Clamshells: 1 set 8 reps per side Bridges: 2 sets, hold for 30 secs each set Plank: 3x 20 secs each time hold Side plank: 1 set 6 reps each side Super set: Ba...  Read more

Strength training/biking

I did a strength training session today. I started w/ foam rolling and active stretching. The workout consisted of: Monster walk (left, right, forward, back), 2 sets, 10 reps per position Plank: 2 sets, 30 secs each Kettlebell deadlifts: 3 s...  Read more