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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

6 minute full body strength workout done.
Updated 9/26/2016 8:29:54 AM

6 minute full body strength workout done....  Read more

I'm taking a circuit training class tomorrow! I'm
Updated 9/21/2016 1:00:30 PM

I'm taking a circuit training class tomorrow! I'm excited but nervous.. Anyone taken one before? What should I expect? &I'm taking yoga next week, to see which I like better. Can yoga help you lose weight?...  Read more

Anyone have any tips to train my brain to enjoy wo
Updated 9/21/2016 8:38:24 AM

Anyone have any tips to train my brain to enjoy working out? Had gained 95 lbs when I was laid off. I lost 65 of it but the last 30 is giving me a hard time coming off so its time to exercise but I can't seem to get motivated...  Read more

Good workout session of cardio and strength traini
Updated 9/23/2016 10:11:35 AM

Good workout session of cardio and strength training 30 minutes later I'm sweating! I love it #exercise #lifestyle...  Read more

I had to present to a training class for a couple
Updated 9/19/2016 3:57:55 PM

I had to present to a training class for a couple of hours and during that time, I got super hot and swesty. Now, much cooler but feeling self conscious. Perfume isn't allowed. Does anyone have any tips for "freshening up"?...  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 day...

After only doing cardio for past 4 days, went back to the gym for my strength training... It was a good day at the gym...and a productive afternoon.. Went grocery shopping with my son, then took him for driving lesson, came home to trim the ledges i...  Read more

Strength Training session

I had my strength training session w/ my trainer. Great workout. I felt very strong. Here's the workout below: Foam rolling Glute bridge: 30 sec. hold Single leg glute bridges: 9/side w/ leg extension and hold; last rep hold for 9 secs. Pl...  Read more