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Upper Back Exercise Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Upper Back Exercise.

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Medicine Ball Training

Medicine balls are a great way to exercise any area of your body, whether upper, lower, or core. There are different sized exercise balls from 2-12, that you can use for numerous different exercises. Medicine ball training is suitable for...  Read more

Strength Training with a Disability

Whether you have a disability or a chronic condition that limits your mobility, exercise doesn't have to be out of reach or even painful. In fact, depending on your condition, your health care provider has probably recommended that you increase y...  Read more

How to Use the Arm Ergometer

Upper body (arm) ergometers aren't a gym staple, but they're becoming more readily available in physical therapy offices, hospitals, universities and modern gyms. Targeted to meet the fitness needs of individuals who cannot use their legs for...  Read more

Exercises to Improve Your Posture

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le...  Read more

Add Strength Training for Lean Muscles

Before Gail Devers won the 100-meter dash at the 1992 Olympics, she spent countless hours on the track. But you know where else she spent her time? In the gym, doing strength training. Not to gain weight, but to keep her muscles strong. The comm...  Read more

Needing a little motivation today. I hurt my back
Updated 9/12/2014 11:49:21 PM

Needing a little motivation today. I hurt my back the other day so haven't been exercising. Hoping to get back to it tomorrow, but feeling kinda down and crabby today, and that's when I want to eat all kinds of junk....  Read more

Is anyone else not getting their food and exercise
Updated 9/11/2014 9:53:48 PM

Is anyone else not getting their food and exercise recorded on their home page? Calories and fitness minutes are there but no record of food input or exercises listed. Hmmmm......  Read more

I coped here in America today with exercise. I usu
Updated 9/11/2014 9:23:10 PM

I coped here in America today with exercise. I usually just retreat & introvert for days like these. I guess I didn't realize how much today would effect me until I realized I have to eat 1800 cal. & that's with a 700 cal. deficit for weight loss....  Read more

exercise with knee pain - restriction by dr.
Updated 9/12/2014 8:44:50 PM

I have a tear in my meniscus and problems on the patella.the dr.does not think surgery for the tear would help much, but there is damage to the patella and I will eventually need knee replacement surgery. next week I go to pt and will get exercises t...  Read more

I'm trying to find my way back as I have been bing
Updated 9/11/2014 7:33:21 PM

I'm trying to find my way back as I have been binge eating and gaining so much weight since feb..hoping to stick to the 1,500 calories today ....no more food tonight...I hope...  Read more

Weights while watching...

While watching television, sit on an exercise ball and perform upper body strength training and abdominal exercises. During commercial breaks do squats for the whole break, then back to weights when the show comes back on, then for the next break do...  Read more

exercising with injuries

If you find yourself with a lower body injury, don't stop exercising, but rather focus on the upper body. If you are faced with an upper body injury then again, focus on lower body exercises. This way you will never have a reason to be without exerci...  Read more

Curves Divas

Calling all women who go to Curves! As we learn healthy eating and exercise habits we can support one another!...  Read more

Another Reason to Try Pilates: Sculpted Arms

I love Pilates. Having practiced the method for more than five years, I can't imagine my workout routine without it. My once-persistent back pain is virtually nonexistent these days, an improvement that I attribute to the core strength I've g...  Read more

For Men Only: Are You a Mirror-Muscle Guy, or the Real Deal?

If you spend much time in the gym, you’re probably familiar with the “mirror muscle” crowd. They’re the guys who spend most of their time doing exercises that work the upper body muscles you can see while looking in the mirror—chest, abs, shoulders,...  Read more