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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

Putting weight back on after only 2weeks. HELP
Updated 8/14/2014 3:13:16 PM

I was doing super well the first week, second week xas okay but not as good, and this third week i'm slowly putting the tny bit of weight that i had lost BACK ON. Has this happened to anyone? Did you figure out what you were doing wrong? I've lo...  Read more

Want to get my life back
Updated 8/14/2014 4:57:59 PM

Hi I'm new to spark people. I joined in hopes of getting encouragement, support and a blue print for eating and living a healthy life. As my weight increased my mobility decreased and my health down hill. I welcome tips, and suggestions for getting...  Read more

upper ab/ low rib cage reduction?
Updated 8/14/2014 6:37:42 AM

Seeking opinions and advice if possible. Every year on wedding anniversary, I put on my wedding dress & take a photo. It's my #1 motivation to staying fit. ( at least until I have kids & my body forever changes) This year I almost didn't fit, but th...  Read more

Getting Motivation Back -Suffering from Depression
Updated 8/19/2014 3:26:31 PM

anyone know how to get or build motivation while suffering from depression? I was moving along great and acomplishing so much and loving it and then I had a couple bad days that turned into a couple more bad days that turned into a few weeks and now...  Read more

i fell off the wagon and can't get back on
Updated 8/19/2014 6:14:31 PM

hi i am so frustrated with myself. how does everyone eat healthy, exercise and keep going once you mess up. i have been saying for two weeks i was gonna start over tomorrow is teh back on track day. then tomorrow comes and i start off good but by aft...  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