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Upper Body Exercises Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Upper Body Exercises.

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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

The Perks and Pitfalls of Isometrics

Do you sometimes find yourself skipping the strength training you know you should be doing, just because it’s hard to squeeze it into your hectic schedule? Sure, it’s possible to do a very effective strength training routine at home with...  Read more

Strengthen Your Heart with Strength Training

When you're told that exercise improves your heart health, you probably think of cardio exercise, right? After all, "cardio" is short for "cardiovascular" exercise, named as such because it utilizes the cardiorespiratory syste...  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

Protecting Your Joints During Exercise

Exercise is good for your heart, helps with weight loss and provides a variety of health-related benefits. At the same time, exercise comes with a certain degree of injury risk, and depending on the activity, it can also put a lot of stress on your j...  Read more

New to SP. I set up exercise groupings on the PC w
Updated 2/13/2016 12:50:35 PM

New to SP. I set up exercise groupings on the PC website. Can't I add the groupings I created to my exersises for the day via the mobile app?...  Read more

Having a hard time getting motivated to exercise
Updated 2/13/2016 9:21:35 AM

Having a hard time getting motivated to exercise...  Read more

Tap Log and scroll down a little to the Exercise section. There you will see calories, distance and
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Tap Log and scroll down a little to the Exercise section. There you will see calories, distance and steps info that syncs from your Fitbit....  Read more

Man how i wish shivering counted as exercise. It h
Updated 2/12/2016 9:03:39 PM

Man how i wish shivering counted as exercise. It has been below zero the last few days here in Wisconsin and shivering seems to be all I have done. Too bad it doesn't count. :-)...  Read more

Although the physical changes in my body have been
Updated 2/12/2016 8:50:10 PM

Although the physical changes in my body have been somewhat limited, I have seen great improvement in my endurance. I went from not being able to run a consecutive mile to just jogging 2 miles with few breaks. #Progress...  Read more

Wall push-ups

Wall push-ups are a good way to get more upper-body exercise when you may not have time for floor push-ups, or maybe you're not so great at floor push-ups. They benefit chest, shoulders, arms/triceps, and core muscles. Step back just a little (safely...  Read more

Pushing grocery carts

I have added rescuing stray grocery carts to my "park far away" routine at major box stores and grocery stores. Rescuing a grocery cart left in a parking space is a good deed, and gives you a little upper body exercise while you're walking toward th...  Read more

Moms And Dads At Home Getting Healthy Together

Hello moms and dads! Huddle the children, your furry friends and let's get out for some exercise and away from the temptations of that beast called the fridge! See you soon!...  Read more

7 Exercises to Shapely Shoulders

Our shoulders play an important role in helping us live an active daily lifestyle, therefore, by training the muscles that support the shoulder joint this allows for greater strength, flexibility and stabilization. Not only do strong shoulders give o...  Read more

Grab Your Dumbbells to Work Out Like Britney Spears

Britney Spears is making a comeback! After a couple years of—well, we won't get into that here—she's back on top with new music and an improved look. But Britney's reshaped body hasn't come easy. She's been frequenting the gym, working with a trainer...  Read more

Tank Top Workout: Upper-Body Exercises

I found this article via webmd.com Shoulder Shapers "The shoulders are the most important muscle group of the upper body for appearance as well as function," says Brad Schoenfeld, MS, CSCS, a fitness trainer in Scarsdale, N.Y. "Even if you...  Read more

Best Upper Body Exercises?

I'm searching for the best upper body exercises. I have hand weights, a mat and I belong to a gym. I want to create a routine for myself that I can do 2-3x a week. I'd love some suggestions. What has been good, what works? Does anyone use a towel for...  Read more