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Upper Body Exercises Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Upper Body Exercises.

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

Isometrics Build Strength Anytime, Anywhere

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

Exercising for my age
Updated 7/7/2014 10:45:59 PM

On the Elliptical, at my gym, there are heart rate ranges for age. They show a 60% and an 80% of max for working out. The chart suggests that I should be at least at 136 bpm for a cardio workout at my age. Does this mean that I should never be over 1...  Read more

exercise
Updated 7/7/2014 11:55:46 AM

how many days do ya'll exercise? 30...  Read more

Umbilical hernia. Any exercise ideas?
Updated 7/5/2014 12:15:39 PM

If someone has an umbilical hernia what type of exercises are good?...  Read more

exercise twice a day
Updated 7/7/2014 2:16:47 PM

I just got started and have a mini air stepper which I like. I want to know if there is as much benefit if I do 2times 15 minutes or better to do 1 workout for 30 minutes?...  Read more

i need help with a proper exercise program
Updated 7/6/2014 7:40:50 PM

I have CIDP, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and other diagnoses that leave me tired and in a lot of pain. I also have foot drop in both feet ( I am unable to lift them) I need to find exercises that will fit with my limited mobility and pain and fati...  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

Curves Divas

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