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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

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

calories eaten vs exercise
Updated 6/30/2015 9:51:00 PM

Hypothetically, if you burn about 1600 calories per day with exercise and daily functions, is it true that you should eat 80% of it back? (about 1200 calories) Or how would you adjust the calories you eat compared to the calories you burn?...  Read more

I am currently using the Lean Body Trainer by Lee
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I am currently using the Lean Body Trainer by Lee Labrada. You can find that any tons of other programs for free on bodybuilding.com. When you use the bodyspace app. they send you a email every week. I find these emails really encourage me....  Read more

I challenge you to think of one body positive in y
Updated 6/29/2015 1:20:50 PM

I challenge you to think of one body positive in your life since you started your journey!...  Read more

barre and refit . Ready for my body to change !!
Updated 6/28/2015 11:50:02 PM

barre and refit . Ready for my body to change !!...  Read more

I have my calories set so that my exercise doesn't
Updated 6/28/2015 12:38:02 PM

I have my calories set so that my exercise doesn't change my calorie range. My calorie range is between 1350-1700 calories a day. I was wondering how many calories I should try to burn a day?...  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