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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

Been eating like I hate myself and not exercising
Updated 7/23/2016 9:37:44 AM

Been eating like I hate myself and not exercising to emphasize it! The upside is I recognize that it's temporary and all within my capabilities to reverse. Needed to confess....  Read more

How do you add a custom exercise into the tracker
Updated 7/23/2016 8:11:59 PM

How do you add a custom exercise into the tracker on the Android app? I want to just put the name and calories burned (that I get from another device that won't sync to Spark). #techsupport...  Read more

Another good day. Adding some exercise to help the
Updated 7/23/2016 12:05:26 AM

Another good day. Adding some exercise to help the cause. Tracking my food forces me to think about what I'm eating. Knowing that last snack takes me beyond my allotted calories makes me stop and think about it. #thinkaboutthefood...  Read more

Thursday June 21st. was a HOT day so I decided to take a break from Exercise. Today I did 6,498 Step
Updated 7/22/2016 10:57:34 PM

Thursday June 21st. was a HOT day so I decided to take a break from Exercise. Today I did 6,498 Steps! #fun...  Read more

I'm having trouble staying motivated to exercise i
Updated 7/23/2016 2:18:01 PM

I'm having trouble staying motivated to exercise in the heat...not used to the Southern humidity either...(also doesn't help I've had a Migraine the last two days!) Any suggestions?...  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