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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

Just burnt 100 calories on my exercise bike, fast pedaling feeling good, my muscles are twitching, b
Updated 5/24/2016 7:16:33 AM

Just burnt 100 calories on my exercise bike, fast pedaling feeling good, my muscles are twitching, better stretch, feeling great. . . . .Have a lovely day sparkers xxc...  Read more

No exercise for the next few days. Sometimes it su
Updated 5/24/2016 5:55:26 AM

No exercise for the next few days. Sometimes it sucks being a girl....  Read more

I'm exercising and slowly losing - I hit a plateau, and I'm stuck here. I went shopping today for n
Updated 5/24/2016 1:46:53 AM

I'm exercising and slowly losing - I hit a plateau, and I'm stuck here. I went shopping today for new clothes for a trip, and mirrors are not my friends. I didn't realize just how fat I am, and it made me feel ill....  Read more

10,000 steps today! #exercise
Updated 5/24/2016 6:28:44 AM

10,000 steps today! #exercise...  Read more

#exercise wii just dance anyone else this is where
Updated 5/23/2016 10:32:34 PM

#exercise wii just dance anyone else this is where I'm going to start good idea ?...  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

6 Killer Tank-Top Arm Workouts for Every Level

Sleeveless dresses, tank tops, a defined bicep, hauling the week's groceries inside with just one trip--there are a lot of great reasons to work to have strong arms. Working some weights and upper body exercises in to your routine reaps a world o...  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

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