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Back Strength Exercise Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Back Strength Exercise.

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Why Strength Training is a Must for Everyone

Think you’re too old to start a strength training program? Well think again! Strength training is just what your body needs to fight the loss of muscle, bone mass and strength that comes with age. Everyone, no matter how young or old, shou...  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

Medicine Ball Training

Medicine balls are a great way to exercise any area of your body, whether upper, lower, or core. There are different sized exercise balls from 2-12, that you can use for numerous different exercises. Medicine ball training is suitable for...  Read more

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

Learn to Love Strength Training

I’ll admit it—I’m vain. So when I put on my summer tank tops a few months ago and noticed the dreaded "batwings" growing on the back of my arms, I panicked. I was too young to have my arms jiggling when I moved! I had to d...  Read more

I'm over here tossing back craisins until I realiz
Updated 10/24/2014 2:25:54 PM

I'm over here tossing back craisins until I realized they have sugar in them darn!...  Read more

Anyone know what the exercise is were you put like
Updated 10/24/2014 1:57:50 PM

Anyone know what the exercise is were you put like a kick ball between your knees and squeeze for a couple seconds then release. You do it for like 10-15 reps an hold for 5 seconds each an do that 7 times. I learned it in physical therapy...  Read more

Just got back from a week vacation in Cuba! Goal
Updated 10/24/2014 9:34:20 PM

Just got back from a week vacation in Cuba! Goal was to not gain weight and yeah I did it! Walked lots and didn't pig out but ate well, desserts and all. Back on track today with tracking food....  Read more

Reminder - Exercise for Fri Oct 24
Updated 10/24/2014 12:06:31 AM

Have you gotten up and moved to day. Yes...  Read more

Anyone else's knees and back hurt them when first
Updated 10/23/2014 10:11:04 PM

Anyone else's knees and back hurt them when first starting to work out? Been doing the elliptical a half hour a day most days and mine are killing me. Don't want to stop though....  Read more

If you can exercise, do it!

If you have the time today to exercise, just do it. Don't put it off until tomorrow thinking you'll have the time then. If your life is anything like mine something will pop up and you won't be able to get it in tomorrow either and then that's two...  Read more

Weights while watching...

While watching television, sit on an exercise ball and perform upper body strength training and abdominal exercises. During commercial breaks do squats for the whole break, then back to weights when the show comes back on, then for the next break do...  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

Fitness Defined: Concentric and Eccentric Contractions (and Why It Matters)

Usually, the average exerciser doesn't think about physiology or kinesiology when he or she is exercising. Sure, you think about form, doing your exercises correctly, and achieving balanceóboth in terms of overall fitness (a balance of cardio, streng...  Read more

8 Exercises for a Well-Toned Back

Your back muscles may be one of the most neglected areas when it comes to strength training. And it isn't too surprising since we do not have a daily view of these muscles like we do our abs, chest, even our leg muscles. By focusing just a few...  Read more