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Back Strengthening Exercise Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Back Strengthening Exercise.

Exercising with Lower Back Pain

It’s a common problem for many who exercise. It makes everyday activity difficult, and scares a lot of people away from any physical activity. It’s lower back pain. For those of you who suffer from it, there is hope.  While there...  Read more

Exercises to Improve Your Posture

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le...  Read more

A Beginner's Guide to Yoga

Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and...  Read more

Bouncing Back into Shape after Baby

Now that your baby has finally arrived, your life will never be the same. Your body has gone through some major changes, too—and will continue to do so in the coming months. When you're feeling ready (and after your doctor gives you cl...  Read more

You Can Progress to a Pull Up

Make your fitness dreams come true once and for all, starting with the classic pull up! Pull ups are one way to showcase ultimate strength and conditioning, and they're no easy feat for the beginner. But both men and women can achieve pull-u...  Read more

Is riding a bike good exercise?
Updated 7/27/2014 10:24:45 PM

I am buying a bike next week and plan on riding it often. Right now for most of my exercise I walk. I am wondering how good of an exercise bike riding is?...  Read more

I really need some help after starting to exercise
Updated 7/28/2014 2:02:37 PM

Hi everyone, I'm a 20 yo female, I'm 5'7 and weigh 160lbs. I hope to get to around 135-140. I've been restricting calories for abt 4 weeks now. I started with 1200 cals/day but decided to up my calories to 1400 cals 1-2 weeks ago. I usually end up ea...  Read more

Had Gastric By pass and gained 50 lbs back
Updated 7/26/2014 7:09:48 PM

I am 60 yrs young and had gastric bypass 11 years ago this month. I have put on 50 lbs since surgery and feel like I am out of control. At my Dr.s visit last Friday my blood sugar was up. He told me I could take meds or he would give me 3 months to g...  Read more

22 year old female student back in action
Updated 7/25/2014 10:26:16 PM

Hi everyone. Two years ago I was a gym fanatic...toned, energetic and healthy. Relocating to a new city became a bit overwhelming and my priorities became a little scattered. Gained heaps of weight and my fitness levels rocketed south. Been toy...  Read more

Happy to be back again even though I'm fatter : )
Updated 7/25/2014 10:38:21 AM

Oh, god--just checked in after a 7-year hiatus. Gained back all my weight +13 pounds extra. Yowza--I am GREAT at the art of weight gain! 104 Well, I'm keeping my chin up. Just set some more goals and this time entered a specific food tracker p...  Read more

Taking walks with the dog

I'm able to take walks with the dog now where I wasn't able to before!...  Read more

Doing Sit-Ups (Crunches) Will Save Your Back!

Not only will abdominal exercises strengthen your bones and the muscles of the back, but they'll also strengthen your entire midsection - which takes weight and pressure off your back. So add crunches to your routine as well as leg lifts and bent-ov...  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

8 Hip Flexor Stretches and Exercises for Healthy Hips

The hip flexors are the group of muscles that allow you to lift your knees toward your chest and bend forward from the hips.  What is collectively referred to as the hip flexors is actually a group of muscles that includes the iliopsoas, the thi...  Read more

14 Plank Exercises for a Stronger Core

The plank, according  to many experts, is by far one of best exercises we can do to help strengthen our core--the muscles that support our back and abdomen. And because there are many different variations in performing  this exercise, they...  Read more