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Upper Back Exercise Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Upper Back Exercise.

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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

How to Use the Arm Ergometer

Upper body (arm) ergometers aren't a gym staple, but they're becoming more readily available in physical therapy offices, hospitals, universities and modern gyms. Targeted to meet the fitness needs of individuals who cannot use their legs for...  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

Add Strength Training for Lean Muscles

Before Gail Devers won the 100-meter dash at the 1992 Olympics, she spent countless hours on the track. But you know where else she spent her time? In the gym, doing strength training. Not to gain weight, but to keep her muscles strong. The comm...  Read more

So! I started writing down my exercises on later s
Updated 9/29/2014 12:24:02 AM

So! I started writing down my exercises on later so I could see then all at once, thinking it would motivate me to do it more. Well I went through this past week where I tracked my exercises and realized I worked out everyday from Monday until today!...  Read more

I just got my biopsy results back from Colon polyp
Updated 9/29/2014 6:12:00 AM

I just got my biopsy results back from Colon polyps that I had removed and was advised that they were pre-cancerous and since my grandma died of bowel cancer I am at a huge risk. I have started to change my lifestyle. Anyone have suggestions?...  Read more

Back Again
Updated 9/30/2014 1:14:25 PM

I have been away for awhile and not having much success on healthy eating on my own. Looking for encouragement and support from anyone. My name is Valerie and I'm 47 years old. I've been married for almost 20 years (officially 20 years on October 15t...  Read more

Day off from exercise & quilt
Updated 9/29/2014 2:38:26 PM

I know everything I read says you need to have a rest day from exercise and I've tried it today but I feel guilty and like I'm slacking big time. I feel like if nothing else I need to walk up and down the drive way for 30 minutes. Does anyone else ha...  Read more

Injury - No Exercise
Updated 9/29/2014 3:33:17 PM

I have recently gained back about 10 pounds. I have not been able to exercise because of a hip injury. Does anyone have any tips for losing weight without exercise? Aside from eating barely any calories that is! Or any safe activities to burn...  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

exercising with injuries

If you find yourself with a lower body injury, don't stop exercising, but rather focus on the upper body. If you are faced with an upper body injury then again, focus on lower body exercises. This way you will never have a reason to be without exerci...  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

Another Reason to Try Pilates: Sculpted Arms

I love Pilates. Having practiced the method for more than five years, I can't imagine my workout routine without it. My once-persistent back pain is virtually nonexistent these days, an improvement that I attribute to the core strength I've g...  Read more

For Men Only: Are You a Mirror-Muscle Guy, or the Real Deal?

If you spend much time in the gym, you’re probably familiar with the “mirror muscle” crowd. They’re the guys who spend most of their time doing exercises that work the upper body muscles you can see while looking in the mirror—chest, abs, shoulders,...  Read more