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Upper Back Exercise Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Upper Back Exercise.

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

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

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

Back on track and feeling great!
Updated 4/13/2014 7:54:13 PM

My name is Ali and I'm back with spark people with a renewed vigour and commitment! I did really well with this program last year and surpassed my goal by two pounds and was thrilled. Work stresses and poor habits sent me back to old habits of skip...  Read more

back down
Updated 4/14/2014 12:28:26 PM

today I weighed in after gaining 4 pounds back on apr. 3, I lost 4 pounds so I am back at 220. 12 pounds down since jan 1. woohoo...  Read more

Should you really eat back calories burned?
Updated 4/15/2014 1:54:05 PM

It seems counterproductive and almost like it defeats purpose of workout. Do you really eat back all the calories?? Advice needed...  Read more

Failed but back because I have started to lose it
Updated 4/13/2014 10:14:34 AM

Hello Everyone. Very happy to be back. I failed last time, but I am back on track. Came here to motivate and be motivated because sometime we will need it. Well I am carrying the weight equivalent to my 2 kids a total of 90 pounds. that is like...  Read more

Core exercises not using shoulders?
Updated 4/12/2014 9:10:18 PM

I need a left shoulder replacement due to bone damage by arthritis. I have been doing water aerobics for over 5 years but I'd like to target my abdominals and core. Many of the land exercises involve the shoulders. Wall pushups are the worst...  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