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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

Gaining weight back - mad at myself
Updated 4/22/2014 8:19:36 PM

Hi, everyone! I am new to the board and joined because of frustration. In 2011 I went from 182 to 152 pounds. I was so proud of myself. I never felt better and I was able to manage my weight, skip most desserts, eat low calorie and exercise regul...  Read more

Exercise personality
Updated 4/23/2014 7:50:39 AM

Since I'm struggling with motivation (I have little today, but plan to go to the gym anyway), I took the sparkpeople exercise personality test... According to it? I have no personality. I am a rock 246 I've looked at some of the motivation/rew...  Read more

INFLUENZA ALERT Florida. Don't let it set you back
Updated 4/21/2014 11:19:15 PM

Hi, I just wanted to inform some of you about how subtle the Influenza can be and how it can set you back for days, if not weeks even if you have been immunized with the Flu vaccine. Five days ago I came home feeling aweful! I had a fever of 1...  Read more

Just Getting Started on Getting back Healthy
Updated 4/21/2014 7:17:57 PM

Hi Everyone, My Name is Summer. In the last few years I really let go of my health. I am ready to get back into shape. My goal this years is to lose a total of 55 pounds. Right now this seems like it's so far away, but I am going to do everythi...  Read more

Core Exercises Post C-Section
Updated 4/21/2014 12:54:48 PM

I'm back again for one last newbie question. Do you guys have any great core exercises or exercises I should try for my core strength? I had a c-section 2 1/2 years ago and I can't do crunches anymore but I want to work on my core. I've been overc...  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