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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

Water and exercise
Updated 3/30/2015 7:09:37 AM

I am just starting to exercise more. I found that after waking up morning is my best time to exercise. I drink a quart of water first than a few stretches , nothing to strenuous, and then 50 reps on my cardio glide. Then some golf swings throughout t...  Read more

Why when im logging food or exercise does it say i
Updated 3/29/2015 8:24:07 AM

Why when im logging food or exercise does it say i havent logged anything when i have?...  Read more

35 lbs down. Went "shopping" in the back of my clo
Updated 3/29/2015 9:27:30 AM

35 lbs down. Went "shopping" in the back of my closet. Feels good! Now I need to donate two bags of clothes....  Read more

Exercise while recovering from knee surgery.
Updated 3/29/2015 10:13:22 AM

Hi everyone! Just wondering what you may suggest? I'm almost 2 weeks post up and am gradual taking normal steps! My muscles are still quite tight but I would like to keep active. Any suggestions? Jenn...  Read more

pilates and back pain
Updated 3/30/2015 1:05:10 PM

I just did a pilates workout (by fitness blender) where there were lotso f leg movements while on your back. It hurt my lower back soooooooo bad. I have no idea what to do. Am I doing something wrong or should i just avoid pilates for my back?...  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

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

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