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Calf Stretching Exercises Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Calf Stretching Exercises.

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6 Stretches Every Runner Should Do

Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re...  Read more

Ouch! Avoiding the Aches and Pains

Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain. Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo...  Read more

Tips and Hints to Deal with Shin Splints

The phrase "shin splint" is a generic term that describes pain in the lower leg, either on the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) side of the shin bone. This pain usually begins as a dull ache that can't be pinpointed; it can be felt...  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

Easy Vacation Exercises

We love them, we look forward to them, we talk about them for weeks before and weeks after – vacations. Those 1-2 weeks of the year when we get away from it all – work, responsibilities, car pools. Unfortunately, there is something el...  Read more

Exercise Tracking - Beginner
Updated 9/30/2014 1:02:17 PM

Good evening, everyone. I just started doing exercise along with food tracking yesterday, and I have some questions about the fitness tracker. To preface: I am 242 lbs (from 275 lbs); I am looking to lose weight with better eating and exercise....  Read more

Do you eat your exercise calories?
Updated 9/30/2014 12:11:26 AM

I am not sure if I want to do that or not. I am afraid it would slow my weight loss. What are your experiences with it?...  Read more

Hate to exercise! I have arthritis in my foot and
Updated 9/29/2014 11:01:59 AM

Hate to exercise! I have arthritis in my foot and use that as an excuse. Any tips?...  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

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

Never short-cut Stretching!!

Always stretch fully after exercise, and if you can't exercise then stretch anyway!!Stretches make rthe exercise count!!...  Read more

Stairs

As long as no one is watching or waiting to come up the stairs behind me, I try and stand on the bottom step, holding the bannister and stretch the backs of my calves by dropping my heels down hard. I don't find that normal calf stretches have much e...  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

6 Calf Exercises for More Shapely Legs

Having strong calf muscles are what gives our lower legs that often sought after well-defined look, but having strong calf muscles also aids running and walking by allowing for ankle extension. While many of us find working the quadriceps (front t...  Read more

Your 5-Minute Full Body Stretch Routine

I was not blessed with natural flexibility.  Unless I stretch on a regular basis, I have no hope of reaching down and touching my toes.  My tendency to skip stretching after runs (I know, shame on me) has come back to bite me in the past.&n...  Read more