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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

Cleaning an exercise?
Updated 3/31/2015 7:22:28 PM

Ok so yesterday I had to have a service guy out and had to clean in a hurry. If I was moving constantly, lifting baskets, running up and down stairs, scrubbing etc for a half hour ....does that really count as exercise? I mean, it must if I was out...  Read more

How should I continue with my 100 reps of exercise
Updated 3/31/2015 12:37:48 PM

hello. Today marks day 5 of my 100 squats and 100 crunches. But I started to question am I approaching this wrong? Should I really be working on squats everyday and crunches everyday? Or should I work on squats every other day as with crunches ev...  Read more

So I have a 3 day exercise streak going right now,
Updated 3/30/2015 6:28:53 AM

So I have a 3 day exercise streak going right now, but I worry if doing 20-30 minutes a day might be excessive...and I seem to be gun-shy on the main site's boards. Thoughts?...  Read more

Stretching advice
Updated 3/29/2015 10:08:50 PM

My shoulders are super inflexible. For example, I can't sit on the floor and lean on my hands behind me. And I can't do triceps dips, because I can't get my arms behind me. Can anyone recommend a good stretch or two that might help this motion?...  Read more

Maybe you could exercise on your breaks by walking
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Maybe you could exercise on your breaks by walking / walking up and down stairs. Wear a pedometer take extra steps when ever you can. 306 311...  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

Keep Moving

I keep moving throughout the day. Work requires that I stand and when I don't have guests I use the time to do Qi Gong exercises:moving my hands, wrists, fingers, stretching wrists to avoid carpel tunnel,shifting weight from one foot to the other, do...  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

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