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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
Updated 10/21/2014 4:00:44 PM

Well I didn't at first till I started doing Zumba. Now I teach to seniors and I love it. I have fun with my students plus exercise is a bonus. 431...  Read more

Are you always happy you exercised?
Updated 10/21/2014 10:27:53 PM

Hello! I think most of us have those days where we just don't feel like working out, but whatever motivation we have urges us to push through it and do the workout anyway. In my case, I don't want to start over, AGAIN, and I know that if I skip...  Read more

Do you eat your exercise calories? Or is your trac
Updated 10/20/2014 8:56:17 PM

Do you eat your exercise calories? Or is your tracker not set up that way? What works best for you?...  Read more

21day fix! How should I log those exercise videos?
Updated 10/20/2014 3:30:58 PM

21day fix! How should I log those exercise videos? Didn't seem like there is anything similar in the menu....  Read more

low impact exercise
Updated 10/19/2014 8:47:22 PM

Any suggestions for low impact exercise besides a stationary bike and swimming? I have a surgically repaired knee that I have to be very careful with....  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

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