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Hamstring Muscle Exercises Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Hamstring Muscle Exercises.

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

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

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

13 Yoga Poses for Runners

When I first started running, I felt sore and tight, despite stretching thoroughly afterwards. I started thinking that running wasn't meshing well with my yoga practice. Yoga helped me loosen my muscles, but running only seemed to tighten them. A...  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

life with kids: original exercise I was attemptin
Updated 10/7/2015 3:43:26 PM

life with kids: original exercise I was attempting to do was planks. that ended as planks with some added weight in the form of my lovely son sitting on my back. so I did planks with roughly 20lbs additional weight, lol. gotta love kids...  Read more

How can I exercise when I have a problem with scia
Updated 10/7/2015 3:38:10 PM

How can I exercise when I have a problem with sciatic pain in my right side of my hind end? It hurts, but I want to stay active. Help, please!...  Read more

in exercises such as crunches, what should be in t
Updated 10/7/2015 3:06:07 PM

in exercises such as crunches, what should be in the weight category, your body weight or like dumbell weights if your using those, although I'm not sure what good dumbells would do when doing crunches lol....  Read more

Getting some exercise !
Updated 10/7/2015 12:13:01 PM

I actually went for a little walk last night, only about 12 minutes total but for me this is huge :) Here's hoping I can keep it up !!!...  Read more

I love the idea of changing my exercise mindset.
Updated 10/7/2015 8:07:34 AM

I love the idea of changing my exercise mindset. Exercise is something I'm doing FOR myself, not a consequence....  Read more

Better Posture

Whenever you are standing, think about the long chain of muscles in the back of your body supporting your spine - calves, hamstrings, gluteals, back, neck - and imagine them as long and strong. Continue that extension through the crown of your head....  Read more

My Busy Schedule Secret

I'm a full time college student with a full time job, it's easy to get too busy to fit in exercise. On days when I don't have much time I go to my school's track and walk during my break. It's not hardcore cardio, but every little bit counts (:...  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

12 Hamstring Stretches for Greater Flexibility

Tight hamstrings are a common complaint not only amongst runners, cyclists and rowers, but for those who tend to sit most of the day, whether at a desk at work or school, spend a lot of time on the couch watching TV, sitting at the computer, even for...  Read more

10 Full Body Strength Training Exercises for the Beginner

Fitness experts recommend a triad of exercises we should incorporate into our lifestyle in order to achieve optimum fitness. These exercises include cardio-respiratory activities, flexibility exercises and resistance training. Cardio-respiratory a...  Read more