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Overstretching Muscles Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Overstretching Muscles.

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

Reference Guide to Stretching

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. Stretching comes naturally to all of us. You might notice that if you have been sitting in a particular position for a long time, you stretch unco...  Read more

5 Exercises You Should Never Do

Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all it's exercise—and that has to count for something, doesn't it? The truth is that some common exercises aren't safe at all (especially for people who...  Read more

How to Run with Proper Form and Technique

Running may be challenging, but it is an activity humans were designed to do—and it's something nearly everyone can enjoy if we allow time and patience for our bodies to adapt to the demands of the sport. But that doesn't mean that prop...  Read more

How to Exercise Your Resiliency Muscle

I sat listening quietly to the women in my monthly weight-loss support group talk amongst themselves over the conference line. Marge was sharing how happy she was to be back to her regular daily walks after months of being derailed by her broken ankl...  Read more

I need some input about a pulled muscle...
Updated 11/30/2015 1:31:57 AM

Hi, About a week and a half ago I woke up in the morning, tried to sit up, and pulled my neck/shoulder muscle with my leading side. It hurts pretty bad and feels like a nerve is pinched in several places down my arm. Like the 'funny-bone' feeling...  Read more

Day 2 I pulled a muscle in my back changing diaper
Updated 11/25/2015 9:01:53 AM

Day 2 I pulled a muscle in my back changing diapers lol At least it wasn't because of jillian Michael's lol So yup nutrition is crutual Was hoping to be a size smaller by Dec 4th for our Christmas dinner If you ever did JM it is possible in 2 weeks...  Read more

Muscle vs. fat?
Updated 11/24/2015 7:49:48 AM

I'm (finally) back on a regular plan and whatnot, but two weeks in, I'm finding my scale is stuck. I know that muscle weighs more than fat and that the amount of exercise I'm doing (2-3 miles in the pool 4x/week) is building a muscle more than losing...  Read more

If you're eating right, then it should be muscle w

If you're eating right, then it should be muscle weigh, even if cardio, I usually weight 6 pounds more after I eat Chinese food lol, but it goes away in 4-5 days......  Read more

A pulled calf muscle has cancelled my run today, w
Updated 11/16/2015 3:53:03 PM

A pulled calf muscle has cancelled my run today, which is fine with me since it's raining and cold. I may take my little guy to the mall to walk so we can get out of the house...  Read more

Suck The Gut!

Sucking in the stomach muscles as often as you can not only works those makes our profile in the mirror slimmer...  Read more

Ditch the Scale!

The scale can make you think you are not losing weight. You may even gain weight as you develop muscle mass. Don't give up! As you develop muscle, the fat will start decreasing. A pound of muscle equals the same as a pound of fat, but muscle is small...  Read more

Iron Maidens

Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!...  Read more

4 Reasons to Stop Stretching Before You Exercise

By now, you probably know how important it is to warm up before you work out. Warming up prepares your body for the increased demands of physical activity, reducing your risk of injury and complications. Beyond sending more oxygen and blood flow to y...  Read more

How to Prevent Muscle Loss When Losing Weight

When starting a weight-loss plan, most of us hope to lose body fat, specifically—not muscle mass. But when we lose weight, a large percentage of the total weight lost can be muscle. Is there any way to reduce that muscle loss?  How to Lose...  Read more