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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

Pulled muscle
Updated 6/26/2014 1:19:00 AM

Hi there! I pulled a muscle on the inside of my leg yesterday. Applied heat and did some gentle stretching. It's still a little sore this morning and I'm wondering if I should still do my workout. My plan was to modify Coach Nicole's seated cardio...  Read more

Is it normal to still have aching muscles
Updated 6/7/2014 1:42:10 PM

2 days after a mat pilates workout? I did lots of pushup style exercises on Tuesday and my shoulders and arms are still aching on Thursday! I didn't feel up for more pilates today so I just went for a gentle walk today. Should I have pushed thr...  Read more

Gaining muscle while eating at a deficit
Updated 6/7/2014 10:14:11 AM

I'm a 55 year old woman who has been dedicated to exercise and healthy eating for almost exactly 2 years now. My start weight was 230, current weight is 181 pounds. Height 5' 7. I've only lost about 6 pounds since last year at this time. But I'm dow...  Read more

How to build more muscle with less weight workouts
Updated 5/15/2014 4:32:13 PM

I am now in the phase of my healthy life style where I need to build some more quality muscle. My problem is that I cannot stand to lift weights. I go to the gym and start out doing 3 sets of 10 of different weight exercises and about 20 minutes into...  Read more

Can too much muscle be a problem
Updated 5/10/2014 8:09:04 PM

I have seen many people that I know, who have been big with weights, end up with heart problems. It is the heavily muscled friends that make me wonder if too much muscle is as bad as having too much fat. I have been mostly cardio during my workout li...  Read more

Suck The Gut!

Sucking in the stomach muscles as often as you can not only works those muscles...it 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