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Overstretching Muscles Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Overstretching Muscles.

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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 Crush a Workout Cramp

You're killing your workout, feeling strong and confident. Maybe you're three miles into a brisk walk, a few meters into your swim routine or in the home stretch of a 5K run. Your heart and lungs are cooperating, your form is on point and you...  Read more

I hate when I hear people say "muscle weighs more
Updated 6/24/2016 11:55:29 AM

I hate when I hear people say "muscle weighs more than fat". One pound of muscle and 1 pound of fat both weigh a POUND! muscle is denser than fat....  Read more

When does muscle start to burn fat...
Updated 6/24/2016 11:27:51 AM

and in turn reduce the number on the scales? I have been following a strength and aerobics routine for some time now and have adapted my diet accordingly however, alarmingly, the numbers on the scales are rising! This is the first time in 5...  Read more

Hi everyone I need to gain more muscle mass and I am not sure of this is the right app for me I am c
Updated 6/15/2016 1:08:30 PM

Hi everyone I need to gain more muscle mass and I am not sure of this is the right app for me I am currently 117pounds and 5'6 I have always looked boney but I am look to look muscular soon any advice. #firstpost #friendfinder #musclegain...  Read more

Could doing wall presses cause muscle pain in my chest? It's on the right so I'm not too worried, m
Updated 6/13/2016 1:51:00 PM

Could doing wall presses cause muscle pain in my chest? It's on the right so I'm not too worried, more curious....  Read more

Had a bad week with everything. Pulled a muscle in
Updated 6/11/2016 1:52:21 PM

Had a bad week with everything. Pulled a muscle in shoulder at work. Got wrote up for something I didn't do or know about. Didn't log every time I needed, but good news is that I lost 2 more pounds. #needmotivation....  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

For Men Only: Are You a Mirror-Muscle Guy, or the Real Deal?

If you spend much time in the gym, you’re probably familiar with the “mirror muscle” crowd. They’re the guys who spend most of their time doing exercises that work the upper body muscles you can see while looking in the mirror...  Read more