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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 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

Got a question is 61 to high for muscle mass, bod
Updated 11/8/2014 11:22:57 AM

Got a question is 61 to high for muscle mass, body Fat is 51 percent...  Read more

You likely carry more muscle than fat. You just ne
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You likely carry more muscle than fat. You just need to set a goal SIZE, don't worry about weight. You want to be fit and healthy....  Read more

I pulled a muscle in my foot. By walking! 😡
Updated 11/5/2014 8:14:35 AM

I pulled a muscle in my foot. By walking! 😡...  Read more

Any suggestions on how to handle muscle sores and
Updated 10/28/2014 5:43:30 AM

Any suggestions on how to handle muscle sores and pains after exercising? I jump rope and my ankles hurt like hell after im done. But it doesnt hurt during the exercise, just after its done. When im resting....  Read more

Extremely low muscle mass
Updated 10/27/2014 1:53:26 PM

Okay, I'm finally going to post this. I'm a normal weight (152 at 5'8"), but my body fat is up around 37-38%. Just a few years ago, it was 17.9% in 2007, and I was up to running 8 miles. Then my IT band rebelled and the sports doctor said 10Ks...  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—chest, abs, shoulders,...  Read more