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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 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

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

Does walking make you gain muscle? (Obviously not
Updated 5/26/2016 1:34:05 AM

Does walking make you gain muscle? (Obviously not a ton, but will it be enough to possibly cause weight gain?)...  Read more

I'm in search of exercises that do not put any stress or strain on the core muscles. Walking & swimm
Updated 5/25/2016 9:10:49 PM

I'm in search of exercises that do not put any stress or strain on the core muscles. Walking & swimming are already in my routine. Thanks in advance. #exercise...  Read more

You could have gained muscle or eaten something th
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You could have gained muscle or eaten something that made you retain water. Stick with it, if you aren't losing weight remember you are gaining health. The scale is often a liar,...  Read more

Sore muscles today
Updated 5/25/2016 7:15:24 AM

Sore muscles today...  Read more

My muscles have been aching all day. Does anyone k
Updated 5/24/2016 10:12:55 PM

My muscles have been aching all day. Does anyone know anything i can do to recover quicker? I could yous all the #Help i can get!...  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