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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

9 At-Home Modifications for Your Favorite Gym Machines

Strong is the new skinny, people. In addition to reducing blood pressure, increasing the length of time you can hold your toddler at the grocery store and decreasing your risk of osteoporosis, strength training as you age also reduces your risk for d...  Read more

I had to take a break yesterday. My arm muscle ne
Updated 9/17/2016 10:48:19 AM

I had to take a break yesterday. My arm muscle near my elbow was super locked up. I am thinking exercise bike and walking today to give that muscle some recovery time. Thursday was a 2k rowing session so no surprise. #fitnessgoals...  Read more

Ok I loss 3percent body fat an gain muscle so happ
Updated 9/16/2016 1:46:36 PM

Ok I loss 3percent body fat an gain muscle so happy...  Read more

Got sore muscles today. Feels good right
Updated 9/14/2016 6:38:53 PM

Got sore muscles today. Feels good right...  Read more

So its finally rest day for my poor muscle's 2 day
Updated 9/14/2016 2:30:00 PM

So its finally rest day for my poor muscle's 2 days of intense cardio and strength training so a nice long walk is in order today i just feel like I need to exercise in some way everyday so on rest days i walk plus walking relieves stress #exercise...  Read more

So I lost 6lbs and gain 2% muscle.
Updated 9/17/2016 11:31:25 AM

So I lost 6lbs and gain 2% muscle....  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