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Proper Running Form Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Proper Running Form.

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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

The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world.  The book "Born to Run,"...  Read more

Don't Be a Runnin' Fool

Whether your goal is to finish a marathon, or make it to the end of the block without stopping, running can be a great addition to your exercise routine. In fact, running burns more calories per minute than most other forms of cardio exercise.&n...  Read more

10 Smart Ways to Burn More Calories

We all like to get more done in less time, right? We shop from our computers to forgo waiting in lines at department stores and microwave our foods to cut down on cooking time. Some of us even take multitasking to new levels by checking our email whi...  Read more

Are You Cheating Yourself at the Gym? Part 2

With the hectic pace of our society today, most people don't have hours to spend in the gym. That's why it's so important to make the most of the workout time you have available. Are you cheating yourself out of the best strength workout...  Read more

Fueling before/during a long run?
Updated 6/29/2015 10:51:13 PM

After running 5Ks for a while I'm slowly working my way up to a 10K and after my last long run felt awful. Totally drained and exhausted. I'm prepping for another long run tomorrow and want to do better, so I'm planning on eating something like toast...  Read more

I have 6 days of walk /run. I'm excited to get
Updated 6/28/2015 12:11:46 AM

I have 6 days of walk /run. I'm excited to get healthy for the rest of my life. Ive failed many times before so I'm worried but im done with it all. I'm ready. It's helpful my hubby had held me accountable...  Read more

I started running off and on for a few months now,
Updated 6/27/2015 8:52:46 PM

I started running off and on for a few months now, and noticed my knees starting to ache. It's not that bad, or interfering with my life, but I wonder if I should do a different exercise or running wrong. Anyone else faced with this?...  Read more

just finished my run. My goal for monday-friday wa
Updated 6/27/2015 8:56:57 AM

just finished my run. My goal for monday-friday was to run at least 10 mins a day and i did it. Some days i even did 20. I figure if i start small with just 10 minutes i will stick with it and so far so good 😀...  Read more

My 4th day straight run/walking. Already my lungs
Updated 6/25/2015 9:55:47 AM

My 4th day straight run/walking. Already my lungs are in better shape and its easier. Its amazing how quickly my perspective changes after a few days of change. Feeling lighter and more capable instead of depressed about my body and health...  Read more

Watch it Buddy!

Whenever you strength train, whether with free weights or a machine, watch yourself in a mirror to make sure you are doing it with proper form. Proper form ensures you're getting the best results & not setting yourself up for injury! Happy Sparking!...  Read more

Eat foods with no flour or sugar

Eat foods that do not have any form of flour or any form of processed sugar....  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

You Asked: How Much Weight Should I Lift?

Strength training may not be rocket science, but for the average person, figuring out the best, safest, and most effective ways to lift weights is no small task. There's no shortage of workout videos, toning classes and fitness plans you could fo...  Read more

The Top 5 Exercises You're Doing Wrong

For some people, safety and form during a workout is a huge priority. For others, it's an afterthought. If you work out without the careful eyes of a trainer or instructor watching your every move, it can be difficult to know if you are exercisin...  Read more

Learning proper running form... when you're broke

Okay, so I know that there are two problems with my running. 1) Crappy shoes. Seriously, my running shoes are broken down... they've worn down on the inside tread, and provide no support anymore. They're fraying something terrible. I'm working...  Read more

Proper Running Form

Now that I have experience the triumphant feeling that accompanies the accomplishment of jogging longer and farther than ever before, I can see myself permanently incorporating jogging into my exercise repetoire. However, walking home after my last...  Read more