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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

What is your favorite running sneaker? These thing
Updated 4/19/2015 12:15:16 AM

What is your favorite running sneaker? These things are not cheap so I want the best shoe for my money....  Read more

oops, ran out of room. I want a visual, a graph I
Updated 4/17/2015 6:25:21 PM

oops, ran out of room. I want a visual, a graph I can mark off, hang up and see all the time. Does anyone have any suggestions where I might find that online?...  Read more

What prevents fatalities after running a marathon?
Updated 4/20/2015 9:27:58 AM

I know all of us are not health care professionals but this has been on my mind since I read about a lady who was a partner in a fitness facility collapsed and died after running a marathon. Could it have been an undiagnosed heart ailment? Sounds l...  Read more

some runs feel great, others terrible - Why?
Updated 4/18/2015 8:44:24 PM

I run 3 to 5 days a week, here and there I may take a week off. What I don't understand is that last week I ran 5 miles on the treadmill and a few days later I ran 5.75 outside. I skipped two days of working out because of my schedule. The...  Read more

This girl RAN this morning! Only 5 minutes total i
Updated 4/16/2015 8:11:53 PM

This girl RAN this morning! Only 5 minutes total in intervals, but I STILL RAN!!! YEEHOO!...  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