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Running Proper Form Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running Proper Form.

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8 Ways to Check Your Form During Home Workouts

You’re on day five of your friendly squat competition with your coworkers, feeling good. You start the day's round, but suddenly, you feel a sharp pain in your lower back. Something is not right. What are you doing wrong? When done pro...  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

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

11 Most Common Training Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Whether you enjoy tennis, swimming or Pilates, unfortunately, there is an injury for you. Pilates has lower back injuries, runners get runner's knee and then there's tennis elbow—all common injuries many fitness enthusiasts have experie...  Read more

I am so happy! a month ago I couldn't even to one proper (90deg army standard) push-up I would get d
Updated 8/30/2016 12:14:08 AM

I am so happy! a month ago I couldn't even to one proper (90deg army standard) push-up I would get down to 90d and wasn't strong enough to push back up. Today (month later) I did 16 before I got too tired. 💖 #motivation #strong #fitness...  Read more

Phew! Was that a marathon I just ran? Or was I jus
Updated 8/26/2016 3:46:16 PM

Phew! Was that a marathon I just ran? Or was I just grocery shopping with a million other people......  Read more

Running sucks
Updated 8/26/2016 9:12:27 AM

Running sucks...  Read more

bodies weren't made to run long distances? um
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bodies weren't made to run long distances? um...no...our ability to run long distances without overheating is THE reason we are at the top of the food chain....  Read more

I started running on the 14th and I started using
Updated 8/26/2016 8:33:12 AM

I started running on the 14th and I started using this app on the 19th. Today is my first weigh in. I'm down 4.6 lbs!!!...  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

Exercise "Card" Cut-Outs from Magazines

You know those pages of exercise cut-outs that are in the fitness magazines? I never really knew what to do with them but thought that using them would be great. I now clip them, hole punch and keep them on a metal ring that I bought at the office...  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