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Stretching For Flexibility Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Stretching For Flexibility.

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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

Stretching Should Not Be Missing In Action

When you think about working out—or even see it on TV, in movies, or at your own gym—does stretching come to mind? Probably not. Stretching is easily ignored, even in commercials for gyms. Yet it's an important part of any fitnes...  Read more

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

4 Ways to Stretch Smarter

I’m the first to admit that stretching is not high on my priority list.  When I’m crunched for time, the last thing I want to do is spend an extra 5-10 minutes stretching after a workout.  Consequently, my body has paid the pric...  Read more

6 Ways to Maintain Your Mental Flexibility

When you first start making room for healthy habits in your busy life, being a stickler can be beneficial—setting a workout schedule, planning your meals in advance, saying no to things that get in the way of your goals.  Without giving yo...  Read more

I touched my toes today! I was stretching after ca
Updated 4/22/2015 1:37:15 PM

I touched my toes today! I was stretching after cardio and was finally able to touch my toes. I almost cried! Also, I learned that just because you weigh 267, that doesn't mean you can't run suicides, and like them! (At least a min at a time!)...  Read more

Stretch Marks - Your Tiger Stripes
Updated 4/17/2015 8:24:55 AM

I know a lot of us (me included) probably weren't too happy that when we lost or gained weight that we developed stretch marks, lots of them. I've seen many threads from members asking what could be done. Now, there is a movement to embrace our...  Read more

Classical Stretch by Esmonde_White
Updated 4/5/2015 5:59:42 AM

I really enjoy these DVDs. Each workout is 20 minutes and to me feels like a combination of stretching and Pilates workout. Anyone else doing these? How do you calculate calories burned?...  Read more

Stretching advice
Updated 3/29/2015 10:08:50 PM

My shoulders are super inflexible. For example, I can't sit on the floor and lean on my hands behind me. And I can't do triceps dips, because I can't get my arms behind me. Can anyone recommend a good stretch or two that might help this motion?...  Read more

Stretch marks :(
Updated 3/24/2015 1:47:49 PM

I hate to admit it, but I have gained about 90 pounds over the span of 2 years. Since the weight came on so quickly, I developed a good amount of stretch marks on my stomach and arms. They are still red. Will these go away after I start to work out a...  Read more

Bob Harper's WEight Loss Yoga DVD

I am not a fan of exercise DVDs, but I got this one recently and it is very good! I have been doing some yoga poses for a few months for stretching and flexibility and this is giving me more to increase my repertoire!...  Read more

Stretching DVD

If you are looking for a DVD for stretching and/or flexibility, I HIGHLY recommend "TotalBody Stretch by Tammilee ". The full body stretch workout is broken into 3 sections (standing, sitting, or floor). You can do all of them or just one at a time...  Read more

Callanetics

By isolating muscle groups and using tiny, precise (yet powerful) movements, Callanetics exercises tighten and reshape your body while increasing strength, flexibility and body alignment....  Read more

Stretch Your Muscles with Strength Training

Although not everyone agrees about when to stretch, how long to stretch or what to stretch, most people include stretching as a regular part of their exercise routine. Research has shown that flexibility and range of motion decrease as we age. Regu...  Read more

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ons!February can be a rough month for workouts. Spring is in sight, but barely. Temper...  Read more

Stretching and Flexibility

I've started adding stretching to my weight training where it works like a 10 minute warm up to elevate the heart prior to lifting. I also want to start adding flexibility training at the end while the body is warm to take advantage of the muscles in...  Read more