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Stretching For Flexibility Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Stretching For Flexibility.

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

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

6 Stretches Every Runner Should Do

Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re...  Read more

Did you Stretch After your Work out...
Updated 7/27/2014 8:01:16 PM

This is a Post for others to reply if you stretched after your muscles in your body is warmed up and it's better to stretch when your body has been moving around and won't strain... I thought that this was a good idea for others to keep in mind to st...  Read more

Shin stretch???
Updated 7/14/2014 6:53:39 AM

The featured fitness bit for today is not a shin stretch....it's a calf stretch. And actually the shin is in slight contraction for this. Who posted this?...  Read more

Final stretch!! Need Accountability!
Updated 6/20/2014 11:04:55 PM

I am recently active in the last couple years. I have always been about average at 5'7 and 165-170 pounds. In the past few months I'm down to 155-160 and I'm finding it hard to reach my goal weight of 140ish. I'm running/IT two miles almost daily....  Read more

Need stretching advise--Help
Updated 5/14/2014 7:55:07 AM

I am not limber At All! I need a simple stretching routine for my whole body. Most of the ones I have tried have moves I just can't do yet. Also, getting pain in my right lower back & hip. Doing bent knee cross overs (laying on back) helps...any...  Read more

Stretching for Flexibility
Updated 5/20/2014 4:23:52 AM

If you have regained your flexibility through a stretching routine, how long did it take you to see those results? How often, and for how long, did you stretch? I know I won't see results immediately, but I feel like I haven't gained any flexib...  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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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