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Stretching For Flexibility Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Stretching For Flexibility.

VIDEO: 14-Minute Basic Yoga Workout

(Scroll down to push 'play' on the video player.) Follow along with Bethenny Frankel in this short, relaxing yoga excerpt from the ''Bethenny's Skinnygirl Workout" DVD. This workout will stretch and tone your m...  Read more

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

Cramps while stretching
Updated 4/14/2014 11:17:44 AM

When I try to do the stretch where you lift your foot behind you and then grab your ankle to stretch the front of your thigh, the back of my thigh cramps up before I can even get my foot in my hand. Any way to make that not happen?...  Read more

flexibility/ leg training issues
Updated 4/10/2014 10:07:42 PM

Maybe it is due to being 40, but I find that trying to do leg presses makes my hips " tight ", like they aren't bending right at the socket. My range of motion is limited, and I don't feel comfortable. Wondering what would help get past this, so I ca...  Read more

Stretch marks?
Updated 3/7/2014 12:48:58 PM

I have stretch marks from being over weight? Does anyone else have this problem? Any one know how to help the marks? Or if they will go away? Please and thanks!...  Read more

Unbalanced Leg Strength/Stretch
Updated 1/5/2014 2:21:09 PM

My left leg is weaker and less stretchy than my right. I have broken a bone in that foot twice which is probably where the issues come from. It doesn't affect my everyday life until I am running, and I am training for a marathon. During my long runs...  Read more

Best exercise/stretching for back and hip pain
Updated 1/3/2014 4:25:24 PM

HELP!!!!!! I have degenerative disc disease in my lower back and bursitis in both hips. Since my mobility is limited by both my weight and years of sedentary lifestyle, I want to start moving again. Any ideas for exercising and stretching that won...  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