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
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 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
When you're short on time, proper stretching can be the first thing to go! That's why we created this short and effective full-body stretching routine that you can breeze through in fewer than five minutes. Remember to warm up first and never... Read more
Stretching is good for you, and it feels great, too! That's why we created this short and effective full-body stretching routine that you can follow whether you're a beginner or an advanced exerciser. Remember to warm up first and never stret... Read more
Is there a good way to tell if I am ready for advanced exercise routines, or should I stick with beginning routines for a week, a month, etc.?
Thanks for all the support I get from this site!... Read more
Hi, I was wondering if Sparkpeople might have a full body NO EQUIPMENT strength routine that I could print up to use while on vacation, away from my gym. I'd prefer not to drag along weights... I do have some resistance bands but would like to avoi... Read more
I am returning to do weight training after a long lapse. Can anyone recommend a warm up
routine to prepare the body for the exertion of weight training? I have some DVD's that tell you how important it is to warm up, but omit it from the DVD.... Read more
Would anyone mind sharing their gym routines? I'm pretty intimidated of the free weights thanks to all the macho men haha, but I do enjoy the machines. I've been scoping a few out and googling proper form so I don't look too silly.... Read more
This is a group for those anywhere in the world that either swims regularly, swims occasionally or would like to swim as part of their fitness routine. We embrace all swimmers of any level.... Read more
I was not blessed with natural flexibility. Unless I stretch on a regular basis, I have no hope of reaching down and touching my toes. My tendency to skip stretching after runs (I know, shame on me) has come back to bite me in the past.&n... Read more
As a runner I have always had a stretching routine, however only after I am done with my runs, but not always. I have never stretched before my runs. I always start my runs with a brisk walk or nice slow jog for 5-10 minutes before I get into the me... Read more
oh I just love this ltgl (living the good life) challenge, basically I can't live without stretching. here's what I do:
(even though I can't reach all the positions fully, too much belly in the way, I do it AS IF I could; hold a position about 1... Read more
Hey ya'll I'm kind of nervous about posting this because I've never done anything like it before and I'm not a professional so I don't want to mislead anyone. This video is intended to inspire people to stretch more often and to encourage new stretch... Read more
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