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
Hey everyone-So I have been on SP before, left for awhile and now am back at it again. Forgive me if this has been posted before, but I have been searching the site forever and can't find an answer.
Last time I was on the site I seem to remem... Read more
I have decided that I am going to create my own "bootcamp" routine that I can do in a small space. I once attended a bootcamp where there was a circuit of 1-minute intervals. One minute was for an upper body exercise, then one minute for a lower body... Read more
I tried to view this video and all I could get was the ad. I am not the only one. Several people made comments to that effect, although some could watch it. So what do they have that I don't?... Read more
Iím going to apologize in advance for the length. Sorry.
My full body workouts are around 40 minutes long (anywhere from 38 minutes to 46 minutes). An example of one strength-training workout would include single leg bridge-ups, standing abducti... Read more
It has been awhile since I have been on SP. When I used to use the website, it would come up with strength training routines I could do. Now there are none that I can see.
There is no place for me to even track my strength training that I have... 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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