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Stretching Routine Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Stretching Routine.

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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

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

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 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

Quick and Easy Stretching Routine

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 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

What do you do when you get bored with a routine?
Updated 3/25/2015 2:42:27 PM

I'm coming up on 4 months of doing pretty much the same thing. It's been very effective. I'm down about 35 pounds with about that much more to go. Even with all the progress I have found it difficult to keep doing the same thing. I wonder what...  Read more

Make sure you stretch really well after, even if i
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Make sure you stretch really well after, even if it feels like just a short run. I often feel more sore from a fast short run than a long slow run....  Read more

I work at a desk. . Any workout/stretching ideas
Updated 3/18/2015 12:28:38 AM

I work at a desk. . Any workout/stretching ideas you can do behind a desk discretely? I share an office. ... thanks!...  Read more

Morning exercise

Try 30 mins of GENTLE exercise before breakfast. It helps to build an appetite if you don't like eating in the morning and leaves you feeling energised all day....  Read more

stretch the stress away

Stretching always helps me feel relaxed and less stress filled.just see your cat stretching then slowly moving off.a good stretch routine / core workout with my swiss ball does wonders....  Read more

Swimming for Cardio

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

Your 5-Minute Full Body Stretch Routine

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

To Stretch or Not to Stretch, the Debate Continues

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

a stretching routine (beginners)

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

Full Body Stretching Routine

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