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Tight Hamstring Exercises Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Tight Hamstring Exercises.

Ouch! Avoiding the Aches and Pains

Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain. Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo...  Read more

13 Yoga Poses for Runners

When I first started running, I felt sore and tight, despite stretching thoroughly afterwards. I started thinking that running wasn't meshing well with my yoga practice. Yoga helped me loosen my muscles, but running only seemed to tighten them. A...  Read more

Exercises to Improve Your Posture

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le...  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

VIDEO: 5-Minute Booty Workout with Ball

(Scroll down to push 'play' on the video player.) For more information about this video, please scroll down to read the text below the video player. [sp_dart_video]   About This Workout Use this short workout to tone your...  Read more

Exercise personality
Updated 4/24/2014 7:18:03 AM

Since I'm struggling with motivation (I have little today, but plan to go to the gym anyway), I took the sparkpeople exercise personality test... According to it? I have no personality. I am a rock 246 I've looked at some of the motivation/rew...  Read more

Core Exercises Post C-Section
Updated 4/21/2014 12:54:48 PM

I'm back again for one last newbie question. Do you guys have any great core exercises or exercises I should try for my core strength? I had a c-section 2 1/2 years ago and I can't do crunches anymore but I want to work on my core. I've been overc...  Read more

Why do I really need to exercise?
Updated 4/21/2014 2:37:14 PM

I will be honest and say I hate exercising. I have exercise induced asthma and I have since I was a kid. I really don't like the tightening of the chest and burning lungs. I also don't sweat so I overheat easily. I'm doing pretty good losin...  Read more

Toddlers make it difficult to exercise
Updated 4/21/2014 11:06:27 AM

That, and teens that are able to eat whatever and have these tempting treats all over the place. So parents...what do you do about exercise time without feeling guilty? We have a membership to the Y, but I feel awful dropping my girls there. T...  Read more

Exercising with a chest cold
Updated 4/19/2014 6:15:02 PM

I have had a nasty chest cold for almost a week now and have not been able to work out/go running like I usually do. I have a 10K in a week that I would still like to participate in but I feel like I need to do some kind of cardiovascular exercise to...  Read more

The Firm Slim Solutions Yoga Workout

I am NOT a yoga person, but needed something to help stretch me out as I have had trouble with back/hip/hamstring that kept me from being able to exercise at all. This DVD feels so good on those tight areas and many things are what my physical therap...  Read more

The jeans game

I went to a thrift store and bought 3 inexpensive jeans, kinda tight but not to tight. When those jeans start to feel lose I take those old jeans back to the thrift store then buy another 3 kinda snug jeans. I could tell I was losing weight buy the w...  Read more

Curves Divas

Calling all women who go to Curves! As we learn healthy eating and exercise habits we can support one another!...  Read more

12 Hamstring Stretches for Greater Flexibility

Tight hamstrings are a common complaint not only amongst runners, cyclists and rowers, but for those who tend to sit most of the day, whether at a desk at work or school, spend a lot of time on the couch watching TV, sitting at the computer, even for...  Read more

How to Make Today Better

A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. Why Are Kids Who Get Less Candy Happier On Halloween? NPR This story is fascinating! According to a recent study, kids might be happier with one really good treat rather...  Read more