Do you sometimes find yourself skipping the strength training you know you should be doing, just because it’s hard to squeeze it into your hectic schedule? Sure, it’s possible to do a very effective strength training routine at home with... Read more
I have a friend who can either build or fix just about anything—the guy is handy! I’m constantly amazed to see how he can take care of most any restoration or carpentry problem. Something that seems impossible is like putty in his hands,... Read more
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
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
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
Hi, I am fairly new to SP and thoroughly enjoying everything about it so far. But can anyone share some advise on exercising with injuries.
Several years ago I injured my knee cartlidge which has never fully recovered. I find exercising, even wal... Read more
This is sort of a check in post; I joined on 11/15/2013 but I just started with the SparkCoach this week. I don't get online everyday because it hurts to much to sit too long; I try to walk at least 3 times a day but due to chronic back and leg pai... Read more
I love to Walk, Hula Hoop (even though i'm not that good at hula hooping it's still fun and keeps me active), jumping rope, squats, kick boxing, and dancing. I would like to try hiking and hopefully walk/jog/run in a 5k or 10k.... Read more
I started working out in November and managed two weeks of consistent working out walking 2 miles a day with Leslie Sansone and doing a daily spark workout video. The last 2 weeks of November I fell off track because I was sick and I tried to workout... Read more
I use my exercise ball to increase the intensity of hamstring stretches. First I get into a yoga position called "legs up the wall". (Back and head on floor, legs at 90 degrees up the wall.) Then I place the exercise ball between the wall and the b... Read more
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
No, you don't need a trainer or a fancy fitness gizmo to double your strength training results. You can use whatever equipment you have right now (or none at all) and still get a benefit from this research-proven lifting technique. A recent article p... Read more
Usually, the average exerciser doesn't think about physiology or kinesiology when he or she is exercising. Sure, you think about form, doing your exercises correctly, and achieving balanceóboth in terms of overall fitness (a balance of cardio, streng... Read more
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