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How To Stretch A Hamstring Muscle Resources

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A Beginner's Guide to Yoga

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

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

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

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

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

#exerciseanyone know any great back exercises that are for stretching the back muscles? Hurt my sci
Updated 5/4/2016 7:36:29 AM

#exerciseanyone know any great back exercises that are for stretching the back muscles? Hurt my sciatica nerve in my lower back. ....  Read more

Does anyone know of a good stretching video, I'd l
Updated 5/3/2016 8:24:39 PM

Does anyone know of a good stretching video, I'd like to start stretching daily b4 bed💤💤...  Read more

Plateau? Or muscle?
Updated 5/3/2016 3:18:34 PM

Hey guys! I was losing about a lb per week for about 8 weeks and I decided to add 5 lb dumbells into my workouts. Since i added them ive gained back 3 lbs and I keep gaining and losing 1-3 lbs over and over. Is this a plateau or am I gaining muscle...  Read more

I don't want to build muscle, I just want to lose
Updated 5/3/2016 1:08:35 AM

I don't want to build muscle, I just want to lose this weight I've recently gained. And I have NO IDEA how to use work out equipment. Any ideas on good exercises that don't require gym equipment?...  Read more

Going slow hopefully get over this pulled muscles
Updated 5/2/2016 12:54:55 PM

Going slow hopefully get over this pulled muscles Hope everyone has a better Monday than me today. Still smiling...  Read more

Benefits of Stretching

Stretching, in its most basic form, is a natural and automatic action. People often stretch instinctively after waking from sleep or after long periods of inactivity.While the benefits of daily exercise are numerous and well known, the benefits of a...  Read more

Use your exercise ball to add additional hamstring stretch

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

Iron Maidens

Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!...  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

The 13 Best Yoga Poses for Runners

When I first started running, I thought for sure it would be a bad combination with yoga. Running is repetitive, it can be hard on the body, and it's fast.After my first few runs, I felt sore and tight, despite my thorough stretching session afte...  Read more