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
Ever notice how some people can have big bellies but lean legs, or how women tend to store most of their fat in their thighs, hips, and butt? These are examples of fat distribution, which refers to where your body typically stores the fat, no matter... 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
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently published research that determined the most effective gluteal exercises. The study compared specific gluteal exercises to a traditional squat to see which exercises targeted the butt muscles most effect... Read more
Are you always on the run and running out of time to stretch? Try adding a few standing stretches throughout the day. Whether standing in line, waiting for the bus or watching a soccer game, you can squeeze in some quality flexibility training. You c... Read more
Hey there all you, "Let's lose 30 lbs by Christmas" peeps!! :-) Here's the accountability thread! Weigh in on Wednesdays. Check in every day and tell us your goal for today, your victory from yesterday and lets keep each other motivated!... Read more
I've started using Spark recently (about 2 weeks now). I'm 34 and have gained 30 pounds for the past year since I moved to the UK to study. I have to get my weight back now.
My life is very sedentiary and I don't really exercise.
I... Read more
Just joined back yesterday! I lost 40 lbs with spark people but recently gained back ten. I've really been struggling to get it off. My goal is to lose 15 by 2015. Anyone want to be friends and offer each other support and encouragement? I love yoga!... Read more
Trying to lose 50 pounds by May 2015, looking for accountability/motivators or someone on the same journey as me. I struggle with weight loss and really need to commit this time. After having a baby I'm the heaviest I ever was :(... Read more
I started 13 days ago doing 30 minutes, then 30 minutes 2x a day now I do the cardio for 30 minutes and the hips Buns and Thighs for 25 minutes. I have lost 1.5 inches from my my waist, abdomen and hips. Not bad 4.5 inches in just 12 days.104... Read more
Focusing on losing inches from hips, thighs and belly means more than the number on that scale. Knowing that muscle weighs more than fat means I'm not entirely focused on that number. Getting back into those little shorts and cute sleeveless tops i... Read more
You're probably familiar with the terms "apple" and "pear" when they apply to body shapes. People who are apple shaped tend to carry their extra weight in the abdomen region, but usually have relatively slim arms and legs. Men tend to be apple shaped... Read more
The hip flexors are the group of muscles that allow you to lift your knees toward your chest and bend forward from the hips. What is collectively referred to as the hip flexors is actually a group of muscles that includes the iliopsoas, the thi... Read more
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