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Proper Running Form Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Proper Running Form.

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How to Run with Proper Form and Technique

Running may be challenging, but it is an activity humans were designed to do—and it's something nearly everyone can enjoy if we allow time and patience for our bodies to adapt to the demands of the sport. But that doesn't mean that prop...  Read more

The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world.  The book "Born to Run,"...  Read more

Don't Be a Runnin' Fool

Whether your goal is to finish a marathon, or make it to the end of the block without stopping, running can be a great addition to your exercise routine. In fact, running burns more calories per minute than most other forms of cardio exercise.&n...  Read more

10 Smart Ways to Burn More Calories

We all like to get more done in less time, right? We shop from our computers to forgo waiting in lines at department stores and microwave our foods to cut down on cooking time. Some of us even take multitasking to new levels by checking our email whi...  Read more

Are You Cheating Yourself at the Gym? Part 2

With the hectic pace of our society today, most people don't have hours to spend in the gym. That's why it's so important to make the most of the workout time you have available. Are you cheating yourself out of the best strength workout...  Read more

Today's goal? Run 2.25 miles. Today's reality? Ran
Updated 7/1/2016 2:44:32 AM

Today's goal? Run 2.25 miles. Today's reality? Ran 2.5!...  Read more

Ran again I've been doing so lately i feel perfect
Updated 6/30/2016 9:22:59 PM

Ran again I've been doing so lately i feel perfectly fine. Hydrate quite often and even stop to rest ppl give me dirty looks even my sister does. I have my bump but I'm super careful some people just make me feel so bad but both baby & i are healthy...  Read more

Well i have a problem.i decided i want to run 21km
Updated 6/30/2016 5:16:42 PM

Well i have a problem.i decided i want to run 21km marathon in october.but when i go for a run i can't run more than 4km because my knee hurts.i've done MR and x-ray but doctors says everything is fine.does anybody have idea what should i do?...  Read more

I only got in a mile run/walk for 35 minutes but a
Updated 6/30/2016 7:18:36 PM

I only got in a mile run/walk for 35 minutes but at least I've gotten 4651 steps so far today!...  Read more

SparkPeople forming once a week weight loss group
Updated 6/30/2016 10:37:10 AM

Anyone willing to meet in Skokie, Illinois to form a weight loss group once a week? Members would weigh in before each meeting and discuss weight loss issues found on SparkPeople. The meeting would last about an hour including the weigh in. Preferabl...  Read more

Watch it Buddy!

Whenever you strength train, whether with free weights or a machine, watch yourself in a mirror to make sure you are doing it with proper form. Proper form ensures you're getting the best results & not setting yourself up for injury! Happy Sparking!...  Read more

Exercise "Card" Cut-Outs from Magazines

You know those pages of exercise cut-outs that are in the fitness magazines? I never really knew what to do with them but thought that using them would be great. I now clip them, hole punch and keep them on a metal ring that I bought at the office...  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

10 Tips for Injury-Free Training

The late-February morning sun was warming the crisp trail air, I had a clear view of the calm Little Miami River through the still-bare trees and I had just hit mile 4.5. Suddenly, my muscle starting tugging at me, a faint whisper that I could ignore...  Read more

You Asked: How Much Weight Should I Lift?

Strength training may not be rocket science, but for the average person, figuring out the best, safest, and most effective ways to lift weights is no small task. There's no shortage of workout videos, toning classes and fitness plans you could fo...  Read more

Learning proper running form... when you're broke

Okay, so I know that there are two problems with my running. 1) Crappy shoes. Seriously, my running shoes are broken down... they've worn down on the inside tread, and provide no support anymore. They're fraying something terrible. I'm working...  Read more

Proper Running Form

Now that I have experience the triumphant feeling that accompanies the accomplishment of jogging longer and farther than ever before, I can see myself permanently incorporating jogging into my exercise repetoire. However, walking home after my last...  Read more