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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

8 Ways to Check Your Form During Home Workouts

You’re on day five of your friendly squat competition with your coworkers, feeling good. You start the day's round, but suddenly, you feel a sharp pain in your lower back. Something is not right. What are you doing wrong? When done pro...  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

So can anyone tell me why the more I run on my tre
Updated 8/22/2016 3:43:01 PM

So can anyone tell me why the more I run on my treadmill the less calories I burn?? #exercise...  Read more

One last supply run to Target & I'll be leaving my
Updated 8/21/2016 10:34:30 AM

One last supply run to Target & I'll be leaving my boy to his own devices at COLLEGE; how the time doth fly!!!...  Read more

I ran half a mile yesterday i thought i was going
Updated 8/21/2016 1:31:47 PM

I ran half a mile yesterday i thought i was going to be so tired in realty i just needed to catch my breath #friendfinder #fitness...  Read more

Good day today run on the beach type of good day :
Updated 8/20/2016 7:31:53 PM

Good day today run on the beach type of good day :)...  Read more

Just curious, does anyone else feel like they will never be able to run for a long distance? #exerc
Updated 8/22/2016 11:48:00 PM

Just curious, does anyone else feel like they will never be able to run for a long distance? #exercise...  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