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Proper Swimming Form Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Proper Swimming Form.

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11 Most Common Training Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Whether you enjoy tennis, swimming or Pilates, unfortunately, there is an injury for you. Pilates has lower back injuries, runners get runner's knee and then there's tennis elbow—all common injuries many fitness enthusiasts have experie...  Read more

9 Cross-Training Activities for Runners

The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes...  Read more

Low-Impact Exercises That Burn Major Calories

If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&...  Read more

Swimming: Take the Plunge!

I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis...  Read more

Strength Training with a Disability

Whether you have a disability or a chronic condition that limits your mobility, exercise doesn't have to be out of reach or even painful. In fact, depending on your condition, your health care provider has probably recommended that you increase y...  Read more

I swear fasting labs are a form of torture. Can't
Updated 9/23/2016 10:50:59 AM

I swear fasting labs are a form of torture. Can't even drink water until an hour and a half from now....  Read more

I swam a total of 4000m today! A new record!
Updated 9/21/2016 4:42:49 PM

I swam a total of 4000m today! A new record!...  Read more

Really #needadvice on how to get proper rest. I gu
Updated 9/21/2016 6:41:44 AM

Really #needadvice on how to get proper rest. I guess part of it is the aches and pains and each position being uncomfortable. the other part is #insomnia. Anyone who formerly had #sleep problems who are now well rested individuals?...  Read more

I want to swim as fast as the man in the next lane
Updated 9/20/2016 9:29:55 AM

I want to swim as fast as the man in the next lane....  Read more

Joined the YMCA so I can continue swimming through the next 3 seasons. The fumes from the pool water
Updated 9/20/2016 8:57:54 AM

Joined the YMCA so I can continue swimming through the next 3 seasons. The fumes from the pool water gave me a headache, nausea, chest discomfort and sore skin. Two hours later and two showers later still felt bad. Bummed a little....  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

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

The Top 5 Exercises You're Doing Wrong

For some people, safety and form during a workout is a huge priority. For others, it's an afterthought. If you work out without the careful eyes of a trainer or instructor watching your every move, it can be difficult to know if you are exercisin...  Read more