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Proper Swimming Form Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Proper Swimming Form.

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

How to Get Six Pack Abs

Whether you're just starting an exercise program, or you've been at it for years, there is one thing on everyone's wish list: a toned stomach. Well-defined abdominal muscles are glorified as being sexy, healthy and youthful. You may have...  Read more

Question for Coach: Swimming 3X week
Updated 7/11/2014 2:07:26 PM

I swam 3X this week (90+ minutes each time) and yet, I show no weight loss. I stayed within the 1200 /1400 calories range, too. Now, on Tuesday, my hubby ordered pizza. I ate about 1/2 of one pizza over two days. Am I holding sodium? Jus...  Read more

Swim Time
Updated 7/8/2014 1:23:45 PM

I got to spend almost 2 hours in the pool last evening. 237 I'm going to try to swim 3X a week until we close the pool in October....  Read more

i need help with a proper exercise program
Updated 7/6/2014 7:40:50 PM

I have CIDP, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and other diagnoses that leave me tired and in a lot of pain. I also have foot drop in both feet ( I am unable to lift them) I need to find exercises that will fit with my limited mobility and pain and fati...  Read more

Swimming tracker.
Updated 7/3/2014 2:08:49 PM

Hi, I swim almost daily and I know there are many SP members that swim too. I am a dedicated swimmer and I am dedicated to this site. I am requesting you do something about making next version of the SP tracker compatible with swimming or the...  Read more

Rusty at swimming
Updated 6/26/2014 4:38:05 PM

I love swimming, but due to lack of (convenient) access to anywhere to do it for several years, I have a feeling that I've gotten a bit rusty. While I remember the basic strokes (mostly), I can't, for example, do a flip turn anymore (or maybe I can a...  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

staying motivated

i have chosen to participate in one fitness event per month. helps me focus on training; helps structure my workouts and decreases my cravings to indulge...  Read more

WOWA - Working Out With Asthma

Many people with Asthma know that exercising can be a very trying experience. People with asthma CAN exercise. This Group was formed, to Inform, Motivate, Encourage, and Inspire Asthma Sufferers....  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