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Stretching Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Stretching.

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Reference Guide to Stretching

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. Stretching comes naturally to all of us. You might notice that if you have been sitting in a particular position for a long time, you stretch unco...  Read more

Stretching Should Not Be Missing In Action

When you think about working out—or even see it on TV, in movies, or at your own gym—does stretching come to mind? Probably not. Stretching is easily ignored, even in commercials for gyms. Yet it's an important part of any fitnes...  Read more

4 Ways to Stretch Smarter

I’m the first to admit that stretching is not high on my priority list.  When I’m crunched for time, the last thing I want to do is spend an extra 5-10 minutes stretching after a workout.  Consequently, my body has paid the pric...  Read more

Daily Stretching Routine

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

Seated Stretching Routine

When you spend a lot of time sitting, especially at a desk or computer, it's important to take stretch breaks. A couple of breaks each day will help you stay alert and keep stiffness at bay. This set of stretches is perfect for people who are alr...  Read more

OK, I've tried every stretch known to man kind and
Updated 5/20/2015 12:39:40 AM

OK, I've tried every stretch known to man kind and I can't get my calf muscle and Achilles to loosen. It's so tight I'm afraid I'm gonna rip it trying to do things at the gym. Any suggestions other than flexing against walls?...  Read more

Has anyone tried stretch mark creams and could rec
Updated 5/18/2015 9:46:31 AM

Has anyone tried stretch mark creams and could recommend one they liked best? I think I want to start now that way they'll be a little lighter when I lose the rest of my weights. Pros and cons and experience with it is welcomed!...  Read more

I have noticed losing weight my stretch marks are
Updated 5/6/2015 8:43:04 PM

I have noticed losing weight my stretch marks are more noticesble. Does anyone have any sugesstions on how to get them to blend in with your skin....  Read more

Injury stretching coordination
Updated 5/4/2015 8:40:44 PM

There's a number of injury / problem type areas that would benefit from particular stretches ... I was wondering how to coordinate those though Wondered how others have done this?...  Read more

I touched my toes today! I was stretching after ca
Updated 5/4/2015 9:54:53 PM

I touched my toes today! I was stretching after cardio and was finally able to touch my toes. I almost cried! Also, I learned that just because you weigh 267, that doesn't mean you can't run suicides, and like them! (At least a min at a time!)...  Read more

Never short-cut Stretching!!

Always stretch fully after exercise, and if you can't exercise then stretch anyway!!Stretches make rthe exercise count!!...  Read more

Stretching

I have incorporated stretching into my daily route of cleaning. When I go to make the beds I place my legs one at a time up on our bed and stretch. As I go through the day I stretch while doing my daily chores, when vacuuming I stretch my sides, reac...  Read more

Golfers Unite

A Place for Golfers to get together and discuss, fitness, stretching and of course golf....  Read more

Your 5-Minute Full Body Stretch Routine

I was not blessed with natural flexibility.  Unless I stretch on a regular basis, I have no hope of reaching down and touching my toes.  My tendency to skip stretching after runs (I know, shame on me) has come back to bite me in the past.&n...  Read more

12 Hamstring Stretches for Greater Flexibility

Tight hamstrings are a common complaint not only amongst runners, cyclists and rowers, but for those who tend to sit most of the day, whether at a desk at work or school, spend a lot of time on the couch watching TV, sitting at the computer, even for...  Read more

Stretching stretching stretching ;-)

Gotta love it! I love to challenge myself in new and amazing ways ;-) Today I ride!!!! Back in the day (that would be about 7-8 years ago) I would ride at least 10 miles a day. My cars were pretty flaky back then so sometimes it was the only way to g...  Read more

SP Video #10 - 3 Min Leg Stretching Routine on Mat

246 406 So...I did this one in my desk chair on break when no one was around. It was really 3 Min Leg Stretching Routine in Chair. Amazing what you can do when you set your mind to it. Adapting it to a chair was actually a very effective stret...  Read more