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
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
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
Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re... Read more
When you're short on time, proper stretching can be the first thing to go! That's why we created this short and effective full-body stretching routine that you can breeze through in fewer than five minutes. Remember to warm up first and never... Read more
Frustrated...I'm 8 days into my new routine. Eating within my caloric zone and walking 5 km's daily and have GAINED weight. I just don't understand? I've noticed that I'm usually shy on my protein intake, would it have this effect?... Read more
Just when I get into a good workout routine my knees start to ache. Generally followed by my bad ankle, wrists, and shoulders. It gets discouraging when they get bad enough that I'm afraid to exercise and risk doing damage.... Read more
One of the biggest things I've seen since I began tracking my food is that it helps if you plan the meals out and stick to them. It's so easy to come home from a workout and be so tired that you don't feel like cooking, but giving in and going out to... Read more
I started my work out routine today feels great . I lost 30 lbs and then stopped trying for a while but I maintained my weight which is a big deal for me BC I allways yoyo so yay . But I need to lose about 80 more lbs. That's less than when I started... Read more
This is a group for those anywhere in the world that either swims regularly, swims occasionally or would like to swim as part of their fitness routine. We embrace all swimmers of any level.... Read more
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
As a runner I have always had a stretching routine, however only after I am done with my runs, but not always. I have never stretched before my runs. I always start my runs with a brisk walk or nice slow jog for 5-10 minutes before I get into the me... Read more
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
These short ones are good for hurry up mornings, quickie stretches at work, or for combining with other videos as warm-up or cool down.
I'm starting the day tired; woke up much too early. Off to the coffee pot.... Read more
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