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Warming Up Exercises Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Warming Up Exercises.

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Reference Guide to Warming Up

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. What is a Warm Up? A warm up is the act of preparing for an athletic event or workout by exercising or practicing for a short time beforehand....  Read more

Declare Your Independence from the Gym

It's an excuse many of us have heard or even said ourselves: I want to get fit, but I can't afford a gym membership. While a health club can be a fantastic place to work out, it's not the only way to get fit. In fact, you can enjoy a vari...  Read more

You Can Progress to a Pull Up

Make your fitness dreams come true once and for all, starting with the classic pull up! Pull ups are one way to showcase ultimate strength and conditioning, and they're no easy feat for the beginner. But both men and women can achieve pull-u...  Read more

Reach Your Fitness Goals!

What “fitness feat” have you always wanted to accomplish? I think we all have something in mind, a seemingly insurmountable task that we just wish, for whatever reason, we could do. You see other people accomplish it with ease, and you se...  Read more

Small Bits of Fitness Add Up

"Where did the day go?" Is this a common question in your life? Many of us jam-pack so much stuff into our daily routines, seemingly there’s no time to relax for just one minute, let alone exercise. Lack of time is one of t...  Read more

Don't use exercise as a punishment for overeating;
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Don't use exercise as a punishment for overeating; it will just make you associate exercise as being something you do when you've been bad, not something you do because it's good for you. Plan out tomorrow's meals and load up protein and veggies....  Read more

Walking is a great start. Spark's exercise routine
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Walking is a great start. Spark's exercise routines are a good option as well. I use those, a therapy cycle, plus the local Planet Fitness to get my exercise in....  Read more

My exercise streak keeps me motivated-it's long enough now I can't bear to break it! That and workin
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My exercise streak keeps me motivated-it's long enough now I can't bear to break it! That and working towards mini-goals-I'm 2 lbs away from my goal for the month of April, so I'm pushing towards it with all I have! :-)...  Read more

Just started exercising and do not have the coordi
Updated 4/21/2015 5:26:56 PM

Just started exercising and do not have the coordination. I hate it but really want to keep at it. I've been doing the Walk off the pounds. Could use somebody with similar problems....  Read more

Fitting in exercise to a busy schedule
Updated 4/21/2015 12:52:11 PM

I'm a working mom of a baby that's on the verge of walking and a dog that thinks he's still the baby. I'm lucky enough to work flex time and have some days at home with the baby, but this means that I'm trying to fit in a few extra hours of work whe...  Read more

Get a great workout

Do calisthenics during the commercial breaks when you are watching TV. The idea is to exercise intensely for the length of the break, as one would do in interval training....  Read more

Wet Nails? Exercise!

While at home and waiting for your nails to dry, do some floor exercises (leg adduction, abduction, leg lifts, etc), or even push-ups!...  Read more

Moms And Dads At Home Getting Healthy Together

Hello moms and dads! Huddle the children, your furry friends and let's get out for some exercise and away from the temptations of that beast called the fridge! See you soon!...  Read more

Pre Race Warm-ups: An Essential Part of Every Runner's Routine

When I started running almost 4 years ago one of the cardinal rules of racing my running coach taught me was, "The shorter the race, the longer the warm-up." It is something that has been ingrained in me all these years and something I still practice...  Read more

You Asked: Why Should I Warm Up before a Workout?

On those days when time is at a premium, it can be tempting to skip your warm-up and jump right into your workout.  Is that a smart use of your time, or is it asking for trouble?  Even though the warming up won't burn hundreds of calori...  Read more