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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

Wheezing During Winter Workouts

You've bundled up in your cold-weather gear and mustered the determination to head outside for an invigorating winter run. You feel great at first, but a few minutes into your route, you need to stop to catch your breath. After a few sto...  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

It is difficult trying to exercise when your spous
Updated 7/17/2016 11:18:09 PM

It is difficult trying to exercise when your spouse fees guilty not doing so...  Read more

I didn't do any exercise, besides a short and slow
Updated 7/18/2016 1:16:09 AM

I didn't do any exercise, besides a short and slow walk, for three days because my sister was at my house with a personal emergency and I barely got any sleep. Jumped back into it tonight and felt like I hadn't exercised in months!...  Read more

I did it again. Ate right exercised. Ate 3 cookies
Updated 7/17/2016 8:06:13 PM

I did it again. Ate right exercised. Ate 3 cookies but not 3 bags of cookies. Weigh in tommorow.🖖...  Read more

I have COPD. Can't do a lot of exercising because
Updated 7/17/2016 5:58:42 PM

I have COPD. Can't do a lot of exercising because I run out of breath. So it's hard to work off calories. But at least I can do yoga for seniors (63 years old) and low impact exercising. But feel I'm at a disadvantage....  Read more

Exercise motivation: lighten up your goals; track
Updated 7/17/2016 5:21:16 PM

Exercise motivation: lighten up your goals; track your progress; delete guilt; focus only on yourself; get a cheering squad; find the fun of it; make it convenient; forget the past; reward yourself....  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

Wall push-ups

Wall push-ups are a good way to get more upper-body exercise when you may not have time for floor push-ups, or maybe you're not so great at floor push-ups. They benefit chest, shoulders, arms/triceps, and core muscles. Step back just a little (safely...  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