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Re: Keeping Fit: A Positive Approach to the Aging Process

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These last two weeks DH and I have been putting our ab wheel to good use as we seek to build core strength and trim dead weight. 

 

Learn about ab wheels: http://abmachinesguide.com/ab-wheel-workouts-instructions/

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@LaDolceVita - Funny! That too!!


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@ASTRAEA   Woman LOL Yes, especially if it was one of your body parts that broke! 

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@Epster - One of the videos showed the assembly; it took about 60 seconds, and there was no voice-over explaining anything. The first time I tried to attach the balance bar, everything was fine until the last connection, and then the parts wouldn't line up perfectly & jammed. When I contacted the company via live chat, the suggestion was to stand on it & force the parts together  .. sure, and then if something broke, whose fault would that be?!


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ASTRAEA wrote:

@Epster - I love how easy they make it look on videos, to set it up & then fold it again! The first 3 days I had it, I got all my exercise trying to put it together, then taking it apart again because the final connection wouldn't like up perfectly.


@ASTRAEA Indeed! You won't be traveling with yours, it sounds like, however I can say that it does get easier to set up. Those first few times, though, boy something could go wrong and a person alone could get hurt! 

 

An aside: Our rebounder didn't come with a video, however I'm thinking about the video instructions for our double decker recumbent trailer hitch rack. They showed an 80-something assembling, installling, then loading and unloading recumbent trikes with ease. HA! Some 300 load/unload episodes later we still prefer to do this as a team. And I remain in awe of that 80 y-o in the video! PS Last year we had to show another couple how to load and unload their trikes on the same model rack: the video convinced them they couldn't do it!

 

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@Epster - I love how easy they make it look on videos, to set it up & then fold it again! The first 3 days I had it, I got all my exercise trying to put it together, then taking it apart again because the final connection wouldn't line up perfectly.


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ASTRAEA wrote:

@Epster - Mine folds too, but it's one PITA to attach the balance bar to the base, and it's heavier than I'd want to haul around anyway.


@ASTRAEA We didn't get the balance bar because I figured I'd actually end up tripping on it. (I'm such a klutz, ugh.) Ours is a PITA to fold and unfold. Smiley Sad

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@Epster - Mine folds too, but it's one PITA to attach the balance bar to the base, and it's heavier than I'd want to haul around anyway.


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ASTRAEA wrote:

Mine came with 2 DVDs, but I haven't even gotten thru the first one, listing all the recommended exercises.

 

 

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Sounds like a good system.

 

We chose a folding model because we intended to travel with ours. The plan is to have it in the (future) RV, but for now (besides daily workouts) we find the mini trampoline quite useful for warming up prior to races at the Senior Games. I find it to be one of the most useful pieces of exercise equipment we have.

 

 

 

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@Epster - Mine came with 2 DVDs, but I haven't even gotten thru the first one, listing all the recommended exercises.

 

@LaDolceVita - Thanks; I just changed it again the other day .. but the avatars are so small & kind of squished/elongated! Smiley Happy


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