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

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Saw this yesterday and thought it appropriate for this thread. 

 

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Just saw this and found it a good, positive thought for anyone striving to up their physical conditioning game this week: 

 

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 Go, go, go, go go!

 

 

 

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Short video showing correct way to do an ab wheel roll out (to save yourself back injury). The roll out is a good entry level exercise. (Vid also shows homemade version for you DIYers)


 

As always, check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise program.

 

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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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