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I am impressed with the techniques listed here. I used to jog (can't anymore), bicycle with spouse on a tandem (won't anymore because of roadie ragers) and yoga classes (now only stretching at home with KV cd tapes etc.). Now I walk fast with my dog (45 min. or more) whenever possible. I try to play doubles tennis 2xs a week and when the weather permits I do lap swimming and pool exercises. When I travel I can easily keep up with the walking and I will use weights and elliptical trainer in a hotel gym. Most BW and HIE have decent gyms. When I walk I sometimes remember to squish my abs in and when I discuss something with someone I usually stand as tall as my frame allows. Plus I do housework. I try to keep fresh veggies and fruits in the home always. We eat out seldom compared to most people I know and I have learned to be a decent home cook.
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Smoking marijauna once a day... Isn't life great! Even at this ageSmiley Wink

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Saw this yesterday and thought it appropriate for this thread. 

 

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The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. - Julius Erving
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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!

 

 

 

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. - Julius Erving
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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.

 

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. - Julius Erving
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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!

 

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. - Julius Erving