Flexibility?

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Tue, 01-11-2011 - 1:27pm

I've got a question of the week for you. Do you work on your flexibility? How?

Karla
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Tue, 01-11-2011 - 3:13pm

Great question, Karla, since it's such an important aspect of fitness.






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Tue, 01-11-2011 - 3:17pm

I am doing Yoga Jean. lol could you tell? ;) I am so not flexible and I struggle with it when our TKD instructor makes us do stretches but I've decided to take a Yoga class to try to improve. I'm really impressed so far with the class because it's totally different than what I'm used to. It was so low key and relaxing and while it was certainly a workout, I really enjoyed the slow pace.

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Tue, 01-11-2011 - 5:35pm

LOL, it's the slow pace that drives me crazy but it's also what makes it work! I tried a Bikram yoga class a while back and loved the warm room. I'm so cold normally.






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Tue, 01-11-2011 - 6:29pm

I generally stretch after every workout.

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Wed, 01-12-2011 - 8:35am

lol yes, the slowness is not something I'm used to so that's why I find it such a challenge. It is so different than what I typically do that it's actually refreshing.

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Wed, 01-12-2011 - 9:31pm

I take a Pilates class about twice a month.

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Thu, 01-13-2011 - 7:41am

It's good that you have a variety to choose from.






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Thu, 01-13-2011 - 10:00pm
I discussed how I felt about the class with my trainer, and he made an observation which I find really inspiring. He said that if you don't work out hard, you forget what it means to work out hard, and you think you are working out hard when you aren't. I know that there are times when just getting to the gym is an accomplishment, and although I might give the workout everything I have to give that night (or week...or month) I didn't work out to my real capacity. I have to periodically regroup in my mind and figure out ways to increase the intensity and fierceness that I bring to the workouts because it is way too easy to become complacent and just go through the motions.

I think that is why I like lifting and the community of lifters so much - they are always challenging themselves and each other to reach new goals and I find that helps me push myself to work above where I think I can.
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Thu, 01-13-2011 - 11:12pm

lol on varying intensities of workouts.

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Fri, 01-14-2011 - 7:43am

I demo that in my class--the "cheat" version where you're not working as hard and then the real version.