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Regular moderate exercise log

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by RuthW, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. LaoDan

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    Lots of sympathy as I suffered from pf for years and understand HOW frustrating it is. I'm not sure how or why it went away in the end. If it ever starts to come back, I'll be consulting the Youtube physios Bob&Brad. I find them very helpful with other problems, as well as being funny and unassuming. They have done a whole series on pf:
    Highly recommended.
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Huh! They don't demonstrate the only two things I was taught-- the runner-type standing calf stretch, and the rolling your foot over a soup can or water bottle, preferably frozen. If you have a "knobbly" or "spikey" massage roller, that will give your hands a rest from the massage. These guys are very personable for sure!

    Yesterday, 2.71 mile walk, not fast by most standards but I am not a fast walker, so it was a step up from a stroll. It stays humid here all night, and you can work up a sweat just sitting on the porch swatting mosquitoes if you're not careful!
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday 45 minute very challenging barre class. Being 68, I am always adapting the movements. Having a 10-week-old hernia repair, I am not going 100% on the abs work yet, partly because my lower abs have morphed into a large bowl of semi-set jello. As a life-long professional flutist, I have shoulder and wrist problems. Adapt! Adapt! "Optionize" like crazy! I love these classes. They wring me out.
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Today another barre class Survived nicely.
     
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    @zauberflote going great guns on the barre. Work has scuppered me so far this week but about to walk most of the way to the office - yes a rare visit in to the office - as it looks like the forecast rain/storms will hold off long enough for me to go the scenic way along the canal. So it’ll be 5 miles or so.
     
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    But did these tactics work? They didn't help my pf. I'm not sure what did, apart from the passage of time. When I do Bob & Brad's exercises for my bad lower back, it is transformed for the better. When I neglect to do them my back deteriorates fast. I would therefore consult B&B first if, heaven forbid, I developed pf again. However, imo no-one gets everything right, (just as even Hitler didn't get EVERYTHING wrong, so I might be disappointed. It is fashionable nowadays to recommend strengthening as well as stretching exercises and they have certainly helped me. I just wish I could get myself to do them more regularly!
     
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    Rain did indeed hold off for a very enjoyable walk along the Regent’s Canal. Just as well I didn’t take my camera or I’d never have made it to the office. Weather permitting I’ll go back tomorrow for more of a saunter along the route.

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    Alexandra, for me the stretches were the *only* thing that helped my PF, go figure! Granted, it wasn't a "scream on getting out of bed" case, but standing up after a concert to take bows was...educational. I am definitely going to look up B&B's low back exercises-- my right S-I joint has been giving me what for for a good 20 years now, and having both hips replaced may have slowed any OA that may be there, but the pain is still there. Thank you for posting that video!

    I just remembered another PF exercise; I think my brother may have told me-- scrunching up a small towel with your toes. That's your strengthening! I couldn't do it-- got cramps in my arch!!

    And..... third barre class in a row this noontime. Jello belly but recovery from abdominal surgery takes more time when you're 68 than when I was 38!
     
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    Another strengthening pf exercise is to walk a short distance on one's toes. But maybe that will also cause discomfort for you. One piece of advice B&B repeat over and over is, if their recommended exercise hurts, DON'T DO IT! Good luck finding some helpful back exercises. The barre ones sound great - lots of stretching and strengthening in one, I imagine.
     
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    I am extremely fortunate in that my PF is 20+ years in my past. It only came on the one time, and bothered me for maybe a year. I quit jogging about 15 years ago in my early 50's, and since that had been the cause, I'm hoping I won't have to deal with it again. Not to worry.... plenty of other things come along, don't they!

    B&B's "if it hurts, don't do it!" philosophy will be admired in my joint replacement forum's community-- I will have to post them there!
    Barre is great for strengthening me. I was born tight and inflexible, and the older I get, the more time I need in a stretch So the stretches are great for ordinary and younger folks, but I have to stretch again after class
     
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    Me too!
     
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    Another day, another walk. Speedy 6.8 miles to get to a park where I met 3 friends for an amble/chat. Then train most of the way home.

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    Let me guess! Walk started in the middle of the top "line" of the "rectangle", the amble is the "toe of the boot", and you got on the train at the tip of the "N" in Beckenham? Sounds like a happy-making day.
    I, on the other hand, did not go for a walk yesterday when I should have. It cleared off, cooled down, and by the time that happened and Mr ZF took off on his walk, I realized I'd missed my window of happiness.
    This morning it's cool! and SUNNY!!! Harbinger of late September. Fall is my favorite season here. No humidity, fewer bugs, and ordinarily the State Fair.
     
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    @zauberflote
    Do you have to have a barre at home to do your classes?
    And does she charge?. They sound very interesting
     
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    It's a pandemic version of a regular class. So no, you need no props, but you can use soup cans for weights, a chair for a barre, and a rolled-up towel for various things. Yes, the special internet live stream pricing went away as soon as the ballet school where she teaches opened for Summer Intensive school. So there is a $22 single class fee, and various packages. I use the one that gets class price down to $10-- it's an all-access monthly pass for $160. On this pass You may take as many adult ballet, tap, modern, movement, and barre classes as you like, in studio when offered, and/or streaming when offered. So I get 4 barre classes/week which is about my limit. None of the ballet classes are livestreamed, because that would be pointless after the barre section was over!

    How to take: acquire the MindBody app. Search for Richmond Ballet, Richmond Virginia (US). View the schedule. Purchase classes! Now I am not sure what MindBody does about foreign currencies....

    A word about the class-- it is NOT a clique of ponytailed skinny 20-somethings. It is real people, mostly women, but most of us are confirmed "barre rats" and do wear ponytails . The classes are very impossible to keep up with if you've never done organized movement before, and even if you have decades of ballet classes under your belt the first dozen classes are impossible to follow. But nobody cares because it is all so much painful fun! The instructor, Lauren Fagone, is a former principal dancer at Richmond Ballet, she knows her stuff, is fiendishly inventive, and never stops talking you through what you're supposed to be thinking of in addition to what you thought you were supposed to be doing

    Have I sold you yet? Hope so!
     
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    Another barre class today, "Core&More". IOW, you shouldn't plan on watching comedy tomorrow because laughing may really hurt!
     
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    Just about! There’s a small walk between the 2 trains - the tiny L-shaped squiggly bit between the 2 straight lines. Lots to follow as today is my last day of work until 1st September. Yay!
     
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    Wonderful wonderful vacation! Hope your weather rewards you. We did not take either of our usual trips this summer and I am miserable for Mr ZF, who works 7 days a week
     
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