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Old 11-12-2017, 09:51 AM   #811
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Hi everyone, I'm sorry I haven't posted in a couple of weeks. I kept wanting to report I had done some hours in October, but it wasn't happening. Between my other workout routing and life etc I need to schedule "me" time or it doesn't get done.

Thanks Jigglebuster for the suggestion to put a pillow behind me on the thigh stretch. It helped me get down a little further. Right now I have to do it with one hand behind me instead of two. I injured my thigh last year and it was twitching and aching for a long time. Now it's healed but tight so I'll slowly coax it back to being flexible.

Okay, I'll go do my AM/PM video now. A lot of times I'll cheat and get to the AM in the evening and then do the PM a few hours later. Does anyone else do it that way too?
When I try and do the AM/PM without stopping or the original video all the way through
my abs start shaking and aching so I know they're weak...anyway I'll know they will get stronger if I keep at it. That's the beauty of Callanetics.

Have a good evening.
I actually like doing AM/PM all in one workout. I like mixing it up. I also sometimes do all three of the quick Callanetics routines for one workout. I just skip the warmup on the second and third segment.
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:53 AM   #812
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I have been getting cramps in my calves when trying to do the pelvic rotations and scoops. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:41 PM   #813
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I have not been pulsing the last few days. Instead, I've been raking the lawn in the morning before work. There is an acre to rake and bag, and I've gotten a quarter done the last two mornings. Two more to go!

Then I'll be back with Callan. In the meantime, my interstitial tissue (muscle between the ribs) is surprisingly feeling it.

kdoss, Oh! So glad it's working out for you!

Keep it up, Bronwyn!

I wish the books were as cheap in Canada, Suzy. You've convinced me to keep my eye out for a good deal, though.

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I have been getting cramps in my calves when trying to do the pelvic rotations and scoops. Any suggestions?
Maybe try massaging them before hand? But check your vitamin b12, potassium and magnesium intake. A deficiency in any one can cause your calves to cramp like that.
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All this was done with Callanetics and playing outside!

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Old 11-14-2017, 09:37 AM   #814
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Thanks Jigglebuster. Yes, I think I do need more of those nutrients. I love that you are raking leaves. I remember that was always a great workout for me as well. I would go back and forth between raking right handed and left handed for balance. It was really difficult to do on the left side but kinda fun. I do love fall. So beautiful
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:39 PM   #815
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Well, the raking is done, and I did indeed switch sides. It was one of the most beautiful falls this year, with mild weather and all the gorgeous foilage. I felt like I was floating on a cloud!

Tomorrow I get to hear Callan's calming voice.

Happing pulsing everyone!
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:20 PM   #816
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I have been getting cramps in my calves when trying to do the pelvic rotations and scoops. Any suggestions?
Yes yes, when you do these lean forward from the hip lick you are diving in a pool, keep arms either inline with your dive or in front of you, as you thighs get stronger you will be able to raise them higher. Lower your bottom towards your heels in a clean slow line, as you reach your heels scoop your pelvis and lift from your inner thighs.. you may straighten your torso and arms straight up as you slowly come up but if your calves still feel pressure stay in that predive set up.. again as your thighs strengthen you will be able to straight your torso more as you come off your heels.. but always always lift from your inner thighs!

On the rotations, put your arms in front of you on the back on a piece of furniture, bar or simply held in front, as your thighs get stronger you will be able to reach up above your head.

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Old 11-15-2017, 04:23 PM   #817
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Third day in this week.. went to the DR.s yesterday and got the low down on my newest MRI, the arthritis is moving up my spine, good thing is I am still walking and moving, thanks to Callanetics and determination
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