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EMILYDOODLE Posts: 1,697
8/16/12 2:57 P

yes, but it took me a long time to do. lol.

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8/16/12 8:36 A

Working on it. I'm almost able to reach a table top position. A bit low still.

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KKKAREN Posts: 12,150
8/16/12 8:31 A

I never tried one.

STEPHANIE138 Posts: 65
8/15/12 9:40 P

Yes I can. And I am going to start adding it to my routine. Thanks!

HHB4181 SparkPoints: (83,718)
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8/15/12 8:56 P

not really, it really hurts my shoulders

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FITWITHIN Posts: 21,802
8/15/12 8:53 P

No, and I really never had a desire to do it. But, kudos to all that can do it. emoticon

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8/15/12 1:30 P

Yes, but makes my wrists a lil sore...

07SOJO Posts: 1,648
8/15/12 1:24 P

Tough one to do.

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JOANIEBUG46 Posts: 4,213
8/15/12 1:08 P

Yes I can. Yoga is great for upper body strengthening!!

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8/15/12 12:57 P


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LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 2,100
8/15/12 12:45 P

Well, I just tried it and I am surprised and pleased to say that I did it for all of 10 seconds! I couldn't hold it for long, but I am happy that I could even get into the position. I did hurt my wrist a little...and my shoulders definitely feel tired from even 10 seconds...

Edited by: LOVE4KITTIES at: 8/15/2012 (12:47)
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8/15/12 12:45 P


JUSTKLH Posts: 1,489
8/15/12 12:31 P

No, the position is very hard to get into. But I'm working on it :)

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SPOORK Posts: 1,193
8/15/12 10:53 A


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8/15/12 10:19 A


DIONNE1972 Posts: 1,041
8/15/12 10:05 A

NO, but I would like to

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8/15/12 9:51 A


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8/15/12 9:48 A

Yes, I was able to do it. I don't have a lot of upper body strength, so I don't think I could hold it for very long.


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OLIVIANIGHT SparkPoints: (163,233)
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8/15/12 9:37 A

I've not tried yet. It's in my strength training pile but it's never come up yet.

GUDDIGO Posts: 1,081
8/5/12 11:11 A

Never tried does it help?

PENNYPACKER3 SparkPoints: (16,915)
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8/5/12 8:44 A

i don't know , never tried it.

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8/5/12 8:43 A


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8/5/12 8:22 A

sure...just can't hold it for any length of time.

it's basically the same position used for tricep dips, only hands on the floor instead of elevated.

I'll add that one to my Pilates routine!

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KKKAREN Posts: 12,150
8/5/12 8:13 A

no, it hurts my wrists

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8/5/12 7:30 A


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8/5/12 7:14 A


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8/5/12 2:17 A

Yes, it's easy.

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CHICCHANTAL Posts: 2,133
8/5/12 1:43 A

Er, I think I can safely say no! It would be useful if SP offered exercises for fit people and separate exercises for the rest of us!

EOWYN2424 Posts: 6,665
8/5/12 1:29 A

I can do it but my shoulders will ache for ages afterward..........

RUBENB2003 Posts: 13,527
8/5/12 1:28 A

I think I can do it. I'll try tomorrow!

JULIA1154 Posts: 1,783
8/5/12 1:04 A

I have a feeling that getting into the starting position is going to be my problem, too, but I'm going to give it a try!

Thanks for posting it.

I love these little exercise demos and rather think we should get points for viewing them :)

Edited by: JULIA1154 at: 8/5/2012 (01:05)
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8/5/12 12:24 A

hahahahahahahahahaha Now that I had a good laugh. No, I couldn't do it. I am 63 and terribly OUT OF SHAPE. I don't have the strength or the dexterity in arms and shoulders, to push myself up. But I did get a good laugh. Of course, post this in a year. Maybe I can manage it then, liftin my weights, but I doubt it.


KGWINDER Posts: 1,497
8/5/12 12:11 A

So this cute little exercise, arrived as the daily exercise today. It looks so easy. I know from doing planks, that it would get harder the longer I held it.

The problem? I couldn't even get my body in the position!!! It really took some effort just to get the position right. So my answer is yes after some real effort. Hint, it really helps to tighten the core and think of pushing your hips to the ceiling.

Can you do it? No cheating by just looking at the picture. Can you do it?

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