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Squats Made Easier!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Squats Made Easier!

My 87 year old dad has been given squats to do daily and he was advised to hold onto the sink.

I promised Dad I would do every exercise he is required to do and my walking buddy decided that if an 87 year old on dialysis can do them, a 45 year old cancer survivor can too! Cathy is the one that came up with this neat trick for doing squats!

If you put your feet under the sink (most sinks have a "cutout" for your feet) and put your fingertips into the sink it is easier to do.

You can safely squat down without fear of falling and you no longer need to watch to make sure your knees don't go past your toes! If you do, your knees will hit the cabinet first!

We are doing our squats and keeping our backs straight now! And, Cathy and I are "squatting" lower than ever before since we know we cannot fall or fail!

Try doing 5-10 squats every time you take a potty break!

I realize that my fingers are doing a bit of the work - but I think keeping my back straight and being able to tuck my tummy in counteracts that.



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SUGARBABY60 9/15/2010 2:11AM

    Safety first and you have done it! great idea thanks for sharing. emoticon

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WALKINGANNIE 9/13/2010 12:53PM

    emoticon for the tip Linda. emoticon

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MSLZZY 9/13/2010 8:14AM

    emoticon Good information! I'll try that today! HUGS!

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BESTSUSIEYET 9/13/2010 3:32AM

    Hooray for Dad, if he's actually trying to do the exercises! My Dad wouldn't have anything to do with them when he was needing them so badly :-( And good for you, too! I'm finding there are 'many ways to skin a cat'-- and lots of variations on exercises to make them do-able for most folks! Enjoy these times with your precious Father -- May God bless you BOTH during each visit!!

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SLENDERELLA61 9/12/2010 9:11PM

    I'll do it! Thanks. It is so good of you to help to your dad with his exercise. It may even help you a bit, too. How cool!?!

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MEADSBAY 9/12/2010 8:34PM

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GRALLEN 9/12/2010 8:15PM

    THANK YOU for posting this. It's an excellent idea and I'm gonna do it. Gosh darn, lady, I luv you. teehee

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LINDABENEDICT 9/12/2010 8:05PM

    will have to try this ! Thanks !

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MARTY19 9/12/2010 7:56PM

    I had to so squats after my hip replacement. It wasn't easy at the beginning but I managed it. Good for you for making sure your Dad does it.

Love you,
Marty

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 9/12/2010 7:25PM

    Great idea! I'm going to give it a try. Thanks. Love, Dawn emoticon

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NANCYMT6151 9/12/2010 6:33PM

    emoticon This is a great idea! Keep on Sparkling!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/12/2010 6:17PM

    interesting! I just tried it!

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BARNABABY1 9/12/2010 6:08PM

    I'm going to try that!!! I have such a hard time with squats.... I can walk for hours but my legs appear to be my weakest body part?!? So I will definitely try this! Thanks Linda!
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LIVNFITNHAPPY 9/12/2010 5:45PM

    Great advice about Potty Break Squats! I am going to try that. With all the water I drink, I should be able to improve my squats in no time! emoticon

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