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5/10/09 12:02 A

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I have trouble on my side
my hips hurt when I try to do side leg lifts
so much that
i feel I cannot do them

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5/9/09 7:57 P

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Ok, so I'm not the only one - that makes me feel a little bit better, and "I feel your pain"
Hope we heal up by next Wednesday ;-) I better get a mat before then!

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5/9/09 3:09 P

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buy a foam mat it works great

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5/9/09 12:46 A

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I have a foam garden kneeler I got from the dollar store that does well for me when I do push-ups. The yoga mat doesn't work so well on our carpets but I do like the blanket idea!
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5/9/09 12:19 A

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I ended up with the same thing from the crunchless core workout. I have a mat but didn't use it. Thought the carpet would be enough padding. Wrong! Next time I'll use the mat and probably the folded up towel idea.


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5/8/09 11:00 P

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The mat is what I use because I have wood floors and that's slippery too!!

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5/8/09 9:19 P

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I am not a fan of mats either. I like the blanket idea. I do my stuff on my bamboo floor and havent reall needed a mat yet.

For when the one great scorer comes to write against your name, he writes not if you won or lost... but how you played the game!


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5/8/09 6:42 P

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I like the microfleece idea! If you put it on a carpet, you get the cushiness underneath too.

I have a yoga mat, but it's too thin and slippery - it tends to slide away from me sometimes. If I use a blanket, it's big, so I can meander all over it.

Thanks for the idea! :)

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5/8/09 5:54 P

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Thanks for the replies. I guess I'll just have to break down and buy a mat - worth it! The pain I'm feeling is no fun. emoticon

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5/8/09 5:53 P

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I would find an exercise mat.

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5/8/09 5:46 P

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I haven't had any problems. I have a mat, but haven't been using it. But, the mat is a good idea.

I can do this!!


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5/8/09 5:15 P

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I use a mat and haven't had any problems.

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5/8/09 5:00 P

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I have a mat.

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5/8/09 4:38 P

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I bought a mat on sale about six months ago but before that I used a microfleece blanket folded into a yoga mat shape. It was softer than carpet or other material.

I know its similar to what everyone else has said but microfleece is pretty painless.

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5/8/09 4:35 P

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A mat would definitely be better, you can get them at walmart for $10 or maybe use and old towel to put under your knees

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5/8/09 4:35 P

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You can also try using a hand towel. When I do push-ups on my knees, I use a hand towel underneath my knees because our carpet tears up my skin.

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I would definitely recommend looking into a yoga or pilates mat. You can find some pretty nice ones on sale at WalMart for pretty cheap. You wont get the burn like you would on a rug.

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5/8/09 4:25 P

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Question: Did anyone else experience a nasty rug burn from any of the videos?

I am using a rug (not a mat) and regular cotton exercise clothing. After doing the crunchless video, I noticed a soreness that I am guessing came from the V-shape position leg raises. You can guess as to where the rug burn is located.

I am bummed because I need to solve the problem before doing the video again. Did I do it wrong? Is the rug a bad idea? Should I switch to being completely on my back instead of in a V-shape?

I would like to avoid this and any other sports injury in the future. Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks.



Kelly

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