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  • Can't wait to perfect my pushups, but I want to be able to do a full split!
  • Oh my, the President's Fitness stuff brings back memories, none of them pleasant. I was a sickly, very skinny kid but P.E. was traumatic! And sports? Yikes.

    I'm aiming to get fit enough to do agility with my dog and to hike & maybe backpack. Active recreation seems fun & not like "working out"!
  • I too would love to be able to do "the splits," both with my legs out to the side and with them out to the front! For now, thanks so much for the pull-up progression. It's working so far! :)
  • My yoga instructor can split her legs and lie down face first on the floor to add a deep stretch to her back. I run alot so my hamstring muscles don't want to stretch even very far in a v-stretch. Any suggestions on how to achieve the stretch she does or do I have to quit running so much?
  • Hi, I enjoyed the article "you can do a pull-up". I would like help training to be able to do Zumba without being out of breath & having to sit out 1/2 of the class. I'm just starting on my weight loss journey. I'd like to lose 30 to 40 lbs. I now weigh 174. Any tips you could give me, would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you
  • EM_ORTIZ
    I second (third? fifth? ...) the splits! Oh, I always wanted to be able to do those! For now, I'll settle for pull-ups. :)
  • This is a great idea! For me, working at being able to perform some impressive stuff is a great motivation.

    There are some yoga stances I'd love to do, like the Crane Pose (Bakasana) or Elbow Balance (Pincha Mayurasana). You'll certainly need someone with experience wih yoga to answer this one, but tutorials how to get into those positions - what strength exercises to do for how long and which yoga poses to start with - would be just great.

    Thanks for this article!
  • I'd love to see a routine to get flexible (again). I used to be able to literally fall into the splits (even on roller skates!) without any warmup but those days are long, long past. I know it's possible though--all the more so because I remember what it felt like!
    I need a daily flexibility plan that I can do in quick snippets of time--at work, while watching TV, after homework (mine and hers), etc. I know there are lots of flexibility exercises on SP, but so far I haven't found a routine that says "do this 2 times on Monday, then this 3 times on Thursday", you know? Can the fitness tracker create that kind of a plan, instead of strength and cardio exercises?
  • HOPEISME1
    The crunch without irritating the neck
  • I've always wanted to be able to do the splits, or flip like a gymnast. I guess maybe I should look into some adult gymnastics classes. I don't even know if they exist!
  • I just discovered these today and I'm really impressed and excited about it! Thanks for posting such a great fitness motivator. I can't wait to get started on these.
  • Ok, I'm planning on running a 13 mile race in November. I've been picking up my running a bit. The most I've ever ran is about 5 miles without stopping and I just did it for the first time last week. How can I train for this so I can finish the race and feel good??? Also, I've noticed that my heels and my knees bother me somewhat when I run. What can I do as to not injure myself??? Thanks!!! From the person who thought she could never run not even one mile and is now considering to run 13!!!!
  • My fitness goal is to firm up my arms. Flatten my abds. Tighten my tush. Have thin shapely thighs and calves. I need a strength training program to accomplish this.
  • I would love to have a training progam for a triathalon.
  • On YouTube I found exercises using "Indian Clubs" for upper body flexibility and that has been very helpful for me. I've read that "Flag Teams" today are an outcome of "Indian Club" routines from in the past. I'm always looking for more instruction on the exercises, since I'm a Baby Boomer and joint care is very important to me.

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