For those like me who have balance/mobility issues: On the first stretch, use a stool or chair to support your leg, rather than trying to grab your foot (I never could, even when skinny) and hold on to a chair, table, or wall for balance. For the second, hold on to a chair, table, or wall and only bend forward as far as you're comfortable. Same for the last stretch. If you do these stretches a few times a week, gradually your balance and flexibility will improve -- that's my target!
Everything in moderation. Some of the exercises are good for me and some I won't be able to do because of former back surgery. Will be looking at other options for those exercises. This website is just to rich in resources.
Not a good workout for someone like me who is extremely obese, has a leg injury, and balance problems. You do have to be in good shape to do this. I was not able to do any of these exercises, unfortunately.
2/19/2016 8:47:06 AM
Great short stretching routine! I will try to incorporate these stretches into my everyday routine. Thanks SparkPeople.
Right @MYSTERY4EVER...very true...I think some of these videos and moves are not for overweight/obese people. While I improved greatly over the past 8 weeks, it's still very challenging to do different execrises!
Not great stretches for those of us who are really overweight. These require a lot of balance. Holding on affects how you stand. These are fine stretches for those who are in good shape already, but not for those of us who are not.
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