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03-15-2010, 10:22 AM
I can't do it! The part of the TWO where you get into the runner's stretch (tighten and release, tighten and release...hear her singing?) I can't do it!
This is the only part of the video that I cannot do, and it's only because I can't touch the floor with my arms. I would be able to, except my belly gets in the way :(
Lately I've been doing the runner's stretch next to the couch, and I just put my arm on the couch instead of on the floor to do the runner's stretch, but I'm not sure if this is the best solution?
03-15-2010, 10:24 AM
Jeanne had us use yoga blocks at our clinic... Not sure about the alignment of reaching forward to the couch - I'm sure a trainer will pop by and give you better advise.
Good for you, though, for getting creative and not just quitting!
03-15-2010, 10:30 AM
I can understand your frustration. I have short arms and my lower stomach gets in my way as well and I cannot reach the floor without curling my back. What has helped me is to use yoga blocks (or two books the same size if that's all you have). I put my front foot in between the blocks and my hands up on the blocks and that allows me to keep myself in better alignment!
I have tiny little kangaroo arms, long legs, and an elbow injury. Even yoga blocks don't do it for me -- I can't safely put weight on outstretched arms. On Lani's advice I've been using two chairs, one on each side, with my forearms on the seat.
03-15-2010, 08:43 PM
I usually have my clients use yoga blocks as well for this type of situation. (I have gotten some at Target) They are in the shape of rectangles. I would rather see you have something on either side of your body for stability and balanced muscle activation. Let us know how you are doing with this.
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