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    The only reason I like yoga is because of yoga pants...

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    dat's cool, MM. lots of people think yoga is static stretching or just stretching or easy or some such and then those guys come to my class and i disavow them of any notions. *evil laugh!*

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    Hate to be Captain Obvious but perhaps you're trying weight you're not ready for...
    Edit....Oops.. my bad... if your back rounds before even trying to lift that's a completely different problem...
    Last edited by emerson; 05-04-2012 at 10:55 PM.

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    I'm curious what you think of pilates Zoe. I had to take it for school and wasn't really impressed. Seemed like a lot of out of date stuff. Maybe my teacher just wasn't that good. She was hardcore CW and really into old school aerobics.


    Quote Originally Posted by emerson View Post
    Hate to be Captain Obvious but perhaps you're trying weight you're not ready for...
    Edit....Oops.. my bad... if your back rounds before even trying to lift that's a completely different problem...
    The problem is Alex can't even get in the proper position to start the lift. Oh...my bad as well... : /
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    Pilates is interesting. It's a mix of a lot of different ideas, and there's been some newer developments that are interesting too. I'm always interested in talking about how it works with pilates folks, but one lady who was on here and into pilates saw my excitement in doing a comparative analysis as being a personal threat to what she enjoyed, and she eventually left the boards (after one thread) after criticizing yoga out of ignorance. it was pretty weird. LOL

    Anyway, looks like i'll have someone to chat about it with IRL-- looks like we'll have two pilates instructors on board soon.

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    Yea, my teacher claimed pilates improved everything except cardio. I guess it technically can. If I had to do it again though, I'd choose yoga. I have some pretty bad overpronation, inward knees, and all that business going on(especially my right leg). So I bet yoga would be more helpful than pilates in that aspect.

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    yoga is designed to handle those things, and pilates took a few notes from that as well. I prefer yoga, yeah.

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    Skip em and do what you feel safe with for now.

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    The best way to practice getting into position for the dead lift is to take a broom handle and with one hand place it along your spine. You should stand so you have a three point contact. The back of your head, between your shoulder blades and between your butt cheeks. Once you've got the three point contact, tighten your core, slightly bend your knees and push your butt back. You should be hinging at your hips. Maintain the three point contact all the time until you are able to get into the starting position for the dead lift. Just keep working on the three point contact and that will train your body to get into the proper position.

    I hope that makes sense. It's not as easy to describe verbally as it is to show visually

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    Mighty mouse google block squat. Make a 30 degree wedge and place it on a step. Stand with your toes on the step, you heel up the block so you're kind of on you tip toes. With your other leg dorsiflex your toes then lower your heel down to the floor and back up. That will help with your knees turning in when you squat. Anything you can do with your vastus medialus helps with proper knee tracking.

    Hope that helps man.

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