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« on: June 13, 2019, 06:41:24 PM »

All,

I just want to point out to those who are in stage 2, 3, or even 4, take a good look into learning yoga. Perhaps even with dialysis?
It's a new thing I've been doing for about three weeks now, but as I expected it's got all kinds of benefits that will help almost anyone in any physical condition.  You don't necessarily need to join a yoga club, and definitely stay away from any kind of hot/bikram yoga, but basic fundamental yoga is great for increasing mobility and get your body moving without putting any unusual strain on it.

Right now it's a third prong in what I guess is now a triangle of fitness (along with large amounts of walking, and barbell strength training) that I'm utilizing to help feel great while putting off the inevitable for as long as possible.  I actually did front splits again (after class) - I haven't even tried that since the end of my hockey playing a good 15 years ago.
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 08:00:55 PM »

Good for you!  I know I don't have to tell you, of all people, the benefits of cross training.

A lot of NFL and tennis players practice yoga for flexibility; as you've so rightly said, it is a "prong".

It seems like you've got a good program that includes cardio, strength training and flexibility.  Sounds great!  The last bit to focus on is looking after your mental and psychological health.  Your exercise program already helps you in this regard, I'm sure, but also finding fun things to do that provide distraction when it may not be possible to exercise (bad weather, muscle soreness, fatigue, the occasional "day off") might be another "prong" in a "square" of fitness!  LOL!

Splits!  Well done you!
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 06:08:20 AM »

Fantastic! I have found that I am more likely to do my yoga routine/stretching if I use the yoga studio at the gym after I do my cardio/strength circuit. Don't have to move furniture around like at home and no one else is in there in the afternoons; equipment is all right there. I put relaxing music on my ear buds and pose! On days I swim I do some aqua yoga at the end of my workout.

My community has free/cheap yoga in the park, yoga at the brewery in the summer. Fun to mix it up a bit.

Can't/won't do pilates.
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