Stretch & Tone #39

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43 comments on “Stretch & Tone #39”

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    Private  |  Gold Coast, Qld, Australia

    Hi zuzka, I worked this one without yoga block, haa because I don’t have one. Just some problems with the split otherwise I enjoyed the workout.

    Thanks.

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    Hi Zuzka, this one was a really nice routine. Thank you! xoxo

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    Private  |  Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, Canada

    Good morning! It felt so good to stretch like that, really enjoyed the routine โ˜บ

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    Hey Zuzka! Thanks for the fun new stretches! It’s so encouraging to see how greatly my flexibility has improved since I joined z-gym. I’ve been working out with you daily for almost 2 years now, and am in the best shape of my life! Thank you for giving me a way to enjoy exercising every day!! Never a dull moment! ๐Ÿ™‚ LOVE!!

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      Private  |  Los Angeles, CA, USA

      Thank you! That makes me happy ๐Ÿ™‚

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        ‘Ditto’ what Camille Withuhn said !!!

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    Private  |  Michigan, USA

    Hey Z, what are your thoughts on intermittent fasting?

    Nice one! I’m Making huge improvements. In fact last week I struggled with pull ups with the assistant band. Today I did 2 in a row from dead hang and no band!!! I’ve been working hard to get back to my pre preg strength and ready to get even stronger this summer๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

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      Private  |  Los Angeles, CA, USA

      Intermittent fasting is great for us. It’s healthy, it’s a great detox and I believe it should be done on a regular basis.

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        Private  |  Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada

        Maybe you should write an article about this ๐Ÿ™‚

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        Private  |  Michigan, USA

        Thank you for responding! I agree and wanted your opinion on it because I trust your health and nutrition Insights. ๐Ÿ™‚

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        Private  |  Blaustein, Germany

        Hey Zuzana, I fast twice a year. Fall into winter and winter into spring. This week I am fasting, only to cleanse myself. I have a relatively healthy diet without sugar. I’ve been doing that for over thirty years or more, since the middle of the eighties. It makes a difference, especially the diet without sugar. I would appreciate some tips or information on how you fast, how long etc… Todays stretch and tone left me feeling very agile and loose. Thank you so much Zuzana!

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          Private  |  Los Angeles, CA, USA

          Hi Arnold, I’ve been working on my Fat Loss Meal Plan for the past several months which is going to include fast days. I found that my body responds well to moderate fast days couple times a week instead of doing a full fast, which is hard to sustain. On my moderate fast days I stick to small snacks of not more than 500cal total.

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            Private  |  Blaustein, Germany

            I can’t believe it! You actually wrote to little ole me. I’m thrilled. I will have to think a while about this fasting topic and consolidate what I actually want to say, because I think that you have a thousand and one comments to read and I want to get to the point. But I will say that all of my friends, if you ask them about me and what traits do I have they would eventually say he loves to eat and in great quantities. That I do so fasting is good for me and something that I want to get over with asap sometimes. I will send you a more thoughtful reply soon, about fasting. Say hello to Scott for me. Thank you so much Zuzana!

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            Private  |  Blaustein, Germany

            Hello Zuzana, Regarding the Fasting info, I look forward to reading about how you fast. Yes I do a full fast twice a year and sometimes it is hard to maintain but I manage to do it. I gotta say that I am not writing this time about the fast but about the pain in my hips. The reason I became a Zgym member was to help my ailing lower back, hip area. I read “Pain Free” and I am doing the PT for hips. Fact is, this morning I did the Upper Body and Abs for beginners and Intermediates and the combination between knee ups and push ups got into my hips. I was able to finish the routine without pain but certain movements were painful. I know that you had a problem with your back therefore I am asking you for advice. I’m feel kinda lost because I am doing the PT for hips once a day but my hips are stubborn. Was your back hard to deal with too? Thank you so much Zuzana!

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              Private  |  Los Angeles, CA, USA

              It definitely takes time and I had to do the routine a few times a day at first. Once I was able to stay pain free for 24 hours, I started doing the routine just once a day. I still have to keep doing the routine about every other day. If I don’t do it, I can feel my lower and middle back acting up wanting to go back to the crocket position like when I had scoliosis. It’s important to remember that once you do experience these type of problems, you’ll be always more prone to it and it will have the tendency to reoccur. That’s why you have to accept this type of exercise as your daily (or at least every other day) routine. It takes months for people to fix their posture, sometimes years. However, it’s better than being on medication or ending up having a surgery.

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                Private  |  Blaustein, Germany

                Yo Zuzana! So happy to hear from you, and thanks for the promt responce. I was desparate when I wrote you yesterday and thaught that it would be nice to have some words of incouragement from you because you also had back problems. I feel better today though, and ready to “give er hell again”. I assume that you have many comments to read and answer and I am very thankful that you took the time out to answer mine. Thank you so much Zuzana!

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    Private  |  Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Great stretch, my splits needs work xoxo

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    that split is not happening… lol. I am gonna need a much higher yoga block to even be able to get in an upright upper body position. any stretches that I can do to help my front split? (not that i can do any kind of split)

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      PowerYoga #43- Stretching for Side Splits helped me a lot with front splits. I think I did it a few times a week to start then incorporated some of the stretches into my regular cooldown & stretching.

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        thank you =) going to try that!

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    Loved this one but does anyone else find it hard where you hand bends? Any recommendations to strengthen them as I struggle on balance positions that require the same pressing through the hand?

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    Hi I just started this program this week and so far have enjoyed it. I was just wondering, does Zuzka ever comment on these post. The only reason I ask is because I had been doing the Fitplan and the trainers in those programs would communicate with you and encourage you and even give you tips on nutrition and just about anything.

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      Private  |  Los Angeles, CA, USA

      Hi, I try my best to reply to comments as much as time allows me to. My main focus is to have the answers you might be looking for in form of informational articles and I do my best to encourage my ZGYM members via posts. I always suggest members to keep up with the articles in the Health, and Nutrition category and read each new post to stay informed.

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        I understand, like I mentioned I just began your workouts this week and have very much enjoyed them and they have challenged me. Thank you for replying to me.

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    I did a short KB workout followed by this one. I was getting super frustrated on the splits though. I can’t go all the way down. Even with support from my yoga blocks my back knee hurts so bad resting on my hardwood floor. :-/ I just did my best and moved on ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Private  |  San Diego, CA, USA

      Hi Tanya, I bought a “RatPad” which is a little oval-shaped cushion made for use during yoga workouts. I found it at a Marshall’s for like $9 but I’m sure you can find them on Amazon too. It helps sooo much! My knee would always hurt when trying to do hip flexor stretch and the cushion helps completely.

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        Thanks Michelle! I will keep my eyes out at Marshalls! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      I second the knee mat suggestion! I just bought a “SukhaMat” on Amazon & it is great– there are a number of different brands available on Amazon. ๐Ÿ™‚

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        Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

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