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Ryb-advanced exercises

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:37 pm
by redshoes
Hi All--

I have been progressing well doing the basic exercises and feel I'm ready for a program that will incorporate the advanced exercises so I can build core body strength. there are so many exercies in the book. I have tried doing all of them but it takes a lot of time to do all every other day. Can someone share their experience with these? Do you do all or selected exercises. for exaaample there are a number of twisting exercises in the stretching section. Is it best to do all or select one or two of these? I tend to want to do "floor exercises, then the standing or sitting ones as a group. If I do all it takes me well over an hour. any suggestions as to how to develop a "program" of exercises? I tend to do them in the am since evenings are often too busy and I really don't want to do a lot before going to bed at night. we usually do dance practice before dinner (about 5-6pm) so that time is taken, so I don't think splitting them between am and pm would work. I just do a set of cobra before bad at night.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:21 am
by randolph
Hi Redshoes

Glad to read of your progress!!

I also don't have the time to do all the different exercises. I settle for doing at least one exercise/stretch for each body part I'm most interested in conditioning. I experiment with different exercises to find which one is the most effective, most enjoyable exercise/stretch to do for that body part. In general, I look for an exercise that provides a challenge to increase reps in, takes only a minute or two to do a set, and after doing them all, gives me a feeling of "done enough", leaves me sweaty enough to have to take a shower, and winded enough to breathe deeply, easily. With stretches, I look for a constant challenge to extend flexibility, simply feels good, and provides a break from all the sitting I do on the job.

My present collection of exercises/stretches can be crammed into a quick 30 minutes, but is more enjoyable if done in 45-60 minutes. But it also seems to work to do 5-10 minutes every 2-3 hours thru-out the day.

I'm constantly on the lookout for different exercises (reading books, watching what others do) to provide variety, and occassionally find new exercises that replace old favorites; or I might remember to do an old favorite I haven't done for a while. It's a pretty fluid thing.

I hope it's not stupid egotism, but I seem to be in better shape than most 50-somethings, so I assume I'm doing something right.

Randolph

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:56 pm
by Dean
Hi redshoes,

Randolph sums it up pretty well... he usually does. 8)

You're correct, there are way too many exercises in the advanced section for you to do them all at the same time or even on the same day. I wanted to give you a good variety to choose from.

Just pick out a few at a time and experiment with them to see which ones you like. There are some example exercise routines in the back of the book to get you started... but even they are just suggestions.

Keep on dancing,
Dean