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    Happy Birthday.

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    Happy birthday

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  • Miss_Dada
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    lapedrina your last activity was a some time ago...
    hope you are well !
    It's your Birthday Have a great day !!!!

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    Happy Birthday.

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  • Chris Lee Bear
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    Yay for Toetouching

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    Congratulations on finishing Touch Your Toes and 30 Days of HIIT on level 3!

    I want to try resistance bands but am still wading through all the different products on amazon, separating those that look good from those that look bad and I'm unsure which to finally buy I'm currently hoping for one of those "get fit" weeks in our local supermarkets, the products they sell there are usually of better quality to affordable prices. But I definitely want to try them out

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  • HuskyDog
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    Yeah, great achievements - you are doing so great!!!

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  • TopNotch
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    Congrats onTouch Your Toes and 30 Days of HIIT! When I did Touch your Toes, I too could already easily touch mine (I was training with someone who couldn't) so I saw it just as an additional stretch but I (being me!) found it a little boring just for that, and prefer performing a variety of stretches. I like your review of 30 DoH.

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  • Fremen
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    Congrats on Touch your Toes challenge and 30 Days of HIIT badge day

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  • lapedrina
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    🎉 30 Days of HIIT Program - level III - completed on May 23rd, 2020🎉

    A very good program. Lots of variety, it's almost impossible to get bored.

    This program is all made of time-based workouts, so another positive aspect is that it can be perfect for those who don't like counting reps...or for people who like talking while working out or focusing on anything but counting
    Darebee timer is super precious for this program: by using it, you will just have to press start at the beginning of each set and focus on training! (the problem is if you don't hear "rest" and you go on and on )

    There is a wide variety of workouts: some days there's just one type of exercise, some days there can be 9 different types of exercises (none repeated). Some days can be focused on cardio, other ones can be based on abs, some days there are planks, some days there are exercises like high knees or jacks...So it's great for people who get easily bored.

    It isn't time-consuming - taking rests into consideration (and you may want to reduce rest time) and talking about level III, the workouts of this program can take from 7 minutes up to 17 minutes, depending on the day.
    (With rest time already calculated and talking about level III) Ab days take 9 minutes, active plank days take from 7 to 9 minutes, one exercise-days take from 12 minutes and 30 seconds to 15 minutes, cardio days take 13 minutes and nine exercises-days require 17 minutes.

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    I think I have already written too much So I stop here! ...I hope I will have time to write more updates in the next days.

    I hope you and your families are all safe, fine and healthy!

    Bye for now, bees! Goodnight! (or good morning!)

    ~ Claude

    Ps. Nihopaloa Let me know if you try resistance bands! ❤️

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  • lapedrina
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    Hi bees! I hope you are all doing fine!

    I just wanted to write some updates. Thanks to the gradual release of the lockdown, we've been able to go partially and cautiously back to some of our regular activities and see some friends, so I am currently doing weight training with my brother and a friend of ours some days a week, since I can leave my house again. (And so I'm going a little bit slower as regards achievements on Darebee)

    Sometimes, the day after weight training, I like to focus on stretching a little more (even when I don't feel particularly sore)...for example, I like this routine of dynamic and static stretching, it's 25 minutes long and I find it pretty useful.
    A shorter stretching routine that I like is the Sore Muscles Stretch, here on Darebee, only 5 minutes and 30 seconds, great to take just a little time for myself, whenever I want.

    I also wanted to write some opinions about some things I completed here on Darebee that I hadn't written yet.



    🎉 Touch your Toes in 30 Days Challenge - completed on May 21st, 2020 🎉

    I chose this challenge just to add some stretching to the other workouts and to my stretching routine. I had no problems in touching my toes before the challenge so I can't be useful in judging the results from this point of view.
    I liked this challenge because it's pretty simple and fast: it starts from about one minute and at the end of the month it takes 3 minutes, so it doesn't require much time. There's both dynamic and static stretching each day (and I appreciate it) and it's the same three exercises everyday. Simple and nice. I think it should be pretty effective for people who can't touch their toes, due to this constant combo of dynamic and static stretching.

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    Thanks for your workout recommendations, I'll look into them (and probably buy resistance bands)

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  • lapedrina
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    Originally posted by HuskyDog View Post
    Recently I started with Fighters's Codex and there are no ab-exercises in it; I guess the gazillion of kicks will do the job.
    Total Abs would be a great addon program (apart from some circuit days which could be a good standalone workout, being a little time-consuming)...But I had a look at your recents posts in your thread: you are already doing a lot of different things 😆

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    Originally posted by TopNotch View Post
    I found it incredibly dull (Damer put me straight about the repetitive side leg raises here
    Yeah, it's very repetitive. Some days, I desperately tried to have my brother talking at me while I did and counted the leg raises, to get time going faster (it worked more than anyhting else).

    I had a look at the post...Damer was incredibly interesting in his explanation! And...

    Originally posted by TopNotch View Post
    I'm also doing Splits and trust me, you don't want to be doing the whole count on each leg!!
    Ahahahahahahaha, ROTFL! Yeah, definitely don't want!


    Originally posted by TopNotch View Post

    I tried doing the splits while lying on the floor with my legs against the wall, letting gravity work on pulling them down. Pros and cons to that approach, but generally I found that it was too painful after about 5 minutes and I tensed up, which really doesn't help when you need to relax to stretch!
    May it be that it was too aggressive for you at that moment? 🤔 sorry that it made you tense up 😞

    My favourite way to stretch for the split is to start doing it alone on the floor and then to have someone gently pushing one leg further and then the other one.

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    Thank you very much for all your precious comments, have a great day, guys! ❤️ May you have lots of fun in your workouts! Stay safe!

    ~ Claude

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  • lapedrina
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    Nihopaloa HuskyDog Fremen Lord Ynwa TopNotch Thank you, guys! ❤️ You are always so kind and supportive!


    Originally posted by Nihopaloa View Post
    I want to do it again sometime, especially because I really saw a visible difference after the 30 days (I did that programme fairly early in my fitness journey, so those might have been newbie gains.
    I didn't notice great differences, but it may depend on the fact that my body tends to change slowly (it likes the status quo, I think 😅) and to the fact that I didn't start from "zero". I would like to have strenghter abs to safeguard my back, but it isn't very easy to understand progress in this sense, because back pain can depend on many factors...so it's hard to understand when ab workout are helping my back and when they are doing nothing. (i don't know if I explained it clearly) It's more immediate to understand when I do looots of stretching.

    Originally posted by Nihopaloa View Post

    I haven't done the Splits challenge but that sentence here:
    "it seems to me that all those leg raises were also effective to tone legs"
    make me really consider it
    I share your feelings, sister I particularly felt my hips and legs working during aaall those leg raises of the last days... Since you are interested in this aspect, I would like to add that maybe the results could also depend on the fact that i'm trying to do as many days a week as possible the Cellulite Workout, sometimes I do it twice. I do it with close to zero rest and with a resistance band (around my thighs). Recently, in some days I've also done this Jill Cooper's workout, focused on legs and glutes (you will need a resistance band) - it's in Italian but I think that it's easy to follow by looking at her (in any case, I can help with the translation, if needed).

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