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Old 02-22-21, 09:57 AM  
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Calm and Controlled Workouts

On some recent threads, I have noticed requests for slower step workouts, basic strength workouts and destressing routines.
I personally have always preferred these types of workouts. Mostly, because I am not a long term exerciser and never go beyond an intermediate level. And I actually feel like I can and want to do them, especially when restarting like I am now. I find comfort and accomplishment in beginning with my slower paced workouts and often times I keep doing them because of their simplicity. I do push myself, maybe not as hard as I should and since losing my youngest son I feel pretty darn good that I even want to try.

I did complete a thirty day challenge with Beachbody YOUv2 a few months ago and really enjoyed it.

(ETA-I don't consider YOUv2 a calm and controlled workout, I only mentioned because this was the most that I have recently pushed myself to do)
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Old 02-22-21, 10:43 AM  
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hi Penny,

I agree, I enjoy the slow and controlled workouts as well.

Some that I like are:

Pahla Bowers (her new stuff - 2019 - present is slower and more controlled)

CocoLime Fitness - she used to have a more robust You Tube channel but moved a lot of her stuff to a Vimeo channel that requires a monthly fee - it isn't very expensive though.

And, a new find - Senior Shape w/ Lauren:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkW...LuRDhH7uxtZqqA

Fabulous 50's is another that looks good (although I haven't tried any yet)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiW...OXjQ6xY0gIrhIQ

I am finding myself gravitating more and more towards these types of routines as well. I often feel like I'm nursing some sort of injury and moving slower w/ more control feels better.

If I can think of any more I will post!

I do remember you posting about the loss of your DS. and ((HUGS))

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Old 02-22-21, 10:45 AM  
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I like Mirabai Holland's Moving Free Level 1 series. I might get Level 2 but some of the clips seem redundant to 1.
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Old 02-22-21, 11:32 AM  
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I'm with you, Penny!

I've never been fond of intense workouts. I don't have the coordination or the speed. To put it another way: I'm clumsy and prone to injuring myself. And I hate jumping!

I've always been intermediate, at most. Even when I was at my fittest, I was doing the calmer barre workouts.

I've been enjoying these "senior strength" from YMCA of Greater Houston (I'm not a senior, but I appreciate slower strength and balance work). I like the workouts led by Ariel the most:
https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=...Y-u5VpIijOGgUE
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Old 02-22-21, 02:23 PM  
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Alison - thanks for sharing, those look good - I like the music, too!

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Old 02-22-21, 04:20 PM  
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I never go beyond intermediate either, I'm probably low intermediate. My favorite dvd is Jessica Smith's Get Strong dvd. She moves slower in both those workouts.
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Old 02-22-21, 04:56 PM  
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Thanks for these suggestions. I seem to have the "injury of the month" these days. Just as one injury heals up, I get injured again. Just in the past few months it was my hamstring (too heavy deadlifting), my lower back (again, too heavy deadlifting), my shoulder (burpees), my hip (too deeply squatting), and now it's my knee (doing jumping workouts too many times). Still waiting on my knee to feel better after 10 days, but I guess an overuse strain/sprain can take weeks to heal. Walking even aggravates it now.

So I guess this one is indeed my wake up call to really go to the level of where I'm at instead of the level that I used to be. Sigh. But that won't even be anytime soon until my knee heals. Double sigh.
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Old 02-22-21, 08:54 PM  
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i enjoy a reasonable pace too. i tend to cycle up and down i'll do a month or so of intermediate and then i'll push it for a month or so and go back to the intermediate again for a month.

it feeds my desire to push hard but not for too long so i avoid injuries
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Old 02-22-21, 09:38 PM  
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Thanks for these suggestions. I seem to have the "injury of the month" these days. Just as one injury heals up, I get injured again. Just in the past few months it was my hamstring (too heavy deadlifting), my lower back (again, too heavy deadlifting), my shoulder (burpees), my hip (too deeply squatting), and now it's my knee (doing jumping workouts too many times). Still waiting on my knee to feel better after 10 days, but I guess an overuse strain/sprain can take weeks to heal. Walking even aggravates it now.

So I guess this one is indeed my wake up call to really go to the level of where I'm at instead of the level that I used to be. Sigh. But that won't even be anytime soon until my knee heals. Double sigh.

Sorry to hear about your recent injuries. Not to hijack the thread, but I recently saw this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpaDKdPbTrY

which is Bob and Brad (youtube physical therapists who've been mentioned in the forum here previously) talking about exercises people over 50 should "never" do, and better alternatives. They focus on lower back and shoulders especially. I watched it sometime in the last week and I've been really conscious of these moves (haven't quite started on the alternatives yet ).
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Old 02-23-21, 07:46 AM  
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Margaret Richard is slow, controlled, safe moves, good form.
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