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Old 09-03-14, 04:36 PM  
marya
 
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Another Slim & Limber lover here. Years ago I got the whole set in a trade just to get my hands on Slim & Limber. It's one of my all time favorite stretches.

Me, too--only I found the set at a thrift store and snapped it up for S&L. I've never done the workout itself because I hate, despise, loathe, and abominate squats, lunges, and crunches, and Debbie does 'em all.

I have this one also and don't like it near as much as Slim & Limber mainly because she does stretches on the knees and I have a hard time doing anything on my knees for any period of time and usually end up subbing some other type stretch. Other than those stretches I actually like CIO Express.
Ah, thanks for the tip-off--I'll be skipping the stretches on the knees, too. They're so darn uncomfortable!
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Old 09-03-14, 05:22 PM  
Jane P.
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On Kathy Smith's Shed the Pounds compilation DVD, there's a lovely 15-minute stretch that's comparable to Slim and Limber. (It's at the end of the Instant Workout segment. The entire DVD is chaptered, so it's easy to locate.) Perhaps this is the one Jane was thinking of.

Vintage, I'm curious--what didn't you like about Debbie's Cool It Off Express? I bought the DVD for pennies at a thrift store but haven't done it yet.
Yes, that's it. I like it because it doesn't take stretches to extremes the way it can sometimes be done in yoga.
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Old 09-03-14, 08:36 PM  
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Thank you for all the replies. I just got home for the evening, so I can read through all of the recommendations.
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Old 09-04-14, 08:47 AM  
Sandi M
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I do both Slim&Limber and Cathe's Total Body Stretching's No Equipment routine every week. For a third weekly stretch, I often do the best parts of Slim Series Cool It Off to get it down to 20 minutes.

Haven't found any other stretch routines that are short and thorough.

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