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Bluepoolshark




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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:57 am    Post subject: Flexibility Reply with quote

Want to increase my flexibility to make it a more pleasant experience in the aero position and was thinking either a yoga or Pilates class may be useful once a week.

Which would be the better option to go for?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you'd get pretty good flexibility out of either. Pilates may be the better option as it would also allow you to focus more on any particular imbalances/weaknesses.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to my wife, yoga for flexibility and pilates for core strength. But seemingly with a lot of overlap.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with the above. Yoga or Pilates are pretty good for both flexibility and core. Then depending on your starting point you might choose one or the other or even both....
For me, I've always found yoga to be more pleasant but I guess you should experience both and then decide.

You may want to look at something like Romwod.com as well (I'm not affiliated). It's not free but relatively cheap. It gives you daily stretching routines which are not time-consuming. Most of them are 15 min and there is one long 45min each week. Personally, I've found it easier to be consistent compared to yoga.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure you warm up before. Don't damage the muscle too much by going in hard. Easy does it.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always found yoga beneficial.

Since I've started going to the gym I'm doing a lot of strength and core as well. I feel it works for me.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

get a swiss ball and do your own flexibility session daily...this will help compliment a weekly class...
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