If This Were Easy…

2009-09-28

Practice Makes Perfect

Filed under: metapost — Easy @ 12:24 pm

Ha, Katya wanted me to support myself on my elbows and toes above the floor as long as I possibly could today. She was not expecting good things, I gathered, by the fact that she suggested that ‘even if it’s only 2 or 3 seconds, that’s okay’.

Little does she know that that was the rest position for one of the exercises I was doing while I was walking. Of course, I never mastered those actual exercises — but the rest position, I figured out.

She was more than slightly surprised when I could hold it for 30 seconds.

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3 Comments »

  1. I hope you’re paying lots of attention to keeping your shoulders from hunching up, which is the natural thing to do in that position. Otherwise, you’re really straining your shoulders (and neck).

    Comment by Jim Leff — 2009-09-28 @ 2:21 pm

  2. I mostly pay attention to trying to breathe, since I automatically start holding my breath when I’ve got my abs that engaged in something, but I’ll try to think about my form in the future.

    Comment by Easy — 2009-09-28 @ 4:07 pm

  3. I’d seriously suggest mentioning that you’re doing that to your chiropractor, and have them decide on the possible impact to your neck issue (which I suspect may be substantial). The chiropractor may be able to suggest a modification that will allow you to get the benefits of this action without endangering your neck. Also, Katya should be made aware of the neck issue, if she’s not already.

    I may be totally off on this, and your chiro may find no fault with it at all. But it’d be a good idea to ask, IMO.

    Comment by Jim Leff — 2009-09-28 @ 8:48 pm


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