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Old 01-19-2012, 05:59 AM   #61
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I do these standing up because I have a degenerated knee.

Pretend that you are a rocking chair and squat down with your arms out.

But don't squat down too far.

Tighten your pelvic floor and try doing them standing up.

I do it this way and I can still feel it.

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Thank you so much for the help with this. That was pretty much how I was trying to do them. My pelvic floor is still in the rusty area LOL.
I will continue to do them this way!!
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:07 PM   #62
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Hour 4/9. I did the exercises out of sequence though. I did the warmups, then some abs, some hips and behind, then back to abs, etc. I hope that doesn't defeat any purpose. Do you have to work each muscle group until it's totally fatigued, or can you stop when it's getting uncomfortable and come back and finish that section?
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:57 AM   #63
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Thanks Shhirl and Purple rose for your encouragements, you are right, the most important is to keep doing something!
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:56 AM   #64
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Hi i m new to this forum i m happy that i found people that are doing callanetics I have started 10/10 on the 1st of Jan. So far i have done 8 hours of 10/10, 2x20 min quick callanetics hips and behind, 2x20 min quick callanetics stomach and 1x20min quick callanetics legs. The biggest change i have noticed is my bum, it seems that its getting peachy

I had baby 11 months ago and have to admit that my stomach is in a pretty good shape ( i used to do callanetics when i was a teenager and twice a week at university). For the last 3 years i havent done any exercises. My belly muscles are very strong, i think its because of callanetics, my belly got back to pre pregnancy shape within weeks, and 4 months after giving birth my stomach looked really good. When i figure out how to post photos i will show my stomach.

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Old 01-20-2012, 08:27 AM   #65
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Hi Cassandra.

Regarding the peaches:

My butt cheeks almost fail the pencil test now. LOL
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:51 AM   #66
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Hi Shhirl

i m getting there as well lol im really shocked how fast callanetics works!
the only part of my body that i dont like is my legs now. Need to wrok on them more. Maybe will add few more exercises
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:55 AM   #67
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I feel that my efforts are at an impasse.

I haven't lost any more inches in the last 5 sessions.

I started a low calorie meal plan 2 weeks ago and have yet to lose even
1 pound.

I tried to do the other rotations (circle or back/forth) but they always turn
out as up/down.

I guess that I should increase the quantity of each rep. and do more.

I am really feeling discouraged right now.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:53 AM   #68
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I guess that I should increase the quantity of each rep. and do more.

I am really feeling discouraged right now.
Have you tried changing your position slightly? I force myself to sit up straighter and keep my leg back further when I do the hip and buttock work, instead of letting myself slouch to the side or lean into the support. I make sure I don't let my arms give in to gravity too much when doing the underarm tightener. I also try to bring my legs lower when I'm doing the ab work with legs in the air. If I don't, I find myself doing the bare minimum, when I know I need to be putting in a little more effort.

(I always feel like I should chant "I must, I must, I must increase my bust" when doing the underarm tighteners. )
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:08 PM   #69
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Hour 6 all done and dusted, feeling the difference now, especially with my stomach muscles
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:38 AM   #70
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Hello, does anyone know which of the exercises from 10/10 or Super Callanetics help with love handles?
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:22 AM   #71
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I feel that my efforts are at an impasse.

I haven't lost any more inches in the last 5 sessions.

I started a low calorie meal plan 2 weeks ago and have yet to lose even
1 pound.

I tried to do the other rotations (circle or back/forth) but they always turn
out as up/down.

I guess that I should increase the quantity of each rep. and do more.

I am really feeling discouraged right now.
maybe you need to add some cardio. In my case, a 30-minute brisk walk at least 3 times a week (I hate running and aerobics) have helped reduce some of the "padding" on my upper thighs in the last three weeks.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:02 AM   #72
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maybe you need to add some cardio. In my case, a 30-minute brisk walk at least 3 times a week (I hate running and aerobics) have helped reduce some of the "padding" on my upper thighs in the last three weeks.

The type of cardio I can do is quite limited since I have a bad knee.

Walking, running or bicycling is out of the question since my knee starts to hurt and swell after about 5 minutes.

I will try the CardioCallanetics again and hopefully I won't get sick again.

I did double the amount of reps in my routine from 100 to 200. I also did some upper body work with 3 lb weights.

I was really sore yesterday.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:05 AM   #73
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Hello, does anyone know which of the exercises from 10/10 or Super Callanetics help with love handles?
Hi lorenskaya!

I'm still working my way up to Super Callanetics, but for 10/10 I believe the standing side stretches target the obliques and all of the stomach crunches will help to pull everything in. Evolution has some variations of the exercises that work the obliques more.

I completed another full session of 10/10 and a session of AM/PM so that's 7 this month. I'm going to wait until the end of the month before I take measurements again.
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Hi lorenskaya!

I'm still working my way up to Super Callanetics, but for 10/10 I believe the standing side stretches target the obliques and all of the stomach crunches will help to pull everything in. Evolution has some variations of the exercises that work the obliques more.

I completed another full session of 10/10 and a session of AM/PM so that's 7 this month. I'm going to wait until the end of the month before I take measurements again.
Hello and thank you for your response. If I understand correctly, when you say standing side stretches, are you referring to the Waist Stretch exercise?
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7/10 done now, woohoo!
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:50 AM   #76
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WOO HOO

After 2 weeks of dieting I have finally lost 2 lbs.


I am also starting some lower ab exercises today with my normal routine.

My ab muscles are slowly shaping up but I need to get rid of the layer of fat
on my lower abs.

I have completed 11 hours so far in January.
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Purple Rose, congratulations!

I'm still on my Callanetics every day plan.

Best wishes to all. Hope you are having a splendid afternoon.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:27 PM   #78
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Shhirl - I'm a little late to respond but YES to the feline personal trainer!!!! My kitty thinks it's "our time" to do stuff together. Especially the stomach exercises, he can't resist the tips of my fingers moving back and forth like that - it's attack time!

I finally got Evolution today and tried it - so different! It doesn't seem as grueling as 10/10... I remember posts where people were discussing the different versions and which they found to be more effective - I'm totally going to go back and find those.

I've been off the Callanetics (and exercising altogether) since xmas and man if felt to good to get back to it today!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:35 AM   #79
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I haven't done anything in a week. The idea of doing 100 reps - ugh! Even 5 of the up-back-down and 10 of the up-down legs sounds like too much.

It's not like I don't have time either. I've been laid off for the last 2 months.
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Shhirl, got get that dvd on and just do it! You'll feel amazing for doing it.

Just done 8/10, I am noticing the differnce in my muscles, but as it's still covered by flab I don't think you could see any change in my body. H took a before pic and I'll take an after and I *might* brave posting it
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Hello and thank you for your response. If I understand correctly, when you say standing side stretches, are you referring to the Waist Stretch exercise?
Yep. I think those would work because I feel it on my side when I'm doing them.

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I haven't done anything in a week. The idea of doing 100 reps - ugh! Even 5 of the up-back-down and 10 of the up-down legs sounds like too much.

It's not like I don't have time either. I've been laid off for the last 2 months.
I know what you mean...I haven't done anything since Sunday. I think about it though.
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Here is the balance: so far 18h of cardio and Callanetics done this month. For the last 3-4 months I sweated around 20h every month and haven't lost an inch from any part of my body! Somehow, my great watermelon is refusing the "little peach" shape and my gracious tights wave around me as I walk. My stomach proudly shows off a few more inches and nicely folds, creating layers when I sit. Why is my body so resistant?!
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Hello! I just started Callanetics 10/10 this week. I did the dvd on Wednesday and Thursday, so I have 2 hours under my belt. I am pretty sore today - can I do the dvd again today or not? Some people recommend to wait a day in between. I did it back to back and I can feel it! I would like to do it today though - any feedback?

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Hello! I just started Callanetics 10/10 this week. I did the dvd on Wednesday and Thursday, so I have 2 hours under my belt. I am pretty sore today - can I do the dvd again today or not? Some people recommend to wait a day in between. I did it back to back and I can feel it! I would like to do it today though - any feedback?

Thanks ladies!!!!

It is suggested by the experts that you let your body rest for 1 day so that your body can adjust.

However, there are many people that do these exercises daily and have no problems.

It all depends on your body.

I do 10/10 one day and Evolution the next and I have no problems.
However, I have been doing the exercises for almost 4 months.

Just listen to your body. If you start having problems, only do 50 instead of the required 100.

Good Luck.
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Here is the balance: so far 18h of cardio and Callanetics done this month. For the last 3-4 months I sweated around 20h every month and haven't lost an inch from any part of my body! Somehow, my great watermelon is refusing the "little peach" shape and my gracious tights wave around me as I walk. My stomach proudly shows off a few more inches and nicely folds, creating layers when I sit. Why is my body so resistant?!

Maya fit,

You and I seem to be in the same predicament.

I am no longer losing anything, even though I started a 1200 calorie diet three weeks ago.


I have reached a fork in the road and don't know which way to turn.

I don't want to give up because I don't want my body going back to its old form.

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It is suggested by the experts that you let your body rest for 1 day so that your body can adjust.

However, there are many people that do these exercises daily and have no problems.

It all depends on your body.

I do 10/10 one day and Evolution the next and I have no problems.
However, I have been doing the exercises for almost 4 months.

Just listen to your body. If you start having problems, only do 50 instead of the required 100.

Good Luck.
How have your results been with Callanetics? I'm a little leary and could use some encouraging I hate to waste an hour on something that doesn't work. I also have the Jillian Michaels 30 day shred DVD which is only 20 minutes per workout but is very intense. What say you?
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Maya fit,

You and I seem to be in the same predicament.

I am no longer losing anything, even though I started a 1200 calorie diet three weeks ago.


I have reached a fork in the road and don't know which way to turn.

I don't want to give up because I don't want my body going back to its old form.

Have you ever looked into JUDDD? There are a lot of people getting fantastic results with it. 1200 calories per day may put your body into starvation mode too. You can check out the Johnson's Up Day Down Diet website too. It may jumpstart some losses.
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I have to share this cute overnight happening. My husband woke up in the middle of the night with his hand resting on my butt. He goes "I don't remember your butt being this tight before. Whatever you're doing, keep on doing it"

Sweeeeet! I've only done 9 sessions since mid December, and not all of them 1-hour ones; at least half were the beginner's session. It's by no means "tight," but it's definitely less squishy at the top.
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How have your results been with Callanetics? I'm a little leary and could use some encouraging I hate to waste an hour on something that doesn't work. I also have the Jillian Michaels 30 day shred DVD which is only 20 minutes per workout but is very intense. What say you?
Callanetics definitely works. I lost 3 or more inches after only 3 sessions and I have lost over 14 inches in the last 3 months.

I finally have a waist again after 27 years.

The results have stopped and I don't know why.

I am limited on cardio since I have a bad knee, so I started the low cal diet and weight exercises for the upper body.

I also have type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol so I have to watch what I do.

I read about the 30 day shred yesterday and I don't think it is for me.
I am not into killing myself and cannot do jumping jacks.
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I have to share this cute overnight happening. My husband woke up in the middle of the night with his hand resting on my butt. He goes "I don't remember your butt being this tight before. Whatever you're doing, keep on doing it"

Sweeeeet! I've only done 9 sessions since mid December, and not all of them 1-hour ones; at least half were the beginner's session. It's by no means "tight," but it's definitely less squishy at the top.

Shhirl,

That is great!

I finally have a butt after doing these exercises.
I inherited a flat butt from my female relatives.

It is so nice when your husband comments on your looks.
It makes you feel 10 feet tall.
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