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coffeelover 01-22-2013 06:33 AM

Callanetics question
 
I've recently started doing Callanetics and really love it! Several of the moves are what I would consider stretches (with little pulses) - waist bends, hamstring stretches etc. Do these actually have toning benefits?

tytbody 01-23-2013 05:27 PM

yes, because it's isometric toning. That little pulse is more then having to lift 20 pound weights. The reason I love this type of exercise. I think I may have re-aquire a few DVDS.

coffeelover 01-24-2013 03:34 AM

Great, thanks! I'm glad because I really like this type of exercise. :)

PaleoRainy 01-24-2013 03:38 AM

Google "before-after callanetics" and that will answer your question.

coffeelover 01-24-2013 10:05 AM

Thanks, yeah, I've seen the before and afters. I was just wondering specifically about stretching exercises versus the more resistance type, which obviously have toning benefits. I just never thought you could tone by stretching a muscle, I thought you needed resistance of some sort. I ask becauce I do the AM/PM Callanetics and the PM workout is mostly stretches and wondered if I was toning or just stretching the muscles.

tytbody 01-26-2013 12:21 PM

Callan believes in stretching the muscles I think after you have contracted them. That's what forms the muscle. Not the stretching on it's own.

coffeelover 01-26-2013 03:09 PM

Ok thanks for the explanation! :)

qwerky 02-10-2013 11:25 PM

20 pound weights?
 
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Originally Posted by tytbody (Post 16215371)
yes, because it's isometric toning. That little pulse is more then having to lift 20 pound weights. The reason I love this type of exercise. I think I may have re-aquire a few DVDS.

That's an interesting stat. Where did you read that?
https://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/i...smile_2011.GIF

QueenBacon 02-17-2013 07:24 AM

sticking a limb out and stretchng it then having a small controlled pulse (half inch to inch movement) and pulsing it like that for 100 counts, DEFFINATLY TONES..
Do it once and you will feel it!


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