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Old 01-22-2013, 07:33 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:27 PM   #2
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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.
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Great, thanks! I'm glad because I really like this type of exercise.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:38 AM   #4
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Google "before-after callanetics" and that will answer your question.
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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.
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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.
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Ok thanks for the explanation!
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20 pound weights?

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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
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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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