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Old 04-03-2014, 09:07 AM   #31
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ThinAsAPin - I'm so glad that you're doing this will pregnant, for my own selfish reasons! I was wondering if this would work for that, glad to hear that I can still work out should we have a baby on the way anytime soon

I've done 3 of my 15 callanetics workouts this week, hoping to get a 4th in tomorrow but we're leaving at noon on a weekend vacation so I am okay with it not happening, I'll just jump back in on Monday! My muscles are so sore, but it's a good sore -- the kind that reminds you that you're getting stronger.

I'd also like to brag that I still pushed through this with only ONE day off while having a stupid UTI for the past few days.

Also, I got engaged on my birthday (Tuesday!), and now more than ever am I dedicated to callanetics -- gotta look sharp for impending wedding time.

Hope everyone is having a super April so far!

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Old 04-03-2014, 05:38 PM   #32
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Hello everyone,

I would like to join in on the April callanetics group. I am going to do my first workout tonight - and my goal is to complete the workout once per week. I am already doing focus t25 five times a week (will be in my 5th week - alpha phase tomorrow), 30 minute elliptical workouts 5 times a week, 40 minute treadmill workout 5 times a week, and I lift weights every other day. I also participate in a once a week yoga class.

I guess my question is - I know that the dvd states to try and do the workout twice a week - will I see results even if I only did the workout once a week??

Thanks for any replies
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In waves - congratulations on the engagement! Have a beautiful vacation!

Waiting --- I am new here, but I have to tell you I have only done 60 minutes of Callanetics so far, and I FEEL better. I have to seriously modify the poses due to my size, but I remember back when I was much thinner (haha. Still 260 pounds) that I felt great doing C.
1x a week will be great, but I bet you may find time for that second workout once you realize how good it feels!



It's definitely happening. I am FEELING better about myself, more delicate. (I know. I know)..Craziness. Why did I ever quit this?
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Finally DD and I got in our second hour yesterday she was ill so we put it off. Hoping for saturday for the 3rd hour. Good morning!
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ThinAsAPin - I'm so glad that you're doing this will pregnant, for my own selfish reasons! I was wondering if this would work for that, glad to hear that I can still work out should we have a baby on the way anytime soon

I've done 3 of my 15 callanetics workouts this week, hoping to get a 4th in tomorrow but we're leaving at noon on a weekend vacation so I am okay with it not happening, I'll just jump back in on Monday! My muscles are so sore, but it's a good sore -- the kind that reminds you that you're getting stronger.

I'd also like to brag that I still pushed through this with only ONE day off while having a stupid UTI for the past few days.

Also, I got engaged on my birthday (Tuesday!), and now more than ever am I dedicated to callanetics -- gotta look sharp for impending wedding time.

Hope everyone is having a super April so far!

XO MD!
Congested on getting engaged! That is so awesome! When is the big day and what are your personal fitness goals between now and the wedding?

From my experience with pregnancy, unless your doctor tells you otherwise, most pregnant moms can continue any exercise that they have already been practicing for at least three months prior especially callanetics because it's so gentle and helps with your alignment and posture which is a huge thing during pregnancy.

Logging hour 2/4 for the month. I know I set my goal pretty low because I wasn't sure how is feel after my first session in a long time but I took it really easy so I might have to adjust my goal for the month and shoot for twice a week instead of only once. We will see!

Have a great day and a great weekend everyone!
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:27 AM   #36
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Wow! That was fantastic! I waited for days to get the opportunity to do that routine again and yesterday it was even better than I'd anticipated. One of my instructors put this one together, full of the most amazing upper body work I've done in years, if ever. One of the complaints I see about Callanetics is the lack of upper body work and this workout puts those complaints to bed. The Underarm Tightener sequence has 5 different positions and the rest of the routine is filled with movements focused on the upper body. Even the Hips and Behind sequence is done on hands and knees, lowered on one forearm. Absolutely wicked. Give me a couple more runs through and,and if you are interested, I can write them up so you can try them out. I cannot believe how effectively this routine is loosening up the latent tension in my upper back and developing upper body strength and flexibility. My wobbly underarms are quickly pulling in. There's almost no wobble left. The Magic 200 (Hips and Behind) are working so well that I've had two acquaintances point out to me that my jeans are already baggy in the behind. These are the jeans I just shrunk into last month! Woo Hoo! Exciting times ahead.

I've been thinking a lot lately about keeping the ribs relaxed, down and back during day-to-day life. The value of keeping the check points aligned (pelvis over ankles, pubic bones on the same vertical plane and lower ribs floating over the pelvis like a hot air balloon gondola) is that it keeps the body in the most advantageous weight-bearing position as well as keeping your abdominal muscles fired up and ready to go (not actively contracted, just fired up). So I've been mindful of the times I fall 'out of plumb' by thrusting the ribs or letting the pelvis shift forwards. It's become pretty much second nature to have the pelvis over the ankles. This shift was probably the easiest adjustment for me. What I find so intriguing is how often we thrust the ribs forwards and up or the frequency of times when we raise the ribs and shoulders instead of lengthening upwards by extending from the spine. "The neck begins at the base of the spine." One of our class directives is "Don't wear your shoulders as earrings". Any lengthening should take place through the spine and through the center of you. I find the best way for me to slip back into alignment is usually to let the ribs relax and sink down. I've been practicing this focus during all of the movements and the results are nothing less than spectacular.

One of the positions in this particular routine requires the interlacing of the fingers followed by pressing the palms away from you bringing your arms straight, palms turned out. I have never had much flexibility in my wrists so this has been a real challenge for me. Rather than say "I just can't do that" I practice it all the time. I'm trying to figure out what it takes to get the muscles to relax enough to let my bones slip into proper position as I extend the arms out. I suspect that I'm forcing the stretch through the arms when it really requires me to relax the scapulae down the back and widened out as well as some release of tension through the chest. That last thought occurred to me yesterday. Intriguing. Sooner or later I'm going to get it right.

While working out yesterday I had to stop and cinch up the waist of my shorts because they were slipping off my hips.

My daughter mentioned yesterday that I look like I'm just melting away. This is Callanetics in action.

Partyof7, I don't own a copy of AM/PM so I have no idea which position you are referencing in your post the other day. Can you describe it for me? As for the Open and Close, it is possible to do this movement with legs stretched out on the floor (behind away from the wall, as per original instructions). You can drag the feet across the floor in the early stages and then work your way off the floor as you strengthen. Remember you are working the abs, so focus on where you feel it and adjust accordingly. In her 10/10 book Callan has pictures of a student doing them this way because she has fused vertebrae. My stomach was so large when I began that I found it impossible to do them comfortably until about three months ago. Now they are so controlled that I frequently jump down onto the mat at random times to quickly run through 10-20 at a time. Sweet. It was the main reason I had my barre mounted last December. I have a picture of an instructor refining her technique of the movement and as soon as I saw it I knew it was time to invest in the barre I had desired for 25 years. Best $150 I spent last year.

in_waves how thrilling that you have so much to celebrate. When is your little one due? This is wonderful, to have two pregnant pulsers on the site at one time. You will really appreciate the program during delivery since you will be thoroughly trained in keeping the body totally relaxed. Be cautious as you both progress to keep the ribs relaxed and down and the pelvis over the ankles. There is a strong tendency for women to throw that weight forwards in attempting to keep it balanced. Katy Bowman, alignment specialist, is particularly passionate about alignment during pregnancy. You want that pelvic floor healthy and flexible.

Time to wake the master of the house. Happy pulsing all.
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1 session done...

Welcome back, qpdoll & waitng4chng
Wow, waitng4chng, you have a heavy workout schedule; I would think doing Callanetics only once a week would be sufficient.

By the way, in_waves, happy belated & on engagement.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone...

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HI There CallanGirl!!!! You've made some amazing strides!!! I missed out on so much......thank you friend!!!!!

So good to be back!! Just finished #3 for this month..woo hoo! Reverse psychology is working for me hee hee. I wanted to report I have already reduced 1/2" right below the rib cage in the diaphragm area. However I did go up 1/4" in my waist!!! I think that''s the fat moving or something like that......

Susan....You look awesome!!! Love your Avatar!! You have transformed so beautifully and gracefully....exactly how you represent yourself in your words!! I think you ought right a motivational book!!!!!! BTW I need MAJOR help with wobbly arms...that's like a huge sore spot for me!!!!!!

Party of 7 just keep going!!! I'm still unable to finish out the whole session but I'm thinking positive and it's working....Before you know it the whole thing will come together!!!

Way to go Pregnant moms!! An Inspiration to all......

Everyone enjoy the beautiful day God has blessed you with!!! Love ya'll

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Able to do my 1st workout last night and was so sore even during the workout, most likely because of everything else I am doing. Yesterday was suppose to be my day off working out but I wanted to find something "low impact" but it didn't feel like that. I am committing to every Thursday night for this workout
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I'm in!! Shooting for 17 10 in 10 workouts. I've already done 2. One less than scheduled, but was feeling a bit sick yesterday and decided it was better to not.

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Hijacking thread for a second. I am really amazed at all the stuff I read and pictures I have seen.. So if I wanted to get started..what do I need ? I am very overweight and very out of shape, didn't know which DVD would be best for me?
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Hello everyone,

I would like to join in on the April callanetics group. I am going to do my first workout tonight - and my goal is to complete the workout once per week. I am already doing focus t25 five times a week (will be in my 5th week - alpha phase tomorrow), 30 minute elliptical workouts 5 times a week, 40 minute treadmill workout 5 times a week, and I lift weights every other day. I also participate in a once a week yoga class.

I guess my question is - I know that the dvd states to try and do the workout twice a week - will I see results even if I only did the workout once a week??

Thanks for any replies
That's quite an ambitious schedule you have there. Be aware, as you have already noticed, that Callanetics focuses on the smallest and deepest muscles, the ones nestling against your bones. The pulsing looks so easy and we do talk about losing the effort to get greater results, but honestly, I always tell people these are the hardest easy exercises you will ever learn.

Most of your other choices are utilizing larger muscles and it can be a mental challenge to make the change in mindset. The most common occurrence is to 'try to hard' because you're so conditioned to putting so much effort into your workouts. Callanetics isn't so much a workout as it is meditation in movement. The pulses are tiny, gentle and intensely controlled. If you get lengthened out enough through the counter extensions the pulses actually become so tiny and controlled that they may not be noticeable to an observer. As you pulse all of the larger, superficial muscles should be completely relaxed. As you get more strength and training you even learn to relax the muscles you are targeting. It's the position that isolates the muscles so there is no reason to consciously contract any muscles. The goal is to train to work "relaxed and effortless". There is your challenge.

Callanetics is a wonderful companion program with other fitness approaches, but to get the benefits of the pulses you really need to devote two sessions a week to the practice. The pulling in effect will continue for up to 45 hours after a session and you don't want to go longer than three days off in between or you begin to lose the effects. By that fourth day you definitely want to be pulsing again. I can tell you that Callanetics will do more for your body than anything else you are doing, but if you are happy with the activity then by all means indulge. Listen closely to your body. It will tell you if you are overdoing it. You know your own body better than anyone else.

Welcome to the thread. I look forward to following your journey.
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I'm in!! Shooting for 17 10 in 10 workouts. I've already done 2. One less than scheduled, but was feeling a bit sick yesterday and decided it was better to not.

Happy pulsing everyone!!
Good for you, listening to your body. It thanks you.
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So good to be back!! Just finished #3 for this month..woo hoo! Reverse psychology is working for me hee hee. I wanted to report I have already reduced 1/2" right below the rib cage in the diaphragm area. However I did go up 1/4" in my waist!!! I think that''s the fat moving or something like that......

Susan....You look awesome!!! Love your Avatar!! You have transformed so beautifully and gracefully....exactly how you represent yourself in your words!! I think you ought right a motivational book!!!!!! BTW I need MAJOR help with wobbly arms...that's like a huge sore spot for me!!!!!!
Dear qpdoll, yes the increase in waist size can be attributed to Callanetics Creep. You should be really excited about that.

You will love the new arm work. It's brutal yet beautiful. I'm so impressed with the results after only two sessions that I keep giggling about it. One day next week I'll probably be ready to try to write them up.

Thank you for the compliments. It's so neat watching myself growing younger. Aside from appearances the changes in alignment and flexibility are astounding to me. In 25 years of flirting with Callanetics I have never before experienced this level of effectiveness. Finding this thread was one of the best things I could have done. I think it was destiny.

Keep it up. The journey is getting very exciting.
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Hijacking thread for a second. I am really amazed at all the stuff I read and pictures I have seen.. So if I wanted to get started..what do I need ? I am very overweight and very out of shape, didn't know which DVD would be best for me?
Feel free to hijack us any time reptogirl. This is truly amazing stuff. There are a couple different choices I would offer to begin. "Callanetics, 10 Years Younger in 10 Hours" is the standard for Callanetics. It's the basis for all things Callanetics and makes a great jumping off point. It will familiarize you with the movements and any advancements will be touched on here, so I would also recommend you take a trip through the archives for this challenge thread (they go back about three years) for pointers and further information about doing the program.

"AM/PM Callanetics" is the 10/10 program broken into two sessions to be done morning and night. It was designed for people who have challenging schedules but it can be handy for someone having a difficult time getting through the entire 10/10. Eventually you want to get to where you are doing 10/10 or one of the other choices that are full programs (ie, Callanetics Evolution or Cardio Callanetics).

Don't be concerned about your weight. Be more concerned with listening to your body and working gently. As you progress you will quickly strengthen and before you know it you will be doing the entire program easily. As I write that I had to laugh, because the truth is there is always some way to modify the movements to keep them challenging, so Callanetics never really becomes "easy" in the conventional sense. And that's a good thing. What I can assure you is that you will begin to feel the changes with your first session and those changes will continue to slowly and surely guide your bones back into proper alignment, restore your body to health and balance and consistently sculpt your body into that silky sleek body suit of healthy muscles we are all striving for. Remember to keep your sense of humor with you. You will need it to laugh at your body's temporary limitations. They will be temporary. This is powerful stuff. It's the consistency of practice that makes the difference. Two to three times a week make yourself get to it. We will be here to motivate you and answer any questions.

It will take time, but I can assure you it will be worth it. Callanetics doesn't only work on your body. It calms the soul as well. This is the most fun I've had in years. Come. Join us.
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Thank you so much
I am really excited to get started!!
I will take your advice and read farther back
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Each and every session I do leaves me feeling so energized and totally fit. This was my third time through this particular routine and OMG!!! I don't know which I enjoy more, the intensification of arm work or the Magic 200 for Hips and Behind. My technique during each was dramatically improved today but the arms were still shaking when I finished the entire program. That Magic 200 works every single muscle in your body.

This is the very first grouping of movements that has tempted me to double up on Callanetics days. That says a lot. I haven't fallen to that temptation because I know my own body enough to realize that at this point in my journey I am not ready for that yet. I require that day off in between. I strongly suspect that it's that day off that makes the results come so fast. And fast they are coming. Sometime in the past week the midsection started to pull in much more. I'm not sure whether it's this routine or simply due to the fact that I'm 11 months in, but I'm certainly enjoying it. Part of the acceleration process of results has been due to the tremendous variety in my workouts. Doing the same thing over and over creates a certain amount of mindlessness to the practice. You always know where you are going next. One of the things my instructor figured out was if you mix it up and keep the body guessing and learning new movements or new modifications to old movements you ramp up the benefits and results. Keeping that in mind I must make my next session a different grouping of movements. Then I can return to this one again. I enjoy it so much I find myself dancing when it's over.

My midsection has pulled in so dramatically that there are bumpy pockets of fat bumping out all over the lower abs. A novice might be freaked out about that, but this Callanaddict knows that this is such an exciting event. Things pull in, fat migrates up and to the front and then it begins to melt away and everything smooths out. Sweet.

Dale's sticking with the stretches of his feet and legs. We've been doing a gentle calf stretch and a corresponding stretch of the front of the leg, just enough to begin to get more blood flow. It saddens me how tight his legs and feet have become. After placing his feet in alignment I have him place one foot on the towel so his weight can be in the heel to stretch the calf and it is so uncomfortable for him that he cannot move the other foot out of the starting position at all. He can't place the tops of his toes flat to the floor for the front leg stretch so I have him move the foot back as far as he can and then hold the towel firmly against the toes so he can apply pressure for the stretch. It does not surprise me that his blood has such difficulty getting to his toes. He has been in so much pain for so many years that he stopped moving around and now there is almost no flexibility left in his legs and feet. Progressing slowly and gently I hope to be able to improve that flow enough to make surgery recover speedier. It will be such a relief to begin his first Callanetics session. I need to do everything I can to keep him alive and active so we can really grow old together.

On to domestic responsibilities. (He expects a meal every evening. What's that all about? )

Happy pulsing all.
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waitng4chng and reptogirl!

Congratulations in_waves! A wedding is a great motivator!

susanw and ThinAsAPin, the new avatars are STUNNING!

About the jiggly fat ... I used to think it was wishful thinking when people commented that they got jiggly right before a whoosh. Now, not only have I experienced just this myself several times, but I also finally found an explanation on another thread that I can wrap my head around. Your fat gets jiggly in an area because the fat cells are diminishing and there's less of them there or they're smaller ... and then, one day soon, whoosh! They're gone! So these days, I'm all about the jiggly fat!

2/8 done.
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I did a session!!!! Was I able to get into those positions, nope. But I stuck out the whole program 10/10 all I got to say is you best be able to laugh at your limitations...if not I would be crying haha! I guess my goal is twice a week, take 2 days off between each session I guess would be a good place to start out.
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I don't know if I did something right or something wrong but I am feeling it in my legs-especially my thighs also my arms.
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Hi all! I'd love to join the party! I used to do Callanetics back in high school so it know the results that can be achieved. My goal is to do 12 sessions this month, may do more. I did the AM workout this morning and will do PM a bit later.

I look forward to getting to know all of u!
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Haha - you go girl !! I am totally in the same boat
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waitng4chng and reptogirl!

Congratulations in_waves! A wedding is a great motivator!

susanw and ThinAsAPin, the new avatars are STUNNING!

About the jiggly fat ... I used to think it was wishful thinking when people commented that they got jiggly right before a whoosh. Now, not only have I experienced just this myself several times, but I also finally found an explanation on another thread that I can wrap my head around. Your fat gets jiggly in an area because the fat cells are diminishing and there's less of them there or they're smaller ... and then, one day soon, whoosh! They're gone! So these days, I'm all about the jiggly fat!



2/8 done.

This is fascinating, quiklos! Would it be possible to direct me to that thread?
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Measurement Question

How do you get a "true" inch loss measurement, around the hips, if the behind is lifting?

If your behind is rising higher and starts to be on the same level as your hips, this would seem to "add" to the amount of inches around the hip area. It's a great challenge to have, yet, I still would like to know if anyone has a strategy for this particular situation? Thank you in advance!
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That's quite an ambitious schedule you have there. Be aware, as you have already noticed, that Callanetics focuses on the smallest and deepest muscles, the ones nestling against your bones. The pulsing looks so easy and we do talk about losing the effort to get greater results, but honestly, I always tell people these are the hardest easy exercises you will ever learn.

Most of your other choices are utilizing larger muscles and it can be a mental challenge to make the change in mindset. The most common occurrence is to 'try to hard' because you're so conditioned to putting so much effort into your workouts. Callanetics isn't so much a workout as it is meditation in movement. The pulses are tiny, gentle and intensely controlled. If you get lengthened out enough through the counter extensions the pulses actually become so tiny and controlled that they may not be noticeable to an observer. As you pulse all of the larger, superficial muscles should be completely relaxed. As you get more strength and training you even learn to relax the muscles you are targeting. It's the position that isolates the muscles so there is no reason to consciously contract any muscles. The goal is to train to work "relaxed and effortless". There is your challenge.

Callanetics is a wonderful companion program with other fitness approaches, but to get the benefits of the pulses you really need to devote two sessions a week to the practice. The pulling in effect will continue for up to 45 hours after a session and you don't want to go longer than three days off in between or you begin to lose the effects. By that fourth day you definitely want to be pulsing again. I can tell you that Callanetics will do more for your body than anything else you are doing, but if you are happy with the activity then by all means indulge. Listen closely to your body. It will tell you if you are overdoing it. You know your own body better than anyone else.

Welcome to the thread. I look forward to following your journey.


Thanks, I will try to do it twice a week and fit it in my already crazy workout schedule. I was probably doing something wrong because I did feel sore while working out to the 10/10 dvd. Maybe my second time around will be different for me. I will be sure to check in after that workout.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:12 AM   #56
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How do you get a "true" inch loss measurement, around the hips, if the behind is lifting?

If your behind is rising higher and starts to be on the same level as your hips, this would seem to "add" to the amount of inches around the hip area. It's a great challenge to have, yet, I still would like to know if anyone has a strategy for this particular situation? Thank you in advance!
One of the things that occurs during Callanetics is that the hips pull in quickly as those killer Callanetics legs are developing. Also, as the behind rises it is always pulling in as well. That combination of actions keeps the hips from getting wider as things lift. We don't call it "the magic of Callanetics " for nothing.
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Tightening the Underarms

qpdoll, I talked it over with my instructor and she is understandably uncomfortably with my sharing her proprietary work for free on another forum. Don't be discouraged. We can find another way to conquer those underarm wobbles.

If you think about it, almost any arm position can be adapted to Callanetics, so let's play with that. There are basic concepts that need to be adhered to, such as

- making sure you are in proper Callanetics alignment before you begin and maintaining the checkpoints and counter extensions as you pulse

- being attentive to the lengthening along the counter extensions that run from scapulae through middle fingers

- choosing positions that create the greatest stretch and extension (straight, bent at the elbow, rolled to front, rolled to back, extended at shoulder height, extended at different angles, etc, etc, etc)

- mindfully feel for where the effect is taking place, being alert that we are focusing on deep muscles, not superficial ones (the superficial ones will find their way to the party in their own time)

- vary the pulses (back, up, corkscrew) and keep them small (more extension = tinier pulses)

- instead of doing 100 pulses with one position challenge yourself to 30 pulses each in multiple positions (the routine I'm working with now has 30 pulses in each of 5 positions!)

Keep the neck and shoulders relaxed at all times. Rib cage always relaxed and down.

As you explore the possibilities remember to let the pulse initiate in the upper arm. Keep the wrists and hands loose and relaxed, just an extension of the upper arm. Don't neglect playing with hand position (pronated, suprinated). The more extension you can get the more the scapulae will naturally want to stay relaxed and down.

What we're looking for here are movements that target as many different muscle fibers as possible from as many different directions as we can. I've theorized for a long time that you could take almost any no impact exercise or movement and adapt it to Callanetics and I am discovering this is true.

Play. Explore. Come up with something new and run with it. There's no need to limit yourself to the standard movements. The variety you introduce will only fire up your neurons and enhance your results, provided you are staying within the general Callanetics guidelines. Develop 5 or 6 variations you can feel doing the work and rotate them around. I am having great results from simple push ups as well, typically dropping in 20-30 following abs.

One last thought: The traditional Underarm Tightener is a powerful movement. Done in proper alignment and fully extended into extreme position (your personal best position) this movement will ultimately result in lovely smooth underarms. Take a look at a picture of Callan. Those beautiful underarms are a natural result of consistently doing this movement over years. If you change nothing else but the extension you will ramp up results.

Anyone else with any ideas, please jump in.
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Completed Session 2, threw in some walking lunges and extra ab work.
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Minda. God bless you, feeling the need to add in MORE abs work! Most of us groan at the abs work when we begin practicing Callanetics. Nothing like having them firm up to keep you motivated though. Enjoy.

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This is fascinating, quiklos! Would it be possible to direct me to that thread?
Ouida How Stuff Works has a nice article on How Fat Cells Work that you may find interesting. The stand out points I got were:

- You are born with a certain number of fat cells and somewhere in adolescence that number stabilizes. There are two known circumstances where the body will generate more fat cells; if you are morbidly obese for a long time and if you have liposuction.

- Your fat cells don't go away, they shrink as the fuel stored in them is emptied out for energy use.

When I learned this information it made me even more excited about doing Callanetics. I knew from experience that these gentle pulses were requiring a great increase for energy fuel. I also knew of no other program that would more effectively squeeze those fat cells empty than Callanetics. A win-win situation.
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