TapouT XT Day 4 Yoga XT

How is doing Yoga working out?  You would be surprised the amount of effort it takes to hold a series of poses for a 50 minute routine.  The TapouT XT Yoga program is meant to help you with your

  • Balance
  • Flexibility
  • Strength (by holding poses)
Before you get started there are a couple of things you should keep in mind.  Be mindful of how your body feels when doing the poses.  Make sure not to overstretch or strain your
  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Back
  • Knees
  • Leg muscles
Don't feel you need to look like the people on the video.  If you need to bend your knees or modify the stretches / moves so you are not hurting yourself please make those modifications.  Better to eventually get better at the moves over the 90 days than have to take some time off because you pulled something.

Review and Comment

It is nice to be able to spend some time stretching because I really don't get much of a stretch from the warm up  and cool down in the normal workouts.

One negative, how many downward dog and upward dog positions are we going to have to do?  Really?  I know it is a transition move but I swear we have to do 50 of those.

Favorite Yoga XT Move

Not really sure what this one is called but it did a really good job of stretching my core, hips and chest.  
  • You start with one foot forward in a lunge
  • opposite hand from the forward leg goes about 6 inches parallel with the forward leg
  • Same arm as the forward leg goes up
  • Look up at your hand
  • Hold that for 15 - 20 seconds
  • The arm that is up wraps around to the back, stretching your chest

First Half of the Movement

Wrap the Arm that was Up Around Your Back

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