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Funny thing about balance; strike a pose. I have none.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Balance, or lack thereof, really is a funny thing.
In order to assess the damage time and personal stupidity has ravaged on this body, my continually smiling trainer had me complete some basic poses. I started giggling like a school girl.

"Stand on this board, place your left foot on the zero and your right foot on the 44".
Hard enough on a 6x1 inch wide board.
" Now, reach behind your head with your right hand, Hold this pole. Reach behind your butt with your left hand and hold the lower end."
Awkward.
"Squat"
Huh?
Giggle. But I did it.

"Switch the pose to the opposite side and squat"
Fall off the board.
About this time I gave up sucking in my stomach.

Next, I get down on hands and knees. My sympathies to those working out behind me.
Mike says/ demonstrates: "Extend your left leg and right arm like this, then pull in to touch your elbow to your knee."

I rolled over like a turtle. I also laid there a laughed. I can't be embarrassed at this stage.

"Don't worry" says Mike. "We discussed how we can fix this in the pool."

Mike carries a picture of himself on his clipboard. His 80 pound heavier picture.

I hired Mike as my personal trainer for the next 12 weeks.



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