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Transform Your Body in 10 Minutes with 8 Moves

The Beginner's Easy Anywhere Workout

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Most of these are huge NOs if you have bad knees. Sorry to see that. Report
Have to agree with all the other comments - doesn't seem easy to me. Report
Definitely not for beginners. Good exercises though. Thank you. Report
Thank you. Report
Yipe. I tried the crunches skipping the part about the picture not matching the instructions to put hands in back of head, meanwhile picture shows girl with arms crossed in front of her. Well, if it weren't so comical it would be sad, I couldn't even bend my back to make a curl to come up from the floor. I basically lifted my head and grunted the rest trying to "crunch" my way to health. The crunch doesn't exist with my stomach in the way. Well, I tried a few situps while I was down on the floor. That worked slightly better. Guess I's outta shape. Thanks exercises for reminding me! Report
Yipe. I tried the crunches skipping the part about the picture not matching the instructions to put hands in back of head, meanwhile picture shows girl with arms crossed in front of her. Well, if it weren't so comical it would be sad, I couldn't even bend my back to make a curl to come up from the floor. I basically lifted my head and grunted the rest trying to "crunch" my way to health. The crunch doesn't exist with my stomach in the way. Well, I tried a few situps while I was down on the floor. That worked slightly better. Guess I's outta shape. Thanks exercises for reminding me! Report
JMB369
This is a great idea, but I agree -- not a Beginners Workout, and certainly not feasible in ten minutes for many of us! I am 75 years old. I practice (and teach) yoga 2-4 times a week. I walk for 39-40 minutes 2-3 times a week. I have neglected the strength portion of my fitness routine for several years, and I thought this routine would be a good way to start again. Definitely NOT! Besides age issues, I think it's important to remember that many, if not most, SP members are overweight. Body weight exercises are excellent for the person who is at or near their ideal weight, but possibly dangerous for the overweight.

I have several SP DVDs that I will resurrect (and yes, I miss Coach Nicole, too.), and some Leslie Sansone DVDs that incorporate strength with walking indoors. My suggestion? Change it to read, "Easy Anywhere Workout". Drop the word Beginners. It's misleading. Report
this article then obviously wouldn't apply to any of you. Perhaps some of the other SP workouts would be more conducive towards your weight loss goals Report
Although this article makes some good points, sadly I must agree with all of the comments previously posted. Report
BETHELLENNASH
It's discouraging when an "easy beginner's workout" is mostly stuff my joints won't allow me to do. I have wrist and knee issues, in addition to SI pain that make most of these not an option. Report
Triceps dips with the hands behind on a chair or bench are ab invitation to major shoulder injury. Squats to a parallel position place maximum sheer stress on the knee joint, squats properly done are buttocks to heels. Report
For beginners? Really?
I miss Coach Nicole as editor. Report

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