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Kenzai Reach | Day 10 (Member)
Assistant Trainer

Flexibility and Mobility

  • Jul 9th, 2019 at 1:26PM

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It's been about a six week break from Kenzai and it's been lovely. Half of that time has been a holiday in the Philippines - not much working out and a lot of high caloric food, so I'm ready to the focus of a program and some clean eating.

This is my second trip through Reach. Two years ago, I had a new baby, and I dropped the Kenzai program I was on and switched to Reach because I could do the workouts from my living room while the baby slept. I learned a lot about flexibility and mobility. I had been resistant to stretching for years and hated yoga even though my husband is a yoga instructor. While Reach isn't my favorite program, I can definitely feel the benefits and I think it's critical to add flexibility and joint work as I age.

My assessments below show that I have some decent movement ability but also that I have significant room for improvement.

I'm going to modify the program a bit this time to incorporate some other goals. I'm taking up swimming, so I will sub out the middle workout a couple times a week to do laps at the pool. I also want to work on my pistol squat - I've gotten close but haven't pulled it off yet. I know the active hamstring work will help here.

Program Goals:
- Measurable improvement in my shoulder + hamstring flexibility
- Do the Shivasana every time (no rushing the finish)
- Be able to do at least one pistol squat on each side without assistance
- Lose one inch on the waistline

I'm excited to meet some new team members.

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4 comments

Sum D.Sum D.Kenzai Member
8 days ago

Welcome back. Your absence has been missed, but some time off was well deserved.


    Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Kettlebell | Day 38 (Member)
    8 days ago

    There he is, Mr. Ed, back for another Reach around. Plan much?
    Love the starting photo. U-S-A! U-S-A!


      Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Blast: T-shirt Ready | Day 24 (Member)
      Head Trainer8 days ago

      Ed, you are a model Reach citizen. Thanks for laying down the gauntlet for the rest of the July Reach crew. And of course....Pinoe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


        Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Member
        7 days ago

        Glad you had a great holiday in the Philippines! Shavasana is the best part of Reach Ed - Enjoy!


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