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  • Vertigirl

    RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) are always a helpful tool. Sometimes joints take awhile to re acclimate and modifications you normally did not use are helpful to ease you back in. For pushups, neutralize your wrist by using a grip or a dumbbell, do not go as deep for squats and lunges and even holding a sturdy chair or putting a hand on the wall to modify can also help. Slowly add back more until you are back to performing at the same level. If the pain continues, seeing a doctor is not out of the question.

    over 1 year ago
  • Vertigirl

    Has anyone tried the Pocket App as a solution to watch videos when streaming not available?

    over 1 year ago
  • Vertigirl

    I've had the best luck with Belkin.
    The only downside to something that attaches/detaches easily throughout a workout is that if you're doing any fast or abrupt movements your device might not stay on the armband. If you're lifting- no problem. Plyometrics? Might get frustrating.
    I still use my Belkin cases from 3 years ago that have a clear, plastic case for the device with a clip on the back that fits snugly on the armband. There is a little lip at the bottom of the clip that keeps in on the armband and even insanely modified burpees won't knock it off. I never had a problem lifting my arm to see cues and always left it on so it was a great solution.
    The newer version (I have not tried yet) you can buy here: http://www.jr.com/belkin/pe/B...
    I have never met an armband that is all one piece that I have liked- touchscreen nightmare. Always opt for something that clips on, the material is typically more comfortable and also has more sizing options for people with smaller arms (I'm 5'3"). If you're picky like me, you might be best to buy from places that take returns/exchanges. Good Luck!

    over 1 year ago
  • Vertigirl

    Be a Star by creating a visual cue on a workout calendar. Place a calendar in a high traffic area and every month write in your workout with a set time like you would a doctors appointment. (M, W, F from 7-8am for example)
    Plan ahead for tight scheduling or scheduling changes that may arise before they happen-reschedule as needed but keep your appointments! For each workout you complete, put a large, colorful symbol (I like a big, red Sharpie star) and watch your accomplishments add up! When your stars start to disappear, reexamine your planning or what lifestyle changes are creating challenges and address.
    It takes less than 5 minutes the beginning of every month to schedule your workout appointments and only seconds after your workout to make the gratifying swipe with your marker!

    over 1 year ago