I can do push-ups, pull-ups, lunges, squats, V-ups and all sorts of more challenging maneuvers.
I am a member at a local fitness center, where they offer all different types of machines, equipment and group classes. I don’t usually sign up for the classes, preferring to do my own thing. I like to sometimes run on the treadmill for a straight hour. I often switch between the elliptical, rowing machine and stair master every ten minutes until I’ve devoted a full hour. Now and then, my whole workout centers around strength training. However, I had heard a lot of good things about yoga. It’s supposed to be great for strength, flexibility, balance and even peace of mind. Everyone claims it can help reduce stress. When the fitness center offered a yoga class at an opportune time, I signed up. Since I’d never tried yoga before, I figured a beginner level class would be ideal. Instead, the class was so very basic that I got nothing out of it. The rest of the people in the class were definitely new to working out. They struggled to balance on one foot, couldn’t possibly touch their toes without bending their legs and had difficulty just getting down into a seated position on the mat. I include all sorts of flexibility and balance exercises in my daily workouts. I can hold either split position and touch my chest to the floor while sitting in a straddle. I have no issue with holding my leg extended and parallel to the floor. I can do push-ups, pull-ups, lunges, squats, V-ups and all sorts of more challenging maneuvers. I spent an hour in the yoga class and never once felt sweaty or out of breath. When it was over, I felt like I needed to workout like always. I am sure that the more advanced yoga classes would prove more beneficial.