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Cimorene ([personal profile] cimorene) wrote2014-10-21 12:30 pm
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Preventative Knitting-Prolonging Shoulder Exercise

I want to find some kind of outside-of-the-house source of exercising to help make it into a routine that I would be more likely to stick to.

The main reason is that if knitting is the only real workout my shoulders get, the right one hates it and responds with cramps and agony. I can do something about this by limiting the amount of time spent knitting, adopting a good posture and relaxing the rest of the arm etc., and a lot of arm- and shoulder-stretching, but I think this would work better. Also everyone I talk to from [personal profile] perhael to my 10-year-old niece to my mom & sister is joining gyms and/or Zumba and/or yoga classes and talking them up.

I don't really want to invest the kind of money upfront that gyms and yoga classes cost, though, especially not right now when I'm in Bureaucratic Run-Around Limbo in my job-seeking plans. So that's gone on the Think About Soonish Once Two Incomes Are Again Achieved list.

However, my psychologist says he has the power to write a prescription for exercise for me that would require the public, city-supported gyms and swimming pools and things to give me a discount... I'm not sure if that would help me or not. The locals I know seem to use private ones, except my Amazonian Estonian ex-classmate who does weight training (lol, no). (Now I think about it, wouldn't The Amazonian Estonian be a good name for an album?)
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[personal profile] jamjar 2014-10-22 08:51 pm (UTC)(link)
While you're seeing if that can kick in, this site has a lot of info on free online yoga resources. Not the same as actual classes, but it's good for if you want something you can do at home, as a regular break.

And not the shoulders, but I rate this guy's video on stretches to prevent tendonitis and carpal tunnel. They do help me (between knitting and office work, it can take a toll) and the guy's a drummer, so he'd know all about putting stress on your hands and wrists. If he says something is good at stopping carpal tunnel and tendonitis... well, he's probably right.
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[personal profile] jamjar 2014-10-28 11:26 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so bad at remembering to do these things, but I do find the framedrummer exercises helpful pretty quickly, when I do finally remember to do them.

Unrelated, but will Meg and I see you and Wax when we're in few days.
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[personal profile] jamjar 2014-10-29 10:32 pm (UTC)(link)
We're arriving this Saturday, staying with Tommi and Angela and then going down to Helsinki on the Thursday (I have various relatives there, and it'll be nice to explore the city). So maybe Sunday? Do you want to email Angela, see if she has any plans?