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Bodyweight exercises for teenagers - Elf M. Sternberg
Bodyweight exercises for teenagers
Yamaraash-chan has been joining me in doing my exercises on those evenings when I do them. They're the fairly standand exercises for someone my age-- push-ups and crunches, and we're up to 60 of the first and 90 of the latter, and it's really been showing, at least on my gut. I was already pretty much in control of that, but it's been nice to really strengthen my cores.

And Yamaraashi-chan is doing them right beside me. It's pretty good father-daughter bonding, and even Kouryou-chan joins in although she has no bodyweight needed to make the exercise meaningful; the kid's still a stick.

Yamaraashi-chan and I have been having a much better relationship the past year. We've had heart-to-hearts about her growing up, becoming a strong and brave woman, about finding her power. She doesn't trust in it much, and I want her to. Having physical strength is part of the story, but not enough of one.

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edichka2 From: edichka2 Date: May 3rd, 2010 03:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Great post. :-)
- E
hydrolagus From: hydrolagus Date: May 3rd, 2010 04:33 am (UTC) (Link)
That's really excellent. On top of the exercise itself, it's great that they're developing a model of exercise that's about strength and bonding rather than about getting thinner. Also, while having personal strength is a nice part of the story, developing it is an even more important part.
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