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  1. HGB liked a post in a topic by KateZena in Appropriate Socks for Boat shoes   
    This is a most ridiculous way to answer this but are they traditional boat shoes or "water shoes" boat shoes - the kind of shoe literally made to go into the water and get wet? [It's ridiculous, but for some reason, different kinds of "boaters" - from my dad the kayaker to those the ones with the engines all describe different shoes as "boat shoes."]
    If they are traditional boat shoes with rubber soles and leather uppers that are oiled, they are traditionally worn with no socks, but can also be worn with low-cut ankle socks, no show socks and crew socks in a poly-mix or cotton if you cannot live without your socks (depending on your activities.) Your feet actually breathe better without socks when wearing leather shoes, so I've never understood the socks + leather shoes thing.
    Shoes made to go in water? No socks or get gortex socks. I mean, have you ever had wet socks on your feet? * shudders *
  2. HGB liked a post in a topic by KateZena in Weight Training   
    I currently do horseback riding (English Equitation mostly. I'm learning a little bit of dressage and starting to get into jumping), yoga, YouTube Krav Maga workouts, and walking my dog.
    When I do my horseback riding lessons at the NFP, I tack up and down and ride my horse. If you aren't familiar with tacking horses, it requires a lot of strength and endurance, especially if you have to groom them first, which I have to do with Kadena (the horse I ride) as she often isn't used in lessons before I come. The procedure often goes as thus: using a hoof pick to clean out debris in the hooves (you must get the horse to give you their feet first. You must hold the hoof in one hand, clean it with the pick in the other), with horses with large white areas such as Kadena - you need to use charcoal to lift any noticeable stains then use a curry brush to dig out dead fur, sand, dust, hay, etc. A hard brush then sweeps this debris away. This is followed by a soft brush to smooth the hair. A comb or hair brush is used to detangle the mane and tail (my favorite part.) That entails grooming. To tack, I put on a basic saddle blanket and even it, then a fleece saddle pad followed by the saddle, which weighs about 30 pounds (it's heavy.) The girth is strapped onto one side, I walk over to the other and strap it to the saddle on the other side, then tighten accordingly. Since Kadena wears a nose strap, I take off her harness, affix her bridle that way, then adjust my stirrup leathers, then I put her harness on her bridle hook and take her out to the arena to ride. It takes about 30 minutes. Good strength training. I also stretch out her legs before I ride her so she doesn't injure herself and stretch them after once I've got her tack off.
  3. HGB liked a post in a topic by LarryD517 in Best Yoga to Lose Weight   
    During weight loss, it's not "no carbs", ... fruits are okay, etc. But none of the "fun stuff"
    If you want to lose weight, give up bread/pasta/cereal/pizza/rice (yes, that includes sushi...you can eat the fish if you want)/potatoes for one month.
    After a few days you wont crave it. After a week you will walk passed a slice of pizza and wont give it any thought. After a month and you've lost 10 to 12 pounds you'll ask yourself why you would ever eat that garbage After a few months you'll be frustrated since none of your clothes will fit Folks always say...
    ...okay, but don't expect to see much weigh loss progress. Ask anyone who is overweight ... would you prefer to take off 20-40 pounds or would you prefer to have pizza from time to time. As a life long overweight individual, I would have taken the weight loss
    I started at 256 (or more?) and dreamed of one day being 210. I thought 200 was impossible. I thought the online charts for my suggested weight (I'm 6'3" tall) were total BS when the said I should weigh 187. When I hit 186 I realized they were 100% correct.  I've celebrated one year under 190 and I attribute it to AVOIDING BREAD PASTA PIZZA CEREAL RICE and POTATOES. 
    Anyone out there prefer a slice of pizza over losing 20-40 pounds?
     
    Now that I've stabilized, I've introduced carbs back into my diet. I practice moderation, but to truly achieve weight loss one needs a different life style and eating pattern.
     
     
    BTW. I'm now 15 pounds lighter than the "after photo" on the right
     
     
    Tell me...do you think giving up bread and pizza is worth it?

  4. SweetHeritage liked a post in a topic by HGB in What kinda clothes should a guy wear to hot yoga or bikram yoga?   
    Hello
    Well, I would recommend to wear a loose tank top covering butt and the front.
     
    Best!
  5. LarryD517 liked a post in a topic by HGB in Happy New Year from Germany!   
    Hey all!
     
    I wish you a happy new year 2018 and all the best!!!! :-)
     
     
  6. LarryD517 liked a post in a topic by HGB in Happy New Year from Germany!   
    Hey all!
     
    I wish you a happy new year 2018 and all the best!!!! :-)
     
     
  7. LarryD517 liked a post in a topic by HGB in Help on thin sweatpant for men   
    Ah, thank you, Larry!
  8. HGB liked a post in a topic by Anahata in Yoga Practices - Improving Mobility for Squats   
    Crab Walks! https://gmb.io/squat/ There is a video in there that has all kinds of other good stuff. They teach much like yoga even though it isn't a yoga site.
  9. HGB liked a post in a topic by KateZena in Yoga Practices - Improving Mobility for Squats   
    This is where I really want to tell you to just go on a horse and learn to post while trotting because doing a posting trot is basically squats, on a horse, at a moderate pace. The only difference is that while riding you don't feel like you are working hard on flexibility, mobility and strength along the entire leg. This is why I can post for 30 minutes (which is easily over 100 squats) but I can't do 100 squats on the ground because the ground puts a lot of stress on the joints and I have cranky knees.
    However, you may want to check if you are doing your hips and ankles a favor by seeing if you have all of your limbs moving at their best. When I do squatting at home (because yes, I do work on it at home), I make sure to have my feet in the right position because having your feet not in the right place will limit the knees (and knees being cranky means hips will hurt and that's just not fun, right?) This is a great article that explains what you may be doing wrong on your ground ("normal") squats. If you are still finding yourself tight, hip openers!
    http://reembody.me/read-this-before-you-do-another-squat-then-do-several-after/
  10. Robbie liked a post in a topic by HGB in Gentlemen - how do you avoid panty lines when wearing tight yoga pants   
    Hey all!
    our "Yoga Ladies" had a similar discussion (see below). Thus, I wanted to start this discussion for men. I hope it will be interesting for you all.
     
    Greetings!
  11. HGB liked a post in a topic by KateZena in X-mas present for boyfriend - Yoga clothes (combined post)   
    @HGB Always willing to reveal the little secrets.
  12. SweetHeritage liked a post in a topic by HGB in X-mas present for boyfriend - Yoga clothes (combined post)   
    Dear Lara,
     
    I am also from Germany. Unfortunately, I did not see your post before Christmas.
     
    Nevertheless, my recommendations are:
    - Pants: Onzie's Woven Pants - Levels http://www.onzie.com/woven-pant-levels/
    - Tops: H&M tank top http://www.hm.com/de/product/50653?article=50653-B
    - Underwear: H&M trunks http://www.hm.com/de/product/60576?article=60576-D
    or I go commando
    Greetings
  13. HGB liked a post in a topic by KateZena in X-mas present for boyfriend - Yoga clothes (combined post)   
    @HGB I'm going to reveal a little secret to you that I wish existed when I was a dancer but I now exploit thoroughly as an equestrian: Discount Dancer Supply. They do ship international but I can't remember how pricing for shipping is calculated. I'm just going to link you to the men's section so you can choose your own. There are men's dance pants, bike-like shorts, dance shorts, dance tops, leg warmers (leg warmers....OMG, LEG WARMERS. I need a pair of those. Legs are forever cold)...I'll just let you explore. Don't blame me for throwing you down the rabbit hole.

    http://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/mens-and-unisex/page1
  14. HGB liked a post in a topic by KateZena in X-mas present for boyfriend - Yoga clothes (combined post)   
    @HGB A hip warmer? Like the kind dancers use? Or are you looking more for a wrap to go around one leg to put an ice/heating pack in?
  15. HGB liked a post in a topic by YogaByCandace in Candace's challenge!   
    hahaha
  16. HGB liked a post in a topic by LarryD517 in Candace's challenge!   
    The cameras will be rolling tomorrow
  17. LarryD517 liked a post in a topic by HGB in Candace's challenge!   
    hahaha
  18. HGB liked a post in a topic by YogaByCandace in Thanks   
    Thank you so much!!! <3
  19. HGB liked a post in a topic by KateZena in How can I improve the flexibility of my left hip?   
    @HGB Pssst, I don't have one either. HA HA HA. I go to a barn to ride. A NFP barn, but a barn. I actually hurt today because I had lessons three days this week and Special Olympics yesterday. I'm exhausted! HA HA.
  20. YogaByCandace liked a post in a topic by HGB in Thanks   
    Hey Candace!
    I like your website (blog + forum + videos) very much! :-) Your videos helped me so much!
    I very much hope that more people use your forum. It is a very good medium for conversation! :-)
    Best!
     
  21. YogaByCandace liked a post in a topic by HGB in Thanks   
    Hey Candace!
    I like your website (blog + forum + videos) very much! :-) Your videos helped me so much!
    I very much hope that more people use your forum. It is a very good medium for conversation! :-)
    Best!
     
  22. YogaByCandace liked a post in a topic by HGB in Thanks   
    Hey Candace!
    I like your website (blog + forum + videos) very much! :-) Your videos helped me so much!
    I very much hope that more people use your forum. It is a very good medium for conversation! :-)
    Best!
     
  23. HGB liked a post in a topic by LarryD517 in How can I improve the flexibility of my left hip?   
    Just about every day when I'm in bed I set up Double Pigeon / FireLog (I do it laying down).
    Been doing this for almost a year. In the beginning FireLog was tough, so I propped up my knees with pillows. After a five or ten minutes, I would switch legs. It works! I can now easily do Lotus.
    (58 year old inflexible man who started yoga two years ago)
  24. HGB liked a post in a topic by KateZena in How can I improve the flexibility of my left hip?   
    @HGB Well, if you are looking for some serious hip flexor work....there's always horseback riding. LOL Never a day after I ride I don't feel my hips, thighs and calves ache the next day. 
  25. LarryD517 liked a post in a topic by HGB in How can I improve the flexibility of my left hip?   
    @KateZena Many thanks :-* The advice by @LarryD517 helped me to improve the downward-facing dog pose. Sit crossed-lagged, I feel that my hips are still inflexible :/
    I will try YBC video =)