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Old 07-29-2013, 01:43 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I'm 28 and the girl I'm dating is starting to do yoga. I'm thinking of trying it out with her. I lift weights and such but I'm always up for a new activity and a new way to get fit.

I'm pretty flexible with my legs, able to kick over my head and put my left foot behind my head. However, I have ZERO shoulder flexibility. I'm hoping I can improve that.

Any guys doing or have done yoga? Any suggestions?
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:09 PM
 
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Sure, I've done yoga and know lots of guys who have. It's great and requires a different kind of strength than weights. It's also about flexibility (as you seem to know) balance, and mind (sounds a bit fruity but is very beneficial once you can calm your mind). And it can be a core blaster.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:29 PM
 
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My husband i a weight lifter. He has begun doing yoga after he blew out his back. The PT was kind of horrified at how not flexy he was.

Rodney Yee is HOT.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I do powerlifting and olympic weightlifting but also do yoga once a week at least as it helps with mobility and balance. I find it to be a good counterbalance to heavy lifting, for mind and body. It's also fun when I'm in class and surprise the yoga instructor at how flexible a 35yo, 200lb muscular man can be!
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:59 PM
 
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I'm not flexible at all, but in good shape otherwise. Would I get any physical benefit from doing yoga?
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