I use two of these in a plus-sign arrangement (makes those knee droppers easier to do them at the intersection and it keeps me from getting sweat on the floor during the cool down and during Broken Airplane).
I got this gizmo when I had it bad from swinging a hammer. (I've heard of way more tradesmen getting it than tennis players. Why isnt it called carpenter's elbow?) Anyway. This doodad worked like a charm after a few weeks. You dont even notice it after a while. Cleared it right up, havent had a problem in years. The hard plastic works way better than the cloth or elastic things, trust me. They deform andvall8q your muscle to damage itself more. Plastic doesn't.
Pro Band Sports Bandit Arm Band, https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B000FML7SW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apan_glt_i_88TPDCX5EDRF9RPWQTJ6
Thanks. Apparently that company will not ship to the US. I found a generic HRM replacement band on ebay that claims it will stretch up to 61 inches. Hopefully I can squeeze into that, and hopefully in a few weeks my size will be down some.
I later found another generic option that claims up to 61 inch stress cheaper on Amazon should anyone else need one. https://smile.amazon.com/Heart-Rate-Monitor-Replacement-Strap/dp/B085DBKLSQ/ref=sr_1_6?crid=2KFR36Z2LVWAT&dchild=1&keywords=wahoo+tickr+heart+rate+monitor&qid=1619127381&sprefix=wahoio+t%2Caps%2C154&sr=8-6
I haven't used the Manduka ones, but I use these. I have horrible knees and still need to use an additional pad with these, but they are super durable and have worked really nice for the last year. They are a cheaper option too.
It's pricey, but Manduka is the mat I bought a few years ago and it's been fantastic. Firm, yet soft. Very durable. If you can treat yourself with a manduka you won't regret it!
Manduka on Amazon
Ironically I experience pain in my hip flexors. So painful at times. What helped me... getting these rollers:
FITINDEX Electric Massage Ball, Vibrating Massage Ball 4-Speed Intensity for Deep Tissue Massage Therapy, Fitness Yoga Massage Roller Ball Rechargeable for Pain Relief Muscle Recovery https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082F5BYKG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_0gL3Fb27REJJA?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
321 STRONG Foam Roller - Medium Density Deep Tissue Massager for Muscle Massage and Myofascial Trigger Point Release, with 4K eBook https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016NE9A2A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_2hL3Fb2WY6YXB?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I also try to get massages and specifically ask for deep tissue relief in my hips.
For me, I often allocate my weight incorrectly so one side over compensates.
I’m 5’8” 165lb male but I still have a lot to learn and I just started DDP. I’m also vegan.
Good work! I think it just takes time. Do you think you’re stretching enough? Sometimes you may want to take a day off, even just to rest certain parts. It’s important.
Thanks for the response. I just found this one on Amazon for 20 bucks. I just read another post and they said it worked with DDP Yoga. I figured for 20 bucks it's worth to try.
CooSpo Fitness Tracker Ant+ Heart Rate Monitor Chest Strap IP67 Waterproof with Bluetooth for Wahoo Strava Zwift DDP Yoga Map My Ride Peloton Bike https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BS6B4PD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_3Mk4Db6WFWB60
I bought this spray recently and it works like a charm. Little pricey, but it'll last a while.
I have this mat, and I think it's pretty great. https://www.amazon.ca/Gaiam-Athletic-dynaMAT-Xtra-Large-Black/dp/B00N2PBOXW/ref=mp_s_a_1_9?adgrpid=62637955378&gclid=CjwKCAjwq-TmBRBdEiwAaO1en9i2kmM2hBg5kDwkjJIC8dOsuAkB_jXtRfgHRYZUU6BTYwocVPxCYhoCxZcQAvD_BwE&hvadid=310059758383&hvdev=...
I live in Japan, and the DDP Yoga Now app works perfectly fine. No VPN or workarounds needed.
As an aside, for any other service that blocks or changes content based on your location (Netflix, Hulu, etc.), I highly recommend Unblock-Us.
You use them like a.. block? The beauty of the good ones (the nice firm foam ones) is they are not squishy at all, but aren't rock solid either, so your hand doesn't start to hurt. They have three levels, (you can use them in any dimension), and you basically just put em between you and the floor, so there's an extra 4, 6, or 10 inches or whatever of "floor" for you to brace on. I use mine both with fists and with gripping them, depending on which pose I need them in. Found them VERY helpful in the deep lunge for lunging twist back when I had a hard time with lunges, and couldn't get low enough to get my hand on the floor comfortably.
And you really don't need super expensive brand name ones either. I got these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002WCFXAG/ and they are like, 13$ for a pair (9 if you are prime!)
I have also used them for standing split.. I am nowhere close to being able to touch my toes yet, and I LOATHE that position.. they make it slightly less evil.
They're useful on things where you're bending over forward and need to support your weight with your hands, but you're not yet flexible enough to be able to get a solid palm down to the floor.
When I started, I wasn't sure of the point of them really, but they're 2 for $11 on amazon, so I bought a pair. I use them a couple of times each work out. If you'd rather save $11, you could just grab a foot stool, stack of books, chair or basically whatever other small object that can support your weight that you've got handy.
I had a angled padded seat cushion for low back pain.
Like this but not this one. http://www.amazon.com/Premium-Therapeutic-Grade-Wedge-Cushion/dp/B0182I5W86/ref=sr_1_sc_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1458813452&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=wedge+paded+seat+cushion
I use it for kneeling when I have to. The nice thing is that it is different thickness so you can figure out how much cushion you need. My knees are bad from the military and it took awhile before just my extra thick yoga mat was enough.
I like the cushion more than knee pads only because the back of my knee gets irritated from the knee pads when working out.
It's a mask used to simulate high altitude. It makes it harder to breath thus increasing the intensity of the workout. Here is an example on Amazon.
I just purchased this one about 30 minutes ago. It has really good reviews both on Amazon and some fitness websites
There were a couple of cheaper ones likes this one http://www.amazon.com/Jarv-Premium-Bluetooth-Wireless-monitor/dp/B00BWX023E/ref=sr_1_5?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1448846306&sr=1-5&keywords=heart+rate+monitor+bluetooth but the negative reviews of it incorrectly reading heart rates (one reviewer had his heart rate jump to a million+ and throw off all his averages) seemed to happen to often for me.
I bought the Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor for about $65 back in early 2013. I bought it on a recommendation from a coworker who said it was one of the more accurate ones he's used. I can't vouch for its accuracy, but I love this thing and use it basically every day. It does use a chest strap, and some people don't enjoy that.
I'm sure there are a lot cheaper ones out there that do the same, but I can't offer any suggestions as I still have the Polar monitor working strong and haven't had the need to find another one.
Hmm... could you see if this works with the pixel phone? vysor
> Sorry this is such a long, rambling post lol. I really do like the service
Rambling is welcome! Just happy to see an active reddit presence and that it actually seems to work.
> I would definitely recommend doing the trial first to check it out on your own.
I'll probably go for the $39 package tonight or tomorrow. One month is $29, 3 months is $39. For the $10 difference I might as well go for it. If it isn't for me, $10 difference. If it is for me, fairly huge savings!
I really don't know what works for me, but this seems like a more attractive option than the alternatives. It looks like even if you half ass it, you still get some benefit haha. I'm assuming the results will be motivation to dedicate more and more until I'm even ready to make that diet change.