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  • Yvonne says:

    You read my mind….this is exactly what I’ve been needing!!

    BTW, I saw The Hobbit last night at the midnight premiere……EXCELLENT movie!!

    Thank you for all of your tips, Flavia!!

    Have a very nice weekend.


  • Debbie says:

    Hi Flavia:
    I was just reading a couple articles by Dr. K and Craig Ballantyne about 7 exercises never to do. They mentioned bench dips and upright rows so can you please recommend a shoulder exercise to replace them. Craig also mentions side bends is not an exercise he recommends and you have a few different variations of those in your Curvalious program… so what would you recommend to replace those with?

    Thanks so much.

    • Anna says:

      Hi Debbie,
      I don’t think these exercises are necessarily bad as long as you maintain proper form at all times. If you feel any pain or shoulder impingement during these exercises you can substitute parallel bar dips or tricep extensions for the bench dips. Front raises would be a good exercise to replace upright rows.

    • Flavia says:

      Dips? You can do any triceps exercises such as pulldowns, dumbbell kickbacks: Shoulders – front raises. Anna is right about proper form. It also helps to shrug your shoulders with you are doing lateral raises to help separate everything in the area and prevent things from bumping into one-another.

  • Courtney says:

    Hey Flavia!
    I just found your website a few days ago and I absolutely LOVE it!! I am a senior in highschool and am not familiar with most workouts. I have been fit my entire life from sports and training horses until last year. Now I am more than ready to get back to the level of health I once was. I started doing your “At Home Fat-Burning Workout” yesterday and I have a question about the Rollouts. When I pull my arms back in, I feel my arm muscles and some back muscles working. Is that normal or is the rollout meant for abs? Thanks in advance!
    In Christ,

    • Anna says:

      Hi Courtney!
      You will feel it in your arms and lats a little when doing the roll outs. Try and focus on using your abs to come up. Exhale as you come up and pull your navel into your spine.
      All the best!

    • Flavia says:

      Hey Courtney, and welcome. It is normal to feel it in your back…meaning it is likely taking over. You just need to strengthen your core more so look for more post on abs and keep working them 🙂

  • Courtney says:

    Also, I watched a youtube video of you doing the weighted crunches. Can those be done without the stability ball but with the same effect?

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