Doorframe Barretics


#1

Please forgive me on the cryptic title.

I've often heard how balance is a key element of any exercise.  PwP are told that exercise aids our wellbeing but balance can be an issue. 

Ballet training uses a Barre for balance.  Doorframe Barretics uses a doorframe for balance.  I've begun devising a number of exercise and stretching routines that I perform standing in a doorway.  I'm finding it helps me relax and is really quite easy to build up a fairly thorough repertoire. 

Now I've made up a name for it I'm going to do something even dafter than the name, I'm going to video myself and post it online. I'll post a link to it once I've worked up the courage or found a proper video online on the assumption that I can't have had an original idea.

Someone please save me from myself and tell me I'm not the first or only person that does this. 

 


#2

go for it!


#3

Well, I've searched and found very little so I did the video for a laugh and then forgot to smile. 

Oh well, here's the link:

http://youtu.be/NXF0_0JR6lM

 

 


#4

Hi Kendo.

Congratulations on an excellent video.

I think it's a really good tip for allowing some balance control whilst excercising.

Well done & thanks for the information, I'll definitely use it in my daily routine.

Regards

Gooner

 

 


#5

Hi 

mine is a bar across top of inside door frame. I put two hands on it and stretch. Not very sophisticated but effective for  relieving stiffness in torso.

you can even do it without a bar if there s enough depth between the frame and the wall to curl your fingers over the top of the frame.

Hope that s clear

Best wishes

samdog

 


#6

Just seen the video. Some very helpful ideas, thank you v much

samdog


#7
Thanks for the comments. I also have a bar to use plus a gym in a cold garage. In winter months I needed a non equipment based routine indoors I could use at any time of day. I came up with the door frame method as I find stretches on the floor leave me relaxed until I get up off the floor. Feel free to suggest other ideas on how to use the door frame other than shutting the door to keep the heat in the room ;)

#8

Great idea  not seen anythin like this before........too late for the after xmas dvd market !!!!!!! I am sure a lot of people could give this a go....well done


#9

I have been using the archway from dining room to kitchen to do a sort of vetruvian (wo)man style stretch, but you have taken it a lot further, good ideas.

I use the area on the landing with the bannister to hold onto to do knee lifts and squats and that kind of thing, a safe place and extra support if you need it.


#10
Mosie. Yes that's it a readily accessible equipment free area where you can hold on for balance when required.

#11

hi do very similar exercises but shall use the doorframe more. excellent.

thanks