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37 Ironing Out the Kinks

An old-fashioned ironing board adds new challenge to exercise

This week Bonnie begins a group of exercises you can do using kitchen chairs and a legless ironing board as apparatus. Being up off the floor presents new problems of balance, as well as the psychological challenge of height. This gives added zest to some exercises you may recognize as being of the same general type as ones you have done previously. Start this one with a lightweight book and work up to some heavier literature.

Lie on board, knees bent and toes under chair back, holding book behind neck. Then roll to left shoulder.

Maintaining rotation, sit up, letting right elbow slide outside left knee. Return to supine position and repeat on right side.