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Thick Book for Step Exercises


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Using a thick book for step exercisesAfter sitting on the shelf for many years, this 1969 dictionary has come in handy. I don't want to get rid of it and I've found another use for it.

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In physical therapy, after having hip replacement surgery, I learned some step exercises and stretches that build up my muscles. This book is working great for a low step and it takes up very little space. For protection, I wrapped it in thick paper bag paper and put some duct tape around it to make it sturdy. When using it, I put a mat underneath to keep it from sliding.

The kitchen is a convenient place for me to do my exercises as I can use the counter top for balance. While I'm waiting for food to cook, I can exercise, stretch my muscles and burn some calories as well. It has helped me a lot.

When I get in good shape, I may invest in an adjustable workout aerobic step platform. There are some great videos on the internet that look like fun.

Using a thick book for step exercises
 
Using a thick book for step exercises
 
Using a thick book for step exercises
 
Using a thick book for step exercises
 
Using a thick book for step exercises
 
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July 12, 20211 found this helpful

That's a good tip in a pinch. It will probably damage the book's binding over time so that would be my only concern. You have it wrapped up so neatly so that should help it last.

The step platforms are good because they are broad and stable so you can go faster as you get more practiced with the motion. I see them often at the Goodwill and at yard sales so hopefully you can pick one up in the future.

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July 12, 20210 found this helpful

Thanks Jess. The duct tape is making it really tight so, hopefully, I won't damage the book. It feels really solid.

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It is so convenient to use it in the kitchen, I'll probably keep it there. I love it.

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July 13, 20211 found this helpful

I got my step, and many other pieces of exercise equipment and DVDs, on Freecycle. People have good intentions and dont follow through.

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July 13, 20210 found this helpful

If I get one, I will be using it.

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July 22, 20211 found this helpful

This would also work with those useless encyclopedias that a lot of people still have. You can also reinforce the book even more by covering the book with duct tape after it is wrapped in the thick paper.

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It will keep the paper from wearing out and even help save the binder of the book.

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