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 Sliding Discs on carpet???
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Sliding Discs on carpet??? - Saturday, June 16, 2012 9:46 AM
Does any one have experience with these? I am interested in two of Cathe's new workouts (Athletic Training and Afterburn). She uses sliding discs in both of these. The use of them just looks awkward to me. Any input?

Also, Collage catalogue says paper plates will work for Athletic Training. Anybody tried that?

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Re:Sliding Discs on carpet??? - Saturday, June 16, 2012 9:50 AM
I have Afterburn and Glide and Slide. I really like afterburn. Glide and Slide is a good w/o just a little boring for me for some reason.  I got the discs from Collage. They carry 2 types of discs. One for carpet and one for floor.
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Re:Sliding Discs on carpet??? - Saturday, June 16, 2012 11:52 AM
I have AT and use Cathe's gliding disks on carpet with it and they work great.  They're smoother and made for this purpose so I would prefer them, myself, to paper plates, which might not move as easily.  I don't know though, I've never tried the plates but I'm not really interested in trying them, actually.  I think I'd have to say they're awkward as you get used to them but I like how they make you use your muscles in different ways, like when using a BOSU.  You have to balance and restrain/resist your movements in a way you may not be used to.
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Re:Sliding Discs on carpet??? - Saturday, June 16, 2012 8:27 PM
I have tried paper plates in place of the discs on other workouts that call for gliding discs.  I didn't find that they worked all that well.  I ended up purchasing Gold's Gym ones at Walmart.  You don't need two sets - one side is for carpet and the other side is for flooring.
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Re:Sliding Discs on carpet??? - Sunday, June 17, 2012 8:14 AM
I've tried paper plates for gliding disks. I have Tracy Long's workout Better burn, better buns and use the paper plates for that. I don't want to spend money for gliding disks for only one workout that uses them. The plates work fine but the workout only calls for the disks in a few segments. You don't use them throughout the whole workout.

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Re:Sliding Discs on carpet??? - Sunday, June 17, 2012 11:40 AM
I use Cathe's discs on carpet and they work great...and do wonderful and amazing things for my lower body!
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Re:Sliding Discs on carpet??? - Sunday, June 17, 2012 1:16 PM
First of all, props to the good producers and instructors who have the decency to suggest a readily-available alternative in a world where greedy vendors are cranking out expensive customized gadgets as if they are must-have miraculous devices.

I've haven’t tried actual gliding disks because, like Numbers Girl, I don't want to buy equipment just for one workout if I can use something I already have. I use paper plates in my carpeted living room for a small portion of Michelle Dozois’ Ultimate Workout*, and they seem to do the trick. It's wise to use several stacked together rather than one or two, because you're putting so much body weight on them. I think the only reason I don't love them is because the moves themselves are awkward, at least at first.

*I really like The Ultimate Workout and gave it four stars, but I may be one of the very last people to have purchased it from Collage Video, just two months ago. Other copies are available elsewhere, though quantities are probably limited.

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Re:Sliding Discs on carpet??? - Monday, June 18, 2012 2:41 PM
I have Afterburn, Athletic Training, and Cathe's disks, which I use on carpet.  I find that using the disks places a strain on my lower back, so I try to avoid using them.  Neither Afterburn nor Athletic Training requires extensive use of the disks.  I believe only 5 of 20 drills in Afterburn involve disks, and one of these drills is jumping jacks, which can easily be done without disks.  I think you could probably use plastic plates or Frisbees if you prefer not to purchase Cathe's disks.  I'd encourage you to obtain the programs and try them before making a decision about disks.  You might find alternative ways to do the exercise without any disk at all, which is what I try to do to avoid using my disks.  I like both programs, and I'm kind of picky.
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Re:Sliding Discs on carpet??? - Friday, June 29, 2012 8:17 AM
I use paper plates but want to buy the gliding disks, too! It's true that they aren't needed too much, (I just have Tracie and Michelle videos) so I just keep using paper plates.

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Re:Sliding Discs on carpet??? - Wednesday, August 22, 2012 2:50 PM
Which discs That are sold at collage should I get to use on the puzzle rubber exercise mat?

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Re:Sliding Discs on carpet??? - Saturday, September 08, 2012 3:39 PM
Just did Tracie Long's Lift Higher and Figure 30 : Hips.  I had a major problem with the paper plates.  My feet kept falling off etc.  I really can't get any more equipment so I don't know how often I will be doing these workouts.  Maddening. Cathe's disc workouts looked interesting too but again don't want any more equipment.   Does anyone do the workouts without anything??  Maybe I should tape the darn plates to my shoes.

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