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Hello and welcome to Day 6? 7? 4?

This is actually Day 7, of course, but the 7th day of the program is supposed to be a rest day.

I took my rest unexpectedly on Day 4 so I don’t know what to call today. I did the Day 6 exercises so make of that what you will.

I’m still feeling a bit off today, not dizzy per se but feeling like one wrong move could tip me into dizziness.

Luckily, the program for Day 6 is all stretches so I didn’t have to worry about quick movements or leaning too weirdly.*

The stretches were great.

I did a better butterfly stretch than I have ever done before.

There was a significant improvement in my wall splits and I had no issues with holding them for 90 seconds. (Usually the side of my knee starts hurting before a minute is up.)

Frog stretch felt marvellous AND purposeful.

I won’t go through every stretch but suffice it to say that they felt useful, it felt like they were doing their job. My hips and legs feel like I am taking good care of them. They feel pleasantly loose and very mobile.

Even though I faced some unexpected challenges, I give Samery Moras‘ How to Kick Higher program a thumbs up!

A white woman wearing a white v-necked shirt is in front of a light green wall. She is smirking and she is giving a thumbs up with her right hand.
A more triumphant smirk today!

I don’t know if my kicks are any higher, I’m not even going to try to determine that until I get this dizziness figured out. I can’t do a really high kick without leaning over and that’s not worth it.

I don’t want to risk feeling as bad as I did on Tuesday for no reason!

But, as I said yesterday, my kicks are BETTER. I can feel that my form is better, that I am using my muscles more effectively, that my kicks are improving, no matter what height they are currently at.

And THAT, my friends, is a victory.

I will be incorporating a lot of the drills and stretches from this program into my regular workouts so I can keep improving.

KIYA!

*Leaning from side to side is the challenge here, leaning over frontwards doesn’t seem to be an issue.

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