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post #6841 of 13482
I grew up on Long Island and we had an above-ground pool there, along with a lot of other people. It was a solidly middle class neighborhood but I imagine the rich people had in-ground.
post #6842 of 13482
That Celine Dion pool would be acceptable if it was a lazy river
post #6843 of 13482
This morning I went to the East River park near Chinatown for sunrise, and there were a bunch of older Chinese people exercising. Has anyone seen this? It's fucking ridiculous. They basically just move their bodies in a way that closely resembles half-ass stretching (often while sitting down on a bench), but they just keep doing it continuously for the duration of their workout session. The mix in these ridiculous isolation movements, among which included this old woman shaking her hand... with her other hand, as if hands can't move on their own. Aside from 'bullshit' what is this practice called?
post #6844 of 13482
^They will also hang off the fences George michael bluth style. It's one of the more humorous maneuvers when a lot if them do it simultaneously.
post #6845 of 13482
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

This morning I went to the East River park near Chinatown for sunrise, and there were a bunch of older Chinese people exercising. Has anyone seen this? It's fucking ridiculous. They basically just move their bodies in a way that closely resembles half-ass stretching (often while sitting down on a bench), but they just keep doing it continuously for the duration of their workout session. The mix in these ridiculous isolation movements, among which included this old woman shaking her hand... with her other hand, as if hands can't move on their own. Aside from 'bullshit' what is this practice called?

Qigong or TaiChi.

 

Properly practiced, one of them is just very slow motion kungfu, but the older folks can't really do that so well, and its also meant to use opposing muscle groups as resistance, its actually pretty similar to how I work out (though the program I use is derived from Shotokan). 

Still, having spent a lot of time around old chinese people and lived in an area where every park was packed with them from 6-10am, I can say they keep it up for hours, its decent cardio without straining the old folks, and it probably beats whatever once-a-week 20min swimaerobics class the white seniors are doing these day

post #6846 of 13482
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This morning I went to the East River park near Chinatown for sunrise, and there were a bunch of older Chinese people exercising. Has anyone seen this? It's fucking ridiculous. They basically just move their bodies in a way that closely resembles half-ass stretching (often while sitting down on a bench), but they just keep doing it continuously for the duration of their workout session. The mix in these ridiculous isolation movements, among which included this old woman shaking her hand... with her other hand, as if hands can't move on their own. Aside from 'bullshit' what is this practice called?

not sure if serious
post #6847 of 13482
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

This morning I went to the East River park near Chinatown for sunrise, and there were a bunch of older Chinese people exercising. Has anyone seen this? It's fucking ridiculous. They basically just move their bodies in a way that closely resembles half-ass stretching (often while sitting down on a bench), but they just keep doing it continuously for the duration of their workout session. The mix in these ridiculous isolation movements, among which included this old woman shaking her hand... with her other hand, as if hands can't move on their own. Aside from 'bullshit' what is this practice called?

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tai-chi/SA00087

a lot of people swear by it.
post #6848 of 13482
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

That Celine Dion pool would be acceptable if it was a lazy river

Looking at that layout, I suspect that it is.
post #6849 of 13482
Anyone who thinks Tai Chi is bullshit needs to educate themselves
post #6850 of 13482
foo.gif invented tai chi
post #6851 of 13482
What you might have seen is Falun Gong, an exercise & philosophical discipline that has been banned for some inexplicable reason in Mainland China. It probably was Tai Chi, but I have so few opportunities to bring up my knowledge of Falun Gong, that I use ever opportunity to share it. Carry on. smile.gif
post #6852 of 13482
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http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tai-chi/SA00087

a lot of people swear by it.

It's not Tai Chi. It's not anything, really.
post #6853 of 13482
People clapping at them self.
post #6854 of 13482
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

People clapping at them self.
Somebody gotta do it
post #6855 of 13482
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foo.gif invented tie chi

FTFM
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