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Date: 5/29/12 3:06 AM

I'm hoping that someone around PR will remember an exercise program called 5x ? It probably dates to the 60s, my Mum used it for years & loved it. She would like to use that plan again, but can't locate the book with the exercises in it.

What I know of it is... it was a series of exercises & you worked through them doing 5 each e.g. 5 star jumps, 5 push ups, and so on

When you got good enough you moved to 10x - I guess a more challenging program?

I'm trying to find out either what the program exercises were, or what the book was called /who wrote it so I can find her a copy.

THanks for any suggestions!

Mel

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Date: 5/29/12 3:12 AM

I'm not really familiar with this program, but here's a wikipedia article that might be helpful.

There's also a video review of it on youtube.

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Date: 5/29/12 3:42 AM

Awesome! Thanks Elona, I had tried searching on 5x but I was missing a letter so I didn't get useful results.

PR really is a great collective brain isn't it.

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Date: 5/29/12 5:13 PM

How cool! I remember these programs from the early 60s and have thought about them recently. So simple, no choreography to learn, no equipment to buy!

Thanks for bringing this up, and whoda thunk there'd be a wikipedia article and website with the program up?

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Date: 5/29/12 6:10 PM

The 5BX was for men and the 10BX was for women. They were used in the USAF and were exercises originally developed by a Royal Canadian Air Force physician. However, in years that followed there were a few exercises that were taken off that program. They involved bending the back so that the head was up and the legs came up while you were on your stomach. This was found to be damaging to the back, and they were removed. I actually have the old 10BX program book around here because my Dad sent it to me back in the old days and I used it, as well as my hubby was on the 5BX in the military. For today, I would say that you should go with something contemporary and approved by your physician before you start in with something over 50 years old.:)
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Date: 5/31/12 6:24 PM

Here's the website for the women's version. But you know, I looked at it, and I find that my (contemporary) book, The Core Program, by Dr. Peggy Brill, a physical therapist, would be as good. And I know it's undergirded by sound modern, safe practises.

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